Ambassador of arts

Nora Annesley Taylor, a Swiss researcher, is known among researchers and art critics of the West, Asia and Vietnam in particular. She has come to Vietnam to research and work since 1990. Her researches focus on Vietnam and Asia ’s contemporary arts. Nora has good command of five languages. She speaks Vietnamese as smoothly as her mother tongue. She used to be an associate professor of humanities and art science at the University of Arizona and now is Southeast Asian art … [Read more...]

Heroic generals spark inspiration

VietNamNet Bridge - Like many Vietnamese people, Ngo Thi Thuc feels great admiration for General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013), who served as commander-in-chief of the Viet Nam People's Army in two wars against the French and the Americans and led the Dien Bien Phu campaign in 1954, contributing to the country's liberation. Unmatched: A visitor contemplates a portrait of General Vo Nguyen Giap created from 60,000 matches by Ngo Thi Thuc. - Photo courtesy the Heritage Club House However, Thuc may … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Typography Space”

Opening: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 6.30 pm Exhibition: 09 Jul - 09 Aug 2014 OZONE café 21B Dien Bien Phu, Hanoi "Typography Space" art exhibition displays products by 23 young people: some are designers, some are students who major in different fields (languages, economics, technology, architecture, graphics, etc.). There are also high school students and housewives who joined, but we all share an interest in art. "Typography Space" exhibition is a unique combination of Space and Typography. Our … [Read more...]

VNA exhibits General Giap’s life and career images

Nguyen Phuong Mai couldn't take her eyes off a black and white portrait of General Vo Nguyen Giap in a green soldier's hat. "I feel so close, warm and moved," the native Hanoian said. "It really touches my heart. Later today, I will take my 10-year-old son here so he can understand more about the General." The portrait is among 50 photos depicting the life and career of the legendary General Giap that are on display in front of the Viet Nam News Agency (VNA) headquarters at 5 Ly Thuong … [Read more...]

An introduction of Viet Nam Military History Museum

A snapshot of its establishment and development process The great victory at Dien Bien Phu marked the triumph of the Vietnamese people and army's protracted struggle against the French. On the 10th of October 1954, our army took over Hanoi, the capital of . To implement the Vietnam Communist Party's policy, the Ministry of Defence made preparations for the building of the Army Museum - at the end of 1954. On the 17th of July 1956, there was an official decision to establish a Board in charge … [Read more...]

Report from Hanoi

Tran Trung Tin, Untitled III 1972, 55cm x 39 cm oil on newspaper, Courtesy Art Vietnam Gallery

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006by Joe Fyfe HANOI-Areas of the city feature numerous art galleries aimed primarily at the tourist business. Hundreds of insipid decorative paintings are for sale. Oddly, there is more than an occasional almost interesting one. Some of the more adventurous Hanoi artists also produce for the commercial painting market. They adapt (read: sweeten) existing traditional genres, such as happy Vietnamese women in traditional garments under palette-knifed foliage or … [Read more...]

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