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...]

Exhibition chronicles the life of late Party Secretary General

HCM City leaders visit the exhibition

A photo exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh’s birthday opened in Ho Chi Minh City on June 27. The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the People’s Committee of the city, Le Hoang Quan; Deputy Standing Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Vo Van Thuong; Head of the Department of Propaganda and Training of the HCMC Party Committee Than Thi Thu; Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee, Hua Ngoc Thuan; Deputy Director of … [Read more...]

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...]

Exhibition marks Tran Van Can anniversary

Images from the past: Two sketches by Tran Van Can on display at an exhibition at the Viet Nam Fire Arts Museum in Ha Noi to mark his 105th birthday.

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum is showing a collection of watercolour sketches to mark the 105th birth anniversary of master artist Tran Van Can (1910-2015). The exhibition features 80 watercolour sketches selected from the museum's own collection. These include Tran Van Can's paintings on four themes — portraits, landscapes, productive labour, and national defence – which he did during his trips to various parts of Viet Nam between 1955 and 1979. "I'm very moved … [Read more...]

SE Asian art asks viewers to engage

At an exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Ha Noi, visitors are invited to be part of the performance. Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Let's Chat asks the audience to sit down for a chat with the artist, in effect becoming a performer in the artwork.

At an exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Ha Noi, visitors are invited to be part of the performance. Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Let's Chat asks the audience to sit down for a chat with the artist, in effect becoming a performer in the artwork. The exhibition – Concept, Context, Contestation - organised by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, includes work from across the SE Asian region over the last 40 years. The diverse showing includes performance art, … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition showcases country’s beauty

Sac Mau Que Huong (The Country's Colours)

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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...]

AP war photos on show in Ha Noi

Shock to the world: A photo of the monk Thich Quang Duc who set himself on fire to protest the war; taken in 1963 by Malcolm Browne.

HA NOI (VNS) — The American-Viet Nam War meant loss and pain for both civilians and soldiers on all sides. The lens of wartime photo journalists captured war's effects on US forces, as well as south and north Vietnamese soldiers. For the first time ever, a collection of 50 images from the Associated Press' (AP) archives is on exhibit as part of the 20th anniversary of the normalisation of relations between the US and Viet Nam on July 12. The exhibit, Viet Nam: The Real War, is an … [Read more...]

Work by regional artists to go on exhibition in Ha Noi

HA NOI (VNS) — An exhibition showing the work of 14 Southeast Asian artists will open on June 17 at the Goethe Institute . The exhibition will showcase works by the artists including performances, interactive installations, painting and photography. The works are a small selection of an exhibition initiated by Iola Lenz from Singapore , Agung Hujatnikajennong from Indonesia and Vipash Purichanont from Thailand . It was shown at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre last … [Read more...]