Street vendors which are a unique feature of the culture in Hanoi will be the theme of an art exhibition set to open on September 23 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The exhibition will open with the theme of “Gánh hàng rong”, known as “Hanoi’s Street Vendors” in English, and will feature a collection of sketches and paintings created by 15 students of the École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine in Hanoi, the current Vietnam University of Fine Arts, and their lecturer Ferdinand de Fénis, from 1925 to 1929.
Images of the street vendors wandering every corner of the capital with their shoulder baskets filled up with goods such as fruit, vegetables, and snacks will be put on display as part of the exhibition.
A collection of old photos selected from the archives of the French School of the Far East (EFEO) will also be showcased as part of the occasion.
The exhibition will run through to November 5.