Giants Step hosts Graffiti festival

An artist creates his graffiti pieces at Giants Step - PHOTO: HUY NGUYEN

Huy Nguyen Visitors to the Just Writing My Name Saigon exhibition can see photos featuring diversified graffiti works created on many streets in Saigon, and can also buy them at reasonable prices. … [Read more...]

New Year and spring festive atmosphere spreads across country

Calligraphy performance at Bich La Temple Night Market (Source: tienphong.vn) Nhan Dan – Vietnamese people across the country flock to festivals and arts programmes organised to welcome New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse. The Bich La Temple Night Market opened on February 2 at Bich La village, Trieu Dong commune, Trieu Phong district, Quang Tri province, attracting many visitors who came to pray for luck. Products on sale at the market, which opens only once a year, include … [Read more...]

HCMC – Exhibition “Red River Wind”

Opening: Fri 20 Dec 2013, 10 am Exhibition: 20 Dec 2013 – 05 Jan 2014 HCMC Fine Arts Museum 97A Pho Duc Chinh, D1, HCMC You are invited to the art exhibition titled “Red River Wind” with the participation of 8 artists from Hanoi: Le Thi Hoan, Pham Thi Nghia, Hoang Nam Thai, Ngo Thanh Nhan, Pham Quang Viet, Nguyen Van Tuan, Phi Manh Tan, Nguyen Xuan Luc. They belong to different generations, the eldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1983. The exhibition will feature approximately 90 works, … [Read more...]

German comics on show in Hanoi

(VOV) - An exhibition themed “Comics, Manga & Co. – Germany’s New Comic Culture” will open at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi on May 8. Int’l comics festival opens in Hanoi Berlin curator and comic expert Matthias Schneider developed the ideal for the event to introduce the two generations of comic artists who have influenced German comic culture in very different ways. The exhibition consists of 55 plexiglas frames with prints of graphics, illustrations, and drawings and additional … [Read more...]

Traditional craft festival to be held in Hue

This year’s festival will bring together many typical artisans from many provinces and cities across the country including Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Ha Giang, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Quang Nam, An Giang and Ninh Thuan. The highlight of the festival will be the exhibition themed ‘Heritages on the Move’ from the French delegation. Visitors will be introduced to five French ingenious weaving techniques. An exhibition of French bamboo works, a fashion show entitled ‘The Magic’ with the participation of … [Read more...]

Phap Lam art decoration to celebrate crafts festival

ietNamNet Bridge – Artists and craftsmen will decorate two lamps with Phap Lam art at Hue City's Tu Tuong Park on the occasion of the traditional crafts festival in April, project manager Do Huu Triet said.  Phap Lam art, in which copper is coated in enamel and then carved, has been brought back to life.--VNS file photo Phap Lam art, in which copper is coated in enamel and then carved, enjoyed a brief heyday in Hue City in the early 1800s. In 1827, the technique's popularity … [Read more...]

Hoi An’s Lantern festival to light up lunar New Year

HOI AN (VNS)– The ancient city of Hoi An will host a lantern festival to celebrate the lunar New Year on February 9-16, the city's culture and sport centre told Viet Nam News yesterday. The festival's organising committee said that around 50 lantern centres in the city would take part in the annual cultural event. "The best lanterns with traditional designs will light up for lunar New Year's eve on February 9. The 500m long road from An Hoi bridge to the Hoai River Square will be lit up by … [Read more...]

Festival honours Vietnamese calligraphy in Vung Tau

More than 100 Vietnamese calligraphers met in the southern city of Vung Tau Province to share their experience and skill in the art. Festival starts by honouring traditional Vietnamese calligraphers The festival, the second of its kind in Vietnam, was opened on January 12 as part of the Vung Tau tourism fair. It drew the participation of talented calligraphers from 12 clubs across the country. Duong Minh Hoang, a young calligrapher, who is well-known for the longest piece of … [Read more...]

A Yellow Sunday

“To he,” a Vietnamese traditional toy made from flour, crafted in the shape of smiling sunflowers sold at the “Sunflower Festival” held at the Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Cultural House in District 1 on November 11 to raise funds for Vietnamese child cancer patients Photo: Ngoc Dong

On November 11, the campus of Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Cultural House in District 1 was dyed yellow with thousands of paper sunflowers made during the “Sunflower Festival†held to raise funds for Vietnamese child cancer patients. “To he,†a Vietnamese traditional toy made from flour, crafted in the shape of smiling sunflowers sold at the “Sunflower Festival†held at the Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Cultural House in District 1 on November 11 to raise funds for Vietnamese child cancer … [Read more...]

VN, Bulgaria to hold various cultural events next year

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Sime on Dyankov agreed to co-organise various cultural activities next year during a meeting in Hanoi on October 18. Accordingly, a series of cultural activities such as a 2013 Vietnam cultural week in Bulgaria and a similar event in Vietnam, a Vietnam’s ceramics exhibiti on, a display of objects from heritages and traditi onal music and art shows in Bulgaria will be … [Read more...]