Jul 14, 2021 / 16:39

Art exhibition and auction to raise fund for the community

Twenty artworks are on display at the online exhibition titled “The River’s Story” will be auctioned to raise funds for the “River oi” project, which will help the poor ling in the Mekong River Delta.

An online exhibition in the form of a 3D gallery is organized by the Song Foundation from July 12 to 31, featuring over 20 artworks by Vietnamese and international artists.

The poster of The River’s Story exhibition

The River’s Story, or Cau chuyen Dong song in Vietnamese, will be on display at https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/, with the participation of domestic and international artists including painters Doan Hoang Lam, Le Dinh Nguyen, Ton That Bang, and painter Nicolaos D. Kanellos- former Greek ambassador to Vietnam and Indonesian painter Hadi Soesanto.

During the seven days of the exhibition (from July 22 to 29), four online auctions will be organized on Facebook Jang Kieu (https://fb.com/jangkeu2007) to raise money for the launch of the River Oi - a new project of Song Foundation. The project is aimed at promoting creativity and dialogue about sustainable development of the Mekong River Delta through art, technology, and education.

According to Huong Giang, founder of the Song Foundation, she conceived the idea of the River Oi project in May 2016. when the Mekong Delta was experiencing a severe drought and saltwater encroachment. The project aims to raise funds to help the poor in the area to overcome these natural disasters.

The novel tells the story of Siddhartha, a respected son of a Brahmin who decided to become a ferryman. In contemplating the river, Siddhartha has a revelation: Just as the water of the river flows into the ocean and is returned by rain, all forms of life are interconnected in a cycle without beginning or end. Birth and death are all part of a timeless unity. Life and death, joy and sorrow, good and evil are all parts of the whole and are necessary to understand the meaning of life.

Since 2013, the Song Foundation has already successfully organized more than 20 fundraising events to build two charitable projects “Flood Resistant Homes” and “Green Happiness”.

“Green Happiness” is a project to promote tree planting to expand forest coverage in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the project “Flood-resistant houses” calls on the community to build safe and free houses for the poor in the areas prone to natural disasters.