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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]