Major art fests invite diaspora participation

Two major art festivals that invite the participation of Vietnamese living all over the world were launched in Ha Noi yesterday.An oil-on-canvas painting by artist Do Ngoc Dung, which was displayed at the National Fine Arts Exhibition 1995.

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Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art Group Show in Brussels Belgium

The Vietnamese contemporary fine art exhibition, on display from 5 - 9 February at Tour et Taxis exhibition hall, Brussels, will feature works on paper and wood, in lacquer and watercolor, by contemporary Vietnamese artists all living and working in Hanoi. Exhibition: 05 - 09 Feb 2015, 11 am - 6 pm Tour et Taxis exhibition hall, Brussels, Belgium Exhibiting artists: Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Phan Cam Thuong, Vu Thu Hien, Trinh Tuan, Dinh Hanh, Vu Duc Trung, Ninh Thi Den. The oldest, Phung Pham, … [Read more...]

Traditional craft festival to open in Hue

Hue traditional craft festival is due to take place in central Thua Thien - Hue province, from April 29 - May 3, 2015, announced the provincial People's Committee during a press conference on December 26. The biennial event, themed "the quintessence of Vietnamese crafts", will focus on showcasing the art and distinctive characteristics of handicraft work, such as jewel making, pottery, engraving, while promoting Hue cuisines and craft village tours. Display space are planned to spread over … [Read more...]

Festival honours young arts talent

Eclectic mix: A corner of the exhibition.

VietNamNet Bridge - Various artworks ranging from paintings, graphics, video to installation arts are on display at the Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 that opened on Tuesday in Ha Noi. The exhibition was a chance for young artists across the country to show off their artistic talents, said Vuong Duy Bien, deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, head of the festival's steering board. … [Read more...]

Unpublished historical woodblocks showcased in Da Lat

Over 150 unpublished woodblocks of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), the country’s last monarchy, as well as historically significant documents and photos are displayed at the “Nguyen dynasty woodblocks - World archive heritage” exhibit, part of the ongoing Da Lat Culture and Tourism Week, which runs until Dec 31. The woodblocks displayed at the exhibit, going on at the National Archive Center 4, at 2 Yet Kieu, Da Lat City, reflect all aspects of the Vietnamese society in feudal times including … [Read more...]

500 antique lamps presented to Quang Nam

VietNamNet Bridge – Young collector Le Cong Anh Duc in HCM City died before realizing his dream of establishing a private museum. His family presented a collection of nearly 500 ancient lamps to the district of Dien Ban in Quang Nam province. The lamps were exhibited during the Quang Nam Heritage Festival (June 22-26). Le Cong Anh Duc was born in 1970 in Hanoi and lived in Ho Chi Minh City but his hometown is Dien Ban district. Duc began collecting antiques, particularly lamps at the age of … [Read more...]

German comics on show in Hanoi

(VOV) - An exhibition themed “Comics, Manga & Co. – Germany’s New Comic Culture” will open at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi on May 8. Int’l comics festival opens in Hanoi Berlin curator and comic expert Matthias Schneider developed the ideal for the event to introduce the two generations of comic artists who have influenced German comic culture in very different ways. The exhibition consists of 55 plexiglas frames with prints of graphics, illustrations, and drawings and additional … [Read more...]

France introduces woven products in Hue

(VOV) - France will exhibit its woven products during the Hue Traditional Craft Festival from April 27 to May 1, the French embassy announced on April 18. This is the first time France, an honourable guest to the festival, will bring a special garment and textile international exhibition to Vietnam, said Etienne de Gonneville, First Counselor of the French Embassy. The exhibition is not only a replica of a unique international textile exhibition in Clermont Ferrand, France, where … [Read more...]

Traditional craft festival to be held in Hue

This year’s festival will bring together many typical artisans from many provinces and cities across the country including Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Ha Giang, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Quang Nam, An Giang and Ninh Thuan. The highlight of the festival will be the exhibition themed ‘Heritages on the Move’ from the French delegation. Visitors will be introduced to five French ingenious weaving techniques. An exhibition of French bamboo works, a fashion show entitled ‘The Magic’ with the participation of … [Read more...]

Hanoi ready for spring flower festival 2013

Hanoi is ready for the Hanoi Spring Flower Festival 2013, honouring craft villages and high-quality agricultural products, to be held at Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre at No 2 Hoa Lu Street from January 30 to February 5. The information was announced at a press briefing held in Hanoi on January 23. The event will be held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the Hanoi City People’s Committee, Hanoi City Peasants’ Association, the Vietnam Folklore … [Read more...]