Painting exhibition delves into modern lifestyles

A painting named "Relax" in the Mannequin’s Life painting collection by Nguyen Khac Chinh - PHOTO: COURTESY OF HANOIGRAPEVINE

Minh Nga A painting exhibition that deals with modern lifestyles is opened on June 30 at the HCMC Fine Arts Museum. "Mannequin’s Life" solo exhibition by Hanoi-based painter Nguyen Khac Chinh features 23 paintings which have been created since 2011. This is the second time Chinh’s paintings are put on display after the first show at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi last year. As described by the Vietnamese cultural information website hanoigrapevine.com, although the … [Read more...]

Rehahn opens Vietnam photo gallery in Paris

A view of the Ici et Ailleurs Gallery in the Old Quarter of Versailles in Paris of French photographer Rehahn - PHOTO: COURTESY OF REHAHN

Kieu Giang He told the Daily that this is his second gallery after the first called "Couleurs D’Asie" (Colors of Asia) in the ancient city of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province on Vietnam’s central coast last October. The name of the gallery has a meaning in English as here and somewhere else. The two-storey gallery which covers an area of 180 square meters is located in an old building built in the 17th century. The venue features limited editions of his photo collection which are … [Read more...]

Museum of Fine Arts opens new exhibition area

A visitor looks at artworks on display at the new exhibition area of the HCMC Museum of Fine Arts - PHOTO: NGUYEN VINH

Nguyen Vinh The museum’s new exhibition area is a three-storey building with Indochinese architecture at 54 Nguyen Thai Binh Street, District 1. The artworks on display come with different categories, including southern ceramics, ancient sculptures, religious statues, bronze artifacts, and Buddha statues of Khmer people in the south. Visitors can learn about the spirit and cultural life of people in the past, and gain an insight into Cham, Oc Eo and Khmer cultures. … [Read more...]

The love for pencil carving

Members of the pencil carving club focus on their artworks at April 30 Park in HCMC’s District 1

My Loan Dang Hong Khanh, a graduate of HCMC University of Law who heads the club, says he knows about pencil carving through a friend and has gradually fallen in love with it. He has learned more about this genre of art on the Internet and decided to open a club and a Facebook page to connect with those who have the same love for this art. Originating in Japan, pencil carving allows carvers to create words, shapes, and patterns either on the core or the body of the pencil using cutter, paper … [Read more...]

Dining in a small antique museum

Antiques are on display at the lobby of Si Restaurant

Kieu Giang The restaurant with its humble façade in glass is nestled in a quite and small street of Ngo Van Nam near Le Thanh Ton Street. Once inside, people might be amazed to see a huge collection of antiques set up in the main entrance on the ground floor. These artifacts are arranged in some high cabinets made of glass. … [Read more...]

Giants Step hosts Graffiti festival

An artist creates his graffiti pieces at Giants Step - PHOTO: HUY NGUYEN

Huy Nguyen Visitors to the Just Writing My Name Saigon exhibition can see photos featuring diversified graffiti works created on many streets in Saigon, and can also buy them at reasonable prices. … [Read more...]

Dogma Prize 2015 calls for entries

The self-portrait Nhap Nhoe by artist Truong The Linh won the fi rst prize at the Dogma Prize in Self-Portrai- ture 2013 - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER

Huy Nguyen Local and foreign artists should submit their entries from April 1 to July 7 at the website dogmaprize.vn. … [Read more...]

Local artist Tran Luong receives 2014 Prince Claus Award

My Tran Artist and curator Tran Luong is one of the laureates together with Principal Prince Claus Laureate winner Abel Rodríguez from Colombia and other artists from India, Peru, Turkey, Guatemala, Chile, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia and Nigeria. Tran Luong is honored for his moving artworks that critique repression, emphasize human resilience and empower the individual through personal action and self-reflection as well as for his dedicated energy in developing spaces, initiatives, … [Read more...]