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 … Read more

Saving the Soul of Saigon

The ongoing battle to preserve the city’s heritage buildings. Once referred to as the “Paris of the Orient,” Saigon offers glimpses of the past through its shady, tree-lined avenues and its charming heritage buildings, be they Chinese or French-inspired. A tangible part of what makes the country distinctive, these buildings are part of a cultural heritage just … Read more