Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:36

Encounters of the Stimulating Kind

After wrapping up the pilot run of the multi-disciplinary, workshop-and-lecture-based Encounter programme, San Art is soliciting 15 more participants to take part in a new edition. The applications close on Saturday Sep. 6. The types of theorists and professionals that will work with participants represent the Global South, and have different perspectives to share on similar challenges.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 23:08

Prime Mover HCMC: Zoe Butt

Zoe Butt - Executive Director and Curator of San Art

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Zoe has long been active on the pan-Asian art circuit, working with private collectors and researchers, independent curators and major museums globally. On a meta level, she’s one of the people trying to figure what makes this place tick

Published in Prime Mover
Monday, 01 September 2014 22:51

Alternative Arts Bazaar

Following on from the success of their first bazaar back in August, the alternative arts space at 3A Ton Duc Thang, Q1 is continuing their weekend markets once every fortnight throughout September.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Monday, 01 September 2014 22:48

Craig Thomas Gallery at the Sofitel

In September, Craig Thomas Gallery will follow up its successful Bui Tien Tuan exhibition with another hotel wall hanging of one of Vietnam’s brightest stars, Hanoi-based Nguyen The Hung.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 22:15

Tom Smith at VinGallery

UK artist Tom Smith’s mixed-media oils dance on their canvases, channeling mythologies, forgotten rites, landscapes that ripple with power, individuals that ripple with aura. His new VinGallery show Nevertheless presents pieces from past series, Shoreditch aesthetic filtered through the strange experience of a seeker.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 22:05

Some Magritte with your Wine

Canvas & Wine

Or maybe you’d prefer some Miro? It doesn’t matter; VinSpace’s Canvas & Wine September offerings feature both surrealists the way they were meant to be imitated — with lots and lots of wine.

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:08

The City in Mind

From Barbara Pellizzari's 'Attimi' series

Cities are in a constant state of transition. But it’s not just knocking down buildings that changes them — for these city artists, it’s as simple as shifting one’s perspective. Words by Ed Weinberg

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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 02:29

The Saigon Sound

Four mostly-expat groups are releasing EPs later in the month, and they don’t know how much of the world is watching. Words by Ed Weinberg, photos by Kyle Phanroy and Ed Weinberg and Francis Xavier

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Monday, 04 August 2014 23:39

Embrace or Erase

The fine line between urban renewal and gentrification is a constant subject of debate, as our cities move forward into the 21st century. Here we look at two options — embrace the past by fitting the modern city alongside it, or erase it to make way. Words by Seamus Butler.
Additional reporting by Nick Ross. Photos by Kyle Phanroy and Nick Ross

Published in Arts
Friday, 01 August 2014 20:07

3A Station Bazaar

3A Station’s been quietly forming — or not so quietly, depending on the accounts you’ve read — but now they’re taking all that latent artistic energy and using it to raise money for charity. The first 3A Station Bazaar on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 will showcase locally sourced and handmade products over 40 tables, with a unique gimmick — two 30-minute ‘Happy Time Sales’ each day, where everything will be discounted 10 percent.

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