SE Asian art asks viewers to engage

At an exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Ha Noi, visitors are invited to be part of the performance. Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Let's Chat asks the audience to sit down for a chat with the artist, in effect becoming a performer in the artwork.

At an exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Ha Noi, visitors are invited to be part of the performance. Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Let's Chat asks the audience to sit down for a chat with the artist, in effect becoming a performer in the artwork. The exhibition – Concept, Context, Contestation - organised by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, includes work from across the SE Asian region over the last 40 years. The diverse showing includes performance art, … [Read more...]

Watercolours reflect artists’ passion

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The painting Grocery in Malacca by Chow Chin Chuan from Malaysia is among 47 artworks displayed at the exhibition (Photo: VNA/VNS) … [Read more...]

Event: Vietnam’s ancient masterpieces on display

Vietnam's traditional holy animal. (Source: VNA) As many as 60 sacred animal sculptures from the Ly, Tran and the later Le dynasties are being showcased at an exhibition on Vietnam's ancient feline masterpieces in Hanoi on November 7. The exhibition, the first of its kind, is jointly organised by the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Nam Dinh Museum, with a view to introducing and popularising the nation's art heritage and providing an opportunity for the public to learn more about two traditional … [Read more...]

Indulging a love for lustrous lacquer

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The Vietnamese knew how to process raw lacquer more than 2,000 years ago, but it was only in the early part of the 20 th century that it was transformed from a decorative craft into the modern pictorial art form we know and love. Le Ha reports. Past master: Phan Ke An , a renowned lacquer artist who painted the award-winning picture Remembering an Afternoon in the Northwest. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh … [Read more...]

Vietnam Fine Art Museum in Hanoi

The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (Bảo tàng Mỹ Thuật Việt Nam, admission 20,000 Dong) is located in Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi. It has become a prime tourist destination, since the museum exhibits in great detail the history of fine arts in Vietnam displaying comprehensive collections with more than 2,000 items. This museum aims to be a cultural and educational institution. It is linked with the Ministry of Culture and Information responsible for restoring, conserving, and exhibiting … [Read more...]

Hanoi Fine Arts Museum

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The Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is housed in a building that once served as the French Ministry of Information. The structure and form is very classical, yet with oriental touches to the roof and other details. … [Read more...]

The Current Vietnamese Contemporary Art

Since the 1950s, installation and performance are two branches of contemporary art that have become important facets of mainstream art. Vietnam's modern artists, forever innovators, are at the forefront of expanding installation and performance art into new realms. First appearing in Vietnam in the early 1990's, several small installations and performance shows first appeared at an out-of-the-way corner of Buoi Street, Hanoi, at the stilt house of painter Nguyen Minh Duc. For many years, this … [Read more...]

Nguyen Tu Nghiem — A passionate artist

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(November 18, 2003) Standing in front of Apartment 110, on the ground floor of a block in Trung Tu residential quarter, Hanoi, I was looking up and down for the doorbell-button but found nothing at all. Seeing me as a stranger, a Japanese dog, with white and bushy hair, barked noisily. Following it was an elderly man on the wrong side of eighty, medium-statured, with a skin rarely tanned by the sun, in quite good shape. I understood at once the dog was his special bell. … [Read more...]

Polish Porcelain Exhibition

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Opening: Mon 04 Jul, 1 pm … [Read more...]

Do Tuan Anh’s Exhibition Exhibition – “I wish”

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Opening: Mon 22 Nov, 5.30 pm … [Read more...]