Saturday, April 17, 2010

arts of ancient viet nam

At the Asia Society, there are two very interesting exhibitions going on: Arts of Ancient Viet Nam and Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. After work on Friday, I explored the first exhibition after watching the Chinese film, Fujian Blue, there which looks at the human trafficking and gang culture through a group of teens in Fujian province.

Cities like Hanoi were once part of a vibrant Southeast Asian commercial and cultural network that reached into China and as far west as the Roman Empire. Evidence of contact with Rome was found in ancient Roman coins in archaeological digs in Vietnam.

I might try to catch Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art next week.

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