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Hanoi- Live Performance “Bamboo Talk”

7 pm, July 16 and 22

Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District

A whole evening of creative performances accompanied by music played on instruments made entirely of BAMBOO – the inspiration for every high-end show in Vietnam.

Ticket: 700,000VND (dinner and 1 drink included)

Hanoi- Ca Tru Shows by Kim Duc Ca Quan

July 7 and 21, 7 pm
Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District,

Featuring artist Pho Thi Kim Duc – The connecting bridge of five generations of Ca tru

Artist Pho Thi Kim Duc was born and raised from the cradle of Ca Tru. In her family line, there are many people who were famous singers and artists of Ca Tru.

Phu Sa Lab is an experimental music center founded by artist Nguyen Nhat Ly. He hopes it will become a place for artists to gather and work together to create outstanding art performances.

Entry Fee: 500,000VND (include dinner and drink)

+ Please book 24 hours in advance before show time.
+ Not suitable with children under 8 years old.

HCMC-Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, every day except Monday and Friday

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Featuring a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance.

The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklore.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000


Hanoi- Exhibition “French Comics Today”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

France was one of the first countries in the world to publish comic books.

Through this exhibition, you will get to discover a variety of French language comics from the 21st century in all their diversity.

Participating in the opening of the exhibition are authors Alexandre Clérisse and Aurélie Neyret, curator Thierry Groensteen from La Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image (the international city of comics and image) in Angoulême.

Free entry

Hanoi- Exhibition “Shadow” by Nguyen Thuy Duong

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist.,

An exhibition of 13 acrylic paintings by artist Nguyen Thuy Duong.

Free entry

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Wonderland” by Dang Viet Linh

Centre of Art-Photography Exhibition

29 Hang Bai Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

The exhibition consists of 30 paintings, including 18 gouache paintings on Dó paper and 12 oil paintings on canvas, created by artist Dang Viet Linh from 2015 to June 2018.

“THE WONDERLAND” was inspired by the childhood stories in the author’s village where there are not only the memories, remembrances and dreams of the author but also the whole community in the past with ordinary stories, and the simplicity of country life. The stories and discoveries of the homeland create shimmering landscapes full of colour, imagination and fascination, honoring the memories of the past.

Free entry

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Tropical”

Opening: Jul 18, 6 pm
Exhibition: Jul 18 – Aug 17, 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm
VICAS Art Studio
32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm, Monday – Sunday

39 multi-color, multi-style paintings at presence, the 5 artists together created a multi-dimensional “tropical” in art painting.

Nguyen Thanh Hai’s paintings are a unique blend between: 1) The spirit of a rocker with neither elaboration nor cheesy; 2) The rhythm of a samba dancer and 3) The color of a Fauvism artist. I love the thickness of colors, dazzling but attractive; as sweet as layers of cream. It is the artist’s intuitive expression of capturing the appealing landscapes of a “tropical zone” (sunshine, wind, blue sea, coconut trees and wandering splendid clouds).

Pham Sinh’s colorful paintings of plants, flowers, and nuances of the natural climate distinctively represent the “tropical zone”. But his ultimate goal is not to describe the scene but to express his feelings about them, paintings of flowers are like the excitements / desires of a man standing in front of a beautiful woman or, in other artwork, are the baptism of the soul witnessing the transformation of two dichotomous natural phenomenons (“after the flood”, “after the rain”, “red forest” “winter’s sunshine”).

Tao Linh’s “tropical zone” are not the bright rays of silky sunshine, the blue of the ocean, or the jubilation of aura yet the tropical zone deep inside of every human being: peaceful and soft sometimes, but also sweltering and uneasy. In the paintings of Linh, people may see the harmony between mediating and suggestive strokes and light and delicate colors. That makes his paintings inspirational.

Nguyen Manh Quynh figures a “tropical zone” of his inner soul with eight abstract paintings. It is the expression – abstract presentation of love, friendship, good and evil… The language in his paintings reminds people of the extreme weather in the land of monsoon tropical: or sultry heat, or the trembling cold of the northeast winter wind or the wet & humid air that makes it hard to breathe…

Luu Vu Long is one of the few neo-expression painters in Vietnam. Although the colors in his artworks are very of “tropical zone” yet he does not literally mention its natural features. His paintings address concerns on the social-humanity issues of the land we are living in: the mediation of being a human being and the desire for a better life between people and people. Of course, people only wish when the reality is much to be disappointed. From an anthropological perspective, Luu Vu Long’s painting series presents a “sad tropical zone”.

– Dr. Bui Quang Thang

Free entry

HCMC-Exhibition “King” by Pham Thanh Toan

Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1,

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 12 to 5 pm; and by appointment

Toan’s “King” collection comprises of a bold batch of primarily over-sized canvases with several of the works themselves being quadriptychs and pentaptychs. The effect of such large paintings, often done in luxuriantly thick layers of imported oils, is immediate and visceral. The planning and ambition required to execute works of such magnitude is nothing short of miraculous for a young artist having his first gallery curated solo exhibition. There is a confidence and skill on display in his new work – a complete departure from his previous two collections – that belies Toan’s relatively tender years.

HCMC-Exhibition “ELLIPSIS”

126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str, Dist 3,
The “Ellipsis” exhibition is an attempt by 4 image-making artists: Danny Bach, Minh Pham, Dat Vu and Cietisoo Nguyen, to connect and share our personal approaches to photography and image-making with the creative community.

Free entrance

HCMC-Exhibition “Gang of Five Chancing Modern”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre (HCMC) and Art Vietnam (Hanoi) proudly co-present Gang of Five Chancing Modern – an on-going art project initiated by curator Le thuan Uyen, surveying over three decades of artistic practice by five of the most important figures in the art scene of North Vietnam: Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh. Featuring nearly forty paintings and numerous original historical materials (including reviews and interviews, archival images, exhibition guest books, two short film documentaries, and a timeline tracking the conception, development, and reunion of the Gang of Five), this is one of the few retrospective exhibitions staged in Vietnam that thoroughly documents the lives and preoccupations of local artists (and/or artist groups) of the 20th century.

For adults: VND 35,000
For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

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