Exhibition “One Country” – Craig Thomas Gallery

Artwork by Khoa Le

From the organizer: Come to “One Country”, a group exhibition featuring works from fifteen Vietnamese young and mid-career visual artists. Vietnam’s three most prominent fine arts academies are located in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City respectively. Aspiring artists tend to gravitate to the institution that is nearest to their hometown and to continue there career in one of the three cities after their graduation. The result is a trifurcated Vietnamese national art scene … [Read more...]

Concept Context Contestation Hanoi: art and the collective in Southeast Asia

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From the Goethe -Institut: The Bangkok Art and Culture Center shows contemporary art from Southeast Asia at the Goethe-Institut. Exhibition 18. – 30.06.2015 Every day from 9 am – 7 pm Goethe- Institut Hanoi +84 4 37342251 - 14 With the exhibition Concept Context Contestation the Goethe -Institut in collaboration with the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) is presenting contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Initiated by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and … [Read more...]

Vietnamese lacquer paintings to be displayed in RoK

From Talk Vietnam As many of 42 lacquer paintings by 14 Vietnamese artists will be displayed at an exhibition in Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea (RoK) from July 15th -20th. Twelve of the paintings are made using the traditional lacquer technique by Ha Anh Tuan , Nguyen Duc Viet , Nguyen Nghia Dau , Nguyen Tan Cuong , Nguyen Hiep Anh Ha and Duc Hung . … [Read more...]

Artist uses natural colours from herbs

Cooking up colour: Artist Ly Truc Son stands besides his artworks that are on display in Ha Noi. — Photos courtesy of l'Espace

by Bach Lien (Vietnamnews) For artist Ly Truc Son, paint-ings are the medium through which he can portray all the innermost passions in his life. More than 30 paintings of the renowned artist, made on do (poonah) paper and portraying the troubled life of Xuy Van, a famous character in Vietnamese cheo (traditional opera) theatre, have caught the attention of the public at l'Espace. At the exhibition, Son described his paintings, dating from 1986, as being inspired by his favourite character in … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Mở” (Open) by sculptor Luong Van Viet

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Opening: Fri 29 May 2015 , 6 pm Exhibition: 30 May – 28 Jun 2015 Eight Gallery From the organizer: You are invited to the exhibition “Mở” (Open) featuring 16 lastest medium and small artworks of sculptor Luong Van Viet . The theme of the exhibition is about individuals in society. The exhibition reflects individuals who try to fool the world with their veneer and hide all obvious desires of food, money, family or sex. Eight Gallery Lafayette Building , 8 Phung Khac Khoan st., … [Read more...]

Exhibition: Concept context contestation Hanoi: Art and the collective in Southeast Asia

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From Goethe-institut Exhibition 17.06.2015, 6 pm. Goethe- Institut Hanoi Free Admission English, Vietnamese +84 4 37342251 - 14 the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) is presenting contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Initiated by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand , the exhibition was shown at BACC in Bangkok last year. A small selection of works is now to be seen as a traveling project in Hanoi from 18 – … [Read more...]

Exhibition: “ Stories told in an oriental way ” of artist Do Tuan Anh

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French artists explore the human condition

‘Disconcerting imagery:' A work of French artist Sandrine Llouquet at the exhibition Carne Vale at Galerie Quynh in HCM City.

HCM CITY (VNS) — An exhibition of new work by two French artists Nadege David and Sandrine Llouquet about the "poetic dimension to our human condition" has opened at Galerie Quynh. The Carne Vale exhibition (meaning Farewell to Meat, according to Latin folk etymology) comprises drawing, sculpture and installation that "reveal the human condition through disconcerting yet strangely familiar imagery", a press release from the gallery said.The farewell is "to the flesh, to our human … [Read more...]

Exhibition “The Young Ladies Sing Rural Operetta” of artist Ly Truc Son

Giấy Dó (rice paper) is an old paper made of barks, and was formerly used for books, diplomas, certificates as well as some decorative paintings.

Giấy Dó (rice paper) is an old paper made of barks, and was formerly used for books, diplomas, certificates as well as some decorative paintings. Ly Truc Son (former teacher at the Fine Arts School Hanoi and specialist for rice paper and lacks) is one of the first artists to use this paper for painting. The series of paintings made on the character Vân Dại (Vân the mad) leads Lý Trực Sơn to the description of the female character of Chèo (Xúy Vân) in different drawing forms inspired by the sung … [Read more...]

Feudal Vietnam through the eyes of French photographers

A photo from the French School of Asian Studies' archive shows teachers in Hanoi in 1884.

Source: Thanhniennews … [Read more...]