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Germany hosts exhibition on 'Truyện Kiều '

  (From left to right) Artist Franca Bartholomai; Minister of Culture of Saxony-Anhalt Rainer Robra and Art Foundation’s director Manon Bursian at the exhibition. VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Hùng HÀ NỘI – Artworks inspired by the Vietnamese literary masterpiece Truyện Kiều (The Tale of Kiều) are on display at an exhibition in Germany. The exhibition entitled Das Madchen K (A Girl Named Kiều) features 24 large ... Read More »

Map on President Hồ’ s 30-year national salvation journey released

  The Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House releases a map featuring late President Hồ Chí Minh’s journey to seek ways for national salvation to mark its 110th anniversary (1911-2021). —  Photo courtesy of Trẻ Publishing House HCM CITY — A map featuring President Hồ Chí Minh’s 30-year journey to seek ways for national salvation has been released by the HCM City-based Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House to mark its 110th anniversary.  It highlights the major periods from the time he ... Read More »

Street workers struggle amid heatwave

Though the weather cooled down yesterday, it has been quite hot in the north and central region in recent days. For the past few days, the average temperature recorded in most places was more than 40 degrees Celsius. Some places with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius included Phù Yên (Sơn La Province), Lạc Sơn (Hòa Bình Province), Láng Street (Hà Nội), ... Read More »

Children encourage pandemic fighting spirit through paintings

  Painting entitled Việt Nam Joins Other Countries in the Fight Against COVID-19 by 11-year-old Nguyễn Hà Minh Anh. Photo courtesy of the painter Lương Thu Hương Artworks painted by children during the pandemic are being displayed in an online exhibition. The outbreak of the fourth wave of COVID-19 since late April has forced the annual exhibition, entitled Bé Vẽ Hà Nội (Children Paint Hà ... Read More »

Camping in nature, far away from COVID-19

Lê Hương Staying away from crowds, travelling in small groups and camping in deserted areas to relax in nature is a new trend among many Vietnamese people. Couple Vũ Thanh Hà and Trương Minh in Hà Nội both enjoy camping. Every two weeks, they take their two daughters for a picnic in their car on weekend. Sometimes, they go with other couples ... Read More »

Artist offers a new take on nude silk painting

  A visitor looks at the paintings. — Photos from facebook of the artist  HÀ NỘI — Artist Bùi Tiến Tuấn has debuted his nude paintings on silk which experts say are rare in Vietnamese fine arts. The exhibition in HCM City entitled Nguyệt Sáng Gương Trong (The Mirror of The Moon) displays 58 silk paintings which Tuấn painted in the ... Read More »

HCM City illustrator wins Illustrators of the Future award

Summer by Sethe Nguyen. Photo courtersy of the organiser HCM CITY — Sethe Nguyen, a native of HCM City, has been named as one of the winners of the Illustrators of the Future contest for science fiction art in the US. Her works, including Summer, Rapunzel and Money Money Money, will be published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the ... Read More »

Lào Cai's traditional horse racing gets national heritage status

  Horse racers are striving to head towards the finish. The traditional game in Bắc Hà District, the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai is among 10 newly-recognised national intangible heritages. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh LÀO CAI  Traditional horse racing in Bắc Hà District in the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai is among 10 newly recognised as ‘national intangible heritage’ by the Ministry of ... Read More »

Artists need funding to make public art

  Artist and lecturer Nguyễn Thế Sơn. Photo Việt Nam University of Fine Arts’ lecturer Nguyễn Thế Sơn is one of few local artists working on public art projects. He has 16 public artworks in Hà Nội’s Phúc Tân Ward located in between the Long Biên and Chương Dương bridges What is public art in your opinion? Public art is definitely not something sublime. ... Read More »

Chinese stir-fried noodles: crunchy goodness

  Stir-fried crispy noodles is a beloved meal is HCM City. The crispy noodles pair very well with the savoury sauce. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng HCM CITY – The sensation of biting into Chinese deep-fried noodles drenched in a thick sauce is not easy to describe, but the texture is what makes these crispy noodles such a beloved dish in HCM City. ... Read More »