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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
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Snap decisions: Collecting photography

Someone recently asked me: “Are photographic prints collectable? Can collecting photography be an investment the same way as art?”

My answer is absolutely! And right now is a very good time to start collecting, right here in Vietnam.

Across the world, 19th, […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Art, Arts, Postcards from Vietnam|0 Comments