Concept Context Contestation Hanoi: art and the collective in Southeast Asia

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From the Goethe -Institut: The Bangkok Art and Culture Center shows contemporary art from Southeast Asia at the Goethe-Institut. Exhibition 18. – 30.06.2015 Every day from 9 am – 7 pm Goethe- Institut Hanoi +84 4 37342251 - 14 With the exhibition Concept Context Contestation the Goethe -Institut in collaboration with the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) is presenting contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Initiated by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and … [Read more...]

SE Asian art asks viewers to engage

At an exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Ha Noi, visitors are invited to be part of the performance. Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Let's Chat asks the audience to sit down for a chat with the artist, in effect becoming a performer in the artwork.

At an exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Ha Noi, visitors are invited to be part of the performance. Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Let's Chat asks the audience to sit down for a chat with the artist, in effect becoming a performer in the artwork. The exhibition – Concept, Context, Contestation - organised by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, includes work from across the SE Asian region over the last 40 years. The diverse showing includes performance art, … [Read more...]

Work by regional artists to go on exhibition in Ha Noi

HA NOI (VNS) — An exhibition showing the work of 14 Southeast Asian artists will open on June 17 at the Goethe Institute . The exhibition will showcase works by the artists including performances, interactive installations, painting and photography. The works are a small selection of an exhibition initiated by Iola Lenz from Singapore , Agung Hujatnikajennong from Indonesia and Vipash Purichanont from Thailand . It was shown at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre last … [Read more...]

Exhibition: Concept context contestation Hanoi: Art and the collective in Southeast Asia

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From Goethe-institut Exhibition 17.06.2015, 6 pm. Goethe- Institut Hanoi Free Admission English, Vietnamese +84 4 37342251 - 14 the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) is presenting contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Initiated by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand , the exhibition was shown at BACC in Bangkok last year. A small selection of works is now to be seen as a traveling project in Hanoi from 18 – … [Read more...]

Ambassador of arts

Nora Annesley Taylor, a Swiss researcher, is known among researchers and art critics of the West, Asia and Vietnam in particular. She has come to Vietnam to research and work since 1990. Her researches focus on Vietnam and Asia ’s contemporary arts. Nora has good command of five languages. She speaks Vietnamese as smoothly as her mother tongue. She used to be an associate professor of humanities and art science at the University of Arizona and now is Southeast Asian art … [Read more...]

Paintings by three Southeast Asian artists on show in Vietnam

A photo at the exhibition. (Source: vnexpress.net)

As many of 47 artworks by 22 painters from three Southeast Asian nations, including Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, are on display at a water colour exhibition which opened at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi on April 1st. This is the first water color exhibition ever takes place in Vietnam for artists from those 3 countries. The event was the initiative of Malaysian painters to encourage using water colours more regularly and professionally instead of using them for sketches and … [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...]

Vietnam art lags behind other Asian countries at int’l auctions

Though Vietnamese galleries and artists have stepped up efforts to penetrate international art markets in recent years, the country's art still fetches considerably lower prices when compared to other Southeast Asian works. In recent years, more Vietnamese galleries have joined famed art markets held in other Asian countries, for both higher revenues and opportunities to promote the country's art to the world. Such markets as the Singapore Art Fair, Art Expo Malaysia, Art Basel Hong Kong, and … [Read more...]

Ceramics museum offers trip through local pottery history

History lesson: The Kim Lan Ceramic History Museum is a real treat for those interested in learning about the history of Vietnamese pottery.

VietNamNet Bridge - An old-style tile-roofed house appeared in the middle of a large open public ground next to the headquarters of Kim Lan Commune People's Committee. Hesitation stopped me for a while before I entered the first community museum in Viet Nam. The ceramic wares inside glass cabinets quickly caught my eyes. There were too many pieces to comprehend during a short visit. … [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...]