EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Documentary Film Screening "The Last Journey of Madame Phung" in Hanoi and HCMC Hanoi: 29 - 31 Dec 2014 and 02 - 03 Jan 2015 L'Espace 24 Trang Tien HCMC: 22 - 28 Dec2014 IDECAF 28 Le Thanh Ton, Dist 1, HCMC You are invited to the documentary film screening "The Last Journey of Madame Phung" in Hanoi and HCMC. Read more about the film on Hanoi Grapevine: Documentary on Vietnamese LGBT Singers Screened at French Film Festival Screening Schedule: HCMC: - Mon: 22 Dec: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm (tickets sold out) - Tue: 23 Dec: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm - Thu: 25 Dec: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm - Fri: 26 Dec: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm - Sat: 27 Dec: 8.30 am - 10.30 am - Sun: 28 Dec: 8.30 am - 10.30 am Hanoi: - Mon (29 Dec): 5 pm, 6.45 pm, 8.30 pm - Tue (30 Dec): 5 pm, 6.45 pm, 8.30 pm - Wed (31 Dec): 5 pm, 6.45 pm, 8.30 pm - Fri (2 Jan 2015): 5 pm, 6.45 pm, 8.30 pm - Sat (3 Jan 2015) : 9 am, 10.30 am, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm, 7.30 pm Ticket Ticket price: 40,000 VND Booking hotline: 090.605.1256 - … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 20-30 (daily updated)

Exhibition "The Chorus of the City" Opening: Tue 23 Dec 2014, 5 pm Exhibition: 23 Dec 2014 - 03 Jan 2015 New Space Arts Foundation, Hue 2nd Floor, 15 Le Loi Street, Hue City Christmas Music Night "Winter Wonderland" Mon 22 Dec 2014, 8 - 11.30 pm Barbetta - The Center No 2 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi Enjoy your Christmas music night "Winter Wonderland" with many activities: Magician Alex Nguyen, Freedom Dance crew, WTFunk band, DJ Blip Blop… Free entrance. Be under the Tent of Thanks Sun 21 Dec 2014, 3 pm Tadioto 24B Tong Dan, Hanoi Tadioto appreciates your support in the last 7 years, and invites you to a concert by Bao Long and Jump for Jazz, along with singers from Ha Noi and Saigon…. enjoy the fabulous atmosphere of a tent we're putting up outside our location on Tong Dan. Free entry. Christmas Choir at Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Wed 24 Dec 2014, 6.30 - 7.30 pm Sofitel Plaza Hanoi 1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh, Hanoi Feel the yuletide spirit brought to life at … [Read more...]

Local art smashes auction record

The Hanoitimes - ​Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret. Minh couldn't match the final bid of US$840,000 during the November 22 auction at Christie's International in Hong Kong. However, he felt proud to see an artwork by a Vietnamese painter sell for such a high price. "When the auctioneer struck the last hammer, everyone in the auction hall stood up and applauded for minutes. It seemed everybody there was astonished because they hadn't expected Le Pho paintings to exceed $500,000," Minh recalled. Le Pho (1907-2001) was widely regarded as one of the greatest Vietnamese painters of the 20th century, according to Jean-Francois Hubert, a senior consultant in Vietnamese Art at Christie's International in Hong Kong. "After returning to Viet Nam upon the completion of his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (National School of Fine Arts, Paris), Le Pho … [Read more...]

Antiques and paintings displayed in Hanoi

The Hanoitimes The collection features more than 300 exhibits made from various materials, many of which are being presented to the public for the first time. They cover the national development process from the ancient to the modern era, including typical artifacts from each historical period. Items on display include precious artifacts, including incense burners in a crown shape and lamps from the reign of King Le Trung Hung, along with incense burners from the Le and Mac dynasties. Also on display are nearly 50 paintings by famous artists who graduated from the Indochina College of Fine Arts, including Bui Xuan Phai, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Diep Minh Chau, and Nguyen Dung. By Bach Nhat … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/9

Game show capitalises on mixed marriages in Viet Nam HCM City Television is working with the MayQ Media to launch a new singing TV game show targeting Vietnamese and foreign husbands and wives living in Viet Nam. Vo Chong Minh Hat (Husband and Wife Sing Together), which will start next month, is expected to help the couples keep their love in marriage through the passion of music. Couples of all ages are encouraged to send their photos and records or music video clips to the organiser at email vochongminhhat@gmail.com today. The preliminary round will be held in Can Tho City and HCM City from September 14-16. The jury band, including popular couples who work in the music industry, will choose 18 couples to enter the final round. The show will air on HTV9 every Thursday from October 9. French dance group to perform contemporary work A new contemporary performance named Your Ghost Is Not Enough by the French dance group Kubilai Khan Investigations will be staged at IDECAF … [Read more...]

New book on Sai Gon – Gia Dinh fine arts introduced

(Cinet)- On September 10, a painter and teacher of fine art, Uyen Huy, published a research book featuring urban fine art found in Sai Gon -formerly Gia Dinh province - from 1900 to 1975. Artist name is Uyen Huy. Real name is Huynh Van Muoi. He has many paintings displayed at The Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City and multiple paintings on personal collection in Vietnam and in many countries, such as Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, India, France, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and East Europe. The 700-page book, uses a wealth of valuable information and visuals to explore the influence of ancient cultures on the southern city. The most remarkable turning point in the development of the southern region's fine art, it is argued, was the opening of two French schools that trained students in handicraft and decorative arts in Binh Duong (1901) and Dong Nai (1903). The French continued in this vein by opening the Gia Dinh Drawing School in 1913. These … [Read more...]

New book on Sai Gon – Gia Dinh fine arts published

HCM CITY (VNS) - Painter and teacher of fine art, Uyen Huy, just published a research book featuring urban fine art found in Sai Gon -formerly Gia Dinh province - from 1900 to 1975. The 650-page book, uses a wealth of valuable information and visuals to explore the influence of ancient cultures on the southern city. The most remarkable turning point in the development of the southern region's fine art, it is argued, was the opening of two French schools that trained students in handicraft and decorative arts in Binh Duong (1901) and Dong Nai (1903). The French continued in this vein by opening the Gia Dinh Drawing School in 1913. These schools effectively laid the foundation for the Indochina Fine Arts College in Ha Noi, which went on to train fine artists coming from all over Indochina. - VNS … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Firmly Defending National Seas and Islands” opens in Hanoi

(Cinet)- An exhibition entitled "Firmly Defending National Seas and Islands opened at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ha Noi, on July 22. The exhibition comprises 55 paintings, graphic works and sculptures by artists of various generations from the Viet Nam University of Fine Arts, formerly known as the Indochina College of Fine Arts. Speaking at the opening ceremony, sculptor Phan Van Tien, Director of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum said the event aims to highlight the nation's pride, patriotism, and the spirit of independence and self-reliance of each citizen, and call on support from international friends who have raised their voice to safeguard Vietnam's sovereignty. The artworks feature fishermen's daily lives at sea and islands and images of soldiers ready to safeguard the homeland's sovereignty. The works in lacquer, oil, silk, pastel colours, water colours, ink, bronze and wood carvings showcase diverse languages and styles. A common thread reportedly … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 23/7

Exhibition showcases the life of navy personnel, fishermen An exhibition of art works in different genres, depicting Vietnamese navy personnel and their life on the sea and islands, was inaugurated this morning in Ha Noi. Titled Firmly Defending National Seas and Islands, the exhibition comprises 55 paintings, graphic works and sculptures by artists of various generations from the Viet Nam University of Fine Arts, formerly known as the Indochina College of Fine Arts. "Culture and art are also battles in which the artists are soldiers. Their works - which the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum will present to the public - portray and reiterate the patriotism and national pride that each individual has," director of the museum and sculptor Phan Van Tien said at the inauguration ceremony. "Additionally, the works appeal for the support of peace-loving friends from all over the world to raise their voices for Viet Nam's territorial sovereignty," he added. The works in lacquer, oil, silk, … [Read more...]

Art portrays life in the navy

An exhibition of art works in different genres, depicting Vietnamese navy personnel and their life on the sea and islands, was inaugurated on July 21 in Hanoi. Titled "Firmly Defending National Seas and Islands", the exhibition comprises 55 paintings, graphic works and sculptures by artists of various generations from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, formerly known as the Indochina College of Fine Arts. "Culture and art are also battles in which the artists are soldiers. Their works - which the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum will present to the public - portray and reiterate the patriotism and national pride that each individual has," director of the museum and sculptor Phan Van Tien said at the inauguration ceremony. "Additionally, the works appeal for the support of peace-loving friends from all over the world to raise their voices for Vietnam's territorial sovereignty," he added. The works in lacquer, oil, silk, pastel colours, water colours, ink, bronze and wood carvings … [Read more...]

Exhibition titled ” Safeguarding Vietnamese islands” opens in Hanoi

The Hanoitimes - A collection of 55 lacquer, oil and silk paintings and sculptures are being showcased by the Indochina College of Fine Arts at an exhibition on Vietnam's sovereignty over sea and islands which opened in Hanoi on July 22. The art work expresses the braveness and determination of naval soldiers to protect Vietnamese sovereignty Speaking at the opening ceremony, sculptor Phan Van Tien, Director of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum said the event aims to highlight the nation's pride, patriotism, and the spirit of independence and self-reliance of each citizen, and call on support from international friends who have raised their voice to safeguard Vietnam's sovereignty. The artworks feature fishermen's daily lives at sea and islands and images of soldiers ready to safeguard the homeland's sovereignty. The event runs through July 29. Hanoitimes … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights Vietnam’s sovereignty over sea and islands

(VOV) - A collection of 55 lacquer, oil and silk paintings and sculptures are being showcased by the Indochina College of Fine Arts at an exhibition on Vietnam's sovereignty over sea and islands which opened in Hanoi on July 22. Speaking at the opening ceremony, sculptor Phan Van Tien, Director of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum said the event aims to highlight the nation's pride, patriotism, and the spirit of independence and self-reliance of each citizen, and call on support from international friends who have raised their voice to safeguard Vietnam's sovereignty. The artworks feature fishermen's daily lives at sea and islands and images of soldiers ready to safeguard the homeland's sovereignty. The event runs through July 29. … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty

(VOV) - A collection of 55 lacquer, oil and silk paintings and sculptures are being showcased by the Indochina College of Fine Arts at an exhibition on Vietnam's sovereignty over sea and islands which opened in Hanoi on July 22. Speaking at the opening ceremony, sculptor Phan Van Tien, Director of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum said the event aims to highlight the nation's pride, patriotism, and the spirit of independence and self-reliance of each citizen, and call on support from international friends who have raised their voice to safeguard Vietnam's sovereignty. The artworks feature fishermen's daily lives at sea and islands and images of soldiers ready to safeguard the homeland's sovereignty. The event runs through July 29. … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights sovereignty over waters and islands

My Tran The nine-day exhibition features 55 paintings, graphics and sculptures by artists from different generations from the Fine Arts College of Indochina. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire both past and contemporary art styles of Vietnam using various materials such as lacquer 10 artworks, oils, silk, pastels, watercolor, ink, wood carving, bronze and plaster. Works depict images of the East Sea, the peaceful lives of hardworking fishermen and the naval officers who have been working hard to protect national sovereignty over waters and islands. These images are aimed at calling for the public's love, solidarity and strength to protect national ownership over waters and islands in the wake of China's illegal placement of Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. … [Read more...]

Exhibition showcases the life of navy personnel, fishermen

To The Battlefield, a painting by Thanh Chau HA NOI (VNS) - An exhibition of art works in different genres, depicting Vietnamese navy personnel and their life on the sea and islands, was inaugurated this morning in Ha Noi. Titled Firmly Defending National Seas and Islands, the exhibition comprises 55 paintings, graphic works and sculptures by artists of various generations from the Viet Nam University of Fine Arts, formerly known as the Indochina College of Fine Arts. "Culture and art are also battles in which the artists are soldiers. Their works - which the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum will present to the public - portray and reiterate the patriotism and national pride that each individual has," director of the museum and sculptor Phan Van Tien said at the inauguration ceremony. Elderly Fisherman, a work made of plaster by Khuc Quoc An "Additionally, the works appeal for the support of peace-loving friends from all over the world to raise their voices for Viet Nam's territorial … [Read more...]

Photographs on Vietnamese street vendors displayed in Paris

The Hanoitimes - Photos of street vendors and their advertising words while selling goods have been preserved in EFEO library, Paris city in France. Despite language barriers, foreign visitors coming to Vietnam take extreme interest in street vendors' advertising words as well as voice. At EFEO library keeps may valuable manuscript titled " Street vendors their selling words in Hanoi." The works are made by the students of Fine Arts College of Indochina and French author F de Fenis in 1929. The pictures are taken with vivid color along with excerpts of advertising words in both Vietnamese language and French, helping readers feel characteristics of the people of Vietnam. Huyen Trang Source: Kinh Te Do Thi online … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (25-05-2014)

by Thu Anh Painter strives to do justice to President Ho Chi Minh Very few artists have strived to capture the soul and spirit of President Ho Chi Minh in as many ways as Ha Noi painter Tran Mai. Over a period of 18 years, Mai completed 81 paintings of the revered leader as he took part in revolutionary activities to fight for the country's independence. "It was very difficult to depict his spirit because, for Vietnamese, he is like a saint. But he is familiar, too," said Mai. When Mai first displayed his collection to the public in Ha Noi in 2009, viewers were left spellbound. Many of the works were later on display at museums and cultural houses, or bought by collectors around the country. "Mai used only white and reddish-brown to portray President Ho Chi Minh in different states. I can see and feel the leader of the Vietnamese through his art," said Vu Tang of Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem District, who has seen the artists' works. "He surprised me by the depth of his emotion and … [Read more...]

Exhibition of paintings from pure Vietnamese materials

VietNamNet Bridge - Twenty-nine artists have held an exhibition of paintings made from Vietnamese paint at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi. Son ta, or Vietnamese paint, is a pure Vietnamese material, is used to create the unique art of lacquer. This is a special paint of Vietnam, which is processed from resin. From ancient times, Vietnamese people have combined Vietnamese paint with gold, silver and vermilion to make a special material to paint on the surface of statues, religious items and crafts objects to make them more splendid and durable. In 1932, artists of the Indochina Fine Arts College began using Vietnamese paint as a material in the painting arts, and they created lacquer art. Today, lacquer art is considered a major achievement of Vietnam's fine arts.> To preserve and promote the value of Vietnamese paint and lacquer art, in May 2013 the artists who create lacquer paintings with pure Vietnamese materials established the Son Ta (Vietnamese Paint) … [Read more...]

Culture Vulture (23-04-2014)

Thai collector Tira Vanichtheeranon will open a painting exhibition featuring one of the greatest names of Viet Nam's art history, To Ngoc Van, and Thai famed artist Fua Haripitak in Bangkok this Sunday. Tira recently released a book introducing works of one of late Vietnamese artists, Nguyen Cao Thuong which follows a series about Vietnamese fine arts. Tira spoke to Culture Vulture. What is the coming exhibition in Thailand about? My 333 Gallery in Bangkok will celebrate its first year on April 27. I had other galleries for three years, but moved to a more spacious location in a shopping mall. To mark the occasion, I will have an exhibition by Thai artist Fua Haripitak and Vietnamese painter To Ngoc Van, the best two from their respective countries. I also planned a workshop on Asian art, but because of the unstable political situation, I had to postpone it. A worshop being held in conjunction will bring together artists from Viet Nam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, … [Read more...]

Artist To Ngoc Van – teacher of the revolutionary fine arts

The painting "Two girls and a child" . (Cinet)- Not only a talented painter, To Ngoc Van was also an outstanding lecturer and a respectable teacher of the first generation of painters in the revolutionary fine arts. To Ngoc Van was bornHanoi, This painter studied for five years at the Indochina Fine Arts College (1922-1931), To Ngoc Van was considered one of the first painters using oil paint in art works in Vietnam. His paintings such as "Bac Ho o Bac Bo Phu" (President Ho Chi Minh in Tonkin Palace), "Thuyen tren song Huong," (Boat on Perfume River), "Thieu nu ben hoa hue" (Young woman by tuberose) etc. and sketches describing the rural landscapes and the resistance war against the French show a special talent, a sensitive soul, an enthusiastic heart and a patriotism. He was known as a teacher of the revolutionary fine arts, it was because he has a lot of contribution in the battle of Dien Bien Phu. In many places, from the Central Highlands to Viet Bac (Northern Vietnam), … [Read more...]