Exhibition chronicles the life of late Party Secretary General

HCM City leaders visit the exhibition

A photo exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of late Party General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh’s birthday opened in Ho Chi Minh City on June 27. The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the People’s Committee of the city, Le Hoang Quan; Deputy Standing Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Vo Van Thuong; Head of the Department of Propaganda and Training of the HCMC Party Committee Than Thi Thu; Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee, Hua Ngoc Thuan; Deputy Director of … [Read more...]

Event: Zodiac exhibition pays homage to Tet tradition

Zodiac animals look playful and lively at a joint exhibition by two eclectic artists that opened in Ha Noi recently to celebrate the Year of the Goat.Animal art: Artwork by French artist Lolo Zazar depicts a goat for the Year of the Goat (above). A painting inspired by Sino-Nom scripts by Nguyen Quang Thang for the Year of the Roaster (right).

Zodiac animals look playful and lively at a joint exhibition by two eclectic artists that opened in Ha Noi recently to celebrate the Year of the Goat.Animal art: Artwork by French artist Lolo Zazar depicts a goat for the Year of the Goat (above). A painting inspired by Sino-Nom scripts by Nguyen Quang Thang for the Year of the Roaster (right). Artists Nguyen Quang Thang and Lolo Zazar have different styles. However, they share the desire to celebrate the new year, honour the past and welcome … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art Group Show in Brussels Belgium

The Vietnamese contemporary fine art exhibition, on display from 5 - 9 February at Tour et Taxis exhibition hall, Brussels, will feature works on paper and wood, in lacquer and watercolor, by contemporary Vietnamese artists all living and working in Hanoi. Exhibition: 05 - 09 Feb 2015, 11 am - 6 pm Tour et Taxis exhibition hall, Brussels, Belgium Exhibiting artists: Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Phan Cam Thuong, Vu Thu Hien, Trinh Tuan, Dinh Hanh, Vu Duc Trung, Ninh Thi Den. The oldest, Phung Pham, … [Read more...]

Book Launch “Art and Talent”

Book launch and expert talk: Thu 23 Oct 2014, 7 pm Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Ba Đình, Hà Nội Art and Talent, a foreground on the 8X contemporary artists generation of Vietnam, is the second publication in Mrs Dao Mai Trang's book project on the visual art life in Vietnam. Her first publication was published in 2010, 12 contemporary artists of Vietnam, in Vietnamese and English, under the license of The Gioi Publishing House and with the financial support of the Cultural … [Read more...]

Lanterns made in Vietnam’s imperial capital find foreign buyers

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The Vietnamese traditional lanterns made by artisans in the central city of Hue, which have long been favored by local consumers and international tourists, now light up homes and facilities in several other countries. The bamboo-framed lanterns made of colorful silk used to be of great use to kings of the Nguyen Dynasties (1802 - 1945), the country's last monarchy reign, before ornamenting hotels, restaurants and traditional homes in Vietnam's imperial capital. … [Read more...]

Dinh Q. Le’s Woven Imagery Connects Culture — A Review

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Posted on Jul 9, 2012diaCRITICS is excited to reprint this review of Dinh Q. Lê's show at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, California, written by Leah Ollman and originally published in the Arts & Culture section of the Los Angeles Times. Lê's work has been celebrated by art critics and museum collections far and wide, so this glowing review is not surprising. Best known for his woven-photograph-montages conjuring both history and memory, the fine arts photographer was born in 1968 in Hà … [Read more...]

Indulging a love for lustrous lacquer

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The Vietnamese knew how to process raw lacquer more than 2,000 years ago, but it was only in the early part of the 20 th century that it was transformed from a decorative craft into the modern pictorial art form we know and love. Le Ha reports. Past master: Phan Ke An , a renowned lacquer artist who painted the award-winning picture Remembering an Afternoon in the Northwest. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh … [Read more...]

International art network launches studio in Vietnam

Room 13, an UK-based independent art studio network for young people that spans over 13 countries has opened its first studio in Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnamese studio, sponsored by creative art group TBWA, will offer free art classes for children aged 8-12 with activities that encourage creativeness and independent thinking. Vo Binh, a painter and volunteer of the project said children would be taught basic painting skills and given a topic in each class meeting to discuss and present their … [Read more...]

Report from Hanoi

Tran Trung Tin, Untitled III 1972, 55cm x 39 cm oil on newspaper, Courtesy Art Vietnam Gallery

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006by Joe Fyfe HANOI-Areas of the city feature numerous art galleries aimed primarily at the tourist business. Hundreds of insipid decorative paintings are for sale. Oddly, there is more than an occasional almost interesting one. Some of the more adventurous Hanoi artists also produce for the commercial painting market. They adapt (read: sweeten) existing traditional genres, such as happy Vietnamese women in traditional garments under palette-knifed foliage or … [Read more...]

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Vietnam’s culture highlighted in Argentina

The Vietnamese embassy in Argentina has coordinated with the National University of Mar del Plata to hold a celebration campaign for Vietnam's August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2). During the campaign, which will last until August 26, there is a variety of activities, including a photo exhibition about "Vietnam's vitality", embroidered painting and lacquer painting exhibitions, film shows, radio programmes, and cultural exchanges. At a seminar, which was attended by … [Read more...]