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Meet Mr.Big

Thai artist Pariwat Anantachina’s digital collage of Saigon and its people

Meet the other Mr.Big. He’s not very tall. He’s not even large. And he has nothing to do with Carrie Bradshaw. But he’s been Mr. Big since birth. You see, […]

By |April 11th, 2016|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Director Courtney Marsh and Producer Jerry Franck on their 2016 Academy Award-nominated documentary Chau, Beyond the Lines

There’s a lot of warmth out there for American documentary Chau, Beyond the Lines, which picked up an Academy Award nomination earlier this year […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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It’s a small world

It is often said that the best things come in small packages so, with this in mind, VinGallery hosts its third annual Small Things (VinGallery, 6 Le Van Mien, D2) art collection. All the works displayed are USD500 or less […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Art, Arts|0 Comments
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Two Charming Lions

A visit to Phat Tich Pagoda in Bac Ninh Province

There is a current debate concerning the guardian lions of Vietnam that stand in pairs at the entrances of religious and government buildings.

A pair of guardian lions comprise of one male […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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Saigon Compass

An artist finds inspiration in an ancient Vietnamese craft

London-born artist Jack Clayton describes himself as “predominately a woodcut printmaker who focuses on experimentation to create unique and eye-catching work.” His latest exhibition, called Saigon Compass, draws on a diverse range […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Art, Arts|0 Comments
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The healing power of art

At VinGallery’s latest exhibition, an artist’s work points towards the healing power of nature in response to human catastrophe. In response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Yohei Yama, a Japanese artist based in France, […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Art, Arts|0 Comments
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Flying Colors

Traditional flags and their meanings in Vietnam

Flags have been used to communicate meanings, directions and identities for over 6,000 years. The earliest known flag is a bronze relic from Iran dated around 4,000BC. I never thought much about the meanings […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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Dynamic Range

In conversation with National Geographic photographers Steve McCurry and Michael Yamashita

You may not know them, but you know their work. They’ve taken you places and sharpened the way you look at the world. You’ve probably never met them, probably wouldn’t […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Inside the Mind of Artist Pham Huy Thong

Born in 1981 in Ha Tay Province, Pham Huy Thong is a 2004 graduate of the Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts University. Among his many important solo and group exhibitions in Vietnam and abroad, Thong displayed his solo exhibition Hands at […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Collectibles: Collecting Contemporary Vietnamese Art

Tucked down a small alleyway in Binh Thanh District, a group of us are at San Art contemplating a series of seemingly unrelated works of art. There’s an alphabet primer embroidered with silver thread, children on a playground, what looks […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments