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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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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Paw Pixels

Time to get Fido and Whiskers ready for their close-ups Fluffy cats with pouty expressions and pugs posed with their paws in the air are pretty much the stuff that makes any human being smile. If your Instagram feed is mostly celebrity pets, Lil Bub and your own cuddly, fourlegged friend, then you’re going to want to read about Thomas Ritchie’s (www. thomasritchiephotography.co.uk)

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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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Guerilla tactics

MoT+++ and Sàn Art present the first solo exhibition of ceramics by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Quoc Chanh Nguyen Quoc Chanh is an acclaimed poet, admired by his peers and audiences in Vietnam and overseas. His first collection of poems was published in 1990 and his work has been translated into many languages. His lesser-known ceramic work caught

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