H & S Collections aims to promote Vietnamese contemporary painting and its artists.
To achieve that purpose, we held a contest in 1996 for Contemporary Art in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). This was the first and probably the last painting contest held in Vietnam because at that time, artists that were already known were still willing to participate in such an event. Twenty-three artists, from both south and north of the country, participated and realized 46 paintings around the universal theme: Man and Woman.
Following this contest, we have mounted exhibitions in Vietnam, Switzerland, France and Belgium. We have published a book on the H & S Collection and sponsored other art books. With the help of the Company IBC, an art gallery devoted entirely to Vietnamese painting was opened in Brussels and presented many young Vietnamese artists from summer 1997 to summer 1999.
Pending the establishment of a Museum in Brussels dedicated to Vietnamese contemporary painting, the HS-Collections.com website is part of our desire to share our passion with as many amateurs and art collectors as possible.