Vietnamese young contemporary artists – chances and challenges

Contemporary art, mostly with the involvement of young artists, has developed in Vietnam for decades characterized by the use of a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenges traditional boundaries. Young artists while indulging themselves in on August 20's contemporary art want to raise their voice on the varied and changing cultural landscapes of identity, values, and beliefs as well as to reflect a wide range of social issues. In Vietnam, playgrounds … [Read more...]

Where to admire Vietnamese contemporary arts in Saigon

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VietNamNet Bridge - Despite a lack of an actual paintings market, international arts expos, auctions and fine arts festivals like in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, HCMC has in recent years emerged as one of the most active art scenes in the region. However, to explore the authentic contemporary arts in Vietnam when visiting the city, tourists need to know exactly where they should go and should not be distracted by commercial souvenir and decorative painting galleries. Many … [Read more...]

The closing week of “Graffiti in the Alley”

The closing week of "Graffiti in the Alley": 02 - 07 Aug 2011 Zerostation, The quarter 288, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Str, D.3, HCMC For the entire 26 days of the project (from 12 July to 07 August), since the first day when all artists from Click 9 were totally new ones entering in a very unfamiliar spraying environment, and when the residents at the quarter 288 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia curiosly observed something they almost have never seen before, up to now, there has been a dialogue, sometimes … [Read more...]