A Guide to Contemporary Arts in Ho Chi Minh City

A corner in the permanent collection of HCM City Fine Arts Museum

( Cinet )- Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly become one of the most active emerging art hubs in Southeast Asia. Although the number of contemporary art spaces is still modest, they are getting more and more attention from a greater audience. Home to several international and local recognized artists, the city has so much to offer to contemporary art lovers. Museums, private collection and galleries Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum - The museum’s exhibition rooms have a range of art that … [Read more...]

Event: Exhibition “Day by Day” by Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai

You are invited to “DAY BY DAY”, a solo exhibition of Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai . Thanh Mai is an internationally award-winning artist, based in Hue. The exhibition consists of four interrelated serial artworks in various media, which draw on one year of extensive research by the artist in several small fishing communities in Siem Reap and Pursat , Cambodia as well as in Long An , Vietnam. Opening: Sat 28 Mar 2015 , 3 pm Exhibition: 28 Mar – 09 May 2015 Sao La 1 Le Thi … [Read more...]

Vietnamese young contemporary artists – chances and challenges

Contemporary art, mostly with the involvement of young artists, has developed in Vietnam for decades characterized by the use of a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenges traditional boundaries. Young artists while indulging themselves in on August 20's contemporary art want to raise their voice on the varied and changing cultural landscapes of identity, values, and beliefs as well as to reflect a wide range of social issues. In Vietnam, playgrounds … [Read more...]

Where to admire Vietnamese contemporary arts in Saigon


VietNamNet Bridge - Despite a lack of an actual paintings market, international arts expos, auctions and fine arts festivals like in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, HCMC has in recent years emerged as one of the most active art scenes in the region. However, to explore the authentic contemporary arts in Vietnam when visiting the city, tourists need to know exactly where they should go and should not be distracted by commercial souvenir and decorative painting galleries. Many … [Read more...]