Vietnamese Art Practice and the Impact of Digital Cultures, 2000–14

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  • Title: Vietnamese Art Practice and the Impact of Digital Cultures, 2000–14
  • Author(s): Kim Le
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Arts in Society
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts
  • Keywords: Social and Cultural Transformation,, Doi-Moi Policies,, Digital Technologies
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 4
  • Year: 2015
  • ISSN: 2326-9987 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-1787 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9987/CGP/v10i04/1-10
  • Citation: Le, KimThu. 2015. "Vietnamese Art Practice and the Impact of Digital Cultures, 2000–14." The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts 10 (4): 1-10. doi:10.18848/2326-9987/CGP/v10i04/1-10.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

This article examines how the impact of digital cultures changed Vietnamese art practice after the announcement of Doi-moi policies in 1986. Using an ethnographic approach the researcher conducted an investigation into Vietnamese Tam-giao culture, which was transformed by the impact of digital cultures. In particular, the investigation examines how digital cultures have affected Vietnamese artists’ methods for gaining knowledge, learning, valuing their work, and working together. The author establishes the cultural and philosophical context for contemporary art practice before demonstrating how Doi-moi policies instigated change. A discussion of artist Buu Chi shows the impact of digital cultures on individual art practices, and an examination of Vu Dinh Tuan’s work illustrates how the transition occurred in national arts practice.