(No.9, Vol.6,Nov-Dec 2016 Vietnam Heritage Magazine)
‘Limited & Infinite’
Till 30 November
Heritage Space is organizing an exhibition, ‘Limited n’ Infinite’; 25 Vietnamese and International artists till 30 November. Artists have practiced and produced in multi-disciplines like painting, sculpture, photography, video, multimedia, installation and site-specific. The works are expressed various ways in imagination, perspectives, concepts and voices. It shows the desires of artists in breaking though limitations in normal life and habits, to reach the new perks, and feeling the infinite.
Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang St, My Dinh 2, Hanoi. Tel: (04) 6254-3319
The leopard’s world
Till 2 December
Artist Luu Vu Long has launched his first solo exhibition in Vietnam, named ‘Beo’s World’, at Dong Phong Art Gallery till 2 December. This exhibition will bring the viewers to the childhood world with fun games which inspired his paintings.
Dong Phong Art Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh St, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Opening: everyday from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fooling the eye
Till 6 December
Manzi is proud to present a solo exhibition showcasing two new series of paintings by the Hue-based artist Nguyen Dinh Hoang Viet, born in 1988. Viet is best known for his trompe l’oeil portraits. This exhibition displays his latest works, including the animal series which fea
tures flawlessly painted renditions of dead
chickens, ducks and crabs and everyday objects. It runs till 6 December at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy ich St, Hanoi.
Till 11 December
An installation exhibition by Laurent Barnavon, who awarded the Ferro Insight 2000 Alfred Bullerman prize, is on at L’Espace till 11 December. In the year 1996, digital photography started to appear, and manufactured images flooded into reality. The metaphysical revolution took Laurent Barnavon to a contemporary analysis of images. And, from creases and geometry, he developed a unique technique in sculpture and photography.
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien St, Hanoi. Free entrance.
India and Burma
Till 12 December
An art show of primarily prints, paintings and original ink drawings developed from sketchbooks following a jaunt around the mystical lands of Sri Lanka and Myanmar, is on till 12 December at Clickspace, No 15, Lane 76, To Ngoc Van St, Hanoi. There will be a music performance by DJ Humb.
What colour is your love?
A night of concert and ballet, ‘The Colour of Love’ will be on at 8 p.m. 25 November at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi. Tel: (04) 3933-0113
The concert will be conducted by Dong Quang Vinh, accompanied by the choir and symphony orchestra of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet and the Hanoi International Choir. The contemporary ballet, ‘Secret Garden’ will be performed by artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.
Tickets range from VND300,000 to VND600,000
60 Years of music
A special concert, ‘Vietnam National Academy of Music 60thYear Celebration’ will be shown at 8 p.m. 25 November at the Concert Hall of Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam St, Hanoi.
The concert has a performance by conductor Honna Tetsuji and musicians from Vietnam National Academy of Music, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Opera Ballet Orchestra and Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets range from VND200,000 to VND500,000
25 and 26 November
Sammy Thiebault and his band will be in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in November to launch his latest album ‘Rebirth’. The famous jazz quartet includes Samy Thiebault playing saxophone, flute and Darbouka; Adrien Chicot playing piano and Fender Rhodes; Sylvain Romano playing contrebasse; and Phillippe Soirat playing batterie
8 p.m. 25 November at the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City, 112 Nguyen Du St, Ben Thanh Ward, Ho Chi Minh City
8 p.m. 26 November at the Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham St, Hanoi
Ballet and Light
Russian Ballet ‘Talarium Et Lux’ will perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at 8 p.m. on 3 December at the Vietnam National Convention, 1 Thang Long Boulevard, Hanoi.
Tickets range from VND1,500,000 to VND6,000,000.
97th in a series
Conductor Shinono Tatsuya, violin soloist Matsuda Lina and artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will perform ‘Subscription Concert Vol.97’ at 8 p.m. 7 December at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. The program includes violin concerto E-minor, op.64 by Mendelssohn and symphony no.1 by Bruckner.
Tickets range from VND200,000 to VND500,000.
The Tale of the Hard Nut
The world-class classical ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ will be on stage of Hanoi Opera House at 8 p.m. 8 December with conductor Dong Quang Vinh and 50 Vietnamese dancers from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.
Tickets range from VND300,000 to VND700,000.
Audiences will have a night full of emotion with Jazz melodies performed by illustrious pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, accompanied by his band from Japan at 8 p.m. 10 December at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tickets range from VND800,000 to VND6,000,000. Tickets are available at Hanoi Opera House or call 0913 489 858 for free delivery.
Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2016
Till the end of March, 2017
This year, Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2016, organized by Vietnam Heritage with Canon as main sponsor, attracted 507 photographers with 5,446 photos submitting to the contest. 100 selected photos will be displayed in Danang from 23 November, 2016 to 30 March, 2017 at the Museum of Cham Sculpture, No2, 2/9 St, Binh Hien, Hai Chau Dist.
HO CHI MINH CITY
The politics of food
Till 24 November
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre is organizing an exhibition: ‘Flat Sunlight’ by artist Lena Bui till 24 November.
This exhibition gives viewers a filmic window onto the everyday life of a Vietnamese livestock farmer. Showcasing film, installation and drawing, this exhibition will also possess an interactive science corner; a public lecture series for adults; and art/science workshops for children curated by Dr. Mary Chambers and the Public Engagement team at the Oxford Clinical Research Unit.
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di St, Dist.2, HCMC
The sky’s the limit
Till 28 Novemver
Craig Thomas Gallery is please to launch a painting exhibition, ‘The Sky of Fame’ of Quach Bac, born in 1988. The exhibition is a long-term work from 2013 and is the attitude and point of view of author about the life and society. Viewers can see their story in each painting. It runs till 28 November.
Craig Thomas Gallery, 27i Tran Nhat Duat St, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel: 0903888431
15 to 30 November
An exhibition ‘Childhood’ of the French photographer Réhahn is on from 15 to 30 November at Caravelle Saigon, 19-23 Lam Son Square, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City. A part of the proceed from this exhibition has been doing invaluable work to support disadvantage children.
The rock quartet Grand Blanc will stir up the stage of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, Dist.2, H o Chi Minh City, 8 p.m., 1 December. Ticket: VND350,000 including a drink.
From 26 November, 2016 to 20 May, 2017
Come to Saigon Soul Pool Party every Saturday from 26 November, 2016 to 20 May, 2017 at the largest pool in Saigon of New World Hotel. The party has beverages and mouth-watering dishes. Also, the atmosphere will be stirred up with world-class DJs.
New World Saigon Hotel, 76 Le Lai St, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC. Ticket: VND150,000