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...]

Vietnam-American artist’s work shown

The Leavers, an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Trong Gia Nguyen, will open at 6pm today at Galerie Quynh in HCM City. Nguyen and his immediate family of 11 in addition to three relatives left HCM City on April 30, 1975, the day of Viet Nam's reunification. "The colourful and playful paintings belie a deep reflection on history, culture and the psyche of those uprooted and transplanted to foreign lands," a press release from the gallery says. "Sourced from old family … [Read more...]

A painter who ‘picks up pebbles’ of life

VietNamNet Bridge - Le Tri Dung's horses have acquired human dimensions and emotions, and the painter turns writer as he listens to them intently, filling up page after page, writes Cao Minh. A work by painter Le Tri Dung. Le Tri Dung is both a renowned painter who specialises in painting horses and an author recognised for deep musings that are encapsulated in three books. Dung's studio is filled with large oil paintings of horses viewed from different angles, as well as paintbrushes and … [Read more...]

Applied art show opens in Ha Noi

Visitors contemplate an artwork displayed at the national applied arts exhibition, which showcases about 200 art pieces made from everyday objects by Vietnamese artists. - VNA/VNS Photo Minh Duc HA NOI (VNS) - The Museum of Fine Arts is displaying art pieces made from everyday objects across the nation at an exhibition in Ha Noi. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism every five years, the show is in its third incarnation. It runs until December 3 at the museum, 66 Nguyen Thai … [Read more...]

Event : French painter explores Mekong landscapes

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HCM CITY (VNS) - French painter Manoel Pillard's 46 water colour and oil paintings of landscapes in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will feature at a solo exhibition opening at HCM City's University of Fine Arts next Monday. … [Read more...]

Village teacher sculpts stories of the sea

Rough-hewn: Ngay nhap ngu (Day to Join the Army), one of the sculptor's wooden pieces.

VietNamNet Bridge - Sculptor Ku Kao Khai creates pieces that offer a glimpse into the lives of Viet Nam's hardworking fishermen. A village teacher has stunned the nation by winning three of the top prizes in a competition against hundreds of sculptors from all over Viet Nam. … [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...]

Museum displays fight for sovereignty

Battered: An exhibition goer examines pieces of Viet Nam's coast guard ships rammed by Chinese vessels on display at the ongoing display Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Islands - Viet Nam's Sovereignty.

VietNamNet Bridge - Adjusting his glasses, Nguyen Huu Thao peers closely at the large stained and rusty pieces of coast guard ships on display at the entrance to an exhibition hall of the Viet Nam Military History Museum (VMHM). The 70-year-old resident of Dong Anh District on the outskirts of the capital city was visibly angry. … [Read more...]

Well-known art critic Phan Cam Thuong releases new book

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VietNamNet Bridge - Art critic and culture researcher Phan Cam Thuong has published books about Vietnamese fine arts history since 1984. He teaches at the Viet Nam Academy of Fine Arts' Faculty of Art History and Criticism. … [Read more...]

French artist to open exhibition of cartoons in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - French artist Gerald Gorridge will come back to Ha Noi in November with a new exhibition of cartoons featuring portraits of Vietnamese and French people. Manh Song (Pieces of Lives) is the fruit of collaboration between five Vietnamese and French artists. After Ha Noi, the exhibition will move to the Angouleme International Comics Festival in January 2014. Gorridge works at the Casterman Editions and has been teaching the art of drawing cartoons at the L'Ecole Superieure de … [Read more...]