Among the key projects to celebrate 1000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi, some are implemented from the policy of socialization in order to reduce the burden on the government and mobilize the people’s energy in the effort for community benefits. Typical of this is the “Ceramic Road along the Red River”.
It’s a project that from the beginning had many refutations or support but was finally formed by decision No. 4218 / QD-UBND dated October 23, 2007 of the Hanoi People’s Committee.
Starting from the heart of loving Hanoi, wanting to contribute to beautifying the capital, Painter – Journalist Nguyen Thu Thuy proposed the idea “Ceramic road along the Red River – a gift of Thang Long – Hanoi 1000 years” to cover the ugly “ugly” dykes and put on a fresh and flashy new face on the occasion of the millennium celebration.
With the approval of the Hanoi People’s Committee, this art project was assigned by the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism as the host unit, Tan Hanoi Art Company was the implementing unit. and an Art Council composed of nine members from the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, the Hanoi Fine Arts Association, the Hanoi Union of Literature and Art Associations, the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Office of the Only Committee. 1000 years of Thang Long Hanoi and Department of Planning and Architecture of Hanoi.
Funded by the Ford Foundation, the Ceramics Road started in 2008, with a length of nearly 3,950m and an area of about 7,000m². This is a ceramic mosaic of 21 sections, it runs long. from An Duong border gate to Van Kiep border gate.
This is really a work of art, it conveys many topics such as introducing patterns in the historical flow from Dong Son through the dynasties of Vietnam such as Ly, Tran, Le, Nguyen and other flowers. typical and typical literature on brocade, paintings of Vietnamese and international children towards Hanoi – the city for peace, contemporary paintings of Vietnamese and international artists, famous landscapes or the quintessence from Bat Trang, Chu Dau, Phu Lang, Bau Truc, Binh Duong, Vinh Long pottery villages…
Not only the participation of domestic artists such as sculptors Bui Viet Doan, Ha Huy Muoi, artists Le Huy Tiep, Ngo Ba Hoang, Phan Thanh Son, Pham Viet Hong Lam …, The Ceramics Road There was also the early participation of foreign artists such as ceramic artist Joel Bennett (Associate Professor of Santa Rosa University of Fine Arts – California, USA) from May 2007 to attend a songwriting workshop with artists. artist in Bat Trang, married couple of artists Jon Pounds and Olivia Gude (leader of Chicago – USA Public Art Group) came to Vietnam in early 2008 and directly made the first ceramic bricks, two art French doctors Jacob Raymond and Dominique De Miscault completed the epic “Filling the country” epic of the Muong ethnic people on the Red River dike road, wooden artist m Danish participant Michael Geertsen completes 60m² of modern ceramic paintings on Yen Phu dike, Dutch artists sponsor a piece of Van Gogh painting, Italian artist Giuseppe Mastropierro design a nearby painting line Long Bien overpass button highlights many similarities in Italian – Vietnamese culture, American artist Ana Tzarev with dazzling paintings of tropical flowers, two American artists Joe Breman and Joe Bennett with the painting carrying master “Rhythm of Music” by British ceramic artist Paul Scott with a simple blue-and-white mosaic of mosaic, works by three Arghentina artists, many from Hungary, Mexico, Brazil and Spain. Nha, Croatia, Taiwan … in particular, the Italian Ceramics Academy selected a participant to make the Ceramics Road with a cu. c competition held righteous.
The Ceramics Road was inaugurated on September 25, 2010 as a gift to celebrate Thang Long – Hanoi for 1,000 years, but beyond that, it is also a signal to the community, like what artist Michael Geertsen Share: “Public art is the best way to direct people to love and responsibility to the community.“
The good news also came to this unique cultural project when the project’s author was honored as one of the ten typical faces of Hanoi capital and the project itself was officially named on the Guinness World Record. (The previous world record belonged to China with the picture is 200m long and 7.47m high). Guiness experts will come to Vietnam to award this record certificate in the early days of October 2010.