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HCMC-International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2019

Aug 17, 8 pm
Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

Series of international fingerstyle guitar concerts, an annual Asia event since 2010, with participation of famous fingerstyle guitarists from many different countries.

Performing artists:
– Feng E (Taiwan): a young talented ukulele player that got to the Finale of Asia’s Got Talent season 2, born in 2007. Enjoy with your children this performance as a meaningful gift with the mesmerizing sound of the ukulele!

– CK Chen (China): composer of the hit 无题 (Untitled) that went viral in Vietnam’s fingerstyle community

– Kanaho (Japan): One of the most famous female fingerstyle guitarists in Japan, born in 1997

– Masa Sumide (Japan): “One of the world’s greatest solo guitarists.” – Tuck Andress (Tuck & Patti)

– Ivan Song (China): the first person to speak about fingerstyle at TEDx China

– VIP: 1,200,000 đ (*)
– Gold: 900,000 đ
– Silver: 700,000 đ
– Bronze: 500,000 đ
Seating plan: www.facebook.com/vnguitarconcerts/posts/2174806419477684
* Photoshoot (for each person) with all artists takes place at 6.30 pm on the day of the concert, only for VIP tickets
** CD signing session after the concert for those who buy the CDs onsite (only on CDs or guitars, ukuleles)
*** Not for children under 6.
TICKET BOOKING: http://vn.wsm.asia

HCMC – Arts Festival “Autumn Melodies 2019″

Aug 17 – 25
HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1,

A large-scale academic arts Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, with a total of eight concerts in nine days.

The three fields of ballet, opera, and symphonic music performed in this Festival all have breakthroughs in the program content.

In the field of symphonic and chamber music, the most significant guest artist is the world renown pianist People’s Artist Dang Thai Son. Dang Thai Son became an international name after he won First Prize and Gold Medal in the International Chopin Competition held in Warsaw, October 1980. In addition, he was the first Asian artist to win in this prestigious competition. Since then, he began his performance career at major concert halls around the world. The appearance of one of the best pianists in the world – Pianist Dang Thai Son is an honor to Ho Chi Minh City in general and the Arts Festival Autumn Melodies 2019 in particular. He will be performing in the closing concert on August 25th with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No:3 under the baton of the Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera – Meritorious Artist Tran Vuong Thach.



Hanoi-Exhibition “Falling into the Horizon” by Quách Bắc

Opening: Aug 16, 6.30 pm
Exhibition: Aug 16 – Sep 15, 8 am – 10.30 pm
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich,

A solo exhibition by Quach Bac, one of the most potential contemporary artists in Hanoi today.

‘Falling Into the Horizon’ is a series of small sized oil paintings and a site specific installation by visual artist Quách Bắc. The works reflect observations of absurd circumstances in Vietnam today, which he explores for traces of fear and hidden hopes.

Free entrance

Hanoi- Group Exhibition “Individual”

Opening: Aug 11, 5 pm
Exhibition: Aug 11 – 16, 8.30 am – 5 pm
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Featuring works by six painters including Dinh Tuan Hoang, Vu Tuan Dung, Vu Ngoc Lam, Nguyen Thanh, Pham Tuan Tu, Phan Tuan Ngoc who will tell the stories about their own artistic development through the “old” works that have never gone public, facing the persons they once were in the paintings that were hidden – some almost thrown away.



Hanoi- Exhibition “Plastic Planet”

Until Aug 18, 10 am – 8 pm
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai Street

Displaying six giant artworks made from used plastic materials, bringing to the community the message of mindful use of plastic and limiting the negative effect it has to the environment.

Tòhe artists had meticulously and elaborately built 6 installations, sculptures, and interaction works named: Ocean; Field; Tornado; Shelter; Secret box; Family. The works are made from used plastic products such as straws, nylon, water bottles, household appliances… cleverly assembled into large-sized artworks, with some reach 4 meters high, 18 meters long… All create a world of colorful plastic art, but also a prompt reminder of the real world where plastic is omnipresent: in nature, in daily life, on the body, in life of all creatures including humans.

“Is plastic part of our world or are we part of a plastic world?” That message evokes contemplation on the values of plastic – an important invention of humanity, but in the process, the lack of conscious in using the material has caused many negative consequences for the living environment, thus encourage the community to limit the use of disposable plastic, encourage a more conscious use plastic, and cherish our living environment.

In addition to the 6 plastic artworks, the exhibition also presents installation works using children’s paintings, including those of autistic kids who were expressing their creativity. All promise to bring about a bright, friendly space for children.

Free entry.

Vinh Phuc Province-Art in the Forest – Summer 2019

Until Oct 15,
Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, Vinh Phuc Province

The first of a series of events to celebrate the five-year journey of Art in the Forest. 

Against nature’s open canvas of pine forests, sunlight and summer breeze, artworks including oil and acrylic paintings and installation pieces of eight artists born in the 70’s and an honorary guest artist born in the 60’s – painter Do Minh Tam, are showcased in this exhibition. 

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