Glimmers of hope for Vietnamese to collect artworks

After many years of being almost exclusively oriented to foreign clients, some galleries are finding appropriate ways to return to the potential of the local market. The original methods they thought of in the beginning included organizing a sales network, and having art showcased at artist’s private homes or in the courtyards of some friendly embassies, or at newly opened hotels. They also tried to understand and study the psychology of Vietnamese clients in fine arts and sculpture. A … [Read more...]

Exhibition “oNiReaKHoWaRiGNoRaLiSMe ” by artist Truc Anh

Exhibition : oNiReaKHoWaRiGNoRaLiSMe Exhibition Date: May 22 – July 19, 2014 Venue: De Tham Gallery, 65 De Tham Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment Press Release Galerie Quynh is pleased to present Truc-Anh’s second  solo exhibition at the gallery. Titled “oNiReaKHoWaRiGNoRaLiSMe”, the show marks a stylistic shift from the artist’s “Croire/Douter” series with its dominant black and white compositions to vibrantly coloured … [Read more...]

Whispered nostalgia at Tu Do Gallery

Van Chien and Quang Hai will share their profound nostalgia for past love stories, beloved ones with sweet memories as well as beautiful places where they have traveled in ‘Whisper’ opening at Tu Do Gallery on Saturday. Showing regret and a keenness to pull back memories, Chien and Hai use deep color tones – somewhere strong, somewhere light, somewhere dark and somewhere bright – to tell dreams, remembrance and desires of living with memories and emotional zones. The artists are identified … [Read more...]

The record maker who makes artworks from sea snails

VietNamNet Bridge - As a physician,  Mr. Nam is entranced by sparkling colorful sea snails. He bought hundreds of kilos of snail shells to assemble into unique artworks.   Mr. Lu Ngoc Nam with a picture of the Bridge Temple (Hoi An) worth VND40 million ($2,000). Photo VNE   At his home in a small alley on Phan Chu Trinh Road of Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Mr. Lu Ngoc Nam was gluing tiny seashells on a framed piece of white canvas. In this way, he has created … [Read more...]