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Vietnamese art suffers from a reputation for fakes

The Vietnamese art scene has been a preserve of fakes for long, but originality is trying to reassert itself.

Artist uses streams of serpentine balloons, plastic to mimic exhaust gas

Serpents’ Tails, a project by an award-winning Vietnamese artist visualizing exhaust gas using serpent-like figures, opens in Saigon on April 19. 

Artist replicates Saigon street corners in minute detail

Nguyen Phuc Duc has spent more than five years fashioning a mini Saigon with miniature versions of street corners and shops.
April 03, 2019 | 10:16 am GMT+7

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.
March 05, 2019 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

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 it has so honored.
February 28, 2019 | 07:08 pm GMT+7

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
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