Book: Hong Viet Dung – Realm of Enchantment

Description: Published in 1998 by Plum Blossoms Ltd, HongKong. 45 pages, hard cover, 50 x 50 cm. In English only.  Category: Artists, Individual Unit Price: US$60.00 Source: Vietnamese Art Books … [Read more...]

Work by late VN painter to be auctioned in Singapore

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An artwork by the late Vietnamese painter Bui Xuan Phai is to go up for auction in Singapore on July 28. Paintings by four other artists, Le Pho, Vu Cao Dam, Hong Viet Dung and Pham Luan, will also be on offer at the Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in Singapore .The drawing entitled Nong Thon (Countryside) is expected to bring bids of 41,000-54,000 USD. One of Vietnam's best-known artists, Phai (1920-87) was born and lived all his life in Hanoi. He was a graduate of … [Read more...]

Vietnamese artists today

The work of these four immensely influential artists laid the essential groundwork for creative change, setting the scene for the work of the new generation which came to the fore during the early 1980s and included Nguyễn Trung (b 1940), Đỗ Sơn (b 1943), Nguyễn Quân (b 1948), Ca Lê Thắng (b 1949), Lê Anh Vân (b 1952), Đào Minh Tri (b 1950), Phan Thị Gia Hương (b 1951), Đặng Thị Khuê (b 1946), Đỗ Thị Ninh (b 1947), Lương Xuân Đoàn (b 1952), Nguyễn Tấn Cương (b 1953), Lê Huy Tiếp (b 1951) and … [Read more...]

Book: Separate Paths – Vietnam Contemporary Fine Art

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Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: US$65.00 Description: An impressive collection of today's top contemporary artists with works by the master Nguyen Tu Nghiem, followed by: Thanh Binh, Thanh Chuong, Le Thiet Cuong, Hong Viet Dung, Dang Xuan Hoa, Bui Huu Hung, Vo Ta Hung, Dao Hai Phong, Quang Dong Phuong, Dinh Quan, Do Son, Le Thanh Son, Le Vuong and Hoang Phuong Vy. Published in 2001 by Dragon Gallery, HaNoi, VN. 155 pages, hard cover, 26 cm x 30 cm. Bilingual – Vietnamese, … [Read more...]

Mai Gallery

Over the past few years, many of Hanoi's best art galleries have taken on a new lease of life by modernizing their facilities. Mai Gallery, which was established in 1993 at 3b Phan Huy Chu Alley, was the first private gallery in Hanoi. Though the old gallery continues as an art space and exhibition organizer, with the recent expansion and development in the new location, at 183 Hang Bong Street, the new Mai Gallery has become at thoroughly modern space, with a staff of six and three brightly … [Read more...]

Artist and Revolution

Party admission in the dien bien phu trench - Nguyen Sang

By Luong Xuan Doan 'Party Admission in the Dien Bien Phu Trench,' lacquer painting by Nguyen Sang. The first beautiful pages of Vietnam's modern fine arts were first written by artists To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Phan Chanh and Nguyen Do Cung and later by artists Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and others, and until today, these are the most beautiful pages of the national revolutionary art. … [Read more...]

Artists and Revolution

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By Luong Xuan Doan 'Party Admission in the Dien Bien Phu Trench,' lacquer painting by Nguyen Sang. The first beautiful pages of Vietnam's modern fine arts were first written by artists To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Phan Chanh and Nguyen Do Cung and later by artists Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and others, and until today, these are the most beautiful pages of the national revolutionary art. At first these artists lived with their emotion, feeling all that in the past so … [Read more...]

A Narrative of Mirrors

Asian Art News, 1999 By Ian Findlay In a rush to modernity, many contemporary Vietnamese artists have discarded their nation's past. Its legends, myths, cruelties, and inequities do not inspire them. But this is not so for Hanoi-born lacquer artists, Bui Huu Hung. His art digs deep into the past in order that it may reflect the present. Hung bolds up a variety of mirrors, sometimes clear, sometimes opaque, in which his often sad narratives connect. In the rush to modernity, there are many … [Read more...]

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...]