Hanoi to host “Woodcut in the digital age” exhibition

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The Goethe Institute in Hanoi will hold an exhibition of 50 large format woodblock prints by Christiane Baumgartner entitled “Woodcut in the Digital Age” from September 8-30. German graphic artist Christiane Baumgartner will be a guest artist … [Continue reading]

Collaborative project with Northumbria University

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by Bettina Ebert May 19, 2011 In 2005, Witness Collection approached the Conservation Unit at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, for advice on suitable care and conservation of rare and fragile Vietnamese art works … [Continue reading]

Simple, effective transport boxes for paintings

by Bettina Ebert Aug 29, 2011 Wouldn't we all love to have access to expertly crafted, custom-made museum transport crates when shipping works of art? Unfortunately, the realities of collecting art in Southeast Asia make this almost … [Continue reading]

Stretcher or strainer?

by Bettina Ebert Mar 19, 2012 The auxiliary support of a canvas painting is usually a wooden frame onto which the canvas is stretched. This holds the canvas under tension, thus reducing movement of the fabric and allowing the artist to … [Continue reading]

Little Artist Girl, Hoi An

By: Lauren Quinn The best cup of coffee—or rather, glass of coffee, tinkling with ice cubes and a teeny spoon for stirring—I had in Hoi An wasn’t at one of the wicker-chair, wifi-ready terrace cafes with an English menu. Sure, those were nice … [Continue reading]

Tạ Tỵ’s Cubist masterpiece completed

by Bettina Ebert Aug 08, 2012 About a year ago, I reported on the cleaning of a cubist masterpiece by Tạ Tỵ. The painting The Guitar was covered in a large amount of overpaint, which took a long time to remove. It was only after overpaint … [Continue reading]

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”

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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]