Where to admire Vietnamese contemporary arts in Saigon

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VietNamNet Bridge - Despite a lack of an actual paintings market, international arts expos, auctions and fine arts festivals like in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, HCMC has in recent years emerged as one of the most active art scenes in the region. However, to explore the authentic contemporary arts in Vietnam when visiting the city, tourists need to know exactly where they should go and should not be distracted by commercial souvenir and decorative painting galleries. Many … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s most valuable paintings

VietNamNet Bridge – A list of Vietnamese artists that have created the most valuable paintings sold internationally. Le Pho (1907-2001) Le Pho settled in France in 1937 and spent the remaining years of his life there. However, his paintings depict the scenery of Vietnam, family settings and portraits of women in ao dai. They often evoke the influence of post impressionism. In September 1993, Le Pho gave Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 20 of his paintings. The Purple … [Read more...]

Contemporary art comes to Ha Noi shopping mall

The Davines Arts Exhibition has opened at the Vincom Royal City commercial centre, co-organised by Dep magazine, Davines and Vincom Megamall Royal City. Visitors enjoy an artwork being on display at the exhibition at the Vincom Royal City shopping mall. HA NOI (VNS) — The event has gathered 10 popular fine arts artists and composer Pham Quang Tran Minh. "To bring art closer to the public, we decided to hold this exhibition in a commercial centre. Now people can go … [Read more...]

RoK contemporary art displayed in Vietnam

An exhibition themed “The Republic of Korea’s modern fine arts in Vietnam” opened at the Korean Cultural Centre in Hanoi on July 12. The week-long show with 80 works from 51 RoK painters will help Vietnamese audiences better understand the RoK’s contemporary art scene as well as its socio-economic life, organisers said. At the opening ceremony, RoK painters shared their experiences and knowledge of fine arts with their Vietnamese counterparts.-VNA   … [Read more...]

Priceless works of Vietnam’s contemporary art

VietNamNet Bridge - Valuable and important works of Vietnam’s contemporary art were recently displayed at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. This is a collection of a Thai artist, Tira Vanichtheeranont. The works introduced at the exhibition are the paintings by famous artists who laid the foundation for Vietnam’s art, such as To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Sang and Bui Xuan Phai. The exhibition gave the viewer the sense of life through the outline of talented artists. The paintings also … [Read more...]

Artist talk :Johanna Calle

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Artist: Johanna Calle Artist Talk: 4pm on Saturday, September 8, 2012 Opening: 6pm September 13, 2012 Venue: San Art, 3 Me Linh, district Binh Thanh, HCMC, Vietnam Johanna Calle, though trained as an oil painter, has experimented with many ways of understanding drawing, using diverse media and techniques like sewing and knitting on canvas, burning or piercing wood, bending wire, typewriting on paper, or using writing as line. Her works usually have profound psychological implications … [Read more...]

Exhibition features Con Dao prison from 1930-1945

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An exhibition on the Con Dao prison from 1930-1945 opened on Friday at the Ton Duc Thang Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Over 130 photographs, documents and artifacts are on display, offering insight into the undaunted spirit of revolutionary soldiers under the shackles of the enemy at the Con Dao prison from 1930-1945. The exhibition is made up of three sections showcasing an overall view of Con Dao prison, the prison from 1930 to 1945, and Con Dao prison today. Con Dao prison, part of the … [Read more...]

There are multiple roads to take with art

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The ‘Multiple Roads’ of Pham Tran Viet Nam, Nguyen Van Du, Phan Thi Mai Phuong, Thuy Anh, Nguyen Anh Thao, Truong Cong Tung and Phan Anh is currently on show at Cactus Contemporary Art Gallery in town. The young artists use varied materials to make their own works appear in different content and styles as well as express their views on art. They also want to stress to visitors that the exhibition is a colorful mosaic painting made from nay works and that there are many roads to … [Read more...]

German artist brings woodcuts to Hanoi

Woodcuts in Digital Age, which features 50 woodblock prints, series and large format pieces, by Christiane Baumgartner, as well as artists’ books and a video will open at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi from September 8 to 30. German Baumgartner will be a guest artist in Hanoi for three months from September 1. She is the first artist to be awarded the newly-created annual residency grant, presented by the Cultural Foundation of Saxony and organized jointly with the Goethe Institute in Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Book on contemporary art scene

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An English book titled Vietnamese Contemporary Art by two Ha Noi-based critics has been published by the Tri Thuc (Knowledge) Publishing House. The book is the first of its kind and features Vietnamese contemporary art including installation, performance art, pop-art, video-art and digital-art from the 1990-2010 period. The work by authors Bui Nhu Huong and Pham Trung received financial support from the Viet Nam-Denmark Cultural Development and Exchange Fund, and will be launched at Cafe … [Read more...]