Saigon’s deserted house becomes art district

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VietNamNet Bridge - Impressive graffiti paintings have turned a deserted house in Ho Chi Minh City into a favorite destination of young people. This house is located behind the People's Committee of District 2, overlooking the Saigon River . … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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This is one of my favorite museums in Saigon. I love it for the building it is located in and the peacefulness of the garden. … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh Museum Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh Museum or Uncle Ho's Museum is located on the junction of the Saigon River, near the end of Saigon's Nguyen Tat Thanh Street. This museum is popularly known as the Dragon House or Nha Rong Harbor. The architectural design of Saigon's Ho Chi Minh Museum represents a unique mix of traditional Vietnamese and French architectural style. For its spectacular architecture, the building of this museum is no doubt much more interesting than most of the items displayed inside the … [Read more...]

Graphic art exhibition depicts Vietnam’s beauty

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The HCM City Fine Art Association has organized an exhibition at its head office to introduce more than 70 graphic artworks. The works on display mainly depicts the beauty of Vietnam's landscapes, architectural works and people, using various materials, from zinc printing to wood engraving, digital techniques, etc. These works are created thanks to graphic techniques, which are not very popular to the audiences. The exhibition closed on September 22. Some artworks at the exhibition: Cai … [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...]

HCMC exhibits photos on old Saigon

A photo of Saigon River in 1882 Photo: Tuoitre

An outdoor photo exhibition showcasing Ho Chi Minh City at the end of 19th century to the early 20th century has been opened on the backyard of the Ho Chi Minh City Museum since Friday. More than 60 photographs and many paintings depicting architectural landscapes, art, lifestyle and daily activities of an old Saigon are on display at the exhibit. … [Read more...]

Exhibition of leading artists about Hanoi

The Hanoi Opera House by Nguyen The Dung

Famous contemporary painters Le Thiet Cuong and Dao Hai Phong have joined young artists in a painting exhibition about Hanoi at the Trung Nguyen Creative Centre in Hanoi from October 15. … [Read more...]