River Life

Sam Beumkes captures everyday life along the Saigon River, from exercising and fishing to trading and walking man’s best friend, there’s something about the stillness of the water that makes life a little bit calmer in this bustling city. Vinhomes in District 1 6 in the morning The river homes in District 2 Proof people

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Golden Ivy Wreath From Vassil Bojkov Collection Combines Symbolism, Fine Execution, And Craftsmanship

With over 3000 archaeological artefacts gathered since 2005, the Vassil Bojkov Collection is truly priceless as it contains pieces with differing backgrounds, cultural representations, historical significance, political value and everyday practicalities. There are a great number of different objects made from various materials, dating as far back as 4 000 BC to the 6th century

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Anantara Hoi An Resort Launches Photography Exhibition

As part of its continuing commitment to the local art scene, Anantara Hoi An Resort is proud to open a new photography exhibition showcasing the work of the talented Vietnamese artist Hạ My. Hạ My’s series of photographs, entitled “Country Home”, will be on display in the resort’s Vietnamese Riverside restaurant throughout November. The photographs

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Going through spaces

With a necessary dose of surrealism to go through the spaces between men – an exhibition of new work by Hoang Duong Cam For Hoang Duong Cam the task of the artist is akin to an acrobatic feat of tightrope walking between contradictions. Formal and conceptual opposites recur in this new body of works, straddling

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Fred’s World

From cockroaches to a spiritually-powered Vietnamese heroine, peer into the eclectic world of animator Fred Serra Animation artist Fred Serra’s apartment and studio space is currently going through a very last minute and unannounced renovation by the landlord, so our scheduled interview moved locations to his bar—now design studio space—Ruby Soho. As I was walking towards the Ruby Soho bar in an ethnic Korean enclave

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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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