Exhibition chronicles the life of late Party Secretary General

HCM City leaders visit the exhibition

A photo exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh’s birthday opened in Ho Chi Minh City on June 27. The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the People’s Committee of the city, Le Hoang Quan; Deputy Standing Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Vo Van Thuong; Head of the Department of Propaganda and Training of the HCMC Party Committee Than Thi Thu; Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee, Hua Ngoc Thuan; Deputy Director of … [Read more...]

AP war photos on show in Ha Noi

Shock to the world: A photo of the monk Thich Quang Duc who set himself on fire to protest the war; taken in 1963 by Malcolm Browne.

HA NOI (VNS) — The American-Viet Nam War meant loss and pain for both civilians and soldiers on all sides. The lens of wartime photo journalists captured war's effects on US forces, as well as south and north Vietnamese soldiers. For the first time ever, a collection of 50 images from the Associated Press' (AP) archives is on exhibit as part of the 20th anniversary of the normalisation of relations between the US and Viet Nam on July 12. The exhibit, Viet Nam: The Real War, is an … [Read more...]

Award-winning artist displays work

HCM CITY (VNS) — An art exhibition Mixed Media Paintings , displaying works by Nguyen Da Quyen , winner of an Asian Creative Award last year, will open on June 12 – July 17 at the Workshop Cafe in District 1. The paintings express deep social problems with the use of simple brushstrokes and colours. She captures the everyday life of Viet Nam under the pictures' names of Doi Thoai (Dialogue), Giac Mo (Dream), and Mo Hon Don (Chaos). The " communication world " … [Read more...]

Vietnamese & Thai paintings at “Choose to Move”


VietNamNet Bridge – The selected artworks by two Vietnamese and a Thai painter are on display at the exhibition " Choose to Move ", held at Saigon Domaine , 1057 Binh Quoi , Ward 28 , Binh Thanh District , HCM City . The exhibition is an investigation into the self reflection juxtaposed against distinctive social and historical contexts in Vietnam. It is the results of a program held by San Art Laboratory for resident artists Tran Tuan, Ta Minh Duc of Vietnam and … [Read more...]

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...]

Local art smashes auction record


Six figures: The Quiet Moment (left), which Le Pho painted in 1938, was sold for US$378,300 at the Christie's Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction on November 22 while Nguyen Phan Chanh's The Betel Nut Seller from 1931 was sold for more than $409,000. As many as 87 paintings were up for sale including three by Pho and Chanh. by Bang Van HCM CITY (VNS) - Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur shatters pottery-collecting record

Display: Dinh Cong Tuong at his house in Hiep Thai Ward, District 12, HCM City. The house has enough artefacts that it resembles a small museum.

VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City resident Dinh Cong Tuong has amassed the largest collection of Vietnamese pottery in the country. Many people believe Dinh Cong Tuong, who lives in Hiep Thai Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, is crazy. … [Read more...]

Portrait painter overcomes disability

More than talent: Chu Vinh Duc is patient and determined, qualities that helped him achieve fame.

VietNamNet Bridge - Despite suffering from a physical handicap, Chu Vinh Duc found success as a portrait painter. His proudest moment: painting a portrait of General Giap, which the general later signed. On his wheelchair, Chu Vinh Duc, 35, moves around his small room worrying about his paintings, mixing colours, taking papers, framing his paintings and talking with his customers. … [Read more...]

HCMC artists display outcomes of fieldtrips

An exhibition displaying more than 100 artworks by members of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association opened on August 7 at the city's Fine Arts Museum. The exhibits were composed by the artists during field trips held by the Vietnam Fine Arts Association last year to various parts of the country. Utilising different media, such as oil, lacquer, silk, wood, stone and bronze, the artists captured the natural beauty and the people's daily activities from areas they visited. Many of them … [Read more...]

Hue printmaking exhibit displays inspiring results of art workshop

Creative carving: An artwork made by the woodcutting technique.

An exhibition showcasing 113 art works in different printing techniques has opened in the central Hue City. … [Read more...]