Mekong Delta artist creates a burning sensation

A rice husk painting by Vo Van Tang. Photo: Thanh Dung Vo Van Tang knows that to leave an indelible mark in the overcrowded art scene, he has to always stay creative, not only with what he paints but also what he paints on. The 74-year-old from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang says he often tries to find inspiration from simple things around him. Tam had some success experimenting with creating artworks from sugar palm leaves, but the unusual material was not very versatile and somehow … [Read more...]

Man teaches Saigon street kids to paint in hope of better life

Seventeen years ago, fine arts student Huynh Tan Bao first came to the Thao Dan charity group to teach street children in Ho Chi Minh City. Now he has become one of the group’s veteran members. Twice a week, the 39-year-old walks around the sidewalks or bridges to meet and talk to kids who work on the street selling candy and lotteries, then asking them to draw what is in their mind. “Looking at the pictures they paint, I see their life,” Bao said. The technique Bao uses … [Read more...]

Argentinean photographers show works on Vietnam

As many as 26 photos of Vietnamese landscapes and livelihoods by Argentinean artists are being showcased on June 3 in the capital city of Buenos Aires , Argentina. The exhibits have been selected from hundreds of photos taken by a group of 13 photographers during their 25-day trip across Vietnam early this year. The event features the daily activities of Vietnamese people in Ho Chi Minh City during the New Year holiday (Tet) as well as the beauty of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage … [Read more...]

AP displays photos of Vietnam War in Hanoi

(VOV) - The Associated Press (AP) will organise an exhibition themed "Vietnam: The Real War " at the Exhibition Hall in Hanoi on June 12 . The event will feature 50 images which capture the drama and tragedy of people in the Vietnam War. According to AP , the highlight of the exhibition will be Malcolm Browne ’s horrific photograph of an elderly Buddhist monk who voluntarily set ablaze during a protest against the South Vietnamese government and Nick Ut ’s … [Read more...]

Hanoi opens exhibition on late legendary general

PANO – An exhibition titled "General Vo Nguyen Giap – The Moments of Daily Life" opened at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi on May 26th. The exhibition showcases nearly 50 sketches and oil-on-canvas paintings of General Vo Nguyen Giap - the eldest brother of the Vietnamese People's Army – made by popular artist Van Duong Thanh over the past 20 years. Notably, many works were signed by the General. … [Read more...]

Photo contest on Vietnam-US relations

PANO – More than 100 professional and amateur photographers have taken part in the seven-month long photo contest, "Vietnam-US relations through Vietnamese photographers’ lens", announced President of the Vietnam-US Friendship Organization Nguyen Tam Chien on May 15th in Hanoi. … [Read more...]

Picture imperfect: Photo contest shows bleak climate future for Vietnam

Pictures don't lie. A canal buried under tons of trash, vehicles swimming through a flooded street in Hanoi, and patches of cry, cracked soil in southern Vietnam -- these photos paint a bleak reality of the country's environment. … [Read more...]

Saigon’s deserted house becomes art district

VietNamNet Bridge - Impressive graffiti paintings have turned a deserted house in Ho Chi Minh City into a favorite destination of young people. This house is located behind the People's Committee of District 2, overlooking the Saigon River . … [Read more...]

Event : Galerie Quynh is coming to Art Brussels 2015

You are invited to Art Brussels 2015 with the participation of Galerie Quynh - a well-known gallery in Vietnam. ART BRUSSELS 2015 Fair Dates : Saturday, 25 April to Monday , 27 April 2015 Vernissage and Preview : Friday, 24 April 2015 Preview (11am – 5pm) & Vernissage (5pm – 10pm) BY INVITATION ONLY Location: Hall 3, Booth 3B -36, Brussels Expo ( Heysel ), Place de Belgique, 1, BE-1020 Brussels Contact: Ms. Celine Alexandre ( English and French ), … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Phuong Quoc Tri 2014″

You are invited to exhibition "Phuong Quoc Tri 2014″, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ho Chi Minh City-based artist Phuong Quoc Tri. Opening: Thu 04 Dec 2014, 6 pm Exhibition: 04 Dec 2014 - 03 Jan 2015 Craig Thomas Gallery 27i Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh ward, Q.1, HCMC Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 1 to 5 pm; and by appointment With his latest collection, Tri returns to a more expressionist style of work reminiscent of the paintings by which we first came … [Read more...]