BIS Visual Arts Exhibition

Every year BIS year-13 students showcase the fruits of their work, after finishing the IB Visual Arts course at British International School of HCMC. Here are a few select pieces, expressing who they are and what they think of the world around them. Artist: Nguyet Vo Artist: Nguyet Vo Artist: Nguyet Vo Artist: Vivi Nguyen Artist:

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My Life As a Bird Artist

Capturing the inherent beauty of birds through ink and paper As I write this, I’m sitting outside on my balcony with a morning cup of tea, listening to the birds singing and planning the day. My own two parrots are out here with me and I’m watching a kingfisher pair spend time together on their favorite branch next to the river. In this moment of tranquility, it’s easy

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Down to a Fine Art

Zunk, a central figure in Hanoi’s street art scene, discusses hip-hop, supporting the community and the future of Vietnamese graffiti I meet Zunk by the corner of the Cuban Embassy. We walk together down a few alleyways, heading to his studio for the next few months. As we walk, something about him immediately strikes me. He has a way about

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Abandoned by Heaven

Where is Vietnamese society heading if it fails to cultivate and nurture its centuries-old traditional folk art and cultural practices? At first glance, the paintings of Bui Thanh Tam’s Abandoned by Heaven collection project an air of innocence and a pollyanish sense of contentment. The doe-eyed figures in the paintings look to be in the midst of living happy

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TAG a Friend

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 in popularity and prominence, classes and workshops on the matter are freely available even to

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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 introduced his House of Nguyen I series at Craig Thomas Gallery. The Nguyen Dynasty

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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 Switzerland – was displayed at Dia Projects in Saigon earlier this month. The

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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 martial arts films—the kind you’ll surely have seen on late-nite TV. “I hear a

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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 distinct clack; everything inside is yours, and you’re gone well before the bike’s owner

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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 Trieu center. The exhibition receives technical support and media sponsorship by Matca, Mobiovn and

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