Breaking the canvas

A set of wall paintings by young graffiti artists has inspired a conversation about art, culture and the changing times in a HCMC neighborhood.   One of the half-length portrait murals portraying a member of the Click9 project The … [Continue reading]

Collaborative project on Vietnamese lacquer

by Bettina Ebert May 23, 2011 In January 2010, Asiarta Foundation and the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles initiated a collaborative research project with the aim of investigating Vietnamese lacquer. Initial analytical results are … [Continue reading]

Exhibition “Dragons in the Clouds”


Opening: Thu 06 Sep, 6 pm Exhibition: 06 Sep – 09 Oct 2012 L’Espace From L’Espace: You are invited to the installation exhibition of Le Huy Hoang, Vu Hoang Vu and Le Quang Than. 3 installations of 3 artists of 3 different generation are connected … [Continue reading]

Artist Dao Anh Khanh inched every centimeter around Sword Lake

In order to challenge himself and call for environment protection, Dao Anh Khanh took a walk around Sword Lake ( Hanoi ) on August 30, 2012. However each step was taken in about 1 to 3 centimeters. The length of Sword Lake is estimated at 1.7 … [Continue reading]

3D photos of old Hanoi on display


(VOV) - An exhibition themed “Hanoi-corner of time” will be held at 45 Trang Tien street from August 30-September 4 On display will be 100 products including 3D photos and films featuring Hanoi’s … [Continue reading]

Hanoi Rauschenberg

By: Hal Medrano "I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world." - Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg took New York City trash to his studio, and glued it onto his canvases. "There is no reason," the … [Continue reading]

Bát Tràng Pottery Village

By: Hal Medrano One nice thing about living in Hanoi is that when you need to buy dishes for a new apartment, there's a 600-year-old pottery village right next door. Bát Tràng village (the word Bát means "bowl"; Tràng means "workshop" or … [Continue reading]

Exhibition marks National Day

An art exhibition opened in the northern province of Thai Binh to mark the 67th anniversary of the August Revolution in 1945 and National Day (September 2). The annual event, which will last until September 3, attracted work from a large number of … [Continue reading]

Watching Opera in Hanoi

By: Hal Medrano True confession: I like opera. I've been attending performances and listening to recordings since I was a boy. For a few seasons, I was even a subscribing member of the Pittsburgh Opera. So when a friend scored free tickets to … [Continue reading]

“Forgotten Moments”

"Sounds of the Mountain" before being covered by lacquer

Following a 10 year period of creating works, young sculptor Pham Thai Binh recently presented his first public exhibition titled “Forgotten Moments” at the Museum of Fine Arts. The collection consists of 30 impressive sculptures reflecting the … [Continue reading]