MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
HCMC-Saigon Choir to perform “Luminous Night” concert
December 19, 8pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1
Featuring classical and popular music from around the world, designed to entertain arts lovers of all ages and nationalities.
Christmas carols as “Joy to the world”, “Silent Night”, and “We wish you a Merry Christmas”, among other heart-warming melodies embodying universal messages of love and peace.
Prices from VND100,000 to VND300,000 per person
Hanoi-Experimental Concert “Vibration”
Dec 22, 8pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
An evening of experimental music by young members of Domdom Centre for Experimental Art & Music – Nguyễn Hữu Hải Duy, Phạm Tâm, Hương Nguyễn and two artists from United States – John Dawson and Tyler Damon.
Surcharge: 50,000 VND/person
Due to limited seating capacity, please email email@example.com before Tues 20 Dec to reserve seats.
Hanoi-Jazz concert with Quyen Van Minh
8pm every day
Binh Minh Jazz Club, 1 Trang Tien Street (behind the Opera House)
Nightly performance with renowned saxophonist Quyen Van Minh
Hanoi-Performance of traditional Vietnamese arts
8pm every Saturday and Sunday
Dong Xuan Market
Free folk music shows featuring various kinds of Vietnamese traditional arts, such as ca tru (ceremonial singing), quan ho (love duet singing), chau van (ritual singing) and dance with background music from traditional instruments.
Danang City- Da Nang fine arts museum opens to public
The third fine arts museum in the country besides other two fine arts museums are in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Featuring 413 works of art, traditional handicraft products, and winning pieces by artists from Da Nang and the central and Central Highlands regions since 1976.
Visitors are also able to contemplate fabric patterns, ethnic costumes, pagoda and temple sculptures, woodwork, masks used for classical drama and pottery.
Hanoi-“Hobbling Pedestrian” Exhibition
Nha San COLLECTIVE, 462 Buoi Street, Tay Ho District
Nguyen Manh Duc is exhibiting a collection of traditional wooden houses which he has collected to reconstruct in different locations in the Red River Delta.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Scry” by Phi Phi Oanh
Until Jan 16
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
An exhibition by Hanoi-based artist Phi Phi Oanh.
SCRY features Phi Phi Oanh’s latest series of lacquer paintings on glasses which she has worked and experimented on for years.
Scrying is the act of divination through focused gazing into a glass or reflective medium. In this exhibition, magnifying glasses are used to view the lacquer skins. The title, Scry, suggests the character of the images presented as embracing of ambiguity and visual magic and that they are desperate attempts to grasp what the future beholds.
For this series of paintings, the dimensions of the skins emulate that of a touch tablet screen. Using this visual trope, through lacquer painting, the artist loosely reflects on contemporary imagery—that which new technologies such as drones, digital, satellite, nanotechnology can visualize. They too are a kind of looking glass through which we can grasp our surrounding and material world.
The magnifying glasses augment the illusion of magic in lacquer painting while simultaneously giving away its means of construction. The skins are back lit and front lit to optimize the pure qualities of the lacquer painting that one would not be able to see on another surface.
Hanoi-The 4th Hanoi-Saigon Sculpture Exhibition
Hanoi Architectural University, Km 10, Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan District
Since 2010, a series of Hanoi-Saigon (or Saigon-Hanoi, based on the place of the exhibition) sculpture exhibitions has taken place alternately in the two cities every other year. Besides introducing the newest or never-before-displayed works of art, the exhibitions have been venues for sculptors in the two cities to share with one another job opportunities and career advice, to promote their own creations and to discover new faces in the country’s growing community of sculptors.
On the occasion of this fourth exhibition, there are 28 sculptors with 56 works of art—more than at any previous event.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Sculpture, Image ’n’ Dance” by Harry Tabak
Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for cars) | 28 Tran Binh (for bikes), My Dinh 2
“Sculpture, Image ’n’ Dance” is a solo exhibition by Harry Tabak. The showcase will explore a great installation by eco-sculptures and digital images made by artist Harry Tabak during his recent residency program at Muong Studio.
Photography Exhibition by Daniel Friedman
Vietnam in Focus, 46 Hang Vai Street
71-year-old French photographer Daniel Friedman has lived and worked in Vietnam for over ten years and has brilliantly documented the many changes that have occurred during this time. In his latest exhibition, Daniel’s pictures of daily life in Hanoi and Danang are printed on parchment paper (do paper), giving the still images a rich, life-like colour and depth.
HCMC-Art Exhibition “Life Is a Game”
69 Ngo Tat To, Binh Thanh District
An art exhibition showcasing brand new collections by Nguyen Da Quyen (Mixed Media, Acrylic) and Christopher Skouenborg (Photography) on the theme “Games of Childhood” through different means of arts: mixed media and photography.
HCMC-“The Prolonged Interventions” by Le Phi Long
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2
This exhibition features photographs and an installation by Le Phi Long, accompanied by a video documentary directed by Le Phi Long, commissioned and produced by Madeleine Cao—founder of the social enterprise OpenM Corp.