VietNamNet Bridge - Art communities everywhere have big expectations and look forward to collecting art. However, in Vietnam collecting has faced obstacles due to the lack of a local market as well as confidence in the art world. The owner of Thanh Uy fine art collection, which specializes in Vietnamese printmaking and sculptural works, talks to us about the issue. This is the first time collector Thanh Uy has officially introduced his collection. Related news The importance of the local art market Glimmers of hope for Vietnamese to collect Vietnamese artworks (Thanh Uy Collection) Nguyet Nga, “The landscape of Hoa Binh”, color wood print, 40x50 cm, 1975 Q. Can you tell us the reason why you decided to collect art in Vietnam and specialize in printed works? I love the arts and always want to learn and discover what is expressed through each art work. I collect art and of course I want to collect art from Vietnam because it’s from our country, so … [Read more...] about Collecting art in Vietnam: hidden from view
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This year's World Radio Day is themed "Radio - A path to knowledge". What do you think about Vietnam's broadcasters helping people access knowledge through education? A: Your question comes at very good moment because Vietnam is moving forward with developing the learning society and framework has been recently approved for that. There is a steering committee which involves many ministries working together. The goal of the learning society is that everybody has access to learning opportunity everywhere and at all time. It sounds like a difficult thing to do but it is not that difficult. There are many countries that we are using as references who have been able to move forward. We are using references for example Singapore, South Korea, Japan and we are doing to see which of there areas that they have been developing are interesting for Vietnam that we can adopt them and also create their own exercise of Vietnam. But very important role for the process is the media, mechanism for … [Read more...] about UNESCO Chief in Vietnam Katherine Muller Mari answers on World Radio Day
No matter how crowded it gets, a boat trip among the fantastically shaped islands of Halong Bay is a trip you’ll remember all your life. It’s absolutely overrun with tourists. And it doesn’t matter a lick. Every day, hundreds of boats, some designed to look like Chinese sampans with bright, yellow dragons painted on the bow, churn through the waters of Halong Bay, steaming directly for the towering, fantastic limestone formations that rise suddenly and steeply out of the blue-green waters along the north coast of Vietnam. An hour or so later, tour boats packed with Chinese and German and American tourists round a corner and roll into a floating fishing village that will spark a record number of camera clicks in the blink of an eye. A half dozen or more folks — mostly young women in traditional, conical hats — will row furiously to the nearest boat and offer up juicy pineapples or spiky rambutans or maybe a cold drink to the rushing visitors. The village … [Read more...] about Step back in time in Vietnam
Baseball was brought to Vietnam by an American lawyer, whose life changed after he met a Vietnamese singer. Eighteen years ago, after receiving a degree? In computing science, Tom Trutler was looking for a job at San Jose, California, known for having the biggest Vietnamese community in the US. Trutler decided to learn the language after making friends with some Vietnamese. He applied for a short-term course at Stanford University. During the course, he won a scholarship to join a volunteer exchange program between Vietnam and the US. He came to Hanoi in July 1993 to study Vietnamese for three months at the Hanoi Foreign Language University. Trutle said that during those three months in Hanoi, visited the Hoan Kiem Lake only once. He didn't have money or time to travel. He only learned about Vietnamese culture through his classmates. After three months, Tom went to HCM City to work as a voluntary English teacher at the Oriental Faculty of the HCM City University for Social … [Read more...] about American man and “baseball dream” in Vietnam
People's Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam People's Artist Dang Thai Son will return to Vietnam to perform a concert titled ‘Dang Thai Son-New Sound in 20th Century’ at the Opera House in Hanoi at 8pm on December 4. Dang Thai Son will perform works of two famous French composers, Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc. Besides that, he will also perform two works of musicians Do Hong Quan and Dang Huu Phuoc. The program will be attended by artist Luu Hong Quang, who will play piano pieces of Francis Poulenc. In his life, Dang Thai Son has remained devoted to Vietnamese music and always supported young musical talent of Vietnamese music. Currently, Dang Thai Son lives and works in Canada and also teaches music in France, the United States and China. In his free time, Dang Thai Son holds lectures at music festivals in many countries. People's Artist Dang Thai Son has performed in 40 countries across the world with famous orchestras, including the Leningrad … [Read more...] about People’s Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam this Dec.