The Newsletter 68 Summer 2014

The return of the hải ngoại artist and new art spaces in Vietnam

Huong LE THU

THE ART SCENE IN VIETNAM is undergoing a revival. Fast changing socioeconomic trends brought about by the 1986 Đổi Mới have resulted in profound changes in every sphere of Vietnamese life, including the arts and entertainment sector. Economic growth followed by international cooperation, the advancement of technology, including new media, have seen a proliferation of new cultural activities, innovative forms of artistic expression and creative cultural exchange with other countries. Art has once more become attractive to a wider national audience.