Street paintings on German Embassy walls

"Revival" by Nguyen Minh Hieu.

VietNamNet Bridge - With the message "Art can overcome barriers between language, culture and people", the German Embassy in Hanoi has created the Street Art Gallery art project. Paintings shown on walls around the German Embassy grounds in Hanoi remind viewers of the historic event, the fall of the Berlin Wall. Additionally, an online gallery with works in the project as well as painters' portraits are posted on the website The exhibition ends in late 2014. … [Read more...]

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Exhibition on Thang Long Imperial Citadel launched


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Vietnam art plagued by haphazard, low quality exhibits

The majority of Vietnam's exhibits are lacking in quality and creativity, which worsens the already stagnant local art scene, local experts have observed. In recent years, many artists, particularly young ones, have launched more exhibits, but their quality remains questionable. One of the reasons behind the boom in exhibits of paintings is the low cost, as organizing an exhibit costs only about VND10 million (US$471), including venue rental and reception, a local artist explained. Photo … [Read more...]

“J-Classic” concert with Hanoi Ensemble


VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi Ensemble will stage a free-admission performance at the JF Garage Concert 'J-Classic' for music enthusiasts at the courtyard of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Hanoi on October 4. The concert, which has been held for the fourth time, will feature famous masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Béla Bartók and Astor Piazzolla as well as many classical and popular pieces from Japan. The show will be also staged by many local artists who are friends of the … [Read more...]

Dragon dance festival 2014 to open in Hanoi


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Pop star to perform free concerts

On song: Pop idol My Tam's free tour Live Concert Heart Beat in HCM City and Ha Noi is expected to attract more than 35,000 fans. - Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) - Early next month more than 20,000 screaming fans will be able to catch sight of pop idol My Tam, known as Queen of Pop. … [Read more...]

Frontier Vietnam yearns for emerging-market rank


An electronic stock ticker displays share prices as a laborer paints outside the new Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Monday, June 2, 2014. Photo credit: Bloomberg … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Jung Il Jin, Painter of Fire” opens

Artist Jung Il Jin. Photo:

PANO - The exhibition "Jung Il Jin, the Painter of Fire", opened by the Korean Cultural Center on September 30th at 49 Nguyen Du Street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi, displays 12 oil-paintings, themed "Fire", by a young Korean artist, Jung Il Jin. Having held a number of solo exhibitions and exhibition exchanges at home and abroad, the painter said that "Fire holds the philosophy of life and death and is central to life," and "Seeing the blazing fire leads me to the meaning of existence." … [Read more...]

New World Saigon drums up 20th anniversary

Kieu Giang Employees of New World Saigon Hotel took part in a flashmob performance at The Crescent Mall in HCMC's District 7 on Saturday afternoon a head of the 20th anniversary celebration of the five-star hotel in the city (October 8, 1994-2014). The three-minute show by 35 amateur dancers drew a lot of people when they visited the shopping mall's ground floor. Flashmob is a dancing act by a group of people in a public place with or without a script and is performed for entertainment and … [Read more...]