Vietnamese Art

Five years on, Hanoi dig still yielding secrets of old capital

300 workers unearthing clues to ancient Viet culture

The earth beneath a strategic plot of land in central Hanoi has yielded a remarkable story, revealing secrets about Vietnam's long and complex history.

Wednesday, 16 April, 2008, 12:00am

The Exhibition

Spirits of Vietnam

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

The Exhibition: Keeping Cool XI

The 11th year of the gallery's summer show offers Nguyen Trung's tranquil paintings, such as By The Sea (below) and a series of nudes, Pham Luan's lotus pond landscapes and a selection of the late Buu Chi's nude drawings and oil paintings, in memory of his contribution to Vietnamese art. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm. Galerie La Vong, 13/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863.

28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

The Heart Of The Matter

Vietnamese art only made it on to the world stage in 1990, when the World Cultural Association as well as private galleries organised exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Asia, drawing many collectors to Vietnam. It's easy to see why, as the colours are bright, the brush strokes bold and the paintings invoke an innocence that is at once both romantic and dream-like.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

From Hanoi

With Heart And Soul And Mind: Nam Son Art Gallery, Hanoi, presents an exhibition of oil and lacquer works by 14 Vietnamese artists, most of whom are graduates of the Hanoi College of Fine Arts. Pictured is Before Wedding by Cong Quoc Ha. 10am-7pm. Galerie E, Room 701, 7/F AON China Building, 29 Queen's Road, Central. Tel: 2845 6228. Ends May 10.

3 May 2001 - 12:00am

Home is where the art is

When Xuan Xanh Laurie left Vietnam for the United States as a nine-year-old refugee, she never dreamed she would one day return.

But 24 years on, Xuan Xanh flies to Vietnam at least once a month. If she is not supervising her lucrative embroidered linen business, she is discovering new Vietnamese artists for the gallery she has set up with Lucy Anda.

21 May 1999 - 12:00am

Vietnamese art moves on

Fine Contemporary Vietnamese Art: Towards the Millennium, Galerie La Vong, $560 Vietnamese art has gone from gloom to boom, and then back to relative gloom in just 12 years. The last year of the tiger saw the new liberations of doi moi transforming the conditions for Vietnamese artists: this one sees the roar of a new recession.

20 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Shirley's artistic bent all down to destiny

Science and art seem as different as chalk and cheese but for Shirley Hui, it comes down to destiny. 'My father was an ardent collector so I guess it is in the genes,' says Shirley, a former scientist who, together with Julia Wen, owns Galerie La Vong, the only Hong Kong gallery to specialise in Vietnamese art.

6 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

The masters of a changing country

TO many Hong Kong people Vietnam is little more than the place from which thousands of would-be refugees arrived. For a growing number it's a tourist destination, but for Shirley Hui, Judy Day and Julia Wen it's a nation of such contrasts and great beauty they want many more to share it.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

The rites of La Vong

WHEN Shirley Hui first went to Vietnam the paintings she saw took her breath away. She wanted to buy them all. So she found a way.

One year on, the Hong Kong gallery devoted solely to Vietnamese art which she opened as a means of ''having all the pictures'' has established a foothold in the territory's art market and is celebrating its birthday with a special exhibition.

2 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Nordic kings find their place at the Hilton

WITH the majestic sounds of the Oslo Philharmonic still echoing, another major attraction from Norway has arrived in Hongkong.

On display at the Hilton Hotel's Peak Room till tomorrow is the Snorre Suite collection comprising 19 multi-coloured lino-cut prints by internationally acclaimed Norwegian artist Jarle Rosseland.

20 Feb 1993 - 12:00am