AP displays photos of Vietnam War in Hanoi

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(VOV) - The Associated Press (AP) will organise an exhibition themed "Vietnam: The Real War " at the Exhibition Hall in Hanoi on June 12 . The event will feature 50 images which capture the drama and tragedy of people in the Vietnam War. According to AP , the highlight of the exhibition will be Malcolm Browne ’s horrific photograph of an elderly Buddhist monk who voluntarily set ablaze during a protest against the South Vietnamese government and Nick Ut ’s … [Read more...]

Dinh Q. Le’s “Signs and Signals From the Periphery” at ASU Art Museum Proves That Art Is Everywhere

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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...]

Historical wartime sketches on display in HCMC

Revolutionary art joined mainstream art in Vietnam in the 20th century and sketches and drawings made during that period have now a priceless historical value. A wartime sketch on display at the Art Museum (Photo: SGGP) This invaluable historical legacy of nearly 3,000 sketches, made during the two wars in Vietnam, is on display at the Art Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. In the 1960s, the entire country was under the turmoil of the Vietnam War, and many artists and sculptors left for the … [Read more...]

Extended Interview with Dinh Q. Le

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June 4, 2010This month, AsiaLIFE interviewed contemporary artist Dinh Q. Le. Printed here is an extended version of that interview. On June 30, Dinh's new three-channel installation,The Farmers and the Helicopters, will be the subject of a six-month solo exhibitionat New York's Museum of Modern Art. Contributed by Tom DiChristopher.Your installation, The Farmers and the Helicopters, includes a three-channel video and a full-size helicopter built by an engineer in Tay Ninh Province. How did this … [Read more...]

Tran Trung Tin: Paintings and Poems from Vietnam

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Tran Trung Tin painted in Hanoi during the 60s and 70s, conveying the experience of the Vietnamese and the essence of human emotion in his images. When he was 12, he joined the Resisitance against the French who were occupying Vietnam at the time, devoting his youth to freeing his country only to be disappointed by the repression and misery that followed. Living in Hanoi during the Vietnam War, forbidden to express himself in words, he turned to painting to communicate the contradictions of his … [Read more...]

Photo exhibit to celebrate General Giap’s 100th birthday 

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A photo exhibition on General Vo Nguyen Giap will open on August 22 in Hanoi to celebrate the Vietnam legend's 100 th birthday. … [Read more...]

The Collector: Dinh Q. Le

The Vietnamese-American Artist Talks About Loss and Hoarding By ALEXANDRA A. SENO In 1978, when he was just 10 years old, Dinh Q. Le and his family -- his mother, six siblings, two aunts and a few cousins -- fled their home in Ha Tien, a town on the Mekong river delta. They had lived through the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975, but wanted to get away from continuing military skirmishes, this time between the Cambodian Khmer Rouge and Vietnamese troops. Eventually, they resettled in the U.S. … [Read more...]

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