Royal Showing

Dare to stare at this bold batch of over-sized canvases While there is no blueprint for when an artist should achieve what might be called “success,” oil painting is not typically a medium where history has thrown up a large number of wunderkinder. Of course there are outliers like Jean-Michel Basquiat who burst onto the stage in their early 20s, but the majority

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By Popular Demand

Jerome Peschard is a contemporary pop artist you should know The pop art movement began in the 1950s and prospered in the 1960s in the US and UK, pulling imagery from popular and commercial culture as a means of generating more socially relevant commentary. This was a rejection of the overarching traditional approach to art and culture at the time. Budding artists did not feel

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On The Plus Side

MoT+++ and their artists to watch MoT+++ is a new concept from the art space previously known as Dia Projects. The space will remain at its Binh Thanh location in Ho Chi Minh City while expanding its program to four main projects: the MoT sound project; + a contemporary project space exhibiting the works of Vietnamese and international

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Art Direction

As one of the leading, important art galleries in the city, Oi asks Galerie Quynh to highlight works of three emerging artists they represent. Tran Duy Hung’s profile of the artists and their work are done with a keen, expert eye that allows us to better connect with the art. Galerie Quynh (118 Nguyen Van Thu, D1; www.galeriequynh.com) has been promoting

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1969

A look back in pictures and in words of Old Saigon On September 23, 1969, 11 days after my 23rd birthday, I stepped off a Braniff 707 at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon to begin my one-year tour of duty in the U. S. Air Force. My father, who had served in the U S Army in WW II, gave me some

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Frivolity

How manga and Japanese woodblock prints influenced Vietnamese silk painting artist Bui Tien Tuan One of the negative sides of development is the propensity for a society’s treasured cultural traditions and customs to be diluted and even abandoned in the headlong rush to embrace the new, the modern. This phenomenon often manifests in the arts where new ways of thinking often engender a re-evaluation of traditional

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Do Hai Anh Presents her new Dance Performance in Danzinc

Do Hai Anh – Winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE VIETNAM presents her new dance performance in Danzinc – International Dancers’ & Choreographers’ Residency Festival – Singapore From 8th to 19th of August, Đô Hải Anh’s dance company Unicorn Art Co., Ltd is proud to present ‘Yên Lam’ dance performance which is a combination of contemporary dance & Vietnamese

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Finding Zen

Khanh An Monastery (1055/3D, Quoc Lo 1, D12) began as a humble pagoda erected by Buddhist monk Tri Hien in 1905. A wealthy family later donated six hectares of land for its expansion. During the French occupation, the pagoda was used by Vietnamese revolutionists to hold protests and was therefore vandalized by the French on multiple occasions. In

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The Tokyo Blues

In conversation with Shun Sakai, a talented jazz singer who has truly followed her heart musically When Shun Sakai was a young woman, jazz music was popular across the world; however, in her home country of Japan there weren’t many opportunities to listen to it. She had only heard traditional Japanese songs until after the war when American army bases around the suburbs

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Between Fragmentation and Wholeness

An exhibition of new work by Truong Cong Tung, the first comprehensive show of his work in almost a decade Between Fragmentation and Wholeness refers to The Wholeness and the Implicate Order, a book authored by David Bohm, a distinguished physicist in the field of quantum theory. Influential beyond his own discipline, notably in philosophy and art, Bohm was recognized for

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