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  • | dtinews.vn | December 17, 2018 12:02 PM

Hanoi-Hanoi New Music Festival 2018

Dec 16 – 21

With the theme “Make a silence”, the festival this year will have three different parts:

– The 4-DAY SYMPOSIUM: The 4-day symposium will have the respective 4 themes: Evolving Heritage; Technology On The Move; Post-colonial impact in music education and the context of music-politicization in South East Asia; Academia and non-academia.
– 6 CONCERTs & PERFORMANCEs: The clash of academic and non-academic, where musical personalities from five different forms of music and performances are displayed.
– 4 NIGHT CLUBs: Organised after 22:30, this will be space for artists to break all the rules in music, this promises to be the land of absolute freedom!

For more information, visit: http://hanoinewmusicfestival.com/2018/

Hanoi-Contemporary Classical Concert “Taste of Time”

Dec 17, 8 pm,

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Featuring 7 distinctive compositions of Southeast Asian musicians. With their inspiration taken from each author’s own culture and their personal experiences, coupled with the sensibility of our performers, these works blend into an aftertaste of time and space lingering in each audience’s mind.

Hanoi-JF Garage Concert 18 with The Flying Clef Quintet

Dec 28, 8 – 9 pm
Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street,

The Flying Clef Quintet was established in 2018 by violinist Nguyen Thien Minh, consists of young musicians who have just come back to Vietnam after years of studying and working abroad.

Introducing a series of outdoor classical music concerts which aims to provide musical diversity to Hanoi through the introduction of music worldwide played by distinguished Vietnamese musicians.

Hanoi-Christmas Concert 2018 by Goethe Institut

Dec 19, 8 pm,

Cua Bac Church, 56 Phan Dinh Phung Street

Christmas Concert under the direction of conductor Honna Tetsuji and in collaboration with musicians of the VNSO, singers of the VNOB and the Catholic Youth Choir.

HCMC-A O Show by Lune Production

Dec 3 &4, 6:00 pm,

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

Featuring optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

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



Hanoi- Exhibition “Gop Do”

VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

13 artists from Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong and Hanoi: Bui Tien Tuan, Doan Hoang Lam, Nguyen Nghia Cuong, Vu Thai Binh, Tao Linh, Bui Van Tuat, Tran Vinh, Ngo Thi Phuong Binh, Nguyen Ba Kien, Nguyen Minh, Dang Huu, Doan Duc Hung, Nguyen Doan Ninh, present their paintings on Dó – artworks with a contemporary spirit.

The combination between Dó paper and modern art is the way the artists continue and develop our existing traditions. 43 artworks of different styles and techniques will bring to this exhibition a visual diversity with paintings on dó paper.

Hanoi-Exhibition “(…)”

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

Six artists Luu Vu Long, Dinh Quang Hai, Le Chi Hieu, Vu Trung, Nguyen Thuy Duong, Mai Dai Luu are friends. All of them are engaged in professional artistic careers, and after much thought, they decided to have a group exhibition together.

They named the exhibition “(…)”, looking forward to even more opportunities to work together on their future artistic endeavors.

Hanoi-Group Photography Exhibition “Second Opinion”

Until Jan 7, 8 am – 10.30 pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

 A group photography exhibition featuring works by Nguyễn Thị Huệ, Hà Đào, Hạnh Trần, Việt Vũ, Lê Xuân Tiến, Nguyễn Đức Huy, Mai Phạm.

The several different series of photographs presented in this exhibition were developed out of a long-term workshop experience at Hanoi DocLab and produced in 2017. Each of the photographers located a public or private landscape that held meaning for them and for a number of months explored that photographically. The projects were developed out of group critique sessions with participants sharing their works-in-progress with the others also producing their own series. It was a highly supportive, nurturing and ultimately collaborative effort.

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Hanoi-Photo Exhibition “Vietnam Pagodas” by Nicolas Cornet

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

Introducing nearly 50 photo capturing Vietnamese pagodas through the lense of French photographer Nicolas Cornet.

Featuring popular pagodas across Vietnam, including Tran Quoc and Mot Cot pagodas in Hanoi, But Thap pagoda (Bac Ninh province), Pho Minh pagoda (Nam Dinh Province), and Keo pagoda (Thai Binh province), among others.

The exhibits were selected from Nicolas’s 250-page photo book highlighting the most beautiful details in architecture, decorative motifs and the daily life of Vietnamese pagodas and Buddhist temples.

HCMC-Exhibition “Blossom in the Dark” by Tran Quoc Long

Home of Bentley

L1, Landmark 81, 720A Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Binh Thanh District, HCMC

This is a record for production number of painting that not so many artists could achieve. The exhibition “Hoa ve trong đem” (Blossom in the Dark) is expected to feature the best 32 artworks produced by Tran Quoc Long.

HCMC-Exhibition “Instability” by Truong The Linh

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

A solo exhibition of paintings by Hue-based artist Truong The Linh.

Young Vietnamese fine artist Truong The Linh deals with contemporary figurative painting in his first solo gallery exhibition which he has entitled “Instability”. Linh’s paintings arguably focus just as much on the medium of paint, and how it reacts on the surface of his canvases, as they do on the subjects of the paintings. In his new collection of works, the artist continues to explore the sensuous realm of paint, skin and figuration seen in his earlier paintings. His style is unmistakably dramatic and unique and with his methodology he forms images of hidden expression.


HCMC-Exhibition “an everyday day” by Nguyen Quang Huy

Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, Dist 1,

A solo exhibition of new work by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Quang Huy. Considered one of Vietnam’s pioneering artists following the Doi Moi reforms initiated in 1986 (a period of economic liberalisation marked by increased artistic experimentation), Quang Huy will be showing a suite of oil paintings depicting Hmong women and misty mountainscapes created with hazy brushworks in his distinctive muted palette of blue-grey grisaille.

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