HCMC – Exhibition “Sole Imprint of a Wood Flux”

Exhibition: 29 Jan – 29 Jun 2015, 9 am – 9 pm   Phuong My Flagship Store   From the organizer:

Wood-flux – a wooden flow – seems to be a contradictory phrase for how can something as sturdy as wood also stream so fervently. Such a concept indeed recalls a Japanese genre of woodblock prints on silk and paper – ‘Ukiyo-e’ – meaning ‘pictures of the floating world’. Inspired by the caliber of Ukiyo-e woodblock and the textile pattern of PHUONG MY’s Spring Summer 2015 collection, artist Nguyễn Hữu Trâm Kha showcases various fascinations of a ‘Wood-flux’. … [Read more...]

Exhibition celebrates Vietnamese Women’s Day

An exhibition marking the Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20) will be held at Ho Chi Minh City Labor Culture Palace. The display features 70 lacquer and oil paintings on the country and Vietnamese people by 43 members of the Ho Chi Minh City Labor Culture Palace's Fine Arts Club. On the occasion, new members the Fine Arts Club will admit 11 new members, including Japanese artist Hideko Kanno who has lived in Ho Chi Minh City for 9 years. The Japanese painter usually participated in the club's … [Read more...]

Crossing cultural boundaries

from Impressions and Expressions - Vietnamese Contemporary Painting The origin of artistic visual expression in Vietnam, a hybrid like its Southeast Asian neighbours, can be traced back to its 2,500-year-old culture that started in the Neolithic Age and steadily developed until the end of the Iron Age when Chinese invaders entered from the north. By the second century BC, foreign influences started to infiltrate into the Dong Son civilization that is widely believed to have originated in … [Read more...]