The importance of the local art market

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Vietnam's Doi Moi (renovation) painting period in the 90s marked great success in both arts and business. But during that time, no one from the art world thought that there could be a real art market in the country as there were few clients. There are thousands of visual artists, including painters and sculptors, in Vietnam. There's an art museum system, galleries, art collectors, art lovers, and art education. We have all the fundamental conditions but we were not able to connect these … [Read more...]

Art Collector Club: Why and How to Start Collecting

On the occasion of the exhibition "Grapevine Selection - Volume 2″, we are organizing a "curator and collector talk" with the participation of established artist/curator Tran Luong, also one of the advisors of the exhibition, and Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, economist, director of Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research, also an art collector. Fri 06 Mar 2015, 7 - 9 pm lAcA Cafe 2nd floor, 24 - 26 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi Our Grapevine Selection exhibition series aims to promote young artists … [Read more...]

Solo Exhibition “Fading Dreams – Disintegrating Realities” by Ha Manh Thang in Thailand

Opening: Sat 20 Sep 2014, 5 pm Exhibition: 20 Sep - 18 Oct 2014 Thavibu Gallery JTC Jewelry Trade Center Suite 433, 4th floor 919/1 Silom Road 10500 Bangkok, Thailand Art exhibition Fading Dreams - Disintegrating Realities with new oil and mixed media paintings by the Vietnamese artist Ha Manh Thang is going to take place in Thailand. Built on his previous series, the artist continues to be inspired by themes of memories, history, and cultural heritage, from ancient towers at Angkor Wat … [Read more...]

The Colour of Light – Dinh Quan’s Lacquer Paintings

Click to see artworks by Dinh Quan March, 2004 From his childhood in Haiphong to his current status as one of Vietnam’s most recognized artists, the art and life of Dinh Quan has constituted a long quest – a long road towards enlightenment. For Dinh Quan has woven together his emotions, his memories of youth, his fervent Buddhist beliefs and the history of Vietnam with a flamboyancy that has resulted in an art that speaks a universal language. And with the clarity of his … [Read more...]

Bui Huu Hung’s Lacquered Noble Women

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The Colour of Light – Dinh Quan’s Lacquer Paintings (8 March, 2004)

From his childhood in Haiphong to his current status as one of Vietnam's most recognized artists, the art and life of Dinh Quan has constituted a long quest - a long road towards enlightenment. For Dinh Quan has woven together his emotions, his memories of youth, his fervent Buddhist beliefs and the history of Vietnam with a flamboyancy that has resulted in an art that speaks a universal language. And with the clarity of his vocation, Dinh Quan, the artist, has become the perpetual wanderer in … [Read more...]

Le Quang Ha: Altered Faces

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Five local works bid for Singapore Grand Prize

Five artworks by Vietnamese artists have been nominated for the S$45,000 Grand Prize of the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize, organizers said. The entries by Bui Cong Khanh, Ly Hoang Ly, Minh Phuong Nguyen, Pham Huy Thong and Thua Le Tien are among 130 artworks from 24 countries and territories vying for the Grand Prize of the contest, organized by the Singapore Art Museum with presenting sponsor APB Foundation. The event recognizes artists for outstanding work, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese art works nominated for Asia – Pacific prize

“Passport of the planet” by Nguyen Minh Phuong Photo: Tuoitre

Five Vietnamese art works have just been nominated for the second triennial Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize in 2011 in Singapore among the 130 works by 129 artists from 24 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region. "Passport of the planet" by Nguyen Minh Phuong Photo: TuoitreThe works include installation art works titled "Cloud" (by Ly Hoang Ly), and "432,000 or 675,098 or 178,985 or 765,455.099 or…" (by Le Thua Tien). … [Read more...]