Hundreds of photographs depicting typical features of the traditional cultural values of the northern midland province of Phu Tho – known as the ancestral land of Vietnam - are being showcased in the locality to commemorate Hung Kings, the founders of the nation. The exhibition … [Read more...]

Singapore’s economy contracted by 0.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the 1.5 percent growth in the preceding quarter, Malaysia’s national news agency Bernama quoted the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) as saying. On a … [Read more...]

Handicraft sector told to refresh itself

Thuy Dung HANOI – The handicraft industry provides many jobs, especially in rural areas, and brings in billions of dollars in export revenue each year. However, in changing local and foreign markets with consumer tastes never staying the same, the industry is facing an urgent need for change to … [Read more...]

Vietnamese artist wins FIAP gold prize

A photo capturing local people’s passage over a yellow sandy hill by Vietnamese artist, Nguyen Quoc Huy, has won a gold prize of the “open” section at the 9 th edition of “Bucovina Mileniul III” International Salon of Photographic Art in Romania. The contest was jointly … [Read more...]

Women’s Museum, most attractive tourist site in Hanoi

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The Vietnamese Women’s Museum has been ranked first among 80 attractive tourism destinations in Hanoi in 2012 by the world’s largest travel website “TripAdvisor”. Illustrative image (Source: Internet)Visitors to the website ranked the museum 4.5 out of the 5 stars rating over the past 12 … [Read more...]

An-My Le’s photographic works

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An-My Lê, who is currently living and working in New York, was born in Saigon (former name of Ho Chi Minh City) in 1960. >> Vietnam-born photographer honored as US ‘genius’ In 1975, An-My Le and her family settled in the US. She received BAS and MS degrees in biology from … [Read more...]

Vietnam-born photographer honored as US ‘genius’

View more pictures Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le. Photo: Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le has just won the $0.5mln 2012 MacArthur Fellowship 2012, also known as “Genius Grants”, one of most valuable awards honoring varied creative works in the US. View more pictures Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le. Photo: Courtesy of the John D. … [Read more...]

Artists celebrate life of tech pioneer Steve Jobs

The painting The Vision celebrates Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Photo: VNA

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Think different." This famous phrase by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has continued to inspire people all over the world even after his death last year. The painting The Vision celebrates Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Photo: VNATo mark the first anniversary of his … [Read more...]

Vietnamese artists participate in arts exhibition in China

As man y as 13 Vietnamese painters are taking part in the 5 th Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB) exhibition in China. Themed “Future and Reality”, the event is mainly showcasing paintings and sculptural works, which man ifest artists’ concern about ecological crisis; … [Read more...]

Event : Exhibition celebrates women’s strength

An art exhibition that seeks to convey the strength, diligence and resilience of Vietnamese women opened at the HCM City Youth Cultural House on Sunday. The exhibition, which marks the National Women's Day (October 20), has 60 works of art including oil and arcrylic paintings as well … [Read more...]