French amateur photographer introduces Ha Noi’s alleys

Daniel Frydman debuted his new photography exhibition, Alleyways in Ha Noi, at the central city's La Tour Eiffel Studio yesterday. DA NANG ( VNS )- Daniel Frydman debuted his new photography exhibition, Alleyways in Ha Noi, at the central city's La Tour Eiffel Studio yesterday. Daniel, 68, who has lived in Ha Noi for seven years, introduced 25 photos of alleys taken in the Old Quarter. "The crowded, dark, narrow alleys in the Old Quarter have fascinated me throughout my years living in Ha … [Read more...]

Exhibition in France supports AO/Dioxin victims

An exhibition of paintings by the late Suzy Cohen entitled “The Love of Colour” opened at the Vietnamese House in Paris, France, on March 17 as a fundraiser for Vietnamese children with disabilities and victims of Agent Orange (AO) and Dioxin. Suzy Cohen's artwork is an original, harmonious combination of pointillist dots and colours that express the beauty of people and landscapes. Chairwoman of the Vietnam Association for Child Victims of AO/Dioxin in France, Vo Thi Loan, said the … [Read more...]

Metamorphoses – Between reality and fiction

THE MEDALS, each 173x140cm, oil on cancas, 2007

  Katia Sabaliostis Positioned between reality and fiction, the artist's work and the motto is true for the genre as well as the subjects. Nguyen Xuan Huy paints photo-realistic, and if he makes documentary photographs included in his work, then that's a bridge to reality, which has already been exceeded for the first time at the moment when the image is painted and presented so as to be fictitious.  Nguyen is Vietnamese. Born in 1976 in Hanoi, he belongs to a generation that … [Read more...]

Ordeal in oil

BRAIN LANDSCAPE, 150 x 120cm, oil on canvas, 2002

Stefan Reisner During the Vietnam War, the toxic defoliant known as “Agent Orange” was sprayed over vast swathes of rainforest in order to strip the dense undergrowth bare. Even now, the indigenous population continue to suffer the after-effects of this poison and many are born with severe disabilities. Nguyen Xuan Huy, an emerging Vietnamese artist living in Berlin, has not forgotten the victims of this atrocity; they inhabit his canvases. No bombardment followed in the wake of the … [Read more...]

Les demoiselles de la guere

BUILDING SITE (homage to Dali), 271x534 Oil on canvas, 2011  BUILDING SITE (homage to Dali), 271x534 Oil on canvas, 2011  BUILDING SITE (homage to Dali), 271x534 Oil on canvas, 2011

Marc Wellmann Vietnamese ar tist Nguyen Xuan Huy, born in Hanoi in 1976, first came to Germany in 1994 to continue the study of architecture which he had begun two years earlier. His mother has lived in Germany since the mid eighties —— like so many of her fellow countrymen at the invitation of the “socialist brotherland” the German Democratic Republic. As a result of some confusion regarding his visa, Nguyen’s relocation to Germany was suspended for some months at the behest of the German … [Read more...]

Dutch award for Vietnamese-American artist

Vietnamese American artist Le Quang Dinh received the Prince Claus Award from the Dutch Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on August 8 for his outstanding achievement in the field of culture. 43 year old Le Quang Dinh moved to the US with his family when he was ten. He completed a BFA degree in photography from the University of California in Santa Barbara and a MFA degree from The School of Visual Arts in New York. Dinh has gained success with his combination of modern graphics with … [Read more...]

HCM City museums expand exhibition space

Efforts are being made by HCM City authorities to upgrade museums and enlarge them to satisfy both local and foreign researchers and visitors. When the city's Fine Arts Museum opened its new exhibition room in April, it was the first time in more than 20 years of operation that the museum had been expanded by nearly 1,500sq.m. The new exhibition room, which is adjacent to the museum building, displays nearly 300 artworks selected from a collection of 1,400 paintings, sketches and sculptures … [Read more...]

Fine art exhibition supports AO victims


A photo and fine art exhibition opened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 12 to raise funds for Agent Orange/dioxin victims in the southern province of Tay Ninh. The exhibition is showcasing 34 oil paintings, 35 black and white and colour photos taken by a group of artists and photographers after their fact-finding tours of Tan Binh and Chau Thanh districts in late July this year. Through the event, the authors expressed their deep sentiments towards AO victims and called for donations … [Read more...]