Artist’s sculptures recall women’s war sacrifices

Courageous mothers: Artist Lai Thi Kim Thanh (left) describes her sculpture of Ho Thi Bi, who was awarded the title of Hero of the People's Armed Forces.

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese women who contributed to the resistance wars against the French and the Americans have long inspired 55-year-old sculptor Lai Thi Kim Thanh, a native of Long An Province who now lives in HCM City. With her own expense, the sculptor has travelled to every corner of the country with hopes of meeting and sculpting her idols – the mothers who lost children to the war and the courageous women who were soldiers, commandos, spies, messengers and guerrilla … [Read more...]

Dinh Q. Le’s “Signs and Signals From the Periphery” at ASU Art Museum Proves That Art Is Everywhere

Dinh Q Le The Infrastructure of Nationalism I  2009

Art is art, no matter where you find it. Vietnamese-American artist/photographer Dinh Q. Lê has found it in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (the city formerly known as Saigon), where he's lived and worked for the past 12 years. Lucky for us, ASU Art Museum has brought his most recent work to Arizona. Here, we can enjoy it without the imminent threat of being run over by the millions of overburdened bikes and motos that ply the streets there without any perceptible traffic signals to order the … [Read more...]

Sculptural exhibition features birds

A fascinating and inspirational sculptural exhibition entitled ‘The Birds’ has opened at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi, according to Nhan dan (People’s) online. The exhibition, which will run until April 27, features over 150 works by young artist Thai Nhat Minh. The sculptures, made of wood and aluminum casting, combine with bamboo to create two exhibition spaces. The first space includes three square columns about three metres in height and 45–50 centimetres in width, from … [Read more...]

Painters, sculptors get creative in Hoa Binh

As many as 70 painters and sculptors from Vietnam and 15 countries an d territories worldwide will gat her to showcase their art at a creative camp set to kick off on October 18 in Hoa Binh, about 70km south-west of Hanoi. Titled “Art under the Roof”, the event is co-organised by Hanoi 's Museum of Muong Culture and Asia Art Link, a non-commercial collective founded by Vietnamese painter Trinh Tuan and Malaysian painter Ng Bee. The collective aims to offer a plat form for … [Read more...]

Artist honours culture of ethnic minority group


 The sculptures of Ker Tik, which are on display in a house in his native village in the central province of Quang Nam, show his love for the traditional art of the Co Tu ethnic minority. “Ker Tik has captured the hearts of art lovers with his works based on Co Tu traditions,” said Vu Hao, an amateur cultural researcher from HCM City who specialises in ethnic minority sculpture. “I can see and feel their culture and lifestyle.” Hao said he was surprised by the depth of emotion and skill … [Read more...]

Exhibition of Tam Van Tran and Dewey Ambrosino


Tam Van Tran and Dewey Ambrosino ‘Scene Unseen (detail)’ 2012. Sculptural installation. Dimensions variable Ho Chi Minh City, May 21, 2012 – Sàn Art presents a two-person show by Los Angeles based artists Tam Van Tran and Dewey Ambrosino. ‘Tam Van Tran and Dewey Ambrosino’ explore the world of sound and surface. The artists state ‘It is the ear that penetrates darkness, and not the eye. We cannot see what is within a fruit yet we know through our senses and cultural learning that its … [Read more...]

Book: Fifty Years of Painting and Sculpture on Armed Forces and Revolutionary Wars


Category: Contemporary Art Unit Price: $54.00 Description: This seminal and extensive collection of paintings, artworks, and sculptors celebrates Vietnam’s long struggle for independence in the 20th Century. The powerful images clarify the beauty, strength, and defiance of the Vietnamese people. “Literature and art is an important source of intellectual nutrition for soldiers who find their reflections of their sorrows and joys, and sacrifices and losses. It gives them support and … [Read more...]

Cham Museum

Entrance to the Cham Museum

By Tran Ky Phuong Published on 6/1/95 on Things Asian Built in 1915, the Museum of Champa Sculpture in Danang displays an intensive and diverse collection of Champa sculpture dating from the 7th to the 15th centuries. The museum was established at the end of the 19th century by the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient with a collection of artifacts gathered in central Vietnam, from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh. They were then displayed at Le Jardin de Tourane on a small hill by the Han River. … [Read more...]

First class’ Danang Cham sculpture museum


Danang Museum of Cham Sculpture has been named ‘first class’ by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.   Constructed by the French from 1915, the museum houses leading rare collections of Champa sculptures. It is the only museum in the country which is opened 365 days a year - from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On average the popular museum has 500 daily visitors.   The museum has signed an agreement with the Vietnam University of Fine Arts to study and compile a catalogue of … [Read more...]

Art festival exposes raw young talents

Youth prevails: Video art featuring the beauty of the earth can be seen at a National Young Fine Arts Festival

28 Nov – 10 Dec 2011, 9 am – 5 pm 2 Hoa Lư Str, Hanoi As many as 155 paintings, graphic designs, sculptures, installations and art videos of 136 artists are being displayed at the Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre at 2 Hoa Lu Street in Hanoi. Speaking at the opening of the National Young Fine Arts Festival, Vi Kien Thanh, director of the culture ministry’s Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition, said: “The artists create works for Vietnamese fine arts of today and the … [Read more...]