Applied art show opens in Hanoi

Visitors contemplate an artwork displayed at the national applied arts exhibition, which showcases about 200 art pieces made from everyday objects by Vietnamese artists.

The Museum of Fine Arts is displaying art pieces made from everyday objects across the nation at an exhibition in Hanoi. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism every five years, the show is in its third incarnation. It runs until December 3 at the museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc. … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese culture appraised at ASEAN Bazaar 2014 in Mexico

Vovinam performed by six martial arts instructors from the Mexican Vovinam Federation attracted a large audience at the ASEAN Bazaar 2014, on November 24th in Mexico city. Five ASEAN countries including Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand attended the event. Ms. Marta Gonzalez, staff from Banorte Bank, said that many members of her family are learning Vovinam in Alvaro Obregon and Cuauhtemoc districts. Her family plans to register their 12 year-old paternal grandchild … [Read more...]

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Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realization of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy … [Read more...]

Vietnam martial arts captivates Mexican fairgoers

(VOV) - Vietnamese martial arts performances by members of the Mexico Vovinam Federation and ASEAN member states on November 22 took centre stage at a bazaar and art fair held in Mexico City. Marta Gonzalez, on staff at the Banorte bank, said members of her family were fascinated by the performances and have plans to get more active in the sport by participating in training programmes now being offered in Mexico. At the event, the Vietnam embassy touted traditional lacquer paintings, conical … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese oil painting sets US$840,000 auction record

An oil painting by 20th century painter Le Pho have been sold for HK$6.52 million (US$840,000) in Hong Kong recently, setting an auction record for a Vietnamese artist at Christie’s International. The seller was Patrick Lorenzi, an Oslo-based Frenchman whose great grandfather purchased the painting from the artist when he was governor of Tonkin, the French colonial province in northern Vietnam, said Jean-Francois Hubert, senior consultant for Vietnamese art at Christie’s. "This … [Read more...]

Vietnamese oil painting sets US$840,000 auction record at Christie’s

An oil painting by 20th century painter Le Pho have been sold for HK$6.52 million (US$840,000) in Hong Kong recently, setting an auction record for a Vietnamese artist at Christie’s International. The seller was Patrick Lorenzi, an Oslo-based Frenchman whose great grandfather purchased the painting from the artist when he was governor of Tonkin, the French colonial province in northern Vietnam, said Jean-Francois Hubert, senior consultant for Vietnamese art at Christie’s. "This … [Read more...]

Swift, Azalea kick off American Music Awards, One Direction wins favorite pop band

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Pop music's leading ladies Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande gave high-octane performances while British boy band One Direction won favorite pop/rock band at the American Music Awards on Sunday. A sultry Swift kicked off the show with "Blank Space," performing against a backdrop of romantic images and accompanied by dancers dressed as rose-bearing suitors. Newcomer and Australian rapper Azalea won best rap/hip-hop album for "The New Classic" and said it was the first award she has … [Read more...]

Vietnamese and foreign designers talked type

(VOV) - Vietnamese and foreign experts met in "Designers talk type" within the context of the "Typography" exhibition which was held in the Goethe Institute in Hanoi on November 22. The event was participated by three designers who have spent their professional lives working closely with typography as they each gave short, illustrated talks followed by a panel discussion with questions from the audience. The designers discussed what creating with typography meant to them. They included Richard … [Read more...]