Event: Zodiac exhibition pays homage to Tet tradition

Zodiac animals look playful and lively at a joint exhibition by two eclectic artists that opened in Ha Noi recently to celebrate the Year of the Goat.Animal art: Artwork by French artist Lolo Zazar depicts a goat for the Year of the Goat (above). A painting inspired by Sino-Nom scripts by Nguyen Quang Thang for the Year of the Roaster (right).

Zodiac animals look playful and lively at a joint exhibition by two eclectic artists that opened in Ha Noi recently to celebrate the Year of the Goat.Animal art: Artwork by French artist Lolo Zazar depicts a goat for the Year of the Goat (above). A painting inspired by Sino-Nom scripts by Nguyen Quang Thang for the Year of the Roaster (right). Artists Nguyen Quang Thang and Lolo Zazar have different styles. However, they share the desire to celebrate the new year, honour the past and welcome … [Read more...]

Event : Vietnamese-French artist’s works to be on display in Hanoi

An exhibition featuring the paintings of veteran Vietnamese-French artist Nguyen Cam will open in Hanoi on December 13. Born in the northern city of Hai Phong in 1944, Cam left Vietnam ten years later. He lived with his family for 15 years in Laos where he opened a gallery and had some local repute as an artist of talent and passion. Fueled with ambition and dreams, Cam moved to Paris to enroll in the Ecole des Beaux Arts to verify perhaps to himself alone that he was in truth a "real … [Read more...]

The Awakening of Hanoi [Part 2]

Vu Dan Tan

By JENNIFER CONLIN Published: February 18, 2007 “We were the first private art gallery to open after doi moi,” she said referring to the Communist government's decision in 1986 to allow foreign trade and private ownership. A poet's daughter who grew up around artists — many of whom painted her portrait as a child — Mai opened her original gallery in 1993 with the help of her parents. “Previously, every gallery was state owned, and Vietnamese contemporary art was anonymous to the rest of … [Read more...]

Art Vietnam Gallery

Art Vietnam Gallery is an international gallery featuring contemporary Vietnamese art: painting, sculpture, lacquer, photography, video, and prints. The story of Art Vietnam Gallery and its Director, Suzanne Lecht, is as dramatic and transformative as the recent history of Vietnam itself. When Art Vietnam opened its first gallery in a traditional Vietnamese "tube house" in Hanoi's ancient quarter of "36 Streets," it blended the old with the new and quickly established an international … [Read more...]

British Council does its bit for art in Vietnam

The British Council in Vietnam will auction a collection of artworks donated by Vietnamese and foreign artists and the US-based Ford Foundation in Hanoi October 10 to support contemporary art in Vietnam. The funds raised from the auction will go towards its Contemporary Arts Fund, which gives grants to artists, runs workshops for them, improves exhibition and cultural spaces, and gives Vietnamese artists access to training and residency abroad. The artists include Aaron Joel Santos and Jamie … [Read more...]