Three ancient Buddha statues that were taken from Laos many decades ago have been returned after being retrieved from a Lao Buddhist temple in Paris.Read more
This festival is commonly called the Hungry Ghost Festival. Tracing its roots all the way to China, other countries in Southeast Asia also have their own version of the festival.Read more
France, once a colonial power in mainland Southeast Asia, left Laos decades ago. But its traces as a foreign actor are still easily found in many parts of the landlocked nation and the country still retains some influence in the Southeast Asian state.Read more
Source: Vientiane Times The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) last Friday publicised a law on Performing Arts toRead more
Khao Niew Theatre Group is arranging auditions to select budding talented puppeteers to help their troupe promote and conserve the traditional performing art.Read more
A thought provoking live performance art event titled “Out of My Mind” presented by Olé Viravong Scovill attracted a large curious audience last Friday evening at i:cat gallery in Vientiane.Read more
Paul Phothyzan now knows that he loves to inspire people with art after hosting plenty of exhibitions for several years now, promoting Lao art and culture.Read more
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia presents “Wonderful Indonesia in Laos”
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Where: Vientiane Center
When: 27 – 29 May 2016 (9:00am onwards)
What: Indonesian products & services exhibition, workshops, fashion show
“After the war, we live afraid of unexploded bombs, and we’re very careful when we go and do anything,” says Somechit Phouangsavat, an artisan from Ban Naphia, also known as War Spoon Village, in Laos.
The 32-year-old works alongside 30 other artisans at Article 22, a company that makes jewelry using Vietnam War–era bombs and scrap.
“Wars don’t end when history books say they do,” explains Elizabeth Suda, the founder of …..
FLOW, a photography exhibition by Ore Huiying, will be held at i:cat gallery, 16: 230-231 Settathirath Road, Ban Si Muang, Vientiane, Lao PDR from 12 October (6.30pm onwards) to 12 November 2015.
The photographs are reflections on the existence and absence of religion in modern Laos and Cambodia. FLOW was created as Ore travelled overland from Vientiane to Phnom Penh, with the Gautama sculpture and the Kasaya canvas artwork.
The artist Ore Huiying says: “The images in FLOW are …
The third edition of the Comic Strip Festival for the Environment is underway with the official launch held at Institut Français du Laos in Vientiane on Monday.
The festival aims to highlight environmental issues under the theme “Clean water, clean Mekong,” through various …..
The American Arts Incubator program is sponsoring a visual artist and muralist, David Burke to collaborate with local artists, community members, and create public art or small art projects for groups in Laos.
There will be a number of grants available, $500 each, given to small organizations who will work with David on an art project for their organization.
There will be an introductory talk and tuning in to the program on Monday 18 May at 6:00 pm at i:cat gallery. This will be followed by a four day art and ideas …..
The ongoing exhibition ‘Bylines’, staged by the i:cat gallery in Vientiane, features intriguing drawings and paintings by four artists and depicts the lifestyles of Lao people.The intricate pieces have been created by Ms Ji Hyun Lim, Ms Jenny Thorncraft, Ms Elizabeth (Lizz) Card, and Lao artist Mr Khomsavath Aphayavong.
Ms Ji Hyun Lim, an artist originally from the Republic of Korea, has lived in Vientiane for two years with her family. She has supplied 25 artworks for the ……
Lao frangipani collector Dr Outhaki Chounlamany-Khamphoui will officially open her impressive garden tomorrow to visitors after spending many years collecting different frangipani species from around the world.
The Amazing Champa Blooming 2015 will feature 5,000 beautiful frangipani trees with more than 200 species from around the world, along with singing and dance performances, poetry readings plus stalls and other activities during the …..
HANDMADE is a “fair” that aims to promote handmade and homemade art and craft to the Vientiane community.
This exciting art and craft fair will have a range of handmade products, artworks, live art, film, art installations, handicrafts and interactive, creative activities. It is an opportunity to experience the creativity in Vientiane as well as meet makers and ….