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...]

Ninh Thuan develops craft villages

Bau Truc and My Nghiep villages, two famous Cham craft villages in the central province of Ninh Thuan, will be developed into major tourism sites starting later this year. Bau Truc pottery village in Ninh Phuoc district, recognised as a national intangible heritage, is one of oldest ceramic villages in Southeast Asia. Some 85 percent of the village's 400 households make pottery. Every stage of the process of making pottery, from mixing clay to shaping the products, is done by hand. Upon … [Read more...]

Vietnam lags in digitalizing artistic work

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A page on Google Art Project introduces Vietnamese paintings via Singapore's National Heritage Board as Vietnam has not digitized its art works. Photo: Minh Ngoc … [Read more...]

South East Asia Art And Culture

Prajnaparamita  from Singhasari, East Java

By: Vincent Ruan When thinking of the art of Indochina , one tends to think mainly of the Buddhist art displayed in temples across the area or of the Khmer architecture of Cambodia. But that is to miss a lot of what Indochina has to offer to the art lover. And the region's art is not all ancient! There is a flourishing contemporary art scene throughout the area, attracting serious buyers and collectors from across the globe. To take Vietnam as an example, we can see a long history of … [Read more...]

Le Quang Ha: Altered Faces

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by Shireen Nazaree … [Read more...]

In Vietnam, a Bridge Between Cultures

Dinh Q.Le

HO CHI MINH CITY—"Sàn" means "platform" in Vietnamese, and in an art scene once largely defined by fragmented communities, a conservative government, and isolation from international debates and practices, Sàn Art — one of Vietnam's first nonprofit, independently run art spaces, established in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 by artists Dinh Q. Lê, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phu Nam Thuc Ha, and Tiffany Chung — is certainly living up to its name. … [Read more...]

Dia/projects

bringing together artists, designers, architects, theorists, urbanists, curators, historians, performers and general outsiders into fold Dia/projects is a small space for culture and ideas, expanding a conversation about contemporary art in Southeast Asia and beyond. Self-described as a contemporary art experiment -- bringing together artists, designers, architects, theorists, urbanists, curators, historians, performers and general outsiders into fold. It's a discursive space for ideas and … [Read more...]

The Indochina Arts Partnership

The Indochina Arts Partnership conducts programs of cultural development and artistic exchange between the United Statesand the countries of Southeast Asia, with a primary focus on Vietnam. Founded in 1988, to foster cultural understanding through shared art, the Non-profit IAP has produced two widely traveled exhibitions of modern work by Vietnamese and American artists, with a third in the making. In addition, the Partnership has sponsored residencies in America for more than fifty Vietnamese … [Read more...]