Last update: 11:18 | 12/03/2018
Hanoi-Concert “Night Rain”
Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,
The concert features the participation of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble.
HCMC-Slam Night “The Links – Kwal”
IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1,
A show performed by the French trio consisting of singer Kwal, pianist Todd Baker and violinist Hélène Lefebvre.
Kwal will perform songs from his album “The links”.
Tickets: VND300,000 – VND200,000 – VND100,000 (for students and IDECAF members)
Hanoi- Photo Exhibition “Midway” by Duy Phuong
Workshop: Mar 15 and 16
Talk: Mar 16, 4 pm
Exhibition: Mar 16 – May 10, 9 am – 8 pm (longer opening hours on event nights at L’Espace)
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street
Globalization has changed the rural landscapes and caused individualism to flourish in urban areas in Vietnam. From the wreckage of old residential areas, new buildings arise. Someone’s hope is rising from someone else’s sadness. The exhibition “Midway” by photographer Duy Phuong records the tangled emotions that were born out of the urbanization process in Vietnam.
Hanoi- Travelling Exhibition “Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke”
Until Mar 15, 8.30 am – 6 pm
Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District
An innovative contemporary crafts exhibition presenting 65 works by contemporary netsuke carvers and artists.
A netsuke is a non-slip toggle that has been used since the Edo period (1603-1868) to secure the small personal items such as money pouches, inro-(medicine container), or tobacco containers worn suspended on cords from the obi (a sash worn with kimono).
These practical objects were created by and for the common people and greatly enjoyed by them. As Western clothing was adopted from the Meiji period (1868-1911) on, however, netsuke disappeared from daily life in Japan.
Meanwhile, with the interest in Japonisme in Europe and America in the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, netsuke came to be exported in large numbers and were highly regarded as art or craft objects in other countries.
In Japan, meanwhile, some netsuke enthusiasts and carvers managed to keep the tradition alive. Since the 1970s, a new genre, contemporary netsuke, has taken shape, inspired by new sensibilities and ideas. Today, contemporary netsuke carvers continue to ply their craft, steadily producing to new works.
Hanoi-Solo Photography Exhibition “DISCARDED” by Nana Chen
Exhibition: Mar 11 – 25
1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2,
A solo photography exhibition of Nana Chen, a Taiwanese artist.
Introducing an ongoing photographic project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where the artist currently resides. Looking at urban change and displacement, DISCARDED seeks to document the debris left behind by inhabitants when they evacuate their domiciles. From these images, one contemplates the remains of once-lived lives amidst the rapid urban transformation.
Hanoi-”City and Memory” – Solo Exhibition by Artist Nguyen The Son
12 Hoa Ma Street
A collection of Son’s comprehensive work that spans several years of research and acute observation.
Son continued this work with his Nha Tay Transforms series of the French villas built over 100 years ago and their current transformation, following with his Nha Tap The series, a collection of 60s, Soviet styled apartment blocks.
Hanoi- Exhibition "About Time"
Exhibition Centre of Fine Arts and Photography
29 Hang Bai Street, Hoan Kiem District,
Featuring more than 100 artworks by non-professional artists from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The artworks were created using different materials including: gouache, charcoal, watercolor, and oil paint… and are of different painting types: landscapes, portraits, sketches…
Hanoi- Exhibition “Diary of a Cricket – Touch the Worlds”
Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA)
B1 floor, R3, Vincom Megamall Royal city, 72 Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan District,
“Diary of a Cricket – Touch the worlds” will bring to life the characters of the literature masterpiece “Diary of a Cricket” by the late Vietnamese author To Hoai, with 3D pop-up illustrations, figurines and original sketches.
The illustrations were created by many generations of artists including Ta Huy Long, Ngo Manh Lan, Truong Qua, Thanh Chuong, Vu Xuan Hoan and Dau Dua (Dau Thi Ngoc Vinh).
Hanoi-Exhibition “Mother and Nature”
Introducing paintings of women in natural settings by artist Van Duong Thanh, which were created with a combination of Vietnamese and Western techniques.
Hue – Exhibition “Hope”
Institut français de Huế, 1 Le Hong Phong Street
A showcase of 20 acrylic and lacquer paintings by young author Nguyen Thi Quynh Huong.
The exhibition was inspired by the innocent smiles of children with cancer who, against all odds, stay positive and keep their hopes up. It is also a reminiscence of the author about her time studying at Huế College of Medicine and Pharmacy.
A senior medical student without proper training in fine arts, Huong does not hope that her paintings will receive critical acclaim but that they will show her supports towards the children. She hopes to lessen the pain and light up their faces, like sunflowers in the sunshine.
HCMC-Group Exhibition “Alluvium”
Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao, District 1
Introducing works by 11 Vietnam based artists: Nadege David, Do Thanh Lang, Ha Manh Thang, Hoang Duong Cam, Hoang Nam Viet, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Sandrine Llouquet, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Quang Huy, and Trong Gia Nguyen.
The geological term ‘alluvium’ – embodying a sense of movement – refers to the sedimentary matter washed ashore by flowing bodies of water.
HCMC-Exhibition “In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still” by Tuan Mami
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,
The project is inspired by the ancient Muong epic ‘De Dat De Nuoc’ (‘The Birth of Soil and Water’), from which emerges a belief that there is spirituality in all beings, that the creation of the world is constantly in a state of chaos where humans struggle to cohabit harmoniously with other creatures, and especially with themselves.
Tickets: VND35,000 - VND25,000 (with appropriate student ID) - free for children under 16 (with appropriate ID)
Hanoi-Everlasting Youth movie month: You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011)
Mar 16, 7.30 pm
The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor),
YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE • Taiwan • 2011
109′ | Comedy • Drama • Romance
Directed by Giddens Ko
Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Taiwanese author Giddens Ko, who also made his directorial debut with the film. The film stars Ko Chen-tung as Ko Ching-teng, a prankster and a mischievous student who eventually becomes a writer. Michelle Chen stars as Shen Chia-yi, an honor student who is very popular amongst the boys in her class.
You Are the Apple of My Eye was filmed almost entirely on location in Changhua County, including at the high school which Giddens attended. The film’s world premiere was at the 13th Taipei Film Festival on 25 June 2011, and it was subsequently released in Taiwanese cinemas on 19 August.
Well received by film critics, the movie set box-office records in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Ko Chen-tung won the Best New Performer award at the Golden Horse Awards for his role in the film. [Wikipedia]
Language: Mandarin with Vietnamese subtitles