Where to admire Vietnamese contemporary arts in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge - Despite a lack of an actual paintings market, international arts expos, auctions and fine arts festivals like in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, HCMC has in recent years emerged as one of the most active art scenes in the region. However, to explore the authentic contemporary arts in Vietnam when visiting the city, tourists need to know exactly where they should go and should not be distracted by commercial souvenir and decorative painting galleries. Many … [Read more...]

East Sea inspires local children

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Painting exhibition features children’s insight

The ‘2nd Flower and Sun’ painting exhibition, which opened on June 1 in Hanoi, offers a chance to contemplate works by child painters and helps adults relive their childhood. Nearly 100 paintings by 26 children and one teacher from the Flower and Sun Club on display at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street feature their insights into nature, landscapes, dreams and daily life. Nguyen Nhu Quynh, who is a teacher and the chairperson of the Flower and Sun Club, shared that … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Affordable Art” at Dong Phong Gallery

Exhibition: 29 May – 29 Jun 2014 Dong Phong Art Gallery 03 Ly Dao Thanh Street Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Dong Phong Art Gallery is pleased to present more than 30 works by some of the best artists in Vietnam. The show contains works both by artists with established international reputations and by new and existing talents. These artists have produced a collection of works in collaboration with Dong Phong Art Gallery, which we are now happy to present to our friends and … [Read more...]

Group Exhibition “Out of Nowhere”

Opening: Fri 30 May 2014, 5.30 - 8.30 pm Exhibition: 30 May - 27 Jul 2014 Saola 1 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Opening hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday and by appointment Come to the grand opening of Sao La, a non-profit initiative located on the grounds of the HCMC Fine Art Museum. Sao La's much anticipated inaugural show OUT OF NOWHERE features work in a range of media from painting and photography to installation and video by ten young artists based in … [Read more...]

Graffiti show in Saigon

Graffiti show in Saigon VinGallery will put on an exhibition entitled “Frenemies” featuring the works by street artist and illustrator Kristopher Kotcher. Kotcher has practiced graffiti and street arts for 12 years and named one of his works as “Frenemy” to explain the hating and loving conflicts when people look at street arts. Frenemy is also the word he uses for his world of characters of “Frenemies.” Kotcher’s works are influenced by the books and … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Carefree Flowers”

Exhibition: 26 May – 06 Jun 2014 Casa Italia 18 Le Phung Hieu, Hanoi The exhibition “Carefree Flowers” presents 18 paintings of Prof. Arch. Hoang Dao Kinh painted in 2014 with the wish that art will release all the sad thoughts in the soul. The exhibition is held within the framework of Y-Viet 2014 Programme, with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi and the collaboration of Uni-Italia Vietnam. During the exhibition there is a Conference on Conservation and Restoration and … [Read more...]

Exhibit by French artist ongoing in Vietnam hub

An exhibit showcasing Orient- influenced, animal-themed paintings by French artist Nadège David is running in Ho Chi Minh City until June 7. The exhibit, which has a strange, philosophical name Ho®s-Sol’ (Soil-Less®) and is running at Floor 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, District 1, boasts paintings rich in Oriental charm and characteristics. The paintings, on “do” paper (Vietnam’s time-honored paper) and using Chinese ink, boast layouts, strokes and details which strongly remind visitors of those of … [Read more...]

Exhibit celebrates 112th anniversary of Vietnam capital’s iconic bridge

An exhibit which features paintings and photos by 50 local and international artists to mark the 112th anniversary of Hanoi’s hallmark Long Bien Bridge is running until June 25. The exhibit, “Cau Long Bien - cay cau cua nghe thuat” (Long Bien Bridge - the bridge of art), features 12 paintings and 112 photos by artists and photographers from Vietnam, the US, France, Belgium, Denmark and South Korea. Displayed at Dolphin Plaza, 28 Tran Binh, My Dinh District, the artworks are strongly … [Read more...]

Exhibition “oNiReaKHoWaRiGNoRaLiSMe ” by artist Truc Anh

Exhibition : oNiReaKHoWaRiGNoRaLiSMe Exhibition Date: May 22 – July 19, 2014 Venue: De Tham Gallery, 65 De Tham Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment Press Release Galerie Quynh is pleased to present Truc-Anh’s second  solo exhibition at the gallery. Titled “oNiReaKHoWaRiGNoRaLiSMe”, the show marks a stylistic shift from the artist’s “Croire/Douter” series with its dominant black and white compositions to vibrantly coloured … [Read more...]