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Saigon’s thriving graffiti culture may surprise you

It’s hard to think of graffiti without the connotations of illegality. Tagging, which rose to prominence in the 90s, has always been seen as an art form for youth and rebellion. However, now that it has surfaced and gained […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Art, Features|0 Comments
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House of Nguyen II

A solo exhibition of oil and lacquer paintings on wood by Saigon-based artist Tran Minh Tam 

The first time art lovers and collectors became familiar with Tran Minh Tam’s portrayal of royal characters from the past was in 2013 when he […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Renaissance Now Features Work by Regis Golay

Renaissance International School Saigon has recently expanded it’s collection of Modern Art.

The school has dedicated a room to display Golay’s collage of 11 videos, catching the attention of the school’s students, teachers, parents and visitors.

Regis Golay’s work – flown in from […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Art, Arts, Education|0 Comments
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What a Knockout !

In conversation with martial arts film legend Gary Daniels

“Talking about movies, it really saddens me that people believe so much of what they see,” says Gary Daniels, one of the world’s most accomplished action heroes and the star of countless […]

By |July 4th, 2017|Art, Arts, Features|1 Comment
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Behind the Music

The ups & downs and personal & professional life of local celebrity Kyo York

It’s pretty easy to prise open a locked scooter compartment if you know what you’re doing—just force the seat up at the right angle, and there’s a […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Art, Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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“THE DIARY” Exhibition – Photographs taken by Smartphone

 

On the 9th of March 2017, Nest by AIA in collaboration with photographer Hai Thanh will be hosting the opening of “The Diary” – a photography exhibition of photos taken by smartphone at Nest by AIA office at Vincom Ba […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Art, News, Photo Essay|0 Comments
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Hometown

Famous for depicting female figures in ao dais, artist Nguyen Thanh Binh’s latest work comes as a surprise

Nguyen Thanh Binh is a world-renowned artist whose iconic work has received international acclaim and frequently been exhibited in Europe, Asia and the […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Art, Features|0 Comments
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These Boys’ Lives

Vietnam’s biggest boy band is at the top of the charts again, but not for their music

It’s sometimes jokingly said in publishing circles that there are never any guarantees in putting out a bestseller, unless of course you happen to […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Art, Arts, Music|0 Comments
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The Old Man and the Sea

Coincidence is sometimes very beautiful

Nearly three years ago, I found myself browsing the online pages of Thomas L Le – a scholar and translator of Vietnamese and French poetry. I was so moved by one of the poems that it […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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VIETNAM, director’s cut by MARK TOIA

While in Vietnam shooting a noodles commercial, Director Mark TOIA put together a short film from unused footage, bringing you this amazing video.

By |April 22nd, 2016|Art, News|0 Comments