HCMC - Exhibition "In the Midst of Life" Opening: Fri 25 Oct, 6 pm Exhibition: 25 Oct - 25 Nov 2013 Craig Thomas Gallery 27i Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh ward, Q.1, HCMC Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 1 to 5 pm; and by appointment You are invited to the exhibition "In the Midst of Life", a solo exhibition of wood burn paintings by Hanoi-based artist Ngo Van Sac. Ngo Van Sac says that one day he may return to using conventional canvas, but right now he is enchanted by the blocks of fresh, untreated wood that grip his images with rawness. The curved veins in the wood's surface take the eyes gently up and down the portraits, sneaking into the intricacies of the pictures. Sac's making process must involve a lot of planning, but the artworks are never overdone. Minimal color and simple materials prevent visual saturation. Sac pencils the outlines onto the wooden blocks, then blowtorches them, masking off areas with a metal spatula to modulate the color. The burnt … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR Oct.15 -31 (daily updated)
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In the same way that beauty contests evaluate different expressions of beauty, they should also value different expressions of intelligence 21-year-old Dang Thu Thao (C), a finance and banking student at Tay Do University in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2012 on August 25 A string of beauty queens have been virtually crucified for not performing well in school, but the backlash misses two points: first, many Vietnamese beauty queens have in fact excelled in academics, and second, "school smarts" are only one kind of intelligence. Dang Thu Thao, the latest Miss Vietnam crowned last Saturday, is a finance and banking student at Tay Do University in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. Though the school is not one of the country's best, the 21-year-old Thao would have achieved more academically than at least half her predecessors. The educational competence of Vietnamese beauty queens has been a hot topic of debate ever since it was found out that … [Read more...] about Beauty vs. brains
HITS Party Wed 28 Sep 2011, 7 - 10 pm Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi It's time to show you what we've been working on behind the scenes Make your way to Hanoi Cinematheque on Wed 28 September for an extravaganza of drum rolls, live music, snippets from our summer show and door prizes. Cover: 50,000 VND (includes a complimentary drink and a raffle ticket) Exhibition 40 Years of Video Art in Germany Posted: 21 Sep 2011. Filed under: Art, Video. Opening : Sat 24 Sep, 4 pm with an introduction by Professor Rotraut Pape Lecture: Sun 25 Sep, 3.30 pm: "40 Years of Video Art in Germany" Exhibition: 25 Sep - 2 Oct, 9 am - 7 pm Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi The Goethe-Institut Hanoi now invites you to a "best of" from 40 years of German video art. The 43 selected videos, shown digitally to protect the valuable originals, give an exemplary insight into some forty years of video art from Germany. Among them are works by famous artists such as Joseph … [Read more...] about SEPTEMBER EVENTS (Updated)
Editor’s note: Giang Pham is currently studying in the Erasmus Mundus program for Master of Journalism, Media and Globalization in Denmark and Germany. He has also worked as a freelance photojournalist and writer for several media since 2013. Farewell, my friends!It was a Wednesday evening, October 12th 2016. At Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the main airport of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Viet Nguyen was bidding his farewell to his family and his friends before leaving for Germany on a 2-year Master Program in European Studies, European University of Flensburg. They gathered for a group photo, broadly smiled and gave Viet best wishes for his upcoming trip. Viet and his friends are a group of close friends, studying for a bachelor’s degree together in International Relations. Two months earlier, the group also stood here, saying goodbye to another classmate, Ha Phan. Ha left Vietnam in August for studying in the United States. However, she chose another path, she … [Read more...] about Vietnamese talents: Leave or stay?