Artist Nguyen Tu Nghiem passed away

According to an announcement of Vietnam Fine Arts Association, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, a veteran Vietnamese artist passed away, at the age of 94, on 15th June 2016. The artist was born in Nghe An province, located in the center of Vietnam and graduated from Indochina Fine Arts College (1941-1946). He was famous for painting lacquer, oil paint and pigments.
He used to teach in Hanoi Fine Arts University in the period from 1959 to 1960. He also worked as a lecture in Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts University, a member of the first Executive Committee of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association (1957- 1983) and an artist of ‘ composing group’ of Vietnam Fine Arts Association . Earlier in the war in Indochina, he was responsible for lecturing arts on the Viet Bac Revolutionary Base.
The artist was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize in Literature and Arts in 1996 and known as one of the most creative painters who pioneered to experiment new materials for lacquer painting in Vienam. Nghiem was also successful with oil painting on canvas and water color. He is regarded as one of the four greatest painters in 20th century Vietnam along with Bui Xuan Phai(1920-1988), Duong Bich Lien (1924-1988) and Nguyen Sang (1923-1988).

Exhibition “Vietnam lacquer Story”

Exhibition "Vietnam lacquer Story"

Opening: 17:00, Friday, 04.15.2016
Exhibition: 15/04 – 05/02/2016
Location: Cultural Exchange Center
50 Dao Duy Tu, Ha Noi

Information from the organizers:
Exhibition “Vietnam lacquer Story” introduces a generalized overview of the traditional paint job (with photos, artifacts of gardenia, tools, and processing techniques) and Contemporary Art of Lacquer Vietnam (with the participation of 8 artists and villages).
Thereby, exhibitors want to promote and celebrate a traditional craft with the traditional cultural values of Vietnam, within the framework of traditional honor of Old Quarter in 2016 and Hanoi City.

The exhibition of 50 original works of visual art

The exhibition of 50 original works of visual art

From 6th to 27th April, Goethe Institution to cooperate with Museum of Fine Art in Leizig will to organized the exhibition “ Storyteller – Comtemporary Art from Leizig” with 50 works by 11 Artist of New Leipzig school. The event will take place at the Vietnam Fine Art Museum and the Goethe Institution.
This event is the first step, to maks the first cooperation between a big Museum in Germany with Goethe Institution in the field of organizing exhibitions in Vietnam.
The woks on paper will be on show at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and thé video works will be introduce at the Goethe Institution Hanoi. The catalog of exhibition will be give for visitor come to participate raised of exhibition.

Art Exhibition “9X”


Open: 20th March, 2016
Finish: 24th March, 2016
Location: Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition

Art Exhibition “9X” is held by Young Artists Club – Vietnam Fine Arts Association with the theme “Bright – Fresh- Enthusiastic”. It is an occasion marked the launch of a new generation of young artists.
The exhibition is a new beginning of a new generation of young artists in the generation of “9X” with full of youth, ambition and dedication as the criteria theme “Bright – Fresh- Enthusiastic”. Exhibition with the participation of 11 new factors of the Young Artist Club: Nguyen Tuan Dung, Truong Van Ngoc, Nguyen Dinh Son, Nguyen Van Phuong, Pham Xuan Quynh, Nguyen Van Huy, Chu Van Son, Tran Van Thuoc, Nguyen Van Dieu, Nguyen Van Diep … will bring to an interesting event and award shows, such as new wind blowing in artistic life.
Join in the chain exhibition “9X”, there is a solo exhibition named “You” by Nguyen Tuan Dung- an young artists. According to organizers, the exhibition will open at 17 pm from Day 20/3 – 24/3/2016. At the end of the exhibition, a seminars will be held at 9 a.m on 24th March at the Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition at 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi.

Art exhibition “Immigration and Identity”


Art exhibition “Immigration and Identity”
Open: 26th February, 2016
Location: Goethe Institute, 56- 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi

Art exhibition “Immigration and Identity” by artists Duong Thuy Duong and Do Tuan Anh takes the idea from the influx of refugees into Germany.

At present, the flow of refugees into Germany makes the topic of immigration become hotter and hotter. In 2014, about 20 percent of German population are immigrants, of which 16.4 million people are trying to get familiar with strange traditions of their new homeland. Many of them are living between two different cultures and always have to face with the problems of self- awareness: where I come from? Where I belong to? How others look at me?
However, the process of migration and immigration from Viet Nam to Germany has taken place for a long time and has been regarded as a typically successful image of immigration. Vietnamese people are described as the most active immigrant community in Germany; therefore, how should we define the adaptation with the maintenance of national identity of the immigrants?

Lacquer painting exhibition: “Uncle Ho with Thai Nguyen “

Lacquer painting exhibition: “Uncle Ho with Thai Nguyen “

Opening: 16th February, 2016
Location: Historical and ecological site ATK, Dinh Hoa, Thai Nguyen

The exhibition will display 115 pictures and lacquer on wood paintings to introduce the activities of President Ho Chi Minh in the safe zone ATK Viet Bac- Thai Nguyen in the Anti- French Resistance War, showing the great respect of the party, authority and residents in Thai Nguyen to Uncle Ho in the period of 1954- 1964.

In addition, a number of pictures about the people as well as the beauty of the land Thai Nguyen and other activities of the 18th National congress of the Communist Party will also be shown in this exhibition.
Thanks to the skillfulness and talent of the artists, the works have been shown in a harmonized manner from the magic beauty to the emotional depth.

The exhibition will gives people a chance to enhance their knowledge about the time when Uncle lived and worked in Thai Nguyen, and reaffirm the strategic vision of the Central Party, the Government and President Ho when choosing Thai Nguyen as a safe zone for the war period.

Also, this activity will make a great contribution to educate cadres, people, especially the youth the patriotism and revolution today. The exhibition will last until 17th February.

Art Exhibition Spring 2016


The exhibition displays nearly 100 artworks in different types including ceramic, lacquers, “do ‘paper and oil paintings of 18 contemporary artists.
In the jubilant atmosphere nationwide to welcome the 12th National Party Congress and the anniversary of eighty-six- year establishment of Vietnam Communist Party, the Vietnam Culture- Art Exhibition Center organizes “ Spring art 2016” exhibition to introduce the typical artworks of artists to numerous domestic and foreign tourists.
In honor of the Communist Party, spring and the national innovation, all the artworks have illustrated the beauty of Vietnamese homeland and people. They depict the various colors of life and simple, off-screen moments. However, with the sophisticated recognition and passionate creativity, the artists have originated masterpieces of highly appreciation.
The art exhibition will last until 4th February, 2016