A Present Retrospective: Fusing Past, Present and Propaganda

Work Room Four’s current exhibition, A Present Retrospective, connects past and present in the iconic work of Cuban graphic artist René Mederos and the responses of five contemporary Vietnamese artists.

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[Video] Saigoneer Sessions #1: Ca Hoi Hoang

The first time I met Ca Hoi Hoang frontman Nguyen Viet Thanh and band leader Nguyen Thanh Minh was in the midst of a sweltering Saigon afternoon.

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French Hip-Hop Meets Viet Rap in New Piu Piu Collaboration

As Vietnam’s underground hip-hop scene begins to emerge into the spotlight, one of its rising stars joins forces with an up-and-coming foreign artist to create a track for worldwide release.

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[Photos] This Artist Creates Ukiyo-e Paintings of Basketball Stars

Edo-ball is what happens when one combines Japanese culture, professional basketball and ukiyo-e paintings.

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[Photos] Vietnamese-American Artist Helps Create and Share 'Made by Refugee' Stickers

If you’ve come across a “Made by Refugee” sticker in Saigon, know that they’re the brainchild of artist duo Kien Quan and Jillian Young, created in an effort to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.

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City Rising: Richie Fawcett’s Intricate Saigon Panoramas Hit L’Usine This Week

Saigon-based artist Richie Fawcett is back with an extensive new collection of drawings that will soon be on display at L’Usine Dong Khoi.

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Indonesia's 'Islamic Punk' Movement Marries Religious Faith With Musical Rebellion

In Indonesia, music aficionados are combining two elements that appear to be in complete contrast – Islamic faith and punk – to create positive changes in their community.

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[Video] This Is What Happens When You Merge Cai Luong and Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?'

Do: watch this video to improve your cải lương skills. Don’t: use this video to practice English pronunciation.

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[Illustrations] The Rustic Charm of South Korea's Mom-and-Pop Shops

While Hallyu fans take an interest in Korean culture because of its massive entertainment industry and eye-catching fashion sense, South Korean artist Me Kyeoung Lee pays homage to the country’s scores of tiny bodega-style shops.

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Saving the City's Soul: The Release of Saigon Supersound, Vol. 1

Despite being subject to a bombardment of ruthless changes, Saigon is surprisingly persistent in its love for all things old, rustic and gritty. For someone who was not born and bred in the bustling metropolis itself, German DJ and music producer Jan Hagenkoetter has managed to neatly encapsulate the spirit of an old, vibrant Saigon in his latest record, Saigon Supersound Volume 1.

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Le Brothers: Exploring Identity in Modern Vietnam

Artists Le Duc Hai and Le Ngoc Thanh – known professionally as the Le Brothers, fast-rising stars in Vietnam’s contemporary art scene – stumbled upon their collective name thanks to Starbucks.

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