Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Trong tàu điện ngầm Paris".

Four Vietnamese photographers ‘meet’ at A glance on Paris

June 19, 2012
LookAtVietnam – Hoang The Nhiem, Nguyen Phuong, Pham Le Quan and Le Quang Bien introduce a charming Paris through their lens, at a photo exhibition entitled ‘Mot thoang Paris’ (A glance on Paris) at Idecaf, 31 Thai Van Lung Street from June 14 to June 22.

Photographer Nguyen Phuong (left) and Hoang The Nhiem.
The four Vietnamese photographers share with viewers their passion for the city of love as they focus on buildings, people, interesting activities and daily life. They also present their admiration and excitement for beauty and also point out the city’s dark side.
Nhiem become a photographer in 1992 and majors in landscapes. He has displayed his works in Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and in the U.S., France, Belgium and the U.K. His works prove a meticulous working process and quality techniques.
As a retired mechanical engineer, Phuong discovered his passion of photography late in life but has joined many exhibitions in Italy and France from 2010 to 2012.
Quan and Bien are photographic journalists who have delivered exhibitions in France, Hong Kong and Hanoi.
Photos by Le Bien

"Âm nhạc đường phố".

"Cảnh sát trên đường phố Paris".
Police officers on the street.

"Thành phố ánh sáng".
The city of light

"Khải hoàn môn về đêm".
The victory gate at night

"Tháp Eiffel".
The Eiffel tower

"Quảng trường La Concorde".
The La Concorde square.

Photos by Le Quan:

"Trong công viên Luxembourg".
Luxembourg park

"Trong công viên Luxembourg".
Luxembourg park

"Tháp Eiffel".
Eiffel tower

"Sông Sein về đêm".
Sein River at night

"Nhà thờ Đức Bà Paris về đêm".
"Đêm trên đại lộ Élysées.
Élysées avenue

Photos by Hoang The Nhiem

"Âm nhạc đường phố".
Street music

"Điện Panthéon".
Panthéon palace

"Nhà thờ Thánh - Tâm trên đồi Montmartre".
“The church on Montmartre hill.

"Quảng trường".
"Nhà thờ Sacré - Coeur".
Sacr̩ РCoeur Church.

"Tháp Eiffel nhìn từ cầu Alexandre 3".
Eiffel tower

"Paris về đêm".
Paris at night.

"Những chiếc khóa gắn bó tình yêu trên bờ sông Sein".
Love locks.

"Mùa thu".
The autumn.

"Chuông Emmanuel trên gác chuông Nhà thờ Đức Bà Paris".
Emmanuel bell

"Quảng trường".

Photos by Nguyen Phuong

"Ngôi nhà xanh".
A green house.

"Trên sông Sein".
Sein River

"Đất lành chim đậu".
"Quảng trường La Défense".
La Défense square

"Thượng viện Paris nhìn từ công viên Luxembourgh".
Paris library.

"La Sein".
“La Sein”.

"Trong tàu điện ngầm Paris".
Paris subway.

"Trong tàu điện ngầm Paris".
"Trên đại lộ Champs-Élysées".
Champs-Élysées evenue.

Thanh Van

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Aroma of Soil Art show for foreign audience

“Aroma of Soil” – art show for foreign audience

June 10, 2012
“Huong dat” (Aroma of Soil) was a special show about the countryside of Vietnam that was staged using a contemporary artistic language.
Using four major stages with a philosophy about the close relations between human beings and soil, the show helped viewers, particularly foreigners, learn more about Vietnam’s culture and its wet-rice civilization.
In the belief that people are born,
grow up, live and die with the soil, “Huong dat” lively portrayed the
life of farmers with their sadness and happiness. It was considered a
familiar painting on the life of people in rural areas in Vietnam.

show depicted village roads covered with yellow straw in harvest season,
birds chattering near bamboo clusters, rural girls carrying baskets,
farmers working hard in the fields, thatched cottages with earthen
walls, smoke from cooking, buffaloes, ploughs, conical hats, and simple
palm-leaf raincoats.

People create various products from soil to serve life.

Products made from soil also have souls like human beings.

Soil sublimates after being fired.

The happy life of Vietnamese farmers.

People are born from soil.

People use soil to exist and beautify life.

Farmers work on their land.

Farmers are happy with the fruit of their labour.

People are born, grow up, live and die with the soil.

The newborn babies are embraced by the land mother.
The show was not a Cheo (traditional operetta), Tuong (classical drama)
or even a play. It was performed in a strange style with a combination
of traditional and contemporary artistic forms. These included the
contemporary art of installation, performance, puppetry, dances and
songs, and traditional and contemporary music.
With the direction of
People’s Artist Le Hung, the traditional and contemporary arts that
should be in contrast with each other mingled, bringing viewers special
feelings for the simple landscapes and sweet memories of the rural life
and areas in Vietnam.

“Huong dat” was deemed an artistic event of great significance because
it conveyed successfully the most typical and distinctive cultural and
social aspects of this rural life in Vietnam, one of the important
factors composing the traditional society of the Vietnamese people.

The show was designed by the Youth Theatre of Vietnam, and ASITEJ
(International Association of Theater for Children and Young People) to
promote the country’s images and its arts to the outside world.