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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
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Art and meditation

Drawing and mindfulness bring beauty to the ordinary… Here is how art and meditation fit together.

Since I was about 16, I enjoyed sitting within a landscape to draw it. However, I would often spend more time searching for the most […]

By |June 19th, 2015|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments

The skin is my canvas: body painter Mien Thao

Oi meets Saigon body painter Mien Thao.
By |June 16th, 2015|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Hanoi’s irresistable charm

Briget March reflects on Hanoi, its irrestible charm and its lure for artists.
By |May 22nd, 2015|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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Twists and turns: Saigon’s maze maker

Oi meets a maze maker in Saigon and learns a lot about a unique art form...
By |May 14th, 2015|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Graffiti and street art in Vietnam

When Bridget March arrived in Vietnam, she never thought she would miss urban art - now she has found graffiti and street art in Vietnam and feels relieved.
By |May 9th, 2015|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments
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Grado Art Studio: Teaching the joy of painting

It’s a little before 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon as a little girl with a braided ponytail and a crooked smile skips into the sunlit room.

Within minutes, she’s donned a paint- splattered apron and is seated in front of her […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Let’s make the Ho Chi Minh City art scene more dynamic

Let's make the Ho Chi Minh City art scene more dynamic, ventures Oi's art columnist Bridget March.
By |April 8th, 2015|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments