Dong Ho folk painting shines at Asia festival in New York

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Hundreds of Dong Ho folk painting delighted visitors at an Asian festival at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. At the Vietnamese stall decorated with eye-catching colourful lanterns from Hoi An, attendees could pick Dong Ho drawings and have them printed as gifts. Woodcut prints, do (poonar) paper and colours made from natural materials purchased in Dong Ho village were used to generate approximately 300 pictures in five hours. The Dong Ho drawings are black and … [Read more...]

Traditional craft festival to open in Hue

Hue traditional craft festival is due to take place in central Thua Thien - Hue province, from April 29 - May 3, 2015, announced the provincial People's Committee during a press conference on December 26. The biennial event, themed "the quintessence of Vietnamese crafts", will focus on showcasing the art and distinctive characteristics of handicraft work, such as jewel making, pottery, engraving, while promoting Hue cuisines and craft village tours. Display space are planned to spread over … [Read more...]

Korean painters stage fine art exhibition in Hue

Art lovers and visitors alike were impressed by an exhibition "Point of Intersection" presented by artists Eugene Jung and Kim Sung Mi from the Republic of Korea (RoK), held in Hue city from August 12-18. The artworks reflected those unexpected events which happen in everyday life, Korean traditional rituals and included seven video clips focusing on the role of women in society. The two Korean painters visited Hue under a cooperative programme between Hue's New Space Arts Foundation and Hive … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s history and culture attract Koreans

A festival on Vietnamese history and culture held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea on September 22, helps strengthen ties in Vietnamese-Korean families, which are on rise in the RoK in recent time. It was also one of activities to celebrate the 2012 RoK-Vietnam Friendship Year and the 20th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.The event, part of the RoK Government’s “Multi-cultural Families at localities” programme, was organised by the RoK-Vietnam Friendship Association (KOVIFA) … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh’s prison diary on display in RoK

A calligraphy exhibition featuring excerpts from late President Ho Chi Minh’s Prison Diary, opened on April 9 at the Suncheon National University’s museum, in the south Jeolla province in the Republic of Korea. On display at the event, which marks the anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s 122 nd birthday, were 45 calligraphic works by 23 calligraphers from Gwangju and south Jeolla provinces. Addressing the event, the Rector of the University, Song Yeong-moo, said the exhibition is taking … [Read more...]

Vietnamese culture in RoK spotlight

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for an exhibition entitled "Vietnamese cultural space" (Source: Vietnamplus)

The Vietnamese Culture Days opened in Busan city in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on Aug. 26. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for an exhibition entitledThe two-day festival is co-organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, … [Read more...]

International exchange exhibition on Vietnam, RoK

The second exhibition on the Republic of Korea (RoK) - Vietnam international exchange opened in Hanoi on Feb. 18, showcasing 80 paintings by artists of both countries. The exhibition will introduce visitors to the beauty of nature, life and people of Vietnam and the RoK through oil, lacquer and ceramic paintings. Four Vietnamese female artists, Doan Hong, Dang Tin Tuong, Le Kim My and Tuyet Nga contributed their works to the exhibition. … [Read more...]