Dao Hai Phong’s paintings on display in Thailand

VietNamNet Bridge - The art exhibition "Gems of Hanoi - a Dao Hai Phong Retrospective" with oil paintings by well-known painter Dao Hai Phong will be held at Thavibu Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand from January 17 to February 15. Regarded as one of Vietnam's most successful painters that emerged after Doi Moi (Renovation), Phong, 45, has exhibited extensively since 1992 in Vietnam as well as abroad. … [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 “Typography”

We face typography every day and everywhere, whether it is in our daily life or at work, on a billboard, in the newspaper or on the smartphone. "Whether the letters are small or big, bold or with serifs, whether they are red or green, all the things that we see will have an impact on us unwittingly and we will memorize them without noticing it", said Erik Spiekermann (typographer and design legend, awarded with the TDC Medal 2011). That is the reason why we should have a more wittingly look at … [Read more...]

Duc Thanh Wood-based Products

Duc Thanh Wood Processing Joint-Stock Company was established in May 1991 with its first products of kitchen tools, including chopping boards which were much sought after by local housewives. Later, the company made more kinds of products including children's wood toys which were branded Winwintoys. They were safe and high-quality items which helped Duc Thanh company become more famous in the country. From these two major lines of products, namely kitchen tools and children's toys, the company … [Read more...]

Where to admire Vietnamese contemporary arts in Saigon

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...]

Bùi gallery

The Bui Gallery was founded as an artists' exhibition space specializing in contemporary art. The mission of the gallery is to support the artists we work with in the development of their vision. The gallery ploughs its own distinctive path, being a bridge between South East Asia and the rest of the world. Carrying in its desire to discover new talents and to present today's best contemporary art in its diversities of expression and in a spirit of complete freedom, the gallery is … [Read more...]

Dao Anh Khanh

Dao Anh Khanh was born in 1959 at Hanoi, Vietnam. At 22 year old, he graduated from Hanoi police academy and became a policeman .But his passionate love of art made him devoted to it. In 1990 ,31-year-old Dao Anh Khanh graduated from the Industrial Art College in Hanoi and started his passion and inspiration for the human form and spirit. His paintings focus on showing the energy and passion hidden inside the beauty of women viewed at different angles and dimensions, he has created paintings … [Read more...]

The Collector: Dinh Q. Le

The Vietnamese-American Artist Talks About Loss and Hoarding By ALEXANDRA A. SENO In 1978, when he was just 10 years old, Dinh Q. Le and his family -- his mother, six siblings, two aunts and a few cousins -- fled their home in Ha Tien, a town on the Mekong river delta. They had lived through the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975, but wanted to get away from continuing military skirmishes, this time between the Cambodian Khmer Rouge and Vietnamese troops. Eventually, they resettled in the U.S. … [Read more...]

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A glimpse of contemporary Vietnamese Art

By art critic Duong Tuong, 2000 It is not very long since Vietnamese art in general and contemporary Vietnamese art in particular emerged from unrecognition - I'd rather say anonymity - to have its say on the world's art scene. For a long period, scholars and researchers in the West were prone to dismiss Vietnamese culture as a wan replica of Chinese or a mishmash of French-Chinese-Indian cultures. That VietNam owes much to those great civilizations iscundeniable, but it in no way means that … [Read more...]