Vietnam artist known for land rights, death row work briefly detained

Vietnam artist known for land rights, death row work briefly detainedA Vietnamese artist who exhibited controversial works on land rights issues and death row inmates said he was briefly detained in the communist state intolerant of dissidence of any kind. Thinh Nguyen was picked up outside his Hanoi home by several men who were not in uniform, along with one uniformed officer, and was driven to back to his house, which doubles as his studio. “They asked many questions concerning my work,” said Thinh, who has produced art and films about social issues in Vietnam.



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