A Guide to Contemporary Arts in Ho Chi Minh City

A corner in the permanent collection of HCM City Fine Arts Museum

( Cinet )- Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly become one of the most active emerging art hubs in Southeast Asia. Although the number of contemporary art spaces is still modest, they are getting more and more attention from a greater audience. Home to several international and local recognized artists, the city has so much to offer to contemporary art lovers. Museums, private collection and galleries Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum - The museum’s exhibition rooms have a range of art that … [Read more...]

Exhibition “The Cosmos and The Sea”

Come to "The Cosmos and The Sea" - a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Christine Nguyen. A noted artist known for works that draw upon the imageries of science and nature, Christine Nguyen will present a collection of new and recent photo-based work ranging from intimate c-prints to ambitious mural-size work. Opening: Thu 04 Dec 2014, 6 pm (at both gallery spaces) Main gallery: 04 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 Downtown gallery: 04 Dec 2014 - 17 Jan 2015 Galerie Quynh Downtown Gallery: … [Read more...]

Exhibition “That Little Distance,” by Jamie Maxtone-Graham

Opening: Thu 25 Sep 2014, 6 pm Exhibition: 25 Sep - 31 Oct 2014 Galerie Quynh - Downtown Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, District 1, HCMC "That Little Distance," is an exhibition of new work by Hanoi-based photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham. This is the artist's first exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City. Drawing from two bodies of work "Still. Life." and "That Little Distance," the exhibition features photographs produced in the derelict setting of a former factory where the only light source was … [Read more...]

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...]