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On Saigon's Guitar Street, a luthier refuses to string along

A luthier instrumental in Vietnam’s growing reputation for making acoustic guitars firmly rejects the ‘over-commercialization’ of his trade.

Google pays tribute to Vietnamese musician Trinh Cong Son

Google Doodle features the late musical genius Trinh Cong Son on his 80th birthday Thursday, the first Vietnamese ...

Japanese artist makes blind people see her paintings

Japanese artist Liku Maria Takahashi is holding in HCMC an exhibition of paintings that blind people can feel and smell.
February 16, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

A straw wave of biblical proportions hits Saigon

An art installation with more than 168,000 used straws highlights the environmental apocalypse wrought by plastic.
January 27, 2019 | 09:27 am GMT+7

‘Stamps in Time’ displays woodblock prints in Hoi An

‘All you need is a piece of wood, ink, paper and a knife’ to create art, says British expat Jack Clayton.
January 11, 2019 | 03:15 pm GMT+7

Man makes stilt house out of 200 kg of medicinal mushrooms

A villager in Quang Nam Province uses the agricultural pride of his locality to adorn the three-meter structure.
December 30, 2018 | 01:59 pm GMT+7

The artless art of censorship in Vietnam

Clueless cultural czars are stunting Vietnamese creativity with arbitrary stances on what art should and should not be.
October 26, 2018 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Hanoi high school gets a historic mural makeover

The outer walls of the Phan Dinh Phung High School now carry 28 beautiful murals of Hanoi icons.
October 17, 2018 | 09:23 am GMT+7

Saigon exhibition stirs debates for displaying real human organs

Organizers say plastinated organs and fetuses shown were legally donated.
July 05, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Naked truth: Hanoi to hold first exhibition of nude pics

Stay at home if you are under 18.
June 04, 2018 | 08:45 am GMT+7

Young artists breathe contemporary life into traditional Vietnamese theater

The group is hoping to revive hat boi by giving it a fresh face at an ongoing exhibition. 
February 01, 2018 | 03:43 pm GMT+7

Saudi gov't to acquire most expensive painting ever sold, Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi'

Saudi bought the most painting ever sold. 'We own it,' the official said.
December 09, 2017 | 09:36 am GMT+7

Da Vinci sold for $450 mln is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France.
December 07, 2017 | 08:54 am GMT+7

Naked ambition: Pursuing the art of bodypainting in Saigon

Huynh Thanh Trung has been breaking boundaries in a still widely conservative Vietnam for seven years.
November 05, 2017 | 02:29 pm GMT+7

Spirit of Friendship: A Talk-Fest

The day will kick off with the first topic regarding discovering new media, new bodies and new space in Vietnam during the late 90s.
October 31, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7
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