Event: Exhibition “Consciousness”

Manzi art space is proud to present the exhibition entitled 'Consciousness' by Trinh Cung - one of the most important artists of Saigon before 1975. Opening: Mon 12 Jan 2015, 6.30 pm Artist Talk: Wed 14 Jan 2014, 6.30 pm Showcase: 12 - 20 Jan 2015 Manzi Art Space 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi 'Consciousness' featuring Trinh Cung's latest creations with 9 sketches and 7 large size oil paintings will mark the return of the man after more than 20 years long of absence in the local art scene. 'I … [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...]

Dinh Q. Le’s “Signs and Signals From the Periphery” at ASU Art Museum Proves That Art Is Everywhere

Dinh Q Le The Infrastructure of Nationalism I  2009

Art is art, no matter where you find it. Vietnamese-American artist/photographer Dinh Q. Lê has found it in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (the city formerly known as Saigon), where he's lived and worked for the past 12 years. Lucky for us, ASU Art Museum has brought his most recent work to Arizona. Here, we can enjoy it without the imminent threat of being run over by the millions of overburdened bikes and motos that ply the streets there without any perceptible traffic signals to order the … [Read more...]

Why Are Graffiti and Street Art Destroying One Another?

Bob Duggan on October 5, 2011, 11:22 PM For most people, there's little difference between graffiti and street art. To those within that circle, however, there's a whole world of difference—even enough to drive them to destroy the art of others. Part of that difference comes from the continued rejection of graffiti as a criminal act, whereas street art quickly rose up from the streets into the galleries, where it has become the hot, new genre eagerly bought up by younger collectors. The … [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...]

In Vietnam, a Bridge Between Cultures

Dinh Q.Le

HO CHI MINH CITY—"Sàn" means "platform" in Vietnamese, and in an art scene once largely defined by fragmented communities, a conservative government, and isolation from international debates and practices, Sàn Art — one of Vietnam's first nonprofit, independently run art spaces, established in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 by artists Dinh Q. Lê, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phu Nam Thuc Ha, and Tiffany Chung — is certainly living up to its name. … [Read more...]