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Ruth Foster

in Vientiane

Statues of Vientiane - A Personal Selection

PRESENTED ON JUN 02, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 3

Strolling around Vientiane Laos, you come across many different statues, all of which have stories to tell. Ruth Foster will present a personal selection of the statues of Vientiane.

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Traditional Phallacies

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Renowned collector Shinobu Machida returns to speak on the topic of lucky cats, large-balled tanuki often found in front of izakaya-style Japanese bars, big-headed "fukusuke" statues, as well as numerous well-endowed figures and phallic statues. 

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Vientiane Art Education Collage

BY HIROSHI YOSHIOKA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hiroshi Yoshioka spent several years teaching art to art teachers and students at a Lao school. What materials did they work with? What did they create? For his PechaKucha, Hiroshi will talk about his students and show some of their artwork, and discuss his thoughts about the role of art in Laos. These are all thoughts that grew out of spending time with his teaching colleagues and students.

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A Cleaner, Greener Vientiane

BY SERGE DOUSSANTOUSSE
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Serge Doussantousse considers himself a French citizen of the world. In 2010 he started investigating local rubbish collections and causes of pollution by following the trucks that collected his household waste in Vientiane. Since then his project Green Vientiane has led several cleaning, greening and recycling-reusing initiatives across Vientiane.

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Site, Space, Matter: Experiments in Laos

BY SOMPHONSACK 'TOUN' PHAYOUPHORN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

"Toune" Phayouph is an architect trained in Switzerland who combines Lao and international traditions in architecture. Toun will present some of his architectural work in Laos, some already built, some not yet built, and some in the course of production. 

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Blissful Moments with I:cat

BY JI HYUN LIM
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Ji Hyun Lim is a Korean artist based in Vientiane, Laos, who found solace and friendship at I:cat gallery. Her drawings are both delicate and detailed - often exploring personal snippets of her daily life. She will tell us about her personal art journey with Icat gallery.

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An Artist's Encounter with Lacquer

BY MARIE DO HYMAN-BONEU
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Lacquer is an ancient art that is the subject of Marie-Do Hyman-Boneu's presentation. She is a French artist who has been working with vegetal lacquer since 2001, when she travelled overland from Europe to Hanoi in Vietnam. What exactly is lacquer and how does she use it in her personal creative process? Marie Do shares her practice with us in ‘An artist's encounter with lacquer.’

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Eating, Drinking and Anonymous Blogging in Vientiane

BY LILANI GOONESENA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Lilani Goonesena is the blogger behind Eat Drink Laos, who is also a freelance writer and web designer. She is the nosy person who asks endless questions and shamelessly snaps photos in restaurants and at street food stalls around Vientiane. Lilani gives us a peek into the scrumptious world of food blogging in Vientiane.

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All of the Above: A no regrets approach to terminal cancer

BY GA RICK LEE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Ga Rick Lee shares the story of his father’s terminal brain cancer, and what happened when his family took the diagnosis into their own hands. The story is a deeply moving account about courage, perseverence, and most of all, love. 

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.