Saigoneer | Arts & Culture https://saigoneer.com/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:30:17 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Nocturnal Animals Music Livestream Series Unites Artists for Pandemic Relief http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20658-nocturnal-animals-music-livestream-series-unites-artists-for-pandemic-relief

While bars and nightclubs remain closed, a special monthly livestream series starting tomorrow will give those of us in Vietnam the chance to experience nightlife without leaving the house.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Michael Tatarski. Top image via Nocturnal Animals.) Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:20:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20658-nocturnal-animals-music-livestream-series-unites-artists-for-pandemic-relief
An Awe-Inspiring Bird's-Eye View of Bình Định's Chăm Towers http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20656-an-awe-inspiring-bird-s-eye-view-of-bình-định-s-chăm-towers

What if memories were not collections of chemicals and electrical impulses stored in the fleshy recesses of a mind, but physical objects made of brick and stone?

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guionbajotal@gmail.com (Paul Christiansen. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 13 Oct 2021 05:49:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20656-an-awe-inspiring-bird-s-eye-view-of-bình-định-s-chăm-towers
Can Street Art Help Restore One of Hanoi's Poorest Communities? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20650-can-street-art-help-restore-one-of-hanoi-s-poorest-communities

Can street art lead to urban restoration? Or is it wilful gentrification? In February 2020, the Phuc Tan Public Art Project officially opened — the work on display offers engaging art and stirs up intriguing questions in equal measure.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Elise Luong. Photos by Bac Ha.) Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:17:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20650-can-street-art-help-restore-one-of-hanoi-s-poorest-communities
The Zoologist Who Makes Animal Origami out of Vietnam's Banknotes http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20646-the-zoologist-who-makes-animal-origami-out-of-vietnam-s-banknotes

What if you could make art with just VND200?

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Uyên Đỗ. Photos courtesy of Liên Quốc Đạt.) Thu, 07 Oct 2021 06:55:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20646-the-zoologist-who-makes-animal-origami-out-of-vietnam-s-banknotes
A Nguyễn Văn Tỵ Artwork Is up for Sale in Hong Kong. His Family Says It's Fake. http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20639-a-nguyễn-văn-tỵ-artwork-is-up-for-sale-in-hong-kong-his-family-says-it-s-fake

Nguyễn Văn Tỵ's family claims he never produced the lacquer screen of a jackfruit tree that was recently put up for bidding.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 04 Oct 2021 07:43:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20639-a-nguyễn-văn-tỵ-artwork-is-up-for-sale-in-hong-kong-his-family-says-it-s-fake
Phi Nhung, Bolero and Folk Songstress, Passes Away at 51 Due to Covid-19 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20631-phi-nhung,-bolero-and-folk-songstress,-passes-away-at-51-due-to-covid-19

Over the years, the resurgence in popularity of bolero music in Vietnam has spawned numerous new stars, but Phi Nhung’s place in the genre as a veteran chanteuse can never be replaced.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:17:08 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20631-phi-nhung,-bolero-and-folk-songstress,-passes-away-at-51-due-to-covid-19
An Illustration Project Brings Life to the Pages of 16th-Century Literature http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20617-truyen-ky-man-luc-an-illustration-project-brings-life-to-the-pages-of-16th-century-literature

Find yourself immersed in the world of mythical fiction through these enchanting illustrations from the art project Truyền Kỳ Mạn Lục.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Uyên Đỗ.) Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:39:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20617-truyen-ky-man-luc-an-illustration-project-brings-life-to-the-pages-of-16th-century-literature
'Thần Đồng Đất Việt' Author Lê Linh: 'I Will Never Stop Working With History' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20615-thần-đồng-đất-việt-author-lê-linh-i-will-never-stop-working-with-history

For Vietnamese comic fans of the past two decades, the names Lê Linh and Thần Đồng Đất Việt will most definitely ring a bell.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Ann Ann. Top image by Phuong Phan and Patty Yang.) Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:55:45 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20615-thần-đồng-đất-việt-author-lê-linh-i-will-never-stop-working-with-history
Basket Boats: A Key Part of Everyday Life in Coastal Vietnam http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20609-thung-chai-basket-boats-a-key-part-of-everyday-life-in-coastal-vietnam

Vietnam’s narrow tube houses come from the feudal era and the tax policy in effect at the time. The feudal state charged a fee based on the width of the street-facing facade to collect taxes, pushing owners to make their house as narrow as possible.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Adrien Jean. Photos by Adrien Jean.) Wed, 22 Sep 2021 03:54:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20609-thung-chai-basket-boats-a-key-part-of-everyday-life-in-coastal-vietnam
Benefit Concert Featuring Indie Artists Plays Tomorrow to Raise Fund for Vaccines http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20576-benefit-concert-featuring-indie-artists-plays-tomorrow-to-raise-fund-for-vaccines

Tomorrow at 7:30pm, Vaccine-AID-ED, a virtual benefit concert, will broadcast live on Facebook free for all viewers.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:23:34 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20576-benefit-concert-featuring-indie-artists-plays-tomorrow-to-raise-fund-for-vaccines
Immerse in a Serene Morning at Ngã Năm Floating Market http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20566-immerse-in-a-serene-morning-at-ngã-năm-floating-market

Floating markets haven’t completely disappeared from Vietnam’s commercial landscape.

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guionbajotal@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Tue, 07 Sep 2021 15:02:34 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20566-immerse-in-a-serene-morning-at-ngã-năm-floating-market
An Ode to Gối Ôm, Our Time-Honored Sleeping Companion http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20562-an-ode-to-gối-ôm-pillow-our-time-honored-sleeping-companion

There’s a scene in The Sound of Music, where Julie Andrews gazes into the future on a stormy night and envisions something holy: play clothes. She wraps herself in her bedroom curtains, a stuffy cream and sage brocade. Play clothes, she seems to resolve, that’s what the Von Trapp children need, their austere father just having interrupted their song and dance.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Lina Tran.) Fri, 10 Sep 2021 05:15:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20562-an-ode-to-gối-ôm-pillow-our-time-honored-sleeping-companion
Born Into Traditional Craft, a Young Sculptor Finds Joy in Carving Pop Culture http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20542-born-into-traditional-craft,-a-young-sculptor-finds-joy-in-carving-pop-culture

“Even though they know deeply that it’s beautiful, they cannot feel it because it’s not familiar to them,” Duy Tran says of younger generations that gaze upon the traditional wood sculptures in his family’s factory.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Photos courtesy of Duy Tran.) Mon, 30 Aug 2021 13:46:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20542-born-into-traditional-craft,-a-young-sculptor-finds-joy-in-carving-pop-culture
Đại Việt Kỳ Nhân: When Vietnam's Prolific History Meets Board Game http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20536-đại-việt-kỳ-nhân-when-vietnam-s-prolific-history-meets-board-game

After copious exchanges with friends from abroad, Tô Quốc Nghị had a flash of realization: just like his friends’ countries, Vietnam has always had a wicked awesome history, but the dull, uninspiring textbook lessons have misled people into thinking it’s not. Then comes Đại Việt Kỳ Nhân, an art project that aims to retell Vietnam’s glorious past through illustrations and a board game inspired by the country’s heroic figures.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Ann Ann. Top Image: Phương Phan.) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 13:14:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20536-đại-việt-kỳ-nhân-when-vietnam-s-prolific-history-meets-board-game
'Lòng Vòng Sài Gòn' Music Video Reminds Us of the Fantastical Magic of the City http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20535-lòng-vòng-sài-gòn-music-video-reminds-us-of-the-fantastical-magic-of-the-city

There are certain things that we tend to take for granted in life. A standard routine, moments of simple contentment, and that one cơm tấm lady who’s always been at that street corner whenever you reach home at 6pm. We wallow in regret when they are taken away; yearning for past memories and usual comforts.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:46:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20535-lòng-vòng-sài-gòn-music-video-reminds-us-of-the-fantastical-magic-of-the-city
On the Other Side of the Window: a Peek into Different Worlds http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20521-on-the-other-side-of-the-window-a-peek-into-different-worlds

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paul@saigoneer.com (Linh. Sketches by Linh.) Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:55:01 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20521-on-the-other-side-of-the-window-a-peek-into-different-worlds
[Illustrations] 20th Century Vietnam by Thang Trần Phềnh http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20517-illustrations-20th-century-vietnam-by-thang-trần-phềnh

Time for a bit of history.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 19 Aug 2021 05:14:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20517-illustrations-20th-century-vietnam-by-thang-trần-phềnh
A Lifetime Adrift: Phu Quoc Cruise Ship Crewmen Live and Work On Board http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20516-a-lifetime-adrift-phu-quoc-cruise-ship-crewmen-live-and-work-on-board

In the days before our lives were disrupted again by the pandemic, I was fortunate enough to visit the remote beauty that is Phu Quoc and its many ivory beaches. On my trip, I also had the opportunity to meet with the crew members of a cruise ship whose lives and livelihoods have risen and fallen with the tides of this touristy haven.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Ngọc Huynh. Photo by Ngọc Huỳnh.) Tue, 24 Aug 2021 02:10:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20516-a-lifetime-adrift-phu-quoc-cruise-ship-crewmen-live-and-work-on-board
Saigon Designer Envisages Classic Vietnamese Transportations With Some Pizzaz http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20514-illustrations-classic-vietnamese-transportations-with-some-pizzaz

What if your motorbike had rocket propulsion?

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Images by Thái Minh Triết.) Wed, 25 Aug 2021 02:56:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20514-illustrations-classic-vietnamese-transportations-with-some-pizzaz
14-year-old Vietnamese Painter Earns $23K from NFT Painting http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20513-14-year-old-vietnamese-painter-earns-$23k-from-nft-painting

 Xèo Chu, a 14-year-old Vietnamese artist, recently auctioned his first non-fungible token (NFT) painting on the platform Binance with the winning bid of US$22,899.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 18 Aug 2021 06:18:52 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20513-14-year-old-vietnamese-painter-earns-$23k-from-nft-painting
It All Started With 100 Boxes of Cookies http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20508-it-all-started-with-100-boxes-of-cookies

Food is anything but apolitical.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Vina Vo.) Wed, 18 Aug 2021 11:57:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20508-it-all-started-with-100-boxes-of-cookies
Covid-19 Propanganda Posters Re-imagined as Đông Hồ Paintings http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20496-covid-19-propanganda-posters-re-imagined-as-đông-hồ-paintings

Sourcing inspiration from the traditional art of Đông Hồ, a group of young artists put a modern spin on classic paintings to deliver anti-pandemic messages through cheeky illustrations.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 14 Aug 2021 05:21:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20496-covid-19-propanganda-posters-re-imagined-as-đông-hồ-paintings
[Illustrations] Mesmerizing Modern and Mythic Vietnam Re-Imagined http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20454-illustrations-mesmerizing-modern-and-mythic-vietnam-re-imagined

“I know this is going to sound super corny but I'm going to say it anyways; I left Vietnam, but Vietnam never left me.”

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paul@saigoneer.com (Paul Christiansen. Illustrations by Brian Hoang) Thu, 12 Aug 2021 02:28:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20454-illustrations-mesmerizing-modern-and-mythic-vietnam-re-imagined
How Vietnam's Street Artists Have Made a Global Medium Their Own http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20463-how-vietnam-s-street-artists-have-made-a-global-medium-their-own

Graffiti, street art, urban art…living in Paris before settling in Vietnam, they were part of my daily life and wonder. Riding the metro, graffiti is everywhere along the way. Wandering around the French capital, street art pops out of every corner.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Amélie Huynh Le Maux. Top image by Phương Phan.) Wed, 11 Aug 2021 03:34:53 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20463-how-vietnam-s-street-artists-have-made-a-global-medium-their-own
Saigoneer Podcast: Tourist Attractions & Who They're For; The Debate Over 'Essential' Goods http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20471-saigoneer-podcast-tourist-attractions-who-they-re-for-the-debate-over-essential-goods

A new episode of the Saigoneer Podcast is now available!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Top image by Jessie Tran.) Tue, 10 Aug 2021 02:45:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-arts-culture/20471-saigoneer-podcast-tourist-attractions-who-they-re-for-the-debate-over-essential-goods
Review: On Debut EP 'Low,' Ho Tram Anh Sings Like a Poet Laureate for the Disconnected http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20468-review-on-debut-ep-low,-ho-tram-anh-sings-like-a-poet-laureate-for-the-disconnected

Is anyone else in Hanoi creating music as stark and affecting as Ho Tram Anh? 

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Chris Humphrey. Top photo by Chris Humphrey.) Fri, 06 Aug 2021 04:28:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20468-review-on-debut-ep-low,-ho-tram-anh-sings-like-a-poet-laureate-for-the-disconnected
The World at Your Fingertips: How Vietnamese Studios Lead the Art of Artisan Keycaps http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20464-the-world-at-your-fingertips-how-vietnamese-studios-lead-the-art-of-artisan-keycaps

Although custom keycaps are somewhat of a recent development in Vietnam, some local artisan studios have become key players in making these tech-art fusions that bring the world to your fingertips.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Nhật Anh and Thế Anh. Top graphic by Phan Nhi.) Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:10:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20464-the-world-at-your-fingertips-how-vietnamese-studios-lead-the-art-of-artisan-keycaps
Vietnam's Art Spaces Find Silver Linings in Moving Online Amid Pandemic http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20461-vietnam-s-art-spaces-find-silver-linings-in-moving-online-amid-pandemic

When in February 2020, Đỗ Tường Linh’s exhibition "Foliage III," a celebration of Global South-led art, wrapped up at the Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art, so did most other events in Vietnam’s art scene.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Emma Duester.) Wed, 04 Aug 2021 04:28:17 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20461-vietnam-s-art-spaces-find-silver-linings-in-moving-online-amid-pandemic
Vietnam's Female Comics Show How to Unapologetically Be Yourself on Stage http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20436-vietnam-s-female-comics-show-how-to-unapologetically-be-yourself-on-stage

In recent years, Vietnamese women have gained a foothold in Vietnam’s comedy scene, despite it largely being dominated by men. But as the industry grows, the evidence of a gender gap seems to be increasingly clear.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Thanh Thanh. Top image by Phan Nhi.) Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:25:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20436-vietnam-s-female-comics-show-how-to-unapologetically-be-yourself-on-stage
This New Vietnamese Lo-Fi Video Is Making Us Feel All Sorts of Emotions http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20437-this-new-vietnamese-lo-fi-video-is-making-us-feel-all-sorts-of-emotions

After countless hours spent doing assignments alongside the OG Lofi Girl, Vietnamese netizens might find this new study companion an especially poignant addition to their daily routine.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:08:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20437-this-new-vietnamese-lo-fi-video-is-making-us-feel-all-sorts-of-emotions
What Happens When Artists Turn a Fishing Village Into Their Canvas? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20435-darkroom-tam-thanh-mural-village-tam-ky-photo-essay

Imagine if your home village was suddently transformed into a giant canvas for murals.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Adrien Jean. Photos by Adrien Jean.) Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:26:28 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20435-darkroom-tam-thanh-mural-village-tam-ky-photo-essay
Pháo Drops New MV for TikTok Smash Hit '2 Phút Hơn' Featuring Tyga http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20434-pháo-drops-new-mv-for-tiktok-smash-hit-2-phút-hơn-featuring-tyga

The song, which became a massive success thanks to its use in TikTok videos, is getting even more attention with the addition of the Californian rapper.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:29:34 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20434-pháo-drops-new-mv-for-tiktok-smash-hit-2-phút-hơn-featuring-tyga
On the Idea of Home: Reflections From Another Covid-19 Summer http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20431-on-the-idea-of-home-reflections-from-another-covid-19-summer

I’m writing this to remember another Covid summer. Today, Saigon continues the second round of social distancing.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Linh. Sketches by Linh. Graphics by Hannah Hoang and Phan Nhi. Animation by Phan Nhi.) Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:28:31 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20431-on-the-idea-of-home-reflections-from-another-covid-19-summer
Missing Saigon? Live Vicariously Through These Tender Illustrations by a Filipino Artist. http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20426-missing-saigon-live-vicariously-through-these-tender-illustrations-by-a-filipino-artist

Having lived and worked in Saigon for two and a half years, Daniel Ansel Tingcungco, a Filipino artist, created a collection of paintings illustrating 100 beloved views of the city. The project, titled "100 Views of Saigon," was completed after one year and four months and is available to the public on the artist’s Instagram page.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Mầm. Top image: Phương Phan.) Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:39:08 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20426-missing-saigon-live-vicariously-through-these-tender-illustrations-by-a-filipino-artist
Saigon Artist Đoàn Quốc Takes Watercolor Paintings to Whole New Heights http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20414-saigon-artist-đoàn-quốc-takes-watercolor-paintings-to-whole-new-heights

As one of the few Vietnamese nationals to have been granted the title of International Watercolor Master, young artist Đoàn Quốc is constantly pushing the frontiers of his creativity to paint a new path for Vietnam’s growing watercolor art community.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Ann Ann. Photos courtesy of Đoàn Quốc.) Sun, 18 Jul 2021 07:03:41 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20414-saigon-artist-đoàn-quốc-takes-watercolor-paintings-to-whole-new-heights
A Day in the Life of Madame Xuân, Hoi An's 85-Year-Old Vegetable Vendor http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20410-a-day-in-the-life-of-madame-xuân,-hoi-an-s-85-year-old-vegetable-vendor

She is not famous but has silently become a part of Hoi An’s cultural beauty for years.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Tran Duy Minh. Photos by Nguyen Phan.) Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:18:03 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20410-a-day-in-the-life-of-madame-xuân,-hoi-an-s-85-year-old-vegetable-vendor
For Vietnam's Millennials, Sneakers Reflect American Ideals, Self-Expression and Nostalgia http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20406-for-vietnam-s-millennials,-sneakers-reflect-american-ideals,-self-expression-and-nostalgia

My memories of sneakers date back to when I was halfway through 7th grade, when a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star 70’s was given to me by my parents to commemorate my good end-of-semester results. The shoes felt awkward, but the sensation of having the same sneakers that the cool kids were wearing was comparable to ecstasy.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Duy Nguyen. Illustration by Hannah Hoang.) Sat, 10 Jul 2021 04:43:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20406-for-vietnam-s-millennials,-sneakers-reflect-american-ideals,-self-expression-and-nostalgia
Art That Outlives Us: The Paintings of Vietnamese American Artist Ann Phong http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20403-art-that-outlives-us-the-paintings-of-vietnamese-american-artist-ann-phong

There are two things that disconcert older-generation Vietnamese Americans in Little Saigon from those around them: fusion food and the arts; both of which evoke nothing but strangeness. Intolerable strangeness.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Quynh Vo. Top graphic by Jessie Tran.) Sat, 10 Jul 2021 07:49:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20403-art-that-outlives-us-the-paintings-of-vietnamese-american-artist-ann-phong
Sài Gòn Ơi, Let's Meet for Cà Phê Once the Pandemic Is Over http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20401-sài-gòn-ơi,-let-s-meet-for-cà-phê-once-the-pandemic-is-over

For various reasons, some city activities that I’ve long shunned are now replaying in my mind like footage of an old home video during these days of working from home.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Uyên Đỗ. Graphics by Phan Nhi, Jessie Trần, and Patty Yang.) Thu, 08 Jul 2021 03:46:51 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20401-sài-gòn-ơi,-let-s-meet-for-cà-phê-once-the-pandemic-is-over
With Summer Comes a Glorious Lotus Harvest Season in Hoi An http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20398-with-summer-comes-a-glorious-lotus-harvest-season-in-hoi-an

The farmers we met in these fields near Hoi An have been working their lotus farms since the end of the 1970s. The area has been a hub of lotus production in the decades since.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Adrien Jean. Photos by Adrien Jean.) Wed, 07 Jul 2021 03:38:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20398-with-summer-comes-a-glorious-lotus-harvest-season-in-hoi-an
Glimpses of a Tranquil Hanoi From Inside 21 Days of Hotel Quarantine http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20388-glimpses-of-a-tranquil-hanoi-from-inside-21-days-of-hotel-quarantine

I landed at Noi Bai Airport on May 28, 2021.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Morgan Ommer. Photos by Morgan Ommer.) Tue, 29 Jun 2021 10:43:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20388-glimpses-of-a-tranquil-hanoi-from-inside-21-days-of-hotel-quarantine
How LiveSpace, a New Music Initiative, Aims to Nurture Vietnam's Indie Musicians http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20383-how-livespace,-a-new-music-initiative,-aims-to-nurture-vietnam-s-indie-musicians

A new joint initiative towards a more realized musical landscape extends the commitment of some of Vietnam’s key cultural players.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Hung Tran. Photos by Visual Light for L'Espace.) Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:26:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20383-how-livespace,-a-new-music-initiative,-aims-to-nurture-vietnam-s-indie-musicians
Find Literary Divination in This Special Deck of 'Tale of Kiều' Tarot http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20380-find-literary-divination-in-this-special-deck-of-tale-of-kiều-tarot

In the world of tarot, each of the 78 cards represents a metaphysical inquiry into life and the human psyche. Meanwhile, in Nguyễn Du’s epic poem, each of the 3,254 verses offers a philosophical exploration into the pain and beauty of the human condition. As a bridge between east and west, Kiều Tarot was born to offer a refreshing take on both of these cultural artifacts.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Thế Anh and Nhật Anh. Photos by Cecilia Vũ.) Sun, 27 Jun 2021 03:50:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20380-find-literary-divination-in-this-special-deck-of-tale-of-kiều-tarot
A Halcyon Hanoi in the Art of Joseph Inguimberty, the Professor Who Taught Lê Phổ http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20373-a-halcyon-hanoi-in-the-art-of-joseph-inguimberty,-the-professor-who-taught-lê-phổ

In 1925, Joseph Inguimberty stepped into the tropical humidity of Hanoi for the first time. Despite having been to Italy, Greece and even Egypt, the 29-year-old art professor probably couldn’t imagine that the dynamic, paradoxical, but relentlessly enchanting Southeast Asian city would become his home for the next two decades.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khoi Pham.) Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:38:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20373-a-halcyon-hanoi-in-the-art-of-joseph-inguimberty,-the-professor-who-taught-lê-phổ
Fantastic Beasts of Vietnam's Mythology Reimagined by Local Student Project http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20370-fantastic-beasts-of-vietnam-s-mythology-reimagined-by-local-student-project

Drawing from Vietnam’s myths and legends, a young artist has created a series of illustrations of figures that pay tribute to the country’s supernatural beliefs.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Ann Ann.) Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:29:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20370-fantastic-beasts-of-vietnam-s-mythology-reimagined-by-local-student-project
At Huyen Trang Pagoda, Spirituality, Charity Campaigns and a Home for Stray Kittens http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20367-at-huyen-trang-pagoda,-spirituality,-charity-campaigns-and-a-home-for-stray-kittens

Huynh Tan Phat, spanning many kilometers paralleling the river in District 7, is typical of many bustling streets, filled with the cacophonous rhythms of Saigon. However, cross the bridge at Pham Huu Lau, spanning the Dia Inlet, and it's as if you have entered the countryside.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Jim Selkin. Photos by Jim Selkin.) Tue, 06 Jul 2021 01:39:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-culture/20367-at-huyen-trang-pagoda,-spirituality,-charity-campaigns-and-a-home-for-stray-kittens
Meet Tô Đậm, the Young Artists Bringing Mural Arts to Schools in Rural Vietnam http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20361-meet-tô-đậm,-the-young-artists-bringing-mural-arts-to-schools-in-rural-vietnam

Tô Đậm is a non-profit organization founded by artists who share one thing in common: they all love to paint and travel. Their collective works cannot be found at any galleries or museums, even if you look. But if you’re keen on taking a cross-country trip, you might catch Tô Đậm’s bright and colorful paintings permanently residing on the walls of schools in remote corners of Vietnam.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Quyên Hoàng. Top photo by Bét.) Sat, 12 Jun 2021 02:30:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20361-meet-tô-đậm,-the-young-artists-bringing-mural-arts-to-schools-in-rural-vietnam
On ‘Ếch Ếch Vol. 1,’ a Mosaic of Hanoi’s Underground Music Scene http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20362-on-‘ếch-ếch-vol-1,’-a-mosaic-of-hanoi’s-underground-music-scene

Hardcore, indie, metal, folk? The latest compilation album emerging from the capital is as multifaceted as the city itself.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Linh Pham. Photos by Chris Humphrey.) Fri, 11 Jun 2021 03:55:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20362-on-‘ếch-ếch-vol-1,’-a-mosaic-of-hanoi’s-underground-music-scene
How Quy Nhon's Old Cemetery Slowly Expands up Vung Chua Mountain http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20360-how-quy-nhon-s-old-cemetery-slowly-expands-up-vung-chua-mountain

​You might miss it if you were driving past, but once you walk down a small hẻm off Quy Nhon’s main Tay Son Street, the massive cemetery sprawls in all directions. 

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guionbajotal@gmail.com (Paul Christiansen and Phuong Pham. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:28:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-travel/20360-how-quy-nhon-s-old-cemetery-slowly-expands-up-vung-chua-mountain
Over 130 Artworks by Mai Trung Thứ Will Be on Display in France in June http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20344-over-130-artworks-by-mai-trung-thứ-will-be-on-display-in-france-in-june

It will be the first time many of Mai Trung Thứ's oil on canvas, paintings on silk, drawings, photographs, and lithographs will be available for public viewing. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 02 Jun 2021 05:12:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-music-art/20344-over-130-artworks-by-mai-trung-thứ-will-be-on-display-in-france-in-june