Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - A new book featuring Vietnamese emerging artists has been released worldwide as a celebration of Việt Nam's vibrant contemporary art scene. The English-language publication is the eighth project of Global Eye Programme, which was established in 2009 by Parallel Contemporary Art in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery in order to nurture artistic talent across Asia's emerging art scenes. Titled Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art, the 300-page book introduces 56 artists who have been making increasingly confident steps toward a genuinely exciting art scene. David and Serenella Ciclitira, founders of Parallel Contemporary Art, said when they visited Seoul in 2007, they didn't find any book on the local contemporary art. They met similar circumstances in other big cities, driving them to initiate the Global Eye Programme to bring contemporary art in Asian countries closer to the public. The book is edited by Ciclitiras and published by SKIRA, amongst the … [Read more...] about Book celebrates Vietnamese contemporary art
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI -- A new book featuring Việt Nam's 75 most outstanding contemporary artists will be published in November, as part of AIA Vietnam Eye, a celebration of Vietnamese contemporary art. The book is expected to be an encyclopedia of Vietnamese contemporary art. Alongside information on each artist, it will include essays on Vietnamese contemporary art, offering an in-depth look at the country's artists. Two local advisors - Trần Lương and Vi Kiến Thành, director of the Department for Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition of the Ministry of Culture, will assist the curators in this project. The book will be edited by Serenella Ciclitira, co-founder of the non-profit organisation Parallel Contemporary Art. Ciclitira has is an art history graduate from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked with artists and galleries throughout the world. AIA Vietnam Eye will also feature a two-month exhibition of Vietnamese artists' contemporary work in Hà Nội from November 2016 to … [Read more...] about Activities to honour Vietnamese contemporary art
VietNamNet Bridge – Every field has its “tycoons”, including the world of art. Famous contemporary painters have made enormous sums of money, but there is little information about them in newspapers. A painting by Nguyen Thanh Binh. Sometimes you can read a short piece of news about a Vietnamese painter whose artworks were auctioned overseas. However, according to the professionals in the industry, the sale of paintings and development trends of art are different. The painting market in Vietnam boomed in the early 90s and lasted until the early 2000. The ranking of Vietnamese contemporary artists began to be distinguished clearly, not by local experts, but by foreign galleries or international exhibitions. The value of a painting might reach a towering number. The change in the art market created a new vitality in the art scene. In that context, promising faces became hot names, including Pham Luan, Le Thanh Son, Hong Viet Dung, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Do Quang Em, … [Read more...] about What is the status of Vietnamese contemporary art?
Viet Nam News HCM CITY - An exhibition showcasing artworks on the life and people of HCM City by five city-based artists will open at the Factory Contemporary Art Centre on September 16. The event will feature a range of installation, photography, origami, painting and print works by Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ, Bảo Zoãn and Nguyễn Đức Diễm Quỳnh of Việt Nam, Nathan Larson of Canada, and Kumkum Fernando of Sri Lanka. The works will be featured in the 6th edition of Saigon Art Book, which is published by the non-profit organisation Saigon Artbook to support and showcase emerging artists in the city. The book will be released at the exhibition's opening ceremony, which begins at 6pm at 15 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ Street in District 2. Tickets are VNĐ150,000 without the book, and VNĐ730,000 with the book. They can be bought at www.tickebox.vn. The exhibition will end on September 29. - VNS … [Read more...] about Factory Contemporary Art Centre showcases work of emerging artists
An old housing block dating back to the 19th century has become a familiar destination for art fans during the last four months because it has been turned into a contemporary art complex. Ton Duc Thang Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, the roughly 2,000-square meter 3A Station art complex is the effort of Tuyet Mai, the owner of Mai's Gallery in the area, and her friends who worked with the woman to create the space. According to Mai, the idea of turning an old area into a place of art has been known in many big cities around the world. "At first we just wanted to bring fine art closer to the public because the art is usually favored by a limited number of people. Merely an art space is not attractive enough to be a magnet for the public, so it must be a place where art can be applied into life," Mai shared. "To make art closer to more and more people, we needed to have other space for cafés, shops, and booths. After we inaugurated this … [Read more...] about Dilapidated area turns into contemporary art space in Vietnam megacity (video)