Art | Exhibiting pig sculptures in the year of the pig

An exhibition of painted life size pigs is being held by the Republic of Arts Association, with the support of the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Municipal Affairs Bureau. This will be the fifth year the Chinese Zodiac-themed exhibition is held.

This year’s exhibition is titled “AnnoPorcus,” or “year of pig” in Latin. Twenty-five pig sculptures have been hand-decorated by 25 different local artists, who are from various backgrounds, including art associations. Each artist has decorated an 80-cm tall fiberglass pig with a unique theme designed to inspire.

The 25 unique sculptures will be on display between June 25 and July 25 at Anim’Arte Nam Van, Nam Van White Tent and Tap Seac Square.

Said to be a blend of art and tradition by the organizer, the exhibition aims to contribute to the local creative industry and foster exchange between local artists. The organizer aims to gather the help of 300 local artists by the 12th exhibition.

Previous editions were named AnnoEquitum2014, AnnoCaprum2015, AnnoSimius2016 and AnnoCannis2018, where Art Horses, Art Goats, Art Monkeys and Art Dogs were displayed respectively, attracting locals and visitors to photograph themselves with the sculptures. Staff reporter

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