(VOV) -Vietnam will be represented at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre’s contemporary visual arts festival scheduled to take place in March 2014.
The festival is part of the celebrations leading up to officially establishing the ASEAN Community in 2015.
Vietnamese artists Bui Cong Khanh, Nguyen Van Cuong, Phan Thao Nguyen, Tung Mai, and Vu Dan Tan will exhibit their work alongside more than 40 other outstanding artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
The art festival—themed “Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia”—is the Southeast Asian region’s largest.
- Art & Entertainment Headlines December 25
Paintings of VN's international friends on display Those portrayed in the paintings include people from Laos, Cuba, the UK, Japan, China, Chile and Australia, who came from all walks of life, such as State leaders, astronauts, soldiers, politicians, writers and journalists. "The paintings express Viet Nam's deep gratitude to our international friends for their feelings, sacrifices and contributions to Viet Nam during the fierce wars, as well as during the development process," said Vu Xuan Hong, chairman of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Associations. The paintings will have more faces of friends added over time, he said. Among the…... [read more]
- SE Asian art asks viewers to engage
At an exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Ha Noi, visitors are invited to be part of the performance. Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Let's Chat asks the audience to sit down for a chat with the artist, in effect becoming a performer in the artwork. The exhibition – Concept, Context, Contestation - organised by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, includes work from across the SE Asian region over the last 40 years. The diverse showing includes performance art, interactive installations, paintings, photography and sound installations from 14 artists, demonstrating the region's artistic and cultural development for good, and…... [read more]
- Art & Entertainment News 15/6
VN photo shortlisted in Britain Ly Hoang Long figures among the world's top environment photographers, with one of his photos being included among the top 111 photos of an international contest in the United Kingdom. His photo, entitled Checking Fishing Net, features a fisherman checking his nets in a blue-water river, an idyllic scene in Viet Nam's countryside. More than 10,000 entries by photographers from 60 nations in the world were received by the Environmental Photographers of the Year contest, which focuses on issues ranging from sustainable development to poverty, climate change and human rights. The shortlisted entries will be…... [read more]
- Vietnamese contemporary artist shortlisted for Signature Art Prize
by Minh Thu SINGAPORE (VNS) - Low murmurs and the soft sounds of chewing and swallowing reverberate in a darkened space in which loom life-size image projections of 19 individuals. The installation of Nguyen Trinh Thi is among the 15 artworks shortlisted for the final round of the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation's Signature Art Prize 2014. An exhibition of these artworks has opened at the Singapore Art Museum. Thi documented artists, curators and writers, besides key figures of the independent contemporary art scene in Ha Noi, as they ate a food item of their choice, stated their name and identified…... [read more]
- Art & Entertainment Headlines December 27
International Flower Festival trade fair opens in Da Lat The Da Lat Flower Festival International Trade Fair 2013 kicked off in Da Lat city of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 26. The event attracts roughly 600 pavilions featuring agricultural products from four foreign businesses and300 domestic businesses, including 50 from Lam Dong. Featured products include handicrafts, wood interior decoration, consumer goods, garment and textile, and electronics. The fair is part of activities to mark the Da Lat Tourism Culture Week 2013 which opens on December 27. The event gives businesses a good chance to introduce unique…... [read more]
- Artists feature at ASEAN exhibition
HA NOI (VNS) — Artworks by Bui Cong Khanh, Nguyen Van Cuong, Phan Thao Nguyen, Tung Mai and the late artist Vu Tan Dan are on display at Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre. Fifty contemporary works of painting, photography and audio-visuals by 40 artists of three generations and from eight Southeast Asian countries are being exhibited till next March. The exhibition will represent the views of artists in the region, spanning the past 40 years. — VNS... [read more]
- An exhibition of Southeast Asian artists in Goethe Institute, Hanoi
(Cinet)- From 18 to 30 June 2015, four-teen Southeast Asian artists, including five from Vietnam will have their works exhibited at Goethe-Institut, Hanoi. This is a travelling project of Concept Context Contestation, an exhibition supported by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC). Aimed to present contemporary art from Southeast Asia, last year the exhibition was shown at BACC in Bangkok. Initiated by three curators from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, Concept Context Contestation shows the work of 14 Southeast Asian artists; among them are five artists from Vietnam. The exhibited artworks – performances, interactive installations,…... [read more]
- EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 10-20
Film Screening "Lighter than Orange - The Legacy of Dioxin in Vietnam" Thu 18 Jun 2015, 7.30 pm Hanoi Cinematheque 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) would like to present to its members the Vietnam premier showing of the documentary: "Lighter than Orange - The legacy of Dioxin in Vietnam". This documentary reveals a political failure through individual biographies. It depicts the fates of a few of the 4 million Vietnamese veterans who have been victims of Agent Orange, a dioxin-based herbicide which was used to clear foliage from trees. These veterans speak about their…... [read more]
- Vietnamese painters participate in ASEAN art exhibit in Bangkok
Five acclaimed Vietnamese artists have work on display at an ASEAN contemporary visual art show in Bangkok, Thailand until March 2. Artworks by Bui Cong Khanh, Nguyen Van Cuong, Phan Thao Nguyen, Tung Mai, and late artist Vu Dan Tan are currently showing at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) alongside works by nearly 45 other celebrated internationally-known Southeast Asian artists from three generations and eight countries in the region. The biggest ever Southeast Asian contemporary art exhibition, produced for the Thailand Concept Context Contestation, opened on December 13 to celebrate ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) integration.…... [read more]
- ASEAN Cultural Identity
When rivers and mountains no longer separate us Nine years ago in 2007, in Manila, the Philippines, we sat in a cafe, a waiting to report on the 6th ASEAN People’s Assembly (APA6 for short). We talked with our colleagues from ASEAN countries about the formation of the ASEAN Community though no one could guess where such story would go as perhaps it was too soon then to speak of such a great thing. (In January 2007, the ASEAN leaders decided to shorten the time schedule for formation of the ASEAN Community by five years from 2020 as stated in…... [read more]