Graffiti show in Saigon

Graffiti show in Saigon VinGallery will put on an exhibition entitled “Frenemies” featuring the works by street artist and illustrator Kristopher Kotcher. Kotcher has practiced graffiti and street arts for 12 years and named one of his works as “Frenemy” to explain the hating and loving conflicts when people look at street arts. Frenemy is also the word he uses for his world of characters of “Frenemies.” Kotcher’s works are influenced by the books and … [Read more...]

Event: Art talk Gallery in the sky

Vin Gallery is pleased to hold two art talks next Tuesday for charity purpose. Artist Shyevin Sn'g and Ignacio De Grado will present mini art talks to explain their works and inspiration. Visitors take the chance to view stunning artworks of Vin Gallery's exclusive artists and take the view of Saigon at sunset. There will be a lucky draw on the night with great prizes to be won. Free entrance and canapés. Reservation is required.  Art talks by Shyevin Sn'g and Ignacio De Grado Date and time: … [Read more...]

Mysterious motifs

By Jame Gordon, 2004 Morden art in Saigon has a number of motifs, which foreigners who have been in the city any length of time will have noticed keep turning up. Vietnamese modern art is colourful and powerfully projected. Yet the Vietnamese motifs remain a mystery bursting to be discosed. First, I will list some of the motifs. In order of prevalence, but with people ahead of landscapes, though landscapes are so common. It is not mean to be a list of all or even the most important motifs … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum

Bao tang nghe thuat HCMC

The Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum is housed in a former commercial building dating from the turn of the twentieth century. The displays cover three floors of the large structure. The first floor displays changing exhibits of contemporary art by local and international artists. The second floor galleries display contemporary art from the museum's permanent collection. The collection features sketches, paintings and statues, many of which focus on the resistance to the various colonial rulers. … [Read more...]

The Vietnamese Traditional Medicine Museum

rustic realness  "Nam duoc tri nam nhan" "The Vietnamese are best treated by Vietnamese herbs." Contact:

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Silk portraits of women on display in HCMC

A silk portrait of urban woman at the exhibition. Photo: Tuoi Tre

An exhibition titled "Place of Frivolousness" featuring 18 silk portraits of urban women by renowned painter Bui Tien Tuan is now open in Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...]

Patriotic posters on display in Ho Chi Minh City

A propaganda poster in the “Protecting sea and island sovereignty” exhibition Photo: TT-VH

The Ho Chi Minh Fine Art Association is hosting a propaganda poster exhibition featuring 128 works with a "Protecting sea and island sovereignty" theme in Ho Chi Minh City starting September 2. A propaganda poster in the "Protecting sea and island sovereignty" exhibition Photo: TT-VHArtists of different generations have joined hands and worked for free to create these artworks that express strong patriotism, artist … [Read more...]

Learn about calligraphy over a cup of tea at Quang Linh


By Le Vi in HCMC Thu Phap Quang Linh teashop in Phu Nhuan District opened just a few weeks ago but is already a popular location as guests enjoy a cup of tea and learn more about calligraphy with young ong do (calligraphers). The teashop has a strong impression on passers-by with the countryside feel of the decor. The main color of the design is dark brown and it has bamboo trees, a black stone table and bamboo chairs and all are arranged elegantly. The stone tables express the love between … [Read more...]

Museum of Fine Arts launches new display area

A new display area was launched at the HCMC Museum of Fine Arts in District 1 on Saturday after renovation work was completed, reports Tuoi Tre. The work is part of a project to expand the museum which was approved by the city authority way back in 2001. The museum will have two more buildings, a renovated garden and a new building for artifacts, a warehouse and offices. However, due to subjective and objective difficulties, the project has just competed the first phase to improve the … [Read more...]

Kid Art class more than just creativity

Bach Tuyet and children in the Kid Art class at her home in District 3 - Photo: My Tran

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