Saigoneer

Exploring the Human Condition Through a Fusion of the Familiar and the Strange

In his most recent exhibition, "Paradise Lost", Hoi An-based artist Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong offers a menacing interpretation of day-to-day life. In a selection of seven works of art spanning multiple media formats, Phong delves into the identity of humans who have become indiscernible from the existence of everything around them. Mundane objects are bent out of shape to mystify life as we know it, and the silhouette of man is merely suggested, rather than explicitly displayed.

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With E.P 2.0, Nhung Dua Tre Gives Voice to Hanoi's Youth

Ahead of the Saigon release of E.P 2.0 tonight, Hanoi-based rock band Nhung Dua Tre provides a glimpse into the inspiration behind their latest effort.

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Christie's Auctions Its First Made-in-Vietnam Lacquer Artwork in London

A handmade lacquer work designed by Tran Nu Yen Khe was part of an auction at Christie’s in London on Wednesday.

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New York Exhibition 'After Darkness' Brings Southeast Asian Art to Light

New York has finally started showing Southeast Asian artists the appreciation they deserve, greatly benefiting the featured, as well as those interested in cross-cultural exploration.

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[Photos] Local Designer Puts International Pop Divas on Retro Saigon Album Covers

Vietnam’s crop of sterling photo manipulators strike again with a retro makeover of today's chart-topping female artists.

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The Curious Recent Cases of Plagiarism in Vietnamese Art

Plagiarism not only runs rampant in Vietnam’s online creative industry, but also in more traditional art forms such as oil paintings and lacquer.

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[Video] There's Now a Mekong Delta-Style Remix of 'Despacito,' Because Why Not

Who would have thought that merging ‘Despacito’ with Vietnamese bolero influences would make a great Khmer-sounding hit?

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Popular EDM Duo The Chainsmokers to Play Saigon in September

Pop duo The Chainsmokers will perform in Saigon on September 14 as a part of the Asian leg of their “Memories…Do not open” world tour.

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Ariana Grande Cancels Saigon Concert 4 Hours Before Showtime

Saigon’s Arianators must be feeling devastated at the moment.

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How Widespread Art Fraud Could Tarnish Vietnam’s Reputation on International Market

The popularity of Vietnamese art is on the rise internationally, but its reputation is in jeopardy as more and more incidents of art fraud are being uncovered.

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Art Photographer Explores Vietnam's Spirituality Through Muted Conversations

In his latest exhibition, Muted Conversations, Vu Tien Dat invites his audience to explore the unspoken in Vietnam’s spirituality and superstitions.

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