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Popular Art Quarter Sixty Square to Close this Month

The Year of the Pig begins with some sad news for Hanoi’s creative youth. This month will see the closure of one the city’s most popular art quarters. 60 Square, which reopened after the Tet holiday y...

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[Illustrations] Rebranding Tết Candied Fruits Using Elements From Vietnamese Mythology

It’s Tet time next week, and you know what that means: heaps of candied fruits, seeds and even vegetables in various shapes and colors.

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Art in the Clouds: Into Thin Air 2 and the Promise of Digital Exhibits

As a metropolis of nearly eight million, Hanoi is like many other Asian cities: blooming with people, culture, and hectic lifestyles. Along with rampant development, the city faces concerns such as ai...

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For the First Time, 2 Vietnamese Designers Will Participate in New York Fashion Week

The New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 will run from February 6 to February 13.

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Asia's Largest LGBT Contemporary Art Show to Take Place in Bangkok in 2019

The art show will feature two Vietnamese artists.

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New Art Exchange Project to Connect Sound Artists in Germany, Vietnam

This year will see a new collaborative opportunity for Vietnamese sound artists, which will culminate in performances, sound installations and live acts where the audience takes part in an audiovisual...

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[Illustrations] Vietnamese Artist Draws Much-Needed Attention to Mental Health Issues

In her 'psychology series', Hanoi-based Illustrator Camelia Pham draws attention to an all-too-often taboo subject in Vietnam: mental health. 

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[Photos] An Ancient Scroll Depicts the Wondrous World of Japanese Bakemono

Bakemono refers to preternatural, shapeshifting monsters in Japanese folklore.

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In Bac Ninh, New Residency Program Unites International Artists With Local Artisans

In a country with surprisingly few artist-in-residence programs, live.make.share represents a rare opportunity for cultural symbiosis and artistic development by giving international artists the chanc...

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[Illustrations] A Halcyon Hanoi Through Artist Pham Anh's Ultra-Realistic Oil Paintings

Living in the same neighborhood for an extended period of time can lead one to take it for granted. But it only requires the perspective of an artistically inclined outsider to make you fall in love w...

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Vietnamese Silk Painting From 1935 Sold for €440,000 at Paris Auction

A painting by renowned Vietnamese artist Nguyen Nam Son recently fetched 440,000 euros at an auction in Paris.

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Local Illustrator Breathes New Life Into Vietnam's Classic Folk Paintings

Illustrator Nguyen Xuan Lam’s project revamps 20 Vietnamese folk paintings through modern graphic design techniques.

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Workroom Four’s Annual Open Exhibition Running in Hanoi Next Week

This year marks the fifth time the event has taken place, with over 6,500 visitors and nearly 500 artists taking part over the least four years.  

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New Art Fund Offers Financial Support to Projects Exploring Vietnam’s Musical, Film Heritage

Starting from this year, GBP100,000 (VND3 billion) is available in grant packages for artistic projects that interact with traditional Vietnamese music and cinema through the ages.

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[Video] Revitalizing Traditional Khmer Arts With Cambodia's First Queer Dance Company

When the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia, their assault on the elite included murdering 90% of the country's traditional dancers. Therefore, it's astounding that only 40 years later, a group of nat...

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Into Thin Air 2, the Pokémon Go for Art Lovers, Will Launch in Hanoi This Weekend

The first Into Thin Air exhibition took place in April 2016 and featured physical artworks displayed around the capital. The second installment is a permanent display of 10 digital artworks, which can...

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Interactive Art Installation ‘Synescape: Please Touch’ Enthralls the Senses

Anita Wilczęga sits on a stool in Tinh Dau art studio, trying to explain the final project she’ll curate in Vietnam before departing for Italy. Behind her, ten white boxes hang from the rafters, swayi...

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[Illustrations] Preserving Hanoi's Old-School Cool in Digital Stamps

When was the last time you sent a letter or used a stamp?

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Q&A: AO Show Creative Director Tuan Le Had a Vision for Performance Art in Vietnam. And He Built It.

Some may say that modern performance art in Vietnam looks the way it does thanks to the works of Tuan Le and his colleagues. Almost two decades into a series of smashing theatrical successes across th...

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Sixty Square: Crumbling Colonial Buildings House Hanoi’s Hippest New Art Quarter

Ever since the closure of Zone 9, Hanoi’s young artists have been longing for a new spot to rise from the ashes and fill the hole the defunct art hub left in the capital's creative landscape. Creative...