Hanoi (VNA) – A Bold. Art exhibition themed
“Multiculturalism” opened in Hanoi on August 11, featuring a number of unique
artworks created by artists from Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Thirteen young artists from Australia, China,
Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates tell
stories about the multicultural trend in their countries through sculptures.
Female artist Lap Phuong with the art piece
“Peaceful Birth” represents Vietnam at the event.
The artworks were made from production materials
used by Kohler, a US kitchen and bath products manufacturer.
Angel Yang, President of Kohler Kitchen and Bath
Asia Pacific, said Kohler always honours cultural and artistic values along
with the combination of arts with designs so as to create unique, attractive
and outstanding products. The Bold. Art exhibition aims to provide a playground
for artists to freely show their talents.
Aside from the “Multiculturalism” exhibition,
Kohler is also showcasing three patterns that won prizes at the Kohler Design
Challenge – Art Inspired by Architecture.
The exhibition will last through August 17 at
the Hanoi Information and Exposition Centre at No 93 Dinh Tien Hoang
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese sculptor Nguyen Lap Phuong is one of 13 international artists showcasing their artwork at the Kohler Bold. Art. exhibition opening this week in Ha Noi. Octupus shape: Sculptor Nguyen Lap Phuong (left) and noted Vietnamese sculptor Le Cong Thanh pose next to the art piece "Peaceful Birth" by Phuong. – Photo courtesy of the organizer The exhibition, "Multiculturalism", displays sculptures of 13 artists from the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. Phuong’s minimalist-style steel art piece Me Tron Con Vuong (Safe Child Birth) was inspired by the relationship between the ocean and the octopus. “In my concept, the octopus symbolises modern artists, who are required to be smart, flexible, adaptable to any cultural and social change and able to work in any multicultural environment. Its long arms are an important organ to absorb information from the ‘multicultural ocean’,” the 28-year-old sculptor explained. Consisting of a round and dark-coloured base and a metal round-shaped octopus above, the piece also explores the traditional concept of “Round Sky, Square Earth”, reflecting Vietnamese respect for the heaven and earth. The female artist also applied silver sheet inlaid, a traditional Vietnamese technique used in making lacquer and ritual items, onto her gilded piece. A layer of natural lacquer (sap of the Rhus succedanea tree), is also used in the work to enhance its gilding inlay. The Hai Phong-born artist explained that contrasting elements - steel and silver sheet - represent hard-to-harmonize conflicts in a multicultural context: old–new, traditional–modern, positive–negative, and national…... [read more]
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - A contemporary art collection of 12 sculptures created by six rising Asian artists has been presented to Hà Nội's art lovers at the Green Palm Gallery. The display is part of the Southeast Asian tour of the Bold. Art Exhibition, which showcases artworks by artists coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Việt Nam. Following the theme Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future, each artist produced their artworks reflecting their view point on the theme. Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Ngọc Lâm created a bronze sculpture and a group of three other small sculptures, which he entitled Tree, and Seeds, respectively. "The tree, with its roots, trunk and crown symbolises thiên - đia - nhân (sky, land, human) -- three fundamental elements that Oriental people believe can create success," the artist explaind about Tree. "You can't gain success and stable development without one of those elements," he added. Unhusked rice brought the inspiration for the artist's sculptures Seeds. "The Seeds presents Việt Nam's wet rice civilisation, which is the source of our history and culture," Lâm said. This is the first time Bold. Art Exhibition has been organised in Việt Nam with high expectations that Vietnamese sculptural artists will be inspired and introduce Vietnamese culture to the world, as well as providing the public with an opportunity to enjoy creative art pieces. The exhibition was presented to public in HCM City earlier in July. Alongside creative sculptures, the event also features the…... [read more]
ADB helps Ha Giang develop infrastructure for development During a working session with officials from the provincial People's Committee on July 15, Lindsay Saunders, head of the ADB's consultation and technical assistance group, spoke highly of Ha Giang's potential, advantages and policies to call on investment, saying that these will help create momentum for the locality's economic growth. He stressed the need for the local authorities to pay more attention to implementing recommendations of the group in order to complete the project's documents soon and submit them to the ADB for approval. Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Son presented the locality's socio-economic achievements in recent years, and highlighted great contributions of the ADB to Ha Giang's development. Ha Giang hopes the ADB continue coordinating with ministries and sectors at the central level to effectively implement the project in the locality, he said. As part of the ADB-funded project to develop technical infrastructure in some northern localities, the Ha Giang sub-project is expected to directly bring practical benefits to local ethnic minority groups by helping the local authorities develop transport and clean water infrastructure, and promote the locality's strength as well. Other beneficiaries of the project include Cao Bang, Bac Kan and Lang Son. Fishermen hit by Philippine vessel return home safely Seven fishermen in the central province of Quang Binh returned home safe and sound on July 17 after their ship was hit by a Philippine cargo vessel and sunk near the waters of Con Dao island…... [read more]
The Hanoi edition will be held from August 12 to 18 at Toong at 98 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District. Both events will offer free admission. Three young artists, Ho Thi Ngoc Suong, Pham Thien Phu, and Trang Nhon Khoa, will also have works featured at the events in honor of receiving top prizes in a Vietnamese cultural pattern design contest in early June. 'Bold. Art Exhibition' was founded in 1974 by Kohler Co. in the US as a way for the American furniture manufacturing company to support aspiring artists. The event first came to the Southeast Asian region last year, during which Thailand was chosen as the host country.... [read more]
'Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future,' the 'Bold. Art Exhibition' is set to feature masterfully designed pieces created by artists from six ASEAN countries before moving to Hanoi next month. 'Rooted in the Past, Looking into the Future,' the 'Bold. Art Exhibition' is set to feature masterfully designed pieces created by artists from six ASEAN countries before moving to Hanoi next month. The exhibition presents 12 patriotic sculptures by six artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam from July 15 to 21 at Saigon House at 77 Nguyen Hue, District 1. The Hanoi edition will be held from August 12 to 18 at Toong at 98 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District. Both events will offer free admission. Three young artists, Ho Thi Ngoc Suong, Pham Thien Phu, and Trang Nhon Khoa, will also have works featured at the events in honor of receiving top prizes in a Vietnamese cultural pattern design contest in early June. 'Bold. Art Exhibition' was founded in 1974 by Kohler Co. in the U.S. as a way for the American furniture manufacturing company to support aspiring artists. The event first came to the Southeast Asian region last year, during which Thailand was chosen as the host country.... [read more]
At the meeting (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – James Nachipo, Chairman of the APEC Counter Terrorism Working Group (CTWG), stressed that terrorism is a hard issue that requires more work and cooperation in the APEC region. He told the Vietnam News Agency on the sidelines of the CTWG Meeting that is taking place in Ho Chi Minh on August 18-19. Nachipo said that during the meeting, 49 delegates from APEC member economies mulled over the group’s strategic plan, which will be expired this year, and set forth a new strategic plan for the 2018-2020 period, focusing on air terrorism. The group is also developing another plan that looks at counterterrorism finance, movements of terrorists and foreign fighters, security and trade, and security infrastructure, he said. A plan for 2018 will also be made to identify a number of projects and activities which will be taken by the member economies this year to support the group, Nachipo added. During the August 18 working session, the group discussed the draft APEC Leaders Declaration 2017 on Counter-Terrorism submitted by its Chairman James Nachipo, under which the APEC economies noted with concerns the growing threat of terrorism in the region. They were committed to countering the spread of radicalisation conducive to terrorism, terrorists propaganda, including the use of the internet and social media for terrorism related purposes, as well as acts of public justification of terrorism intended to incite…... [read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – Culture researcher Huu Ngoc has been awarded Grand Prize at the Bui Xuan Phai - For the Love of Ha Noi Awards for lifelong research and huge contribution to popularising Ha Noi culture. Doyen of culture: Chairman of Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (left) and Vietnam News Agency General Director Nguyen Duc Loi fetes veteran culture researcher Huu Ngoc. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn In 70 years of writing, the researcher has penned about 34 books in foreign languages including A Sketch of Ha Noi Culture in English and French. The book was a special present to the leaders at the 7th Francophone Meeting in Ha Noi in 1997. At that time, it was the first book introducing Ha Noi to foreigners since 1945. It was reprinted in 2010 on the occasion of celebrating Thang Long - Ha Noi’s 1000th anniversary. On this occasion, Ngoc was commissioned to compile Hanoi, Who Are You? in English. "I wrote A Sketch of Ha Noi in three months," Ngoc recalled. Ha Noi has been a main theme in many of his works. Another of his books, My Ha Noi, is about his foreign friends who have been living and working in Ha Noi. Throughout the 500-page book, readers can vividly see how much the foreigners love Ha Noi. Born in 1918 in Ha Noi, Huu Ngoc is fluent in English, French, German and the Han (Chinese) script. He was won many awards including the Order of Exploit and Order of…... [read more]
VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi (R) shakes hands with Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Montsame News Agency of Mongolia signed a new cooperation agreement on August 15 to tighten their profession links in the digital era. Accordingly, the two agencies will maintain the exchange of text news and photos with captions in English and increase the sharing of news videos, especially documentaries on the land and people of Vietnam and Mongolia and investment and business opportunities in each nation. They pledged to maintain annual exchanges of reporters and continue to support each other at regional and international press forums participated by both sides, particularly within the framework of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA). Speaking at the talks in Hanoi, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi noted the agencies’ implementation of the 2001 protocol on specialised cooperation, which, as he said, has yet tapped bilateral cooperation potential, urging the two sides to strengthen their ties in the time ahead. Regarding APEC Vietnam 2017, he said the VNA is ready to provide information about this event for Montsame, and it hopes that the Mongolian news agency will step up the promotion of this event on its communication channels. Congratulating the VNA on its recent achievements, Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj also expressed her wish to reinforce cooperation between the two sides. Both general directors shared the view that the …... [read more]
NDO/VNA – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Montsame News Agency of Mongolia signed a new cooperation agreement on August 15 to tighten their professional links in the digital era. Accordingly, the two agencies will maintain the exchange of text news and photos with captions in English and increase the sharing of news videos, especially documentaries concerning the land and people of Vietnam and Mongolia. The documentaries will also include information on investment and business opportunities in each nation. They pledged to maintain annual exchanges of reporters and also committed to continue supporting each other at regional and international press forums, particularly within the framework of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA). Speaking at the talks in Hanoi, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi noted the agencies’ implementation of the 2001 protocol on specialised cooperation, which, as he stated, has yet to tap into the bilateral cooperation potential, urging the two sides to strengthen their ties in the time ahead. Regarding APEC Vietnam 2017, he commented that the VNA is ready to provide information about this event for Montsame, and it hopes that the Mongolian news agency will step up the promotion of this event on its communication channels. Congratulating the VNA on its recent achievements, Montsame General Director Ganchimeg Badamdorj also expressed her wish to reinforce the cooperation between the two sides. Both general directors shared the view that the VNA and Montsame need to boost exchanging information about their countries’ economy,…... [read more]
Torrential rains flooded some northern cities and provinces yesterday, affecting people’s lives and causing traffic chaos. Torrential rains destroyed a road in Ba Chẽ District of the north eastern province of Quảng Ninh.- VNA/VNS Photo Văn Đức In Quảng Ninh Province’s Hạ Long City, rains flooded main streets and caused the death of a 12-year-old school girl. The victim was among three school girls of Lý Tự Trọng Junior Highschool who were swept away by floods on their way home. Two others were rescued. Rains also submerged hundreds of households in mountainous district of Ba Chẽ’s Lương Mông, Minh Cầm and Đạp Thanh communes. Hundreds more households in Cẩm Phả City’s Mông Dương Ward were also flooded and covered with dirt and mud. Rain also caused traffic chaos and congestion in Điện Biên Province’s Điện Biên Phủ City. Hundreds of motorbikes and electric bikes were damaged by the floods. Heavy rains are forecast for northern Việt Nam in the next few days, and localities are being urged to prepare for possible floods and landslides. In a notice sent to local authorities, ministries and relevant agencies, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said rainstorms are expected from August 13 to 16, especially in mountainous provinces. According to the Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre, rainfall is expected to range between 150-250mm in the region with some areas even experiencing rainfall of…... [read more]