Art Talk “What To Ask” with Santiago Reyes

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Sun 09 Oct 2016, 3.30 – 5.30 pm
Heritage Space – 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

From Heritage Space:

Come to the spontaneous art talk “What To Ask” with artist Santiago Reyes from Ecuador and young Vietnamese artists. The art talk is a part of the program Month of Arts Practice 2016 at Heritage Space in order to promote the interactive exchange between the artist and the public.

On Sunday, Santiago Reyes will introduce himself and his work and ask audience to ask him a lot of questions. Like a game, the interactive talk hopes to encourage Vietnamese audience to get closer and get used to the role of art works in life, as well as the role of the art observer in relation to the art works.

* ABOUT MONTH OF ARTS PRACTICE
Month of Arts Practice is an annual project of Heritage Space and was initiated by artist Tran Trong Vu, aiming to create space for composing, testing, practicing new art ideas, upon cooperation and interaction of international and Vietnamese artists.

In 2015, Month of Arts Practice has been very successful with the theme “Brownian Movement”. This year, the program also will be an opportunity for Vietnam artists with practice and learning experience with reputed international artists during 6 weeks (from 17 September to 31 October 2016) . Moreover, in order to support the development of Vietnam Contemporary Art, the organizer Heritage Space would like to create an open and interactive forum through a series of activities to introduce and dialogue between artists, professionals and the public.

With the theme “Finite and Infinite”, the artists participating in Month for Arts Practice-version 2nd will find ways to change the surface, the limited spaces, and the specific images. They will put on those other factors so that there are no longer limits or borders. For example, the visual game of mirrors, light, or repeated shapes, the idea behind pictures, or the integration of mathematics, geometry, philosophy into art.

LANGUAGE: Vietnamese, English with translation

Free entry

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam

HCMC – Art Walk 2.0 HCMC – Exhibition “Where Is the Place of Peace”

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01 – 15 Oct 2016
From the organizer:

Art Walk, a program organized by Sao La last year, was held in the purpose of emphasizing the relationship between the community, social context and artists, which entailed connecting art with the public, environmental surveys of local art. Keeping with this spirit, Sao La is elated to invite artists to join hands in the creation of this year’s program. This time, Art Walk will be larger in scale, linking up to 10 artist’s studios in the city. Each studio, with the possession of its particular character, would welcome the arts audience to enjoy and discover the creative practices.

Along with the private space of the aforementioned artists’ studios, the vibrant urban context of Saigon today is also noteworthy. Sao La invites you unto an excursion, stretching from Thanh Da, Binh Thanh, without the exception of District 1, District 3, to District 5, District 10. Aside from these boisterous streets, the city’s urban landscape shall also be contemplated and witnessed through a unique and floating lens, a perspective which could only arise from the abundant rivers and canals, another characteristic feature of Saigon.

The program includes “địa/phương ~ local-liti,” a group exhibition, as a suggestive theme for the Art Walk this year. This exhibition also marks the opening and introduction of a new space of Dia Projects in Thanh Da peninsula.

Sao La will provide a map on which the audience is able to actively set their own itinerary. The program would provide the public with the opportunity to meet and talk with artists during an one-month period from 01 October to 01 November, as well as to attend music nights, film screenings and conversations that are co-organized by Sao La.

To join this walk together, get updated with the information as regards our schedule and program’s details on:

* Facebook Sao La: https://www.facebook.com/gqsaola/
* Facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168434343601256/
* Instagram: saola_vietnam_oi
* Email: hellosaola@gmail.com

Art Walk 2016 is kindly funded by CDE.

Exhibition “Paintings of Trinh” Launching Art Show “Atum Atum” The Fourth Hanoi Open Exhibition Hanoi

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“Suy tư” (Thinking), water colour on Do paper, 40cm x 60cm, 2010

Opening: Mon 03 Oct 2016, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: 04 – 08 Oct 2016
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to the solo exhibition of Le Mai Trinh with over 30 watercolor paintings on Do paper. They have all been created in recent years.

“Paintings of Trinh” express true, simple and gentle feelings like a fresh autumn breeze.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Program “Art & Your Social Status” in Hanoi

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Artwork by Phan Cam Thuong in exhibition Gravity

22 – 24 Sep 2016
3rd floor, Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center
50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to a three-day art program called “Art & Your Social Status” to celebrate World Rhino Day.

People express their social status through different means around the world. In recent years, a growing number of people have started using rhinoceros horn as a symbol of power. Many key consumers of rhino horn use it for medicinal purposes, while others give it as a gift to strengthen personal and professional connections. But this demand is the driving force behind the poaching of rhinos, threatening them with extinction in Africa and Asia.

At the core of the Art program is a contemporary art exhibition, named “Gravity” displaying nearly 30 works of prominent Vietnamese artists including Phan Cam Thuong, Dao Chau Hai, Le Quang Ha, Nguyen The Son, Trieu Minh Hai, Nguyen Huu Su, Nguyen Duc Hanh… The exhibition will promote a new culture of contemporary art appreciation in Vietnam, with opportunities for visitors to enjoy, purchase and bid on works of high artistic value. Artwork is an ideal gift for partners, relatives and friends. It is also a way for many entrepreneurs and businessmen to display their success in their business ventures.

The second day will feature award-winning movies from Freeland’s Wildfest 2015 and Marcus Mạnh Cường Vũ, the campaign manager of short film festival WildFest 2015, will host a talk show to stimulate discussion and action to protect wildlife. To close the three-day program “Art &Your Social Status” the winners of the silent auction will be announced and there will be a contemporary music concert called “Endless Thread” by the Hanoi New Music Ensemble. This is the first ever contemporary music ensemble in Vietnam, started by composer Tran Kim Ngoc and her collaborators in September 2015.

FREE ENTRANCE FOR ALL THE EVENTS

Round-table Discussion “Problems of Contemporary Art” in Hanoi

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Sat 24 Sep 2016, 9 am
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the round-table discussion “Ptoblems of Contemporary Art”, inspired by the book “50 Questions l’esthetique Contemporain” by Marc Jimenez.

Speakers:
– Pham Dieu Huong, visual artist, founder of CUCA Vietnam
– Nguyen Duc Thanh, Doctor of Economics, Director of the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR)
– Vu Huy Thong, Researcher, Vietnam University of Fine Arts
– Nguyen Chi Thanh, Associate Professor, doctor in Mathematics Teaching, lecturer at the National University of Vietnam in Hanoi

For more information about the event, please refer to Vietnamese version of this post.

Language: Vietnamese

Free entry

Briefly translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Exhibition – Workshop “45 days in the Old Quarter” at Muong Studio

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22 Sep – 22 Oct 2016
Muong Studio
202 Tay Tien, Hoa Binh

From the organizer:

Some works of the exhibition – workshop “45 days in the Old Quarter” will continue to be exhibited for one more month at Muong Studio.

Some photos of the exhibition at Muong Studio:

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The Fourth Hanoi Open Exhibition

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18 Sep – 09 Oct 2016, 10 am – 6 pm
Work Room Four – 24th floor, Packexim Building, lane 15, An Duong Vuong Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi


From the organizer:

After three acclaimed annual open exhibitions from 2013 to 2015, the Fourth Hanoi Open Exhibition exhibiting works from both professional and amateur Vietnamese and international artists, is unrivaled for diversity of artwork.

Over the past two decades there has been phenomenal and unprecedented artistic, commercial and social development in Vietnam. Hanoi remains central to the country’s creative community. Contemporary Vietnamese artists have become respected around the world for their resourceful approach, cultural and social dialogue and creative sensitivity. Likewise, foreign artists are increasingly finding Hanoi and Vietnam an invaluable source of inspiration for their own work.

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There is no central theme to the Open Exhibition but previous shows have been heralded as being vibrant, energised and stimulating. Artists are invited to submit a maximum of two pieces, which are then considered by a panel of both local and international art experts before being curated for display. The exhibition is a unique showcase for art in a variety of mediums; painting, sculpture, photography and print, and is as much an opportunity for art enthusiasts as it is for the artists themselves.

Collectively the first three Open Exhibition’s had exhibited over 350 works by over 200 artists. Over 2000 visitors have enjoyed the exhibitions and tours and school trips are also offered to further engage the Hanoi community. It is expected that this year’s show will exceed the figures of previous years.

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Project “Reimagine The Artist/Artisan” – Event No. 3: Talk “Đất xanh gốm sành”

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Sun 25 Sep 2016, 4 pm
Six Space – 6th floor, 94B Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi


From the organizer:

Project “Re-imagine the Artist / Artisan” has successfully traveled halfway through its journey and obtained positive results from event 01 and 02. In the third event of the series, Six Space would like to present to the community interested in Vietnamese craft villages the art of pottery from the village of Huong Canh (Vinh Phuc). The event attendees will witness a conversation between artisan Tran Van Hai, one of the only remaining local artisans who mastered technical processes, and the ceramic firing method; and sculptor Thai Nhat Minh. The talk will brief artist Thai Nhat Minh’s journey from learning techniques and green clay characteristics of Huong Canh pottery during his residency at artisan Tran Van Hai’s to testing and practicing on his own sculptures. Also, in reverse, the process of the artisan spending decades of experience observing the transformation of materials and shapes in the hands of ceramic artist.

Some representative works of artisan Tran Van Hai and artist Thai Nhat Minh will be on display 30 minutes before and during the event.

Event No. 3 will include:
A dialogue between the artist & artisan
Artisan’s performance on wheel wedging
Exhibition of equipment, products and works of the artist & artisan (during the event only)

ABOUT CERAMIC VILLAGE HUONG CANH

Huong Canh ceramic village is an old ceramic and pottery craft village located in Binh Xuyen district of Vinh Phuc province which is beyond the age of 300 and known for rustic line of products such as jars, pans, pots and cups. These products are significant for their high strength and practicality to serve the essential needs of rural life. In the past, people in the North of Vietnam had the saying “Mong Cai porcelain – Huong Canh jars” to confirm the product brand of Huong Canh ceramic quality. Due to the structure of green clay, Huong Canh terracotta products that go through long firing in the oven makes clanging sound like the sound of metal, which reserves not only the authentic characteristics of clay material but the sinewy, energetic, rich in personality and fascinating peculiarities as well. However, the mass production of plastic and ceramic art have distressed Huong Canh ceramics. Huong Canh ceramic village has been through many ups and downs, events after events, sometimes it was thought to be almost closed. Local artisans are no longer interested in pottery profession which thereby lead to the oblivion of Huong Canh ceramic village.

ABOUT ARTISAN TRAN VAN HAI

Artisan Tran Van Hai, 62 years old, is now the owner of Hai At ceramic company – one of the last four families that produce ceramic and pottery in Huong Canh craft village. Mr.Tran is the fourth generation in his family’s profession. Among those four remaining households, Tran Van Hai is the only person who knows how to build a hand-built kiln. “Not everyone who works in this field knows how to observe the color of the flame in order to adjust the temperature of the kiln. At the moment only a few in this village actually have “an eye for ceramics” – shared Mr. Hai. Along with the ups and downs of the craft village, his family has been through those periods of time where it seemed impossible to stay in business with ceramics and pottery but he was determined enough to be steadfast follower and keep up with the job of preserving traditional ways of making pottery.

ABOUT ARTIST NHAT MINH THAI

Nhat Minh Thai sculptor, born in 1984 in Lap Thach, Vinh Phuc, graduated from Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 2009 and received his master’s degree here in 2012. He is now living and working in Hanoi. Thai Nhat Minh has over 10 years of experience in art field. He has participated in many exhibitions, domestic and international art camps with diverse material range, from cast aluminum, cardboard, colored composite and is currently testing ceramic material.

Significant exhibitions inclue: group sculpture exhibition “New Form” 2012, 2013 & 2014, “Reproductive Cycle” – Artspace Manzi, 2014, “Chinh phu, chinh phu” Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 2016, “the Seed” – Dong Phong Gallery, 2016.

Thai Nhat Minh also achieved numerous awards including an award from Vietnam Fine arts Association in 2014, second prize of 3rd National Youth Arts Festival (2011-2014), Honorable Mention in Nationwide Sculpture Exhibition 10th Anniversary (2003-2013) …

Please learn more about the artist at: www.thainhatminh.net

ABOUT PROJECT “REIMAGINE THE ARTIST/ARTISAN”

The project is created and run by a group of multidisciplinary artists and art researchers who are inspired, nostalgic and passionate about the history, knowledge, aesthetics and possibilities of art craftsmanship and craft villages in Vietnam.

Launched in 2016, this participatory art-based research project aims to foster learning, dialogue and collaboration among artists, artisans and the wider public to openly converse on:
• The cultural, aesthetic and social functions of the artist/artisan in the creative process and production
• The present and future relationship as well as shared influence between artists and artisans
• Internal and external factors that influence the aesthetics, creative process and production of craft villages and artisans
• Transformation in ways of seeing and practicing craftsmanship
• Revitalizing and reimagining craftsmanship in handicraft and art production
• Preservation and possibilities, cross-fertilization and innovation in art and crafts

The project includes participatory art-based research; mapping of handicraft villages in North Vietnam; a peer-learning residency program linking artists and artisans in handicraft villages; and a series of public workshops and exhibitions featuring distinguished artisans and innovative artwork inspired by traditional Vietnamese handicrafts.

The project is managed by Six Space with financial sponsorship from Prince Claus Fund “The future is handmade – Redesigning Crafts”.

Free admission. The event will be hosted in Vietnamese language.

Solo Exhibition “Mid Autumn Night” by Artist Chinh Le

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Opening: Thu 15 Sep 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 15 Sep – 10 Oct 2016
Art Vietnam Gallery

From Art Vietnam Gallery:

The Mid Autumn Festival, which occurs on the 15th of the eighth lunar month, is one of the most celebrated days of the lunar calendar. In Vietnam it is considered the second most important date after the TET New Year and is celebrated with lantern and mask making, dragon dances, and drinking tea while gazing at the full autumn moon enjoying friends and family.

Offerings of moon cakes, flowers and seasonal fruit are placed on the altar to honor the harvest and pay homage to the bounty of nature.

Artist Chinh Le, a devout Zen Buddhist, poet and sculptor, pays tribute to the spirituality of this special night when people come together to celebrate the moment when people, sky and earth combine in harmony. The artist says, “Under the glorious and fragile moonlight, together we drink tea, enjoy the moon cake feast while gazing at the moon. This is a beautiful image to show our gratitude to the sky and earth and it is also a prayer for one’s happiness and prosperity to come.”

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The artist is known for her philosophical works of art that ponder the meaning of existence and the quest for ultimate freedom. The current exhibition Mid Autumn Night is a banquet of ideas and feelings expressed in two very different mediums, bronze sculpture and works of autumnal nights in oil on canvas.

The exhibition pivots around a body of bronze sculptures. Poised at the center under a large bronze autumn moon is a Zen Buddhist monk with an expressionless face holding a mask in his hand. Surrounding the monk are the 12 animals of the zodiac and then placed in front of the monk is a series of 12 masks representing these animals. Each mask is half human, half animal. Each has its own character and in the mouth is placed each ones’ distinguishing characteristic or favorite food. The Master is constantly changing masks. It is the Zen philosophy that everything is one, one is everything. The masks perhaps look different but basically they are the same, they are one. All characters/masks are different and also all are the same, all empty like the face of the Master. Distinction only brings misery.

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30 paintings in oil surround the bronze installation reflecting the moonlight in the colors of the four seasons; spring, summer, autumn, and winter correspondingly in green, red, yellow and white. Vague figures emerge in the paintings depicting daily life now and in the very first primal stages of being. They are mysterious in their light and dark, ephemeral figures merging together like the light changing from day to night.

The artist muses, “Life is just like the universe, there are some parts we can see, touch, understand and there are also some different parts that we cannot reach and they remain a mystery in our life forever. And despite that mystery, life is always balanced in both spiritual and physical ways. That balance is what makes life beautiful.”

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Once again, Chinh Le brings us to a meditative space, encouraging us to reflect on the beauty of this life with all its mystery and wonder, all the while expressing our gratitude for the very essence of being.

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Contemporary Dance Performance “Hakanaï” in Hanoi

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24 and 25 Sep 2016, 8 pm
Star Galaxy
87 Lang Ha, Hanoi

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the contemporary dance “Hakanaï” under the framework of the dance festival “Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance 2016”.

“Hakanaï” is a dance performance in which a dancer moves in a volume of images set in motion by a digital interpreter and the rhythm of a live sounded live. Between the boundaries of dance and digital arts, this show achieves the impossible things: the molten body movement and images that give rise to a real but imaginary and ambiguous space that precisely defines the term Japanese “Hakanaï”. Because in the Japanese language, “Hakanaï” defines what is impermanently fragile, evanescent, transient between dream and reality. This old word evokes an elusive material associated with the human condition and its precariousness, but also associated with nature. It is written by combining two elements, man and dream. This symbolic collage is the starting point of that partition for a dancer encountering images which are animated live, according to physical movement, the rhythm of the live sound. Following the performance time, digital installation is open to spectators.

Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne: Concept
Akiko KAJIHARA: Dance
Clément AUBRY: Sound performance
Jérémy CHARTIER: Digital performance
Christophe Sartori, Loïs Drouglazet: Sound creation

Watch the performance’s trailer here:

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Ticket price: 100 000 VND each performance — tickets are available since 29 Aug 2016 at

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Exhibition – Installation “Back to front” by Nguyen The Son & Tran Hau Yen The

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Opening: Fri 23 Sep 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 23 Sep – 05 Nov 2016
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

 From L’Espace:

You are invited to the exhibition – installation “Back to front” by Nguyen The Son & Tran Hau Yen The at L’Espace.

Social housing represents an important page in the history of housing in Vietnam. The metamorphoses of Social housing under the incessant action of the occupants to fit their needs testify to the tremendous spirit “getting by” of Vietnamese people. Have we taken enough time to stop and watch these living buildings that were all around us and today may disappear without a trace? Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The just want to testify the poetry of Social housing and document this form of housing and lifestyle that is gradually disappearing from the urban landscape.

Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The both teach at the University of Fine Arts in Hanoi. They show us the city as “a living museum that embodies the complete archives of past and assimilates the changing rhythms of the modern era.”

Free entry

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Art Program “Autumn Story” in Hanoi

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Sat 10 Sep 2016, 6 – 9 pm
V-Artroom – 3F IPH-Indochina Plaza Hanoi, 241 Xuan Thuy St, Cau Giay District


From the organizer:

The program combines different types of Art, Poetry – Music – Painting, with a message to audience which is to praise the simple, innocent, and silent beauty that hides deep in the current of human life. This beauty exists in each person, each age, and it is constantly alive, constantly hails and urges. But to realize it people need to settle the mind, just like falling into the gentle of the Autumn.

Program

– Opening of the exihbition “SONGS BY THE WATERSIDE” by painter Thái Tĩnh.

– Introduction of the debut CD “The Calling”, a Poem-singing album with poems of Đinh Hoàng Anh.

– Introduction of Song book “A glimpse of old dreams”, a collection of poems written by Đinh Hoàng Anh, with the tunes composed by Thái Tĩnh and Đinh Hoàng Anh.

– Hope that our artists could share some echoes of the gentleness and affection of the Autumn through the songs written in deep silence and earnest love to this life.

Free entrance

Full-moon Festival Workshop: Lantern Making with Glass Paper

Full-moon Festival Workshop Lantern Making with Glass Paper

Fri 09 Sep 2016, 7.30 pm or Sun 11 Sep 2016, 5.30 pm
Blossom Art House

From the organizer:

Mid-Autumn Full-moon Festival is no long an occasion only for children but everyone of all ages. The image of traditional lanterns which are considered to be meaningful gifts for children on this special day at the same time recalls the adult memories of a warm childhood getting together with family and friends.

Come to participate in “Glass Paper Lantern” workshop to hand make lanterns of your own kind. In this workshop, besides the traditional glass paper lantern patterns as stars, birds, butterflies or rabbits, participants will be guided to create patterns of their own creation.

* This workshop has no age limit. However, children under 8 are advised to be accompanied by an adult.
* Number of participants: Max 30.

*TIME: 2 options
– FRI 19h30 09.09.2016, or
– SUN 17h30 11.09.2016

* ADMISSION FEE: 200,000 VNĐ/person, including all the materials

Artist Talk with Pablo Mercado

Artist Talk by Pablo Mercado

Wed 31 Aug 2016, 3 – 5 pm
Heritage Space – 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza
6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi

From Heritage Space:

You are invited to a talk with artist Pablo Mercado from Spain.

“The primary focus of my practice is human memory and in particular how the brain processes and recalls the information to create memories.”

The memory of a complete experience consists of fragments of information that are stored in different regions of the brain. These bits of information are then reunited by the hippocampus from the separated areas. Till recently it was believed that memories remained static until the holder was damaged. Recent studies in neuroscience suggest that when we remember an event a new consolidation of the memory occurs. This is not a generation of a new memory but a restructuring or reconstruction of a memory prior. When the brain remembers something, that memory is reconstructed and updated. This phenomenon means that when something is recalled not the original event is remembered but only the last update. In this recovery the brain reinterprets and modifies the information. The more an event is recalled the great the difference in between the recollection and the original event would be.

Through the method of my practice I am creating a connection in between these theories and the visual field. During the talk I will explain briefly the brain processes that inspired my work and how I have been developing my ideas in order to choose a technique that better serve the concept. I will present some of my previous works as well as new project still in process.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Pablo Mercado (Antequera, 1983) studied Fine Arts at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and the Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci di Perugia (Italy). Then he completed the Master of Arts, creation and research at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).

Since 2010, Pablo Mercado lives and works in Berlin where he has had different solo and group exhibitions. Also, he has had numerous international exhibitions in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Taiwan and South Korea. And it has been selected to participate in several residency programs: Contemporary Art Museum MAC Gas Natural Fenosa, in La Coruña; Soulangh Artists Residency, in Taiwan; ARE Holland, in The Netherlands; and Art Studio Gachang, in South Korea.

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam.

Workshop “Polymeric Clay Art and Jewelry Creations for Kids”

Workshop Polymeric Clay Art and Jewelry Creations for Kids

Sun 28 Aug 2016, 5 – 6.30 pm
Blossom Art House – 94B Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi


From the organizer:

Come to our August workshop – Polymeric Clay Art and Jewelry Creations for Kids, hosted by Nguyen Huong Linh.

In the upcoming workshop, Nguyen will walk you all through the process of exploring polymeric clay (a.k.a oven clay or bakeable clay) and its application as in jewelry creations. The workshop also expects to take participants to a free art space where you allow yourself to spontaneously experiment with colors, blending, shaping and waiting for the final products to literally come out of the oven.

*Requirement: 5 to 15 years old
*Number of participants: 30 maximum
*Admission fee: 200.000 VND including the following materials prepared by us:

– Polymeric clay (12 basic colors)
– Wire
– Earring hooks, Post Earrings with Clutch, Earwires
– Head pins, eye pins
– Beads, decorative stones
– Mini-oven

Please feel free to bring with you jewelries or accessories you would like to upcycle with.

*POLYMER CLAY is a type of hardenable modeling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like mineral clay a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, and similarly, the part is put into an oven to harden, hence its colloquial designation as clay.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nguyen Huong Linh was born in 1989, graduated from the Department of Architecture, Korea National University of Arts in early 2015. The dream of being a world traveler had driven her to explore many places around the globe before stabilizing in Hanoi. Each journey was both an opportunity to expand her experiences of life, to observe her own self, to reconnect with nature and also a chance to acquire more experience from the world of art. Art could be found everywhere. It could be those famous museums in the US with one of a kind collections, to the local fishermen who also are artists in Indonesia or the Japanese artisans with meticulous craft skills in Japan.

Nguyen, through her clay jewelry, sends a strong message of a liberal young character who embraces the freedom of self-expression, inspiration from nature and the language of architectural composition.

Street Art Fair #3 – Graffiti Festival Hanoi

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Sun 28 Aug 2016, 9 am – 8 pm
Creative square and 1st floor lobby
Hanoi Creative City
No.1 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Graffiti festival 2016 is the third event within the series Street Art Fair organized by Hanoi Creative City. After two successful events, they decided to hold the third version themed on graffiti to bring street art in general and graffiti particular closer to the community.

What to expect at SAF #3?

[►Participating artists creates on the car which then will be exhibited at the HNCC.

[►Final of Beatbox contest in the North area.

[►Famous DJ, rapper performance.

[►Painting workshop

[►Henna tattoo, paintings, autophotograph ..

[►Souvenir booth.

Besides, there will a group exhibition of professional and amateur graffiti artists with their 20 most beautiful paintings. All the proceeds from the auction will belong to the artist. Several painting workshops and booths such as food, henna tattoo, souvenirs. Music performances, skate, DJ and Beatbox competition.

* Note for participating artists:
+ Subject: The Future
+ The size does not exceed 1x1m
+ Can be painted in any material in any form (paint, spray …)
+ For artists to be exhibited, please send email to. For the selected works to exhibit please send the artwork by post 2 days prior to: HNCC office, 14th floor, 1 Luong Yen, Hanoi.

Free entry

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Vietnam Comics Day 2016 – Hanoi

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Sun 11 Sep 2016, 8.30 am – 5 pm
Vietnam University of Fine Arts
42 Yet Kieu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

The annual Vietnam Comics Day held by Comicola community celebrates the comic authors in Vietnam and creates a platform for comic lovers.

I. Outdoor activities (no tickets required):
– Autograph + take photo with all the author and artist pariticipating ind Comics Day.
– Booths of comic products by Comicola
– Cosplay + photograph.
– Team Cosplay Bad Luck project
– Team Cosplay Long than tuong project
– Team Cosplay Hell Gate project.
and many more teams.

II. Activities at conference room (tickets required):
1. Opening ceremony.
2. Discussion about comics training in Vietnam, the opportunity for young artists.
3. Launching the comic Oanh giam can – talk with the author B.R.O Exchange Group.
4. Launching the comic “Truyền thuyết Long Thần Tướng ep 3” – Introduction to the journey of Long than tuong from the first crowdfunding comic to the International Manga Award prize.
5. Talk with Đại Việt Cổ Phong – Introduction to the progress and current works of them
6. Launching comic book “Blood Group O” Episode 2 – Talk with the author Duong Minh Duc
7. Talk with a special group of guests (to be announced)
8. Talk with Comicola authors, introduction about the upcoming book project.
9. Author Chucky – book “Xấu Hổ Hay Dễ Thương” and upcoming projects.
10. Author TéddiBe – book “Nhật Ký Đầu Gấu” and upcoming projects.
11. Author Can Tiểu Hy – comic book “Hell gate” and upcoming projects.
12. Author Thach Thao Duong and upcoming projects.
13. Author Vu Dinh Lan (Project ICON) and upcoming projects
14. Author Tuyệt Đỉnh Sinh Vật and upcoming projects.
15. 03 other authors will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

Type of tickets

Tickets for VCD2016 (Hanoi) have 3 types:

I. Backer ticket (free):
– For backer of projects: Long Thần Tướng 3 – Hoa Văn Đại Việt and Cho Em Gần Anh Thêm Chút Nữa.

II. Normal ticekt (100 000 VND) – 400 tickets
– Attend all the panel, events, book launching and talk in Comics Day 2016.
– A 80 000 VND voucher on Comicola.com
– A 300 000 VND voucher to read online more than 10 000 books on app eBook Waka.

III. V.I.P ticket (500 000 VND) – 100 tickets
– Attend all the panel, events, book launching and talk in Comics Day 2016.
– A 400 000 VND voucher on Comicola.com
– A 300 000 VND voucher to read online more than 10 000 books on app eBook Waka
– A Comicola calendar 2017 with exclusive artwork paintings made by 07 Comicola painters with their signatures (You will receive the calendar at checkin table)
– Free ship in Hanoi
– Tickets are available online on the website Comicola.

Gifts:

For each V.I.P ticket, you will receive a special gift – A Comicola calendar 2017 with exclusive artwork paintings made by 07 Comicola painters with their signatures
– Painter Phạm Kiều Oanh (B.R.O Group)
– Painter Châu Chặt Chém
– Painter Châu Phạm
– Painter TéddiBe
– Painter Dương Thạch Thảo (Nie)
– Painter Can Tiểu Hy
– Painter Tuyệt Đỉnh Sinh Vật

Contact:
For any support, please contact:
– Hotline Comicola: 01688.888.262 (during working hours)
– Group Facebook Comicola community: -https://www.facebook.com/groups/comicola/

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Exhibition “Urban Chronicles”

To Kim Nhung

Opening: Fri 05 Aug 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition: 05 – 19 Aug 2016
CHON Gallery
16 Trang Tien, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to the exhibition “URBAN CHRONICLES” by To Kim Nhung with 13 paintings on Do paper, which will reveal her unique perception on the modern daily life in Hanoi.

Woman artist To Kim Nhung, a treasure of Vietnamese Contemporary Art, is currently attracting a lot of attention from the public and experts. Born in 1983 in Yen Bai and grew up in the 1980s, she has seen many years of development with hidden traditional culture values.

She enhances the opinion and voice of the women despite the fact that the Vietnamese society sees woman as “supporting roles” besides men, whether in working or relationships.

Exhibition “Reality through the Eyes”

Exhibition Reality through the Eyes-nguyen dinh duy quyen

Opening: Fri 05 Aug 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 05 – 09 Aug 2016
Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts – 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Come to exhibition “Reality through the Eyes” by artist Nguyen Dinh Duy Quyen.

“REALITY THROUGH THE EYES” is my first personal exhibition to look back on three years of working and creating artworks as an artist. I have observed everything around me and explore life to put things in life into my artworks. All the images were caught and refined through the eyes of the artist to bring emotion to my artworks. Apart from the feeling about life, the emotion about childhood also became my ideas for these paintings in this exhibition.

As a child, I was very interested in and curious about everything around me: beautiful flowers and animals, colorful birds and fish, and enjoyed watching the animal world program on television, the lives and the survival of the wild animals. For me, those images were very interesting so I recorded them into childhood memories. Now, those typical images were appeared in my artworks: The child expresses his lovely emotion and surprise for the first time, looking at the flowers, birds, fishes as well as the activities of animals such as chicks or baby fishes following their mothers. Animals leisurely and peacefully live their lives in their own habitats. Everything in life was really great.

However, lives of wild animals are not peaceful like that. When watching the wild animals, we can see that they have to fight for survival when the sources of food have been running out, and their habitats have become harsher. The main reason is due to the impacts of nature and climate change such as unusual heat, natural disasters, and so on. However, we cannot deny that one of the reasons is from human being. People are cutting down forests, hunting for meat, ivory to meet human demands. The animal habitats are being destroyed. It has indirectly pushed the animals to the brink of extinction and obviously some species were extinct. To make our world become a better place for human and all species, let’s join hands to protect the natural environment, forests and animals habitats. This action not only makes ecological balance, protects wildlife species but also protects the environment and climate for human lives.

Polymeric Clay Art and Jewelry Creations Workshop

clay art

Fri 29 Jul 2016, 7 pm
Blossom Art House – 94B Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi


From the organizer:

Come to workshop – Polymeric Clay Art and Jewelry Creations, hosted by Nguyen Huong Linh.

Nguyen got to know about polymeric clay when she was traveling in the US about half a year ago. It did not take her very long to grow a passion for this interesting art material for its flexibility, easy-to-use-ness and spontaneity. During the process of material practice, Nguyen has had experiments with polymeric clay in as many methods, forms and applications as she could only to find herself most passionate and best at designing jewelry and accessories.

In the upcoming workshop, Nguyen will walk you all through the process of exploring polymeric clay (a.k.a oven clay or bakeable clay) and its application as in jewelry creations. The workshop also expects to take you back to your own free art space where you allow yourself to spontaneously experiment with colors, blending, shaping and waiting for the final products to literally come out of the oven.

*Requirement: 15 years old and above
*Number of participants: 30 maximum
*Admission fee: 250.000 VND including the following materials prepared by us:

– Polymeric clay (12 basic colors)
– Wire
– Earring hooks, Post Earrings with Clutch, Earwires
– Head pins, eye pins
– Beads, decorative stones
– Mini-oven

Please feel free to bring with you jewelries or accessories you would like to upcycle with.

*POLYMER CLAY is a type of hardenable modeling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like mineral clay a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, and similarly, the part is put into an oven to harden, hence its colloquial designation as clay.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nguyen Huong Linh was born in 1989, graduated from the Department of Architecture, Korea National University of Arts in early 2015. The dream of being a world traveler had driven her to explore many places around the globe before stabilizing in Hanoi. Each journey was both an opportunity to expand her experiences of life, to observe her own self, to reconnect with nature and also a chance to acquire more experience from the world of art. Art could be found everywhere. It could be those famous museums in the US with one of a kind collections, to the local fishermen who also are artists in Indonesia or the Japanese artisans with meticulous craft skills in Japan.

Nguyen, through her clay jewelry, sends a strong message of a liberal young character who embraces the freedom of self-expression, inspiration from nature and the language of architectural composition.

Exhibition “Self Portrait: Hanoi Art 21”

trien lam tu hoa hanoi art 21

Opening: 27 Jul 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition: 27 – 29 Jul 2016
NEST BY AIA – Hanoi
4th floor, Vincom B Ba Trieu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

“Self Portrait” is the first exhibition by Hanoi Art 21.

Resulted from the meeting and art sharing at the end of July 2015, Hanoi Art 21 was founded as a platform for young artists to share and learn from each other.

Facing the big change and rapid development of information technology and internet, why is painting still attractive to 9x and late 8x generations? Does the romance and nostalgia from Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de L’Indochine still inspire them?

The name Hanoi Art 21 is chosen randomly but partly reflected their spirit linked to Hanoi, with the nostalgia of the romantic silhouette and new vision of the young generation in the 21st century.

Once again why can art not merely be a means to express the beauty, exploration or new perspectives on aesthetics? (Do Tuong Linh)

Hanoi Art 21 members:

Vu Do – Vũ Đỗ
Hà Ninh – Hà Ninh
Xuân Lam – Xuân Lam
Nguyen Minh Quan – Nguyễn Minh Quân
Tharo Thasnh Thieejn – Đỗ Phương Thảo
An Can – Ân Cần
Din Sama – Nguyễn Thị Tuệ Thư
Viet Anh Dinh – Đinh Việt Anh

Free entry

Pitchpad ASEAN & Borak Arts Series 2016 – Call for Pitches

Pitchpad ASEAN is part of Borak Arts Series 2016 - a regional arts conference for performing arts practitioners and business leaders in Malaysia

Pitchpad ASEAN is part of Borak Arts Series 2016 – a regional arts conference for performing arts practitioners and business leaders in Malaysia

Pitchpad ASEAN & Borak Arts Series 2016: Call for Pitches
Deadline: 31 Jul 2016, 5pm (UTC/GMT +8 hours).
Time of conference: 27 – 28 Aug 2016

From the open call:

Pitchpad ASEAN is a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects. Up to ten submissions are selected to pitch their new works to a stellar line-up of international festival directors and venue programmers in the presence of more than 170 performing arts professionals. Successful participants will be hosted in Georgetown to aid them in their pitch. Professional performing artists or companies can email to request for the application form. Candidates are required to submit their applications by 31 July 2016.

The forum is part of the fourth regional Borak Arts Series – a regional arts conference for performing arts practitioners and business leaders, returns to Penang this 27 – 28 August 2016, at the internationally acclaimed George Town Festival, Penang, Malaysia.

The theme of this year’s conference looks at “Bringing Arts Closer to Home”, engaging on how artists and creative workers can improve and strengthen communities to make a home we can all call our own.

To be organised at The Wembley, Penang this year, Borak Arts Series brings together artistes, presenters/producers, intermediaries, and funders to experience a programme consisting of a keynote address, panel discussions, country updates (India and Singapore), round table sessions, networking platforms and performances.

*NOTE: Hanoi Grapevine merely announces the open calls and cannot help in the application process. For further inquiries, please direct to the organizers.

Choir Performance “Look At The World”

Look At The World

Wed 20 Jul 2016, 7.30 pm
Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to the choir performance to raise funds for the program “Thien Nhan and friends”.

The project “Look at the World” is organized each two years parallel with two surgeries within the program “Thien Nhan and friends” including choir performance, art exhibition, etc…

“Look at the World” is a cultural meeting point for art lovers, with art as a way to exchange hopes and reduce pains.

Ticket

All the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the program “Thien Nhan and friends” that provides free genital reconstruction surgery to unfortunate children.

For more information about the ticket, please contact:
Ms. Thủy Tiên (0906 263 805)
Mr. Dệ (0914 033 661)

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Affordable Art 2016: 7+

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13 Jul – 13 Aug 2016
Dong Phong Art Gallery – 03 Ly Dao Thanh Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

From Dong Phong Art Gallery:

To continue Affordable Art 2014 at Dong Phong Art Gallery, this event is coming back with a series of small but nice art works by a new group of well-known artists in Vietnam. The Affordable Art 2016 “7+” is not only showing works by 7 artists and 1 sculptor, but also presenting the rich and diversified in materials and subjects that they use in their works.

Đỗ Minh Tâm
Vũ Bích Thuỷ
Nguyễn Văn Cường
Nguyễn Quang Huy
Trần Lê Nam
Nguyễn Đức Thành
Đào Lê Hương
and Thái Nhật Minh

Affordable Art 2016 7+ 1

This is another rare oppotunity to see and acquire works by some of Vietnam’s most prominent artists with the very reasonable price, ranging from US$100 to US$500.

Visit Dong Phong Art Gallery in the period 13th July to 13th August to see “Affordable Art 2016 – 7+”

Live Performance “Lang Toi – My Village”

Live Performance-Lang Toi - My Village

16 – 17, 25 and 26 Jul 2016, 6pm
Hanoi Opera House

From the organizer:

“Lang Toi”, also known as “My Village” – the spectacle created by a group of 4 creators: Tuan Le, Nguyen Lan Maurice, Nhat Ly, Tan Loc – will perform live at the 105 year-old Hanoi Opera House from July 16th, 2016 onwards. The show is 60-minute length, at 18:00 every Monday and Tuesday. However, the July 2016 show schedule includes 6 nights: July 16th – 19th and July 25th – 26th, 2016.

“Lang Toi” is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Vietnamese village life is presented under new cirque approach using iconic bamboo; breathtaking cirque and twenty different exotic folk instruments performing live. In 2005, the group of 4 creators created “Lang Toi” in Hanoi. From 2009 to 2012, the show toured the world with over 300 shows in France, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Hungaria, Germany, and Hong Kong.

The French Daily Newspaper – Le Monde, 11/07/2011 commented on the show:

“The beautiful idea is using the bamboo trunk, an ancient material, as the key to the whole show. With just a few pieces of strips or bike tires, the artists of the Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam are composing and recomposing infinitely movable and superb architectures.”

Tickets

Ticket price:
aah! Zone – 630,000 VND
ooh! Zone – 1,050,000 VND
wow! Zone – 1,470,000 VND
VIP Cabin Zone – 4,000,000 VND

Call + 84 1245 18 11 88 for more information.

Exhibition “Who Am I” by Nguyen Minh Chau

exhibition who am i-nguyen minh chau

Opening: Sun 10 Jul 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 11 Jul – 10 Sep 2016, 8 am – 6.30 pm
Toong Co-working Space – 3rd, 08 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

From the organizer:

“Who Am I” is the first solo exhibition of artist Nguyen Minh Chau, and it is also an important milestone marked the full bloom of the artist during his career. This exhibition includes 19 works with different themes.

Nguyen Minh Chau’s works is derived his inspiration from the most trivial things in daily life such as love, working and survival. The artist has a very individual and unique way of looking at the world, paired with an intelligent and flexible aesthetic sensibility. As such, the exhibition will encourage visitors to look deeper into his personal vision of the world through his works. Above all, Nguyen Minh Chau wants to use the flaws inside him to discover the beauty outside of the world, which are represented by his masterpieces. It has turned the author to a brighter space, beautiful, and bigger than what we have lived, and have loved.

Hang Drum Performance with Marco Selvaggio

Marco-Selvaggio

Sat 09 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Hanoi Social Club – 6 Hoi Vu Str, Hanoi

From Hanoi Social Club:

He plays the hang drum and he’s one of the best in the world.

International press call him the “hang maestro”, “the enchanter” and “sound hunter”. He’s played everything from festivals, clubs and theatres from Hungary to Lebanon.

Come sit on a couch in our beautiful 100 year old house and listen to a world-class musician in an intimate setting. We’ve got craft beer, wine, interesting and imaginative house cocktails and healthy drinks to keep you wet. Come early to make a night of it – we’re a full table-service restaurant with lots of yummy options.

Dreamy, melodic, instrumental soundscapes in a cozy candle-filled room… yep – that’s a good night out!

Tickets: 100,000 VND @ the door

Exhibition “Inner Space” by Nguyen Duy Manh

Exhibition-Inner Space-Nguyen Duy Manh

Exhibition: 17 – 23 Jul 2016
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to exhibition “Inner Space” by Nguyen Duy Manh.

According to the artist: “Art is like tears. No matter it is tears of joy or sadness, it is all born from deep down inside the artist.

My artwork is a part of me. For me, it is not a means of expressing ideas but a living creature having its own spiritual life.”

Exhibition “Speaking in the Dark”

Exhibition Speaking in the dark

Opening: Sat 09 Jul 2016, 6.30 pm
Artist talk: Sat 09 Jul 2016, 4 pm
Exhibition: 10 – 24 July 2016, 2 – 7 pm (from Wednesday to Sunday)
Nha San Collective – 15th floor, Hanoi Creative City Building, 01 Luong Yen, Hanoi

From Nha San Collective:

Nha San Collective is happy to invite you to the exhibition “Speaking in the dark” by two artists Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô.

This exhibition brings together new bodies of work by two artists, Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô. Drawing from their experiences as part of the Vietnamese diaspora, both artists use their family histories to explore questions of belonging, language, and memory. Through video, photography, and installation, Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô consider the ways in which identity is affected by shifting notions of time.

Hồng-Ân Trương’s work asks, “What is the act of remembering when the language that is spoken is always already fragmented?” Her installation uses the photographic and the cinematic to reveal the incapacities of language in the aftermath of trauma.

Through the investigation of voice as both medium and archive, Hương Ngô complicates the borders between personal and collective experience, fact and fiction in the process of understanding ourselves. Exploring the interaction of image and sound through personal and popular culture references, Hương Ngô asks “How do we reconcile the tension between seeking a fixed identity with the reality of how culture moves and is transferred?”

About artist Hồng-Ân Trương

Hồng-Ân Trương’s interdisciplinary projects examine structures of time, memory, and the production of knowledge by engaging with archival materials, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders. Her work has been shown at the International Center for Photography, Art in General, Smack Mellon, and The Kitchen among others. In 2013 she was recipient of an Art Matters Grant, a Franconia Sculpture Park Jerome Fellowship, and a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. She was an artist-in-residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2015. Truong was a studio art fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program and is currently an artist in the Open Session Program, curated by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal at The Drawing Center in New York. She is an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

About artist Hương Ngô

Hương Ngô is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Art & Technology, and was a studio art fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. She was recently awarded the prestigious Fulbright US Scholar Grant in Vietnam to continue a research-based project begun while at the Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer in Aix-en-Provencebased on the surveillance records of anti-colonial organizer and proto-feminist Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai. She will produce the project while a Chicago Artists Coalition BOLT artist-in-residence and exhibit this new work in solo shows at the DePaul Art Museum and The Franklin in 2017.

She has been supported by the New Museum, Rhizome, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, and has been in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, SOMA Mexico, the Camargo Foundation, and Latitude among others. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art, Pratt Institute, and Parsons the New School for Design and will join the faculty at Northwestern University in 2016 as a visiting lecturer.

Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô will exhibit collaborative work in the exhibition Hidden Assembly, which will debut at SPACES in Cleveland, OH and travel to Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR.

* Free entrance

* Artist talk will be in English with Vietnamese translation

Communication partner: Hanoi Grapevine

Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE is not a museum, a gallery or an international culture institute where completed work are presented by established artists. Just like Nhà Sàn Studio before, it is a working studio to nurture where artists can create, collaborate, be given advice, critiques, and have chances to meet with international artists, curators. Works that are presented at open studio every month could be finished or not, but the process of developing idea and working to improve the quality of the art work for local artists is what Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE focuses on.

Display of Art-Fusion Souvenirs at Lucy’s Dream

Art-Fusion Souvenirs at Lucys Dream 6

01 Jul – 31 Aug 2016
Lucy’s Dream

From Lucy’s Dream:

Lucy’s Dream is launching its latest Art-Fusion Souvenirs/Wearable Products at Lucy’s Dream. You could find the products at these locations:

• 35 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi (open from 9:30AM to 9:30PM)
• 95 Bach Dang Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province (open from 9:30AM to 10:00PM)
• 177 De Tham Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Open from 1:00PM to 11:00PM)
• Domestic Departure Lounge, Da Nang International Airport
• International Departure Lounge, Da Nang International Airport

About Lucy’s Dream

Lucy’s Dream, established since 2012, is the leading Manufacturer, Retailer and Exporter of Art-Fusion Souvenirs and Wearable Products in Vietnam. We are a social business, aiming to discover and nurture the talents of young artists of Vietnam.

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Movie Talk “Miss Representation”

Movie Talk Miss Representation

Sat 02 Jul 2016, 2 pm – 5 pm
Sun 03 Jul 2016, 9 am – 12 pm
Tổ chim Xanh
No. 13, Lane 19 Dang Dung, Hanoi

From the orgarnizer:

You are invited to the discussion about gender equality through the film “Miss Representation”.

“Miss Representation” is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom which depicts the influence of mass media to the lack of women’s political participation in the US. The film challenges the one-sided and misleading expression of women, which makes it difficult for them to achieve a leadership position and feel the power. See its trailer here:

The event will connect people who share the concern in gender issues and gender equality. More importantly, revenue from the event will be donated to projects SEALNet Project Cambodia 2016 – Siem Reap about human trafficking.

The contribution rate: 50 00 VND depending on your happiness level.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to the fund to run the project SEALNet Project Cambodia 2016 – Siem Reap.

For more information abut the program, please send facebook message or call 0168.6310.397 (Vân).

Exhibition “Face” by Nguyen Cong Hoai

trien lam mat-nguyen cong hoai

Exhibition: 29 Jun – 09 Jul 2016
Korean Cultural Centre – 49 Nguyễn Du, Hà Nội
Tel: 39445980
Opening hours: 9 am-12 pm, 1.30-6 pm from Mon to Fri, Sat: 9 am-12 pm, 1.30-5 pm

From the organizer:

You are invited to the exhibition “Face” by Nguyen Cong Hoai, the first prize in the contest Young Korean Art under the eyes of Vietnamese artists. The exhibition will feature 15 oil paintings on canvas themed on “Face”.

Free entry

Exhibition “Dear My Friends” by Lionel Descostes in Bangkok

FLYER Lionel Descostes BACC

Opening: Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6pm
Exhibition: 02 – 31 Jul 2016, 10am – 9pm
People’s Gallery P3, 2nd floor
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

From the organizer:

Lionel Descostes is a French artist living for 20 years in Asia, conducting research about art in Japan, Singapore and Indonesia. He finally settled in Hanoi where he had been living for 16 years, and recently moved to Hoian to own a bar restaurant an open space for artists.

He began his professional career by working in the field of craftwork. Alerted by the progressive dissolution of the craftwork villages in modernizing Vietnam, Lionel decided to use art to keep embroidery alive and support its community. While doing this, deeply committed to help disabled people to fit into professional and social life, he hired 9 deaf and mute girls and started to train them to his technique.

“Working on my project, these girls discovered a new approach and another finality to embroidery,” he quotes.

For this exhibition, the artist presents three “families” of his larger body of work: pictograms, grids and masks. Each of these groups explores from a different perspective the same theme: anonymity, the position of individuals in society.

Artist Talk with Phan Hai Bang (Truc Chi)

workshop bamboo paper art

Sun 02 Jul 2016, 7 pm
Goethe Institut – 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

The founder of the Vietnamese bamboo paper art talks about traditional values in the context of contemporary art. Guest of honour is the associate professor of the Vietnam Fine Arts University, Dr Nguyen Nghia Phuong.

In line with the exhibition “Truc Chi – Listen To The River” we talk with the artist Phan Hai Bang about bamboo paper art. Phan Hai Bang developed this new form of art and in 2012 founded the artists association Truc Chi Art (“Nghệ Thuật Trúc Chỉ Việt Nam”) in Hue together with students of the Art Academy in Hue. Phan Hai Bang will explain the new term “Trucchigraphy” (“Đồ Họa Trúc Chỉ”) and show some examples.

Truc Chi combines the tradition of paper manufacturing with new techniques and creation processes. New values emerge from the old and the new and are discussed by Phan Hai Bang and Dr Nguyen Nghia Phuong, associate professor of the Vietnam Fine Arts University as well as with the audience.

The talk will be followed by three interactive workshops, instructed by artist Phan Hai Bang and other members of the group Vietnam Truc Chi Art in order to help audience get a deeper understanding about bamboo paper art.

Phan Hai Bang studied graphic arts in Hue and at the Hanoi University of Industrial Art. He completed his master’s degree in fine arts at Maha Sarakham, Thailand. Since 1996 he is an associate professor at the Art Academy Hue. His artworks have already been presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Truc Chi is his latest project which was shown 2015 in RedDoor in Ho Chi Minh City.

Free admission

Language: Vietnamese

Workshop “Bamboo Paper Art” in Hanoi

workshop bamboo paper art

Sat 02 Jul 2016, 10 am – 12 noon and 2 – 4 pm
Goethe Institut – 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

In line with the exhibition “Truc Chi – Listen To The River” at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, artist Phan Hai Bang together with other members of the group Vietnam Truc Chi Art offers three workshops. A native of Hue, Phan Hai Bang has developed new techniques for the processing of bamboo paper and turned it into a form of art in itself.

During the workshop, the participants learn more about the new art form. Split in small groups, they will also get to try out the techniques to process the bamboo paper themselves. All material will be provided.

Date: 02.07.2016, 10 am -12 noon
Date: 02.07.2016, 2 pm – 4 pm

The first two workshops are independent of each other. Interested parties can thus take on either the 1st or the 2nd appointment. Participants are invited to develop further ideas after the workshop and submit them to Phan Hai Bang, which they can then implement in a final 3rd Workshop on July 14. The time will be announced, probably this workshop will take place in the afternoon.

The workshops will be held in Vietnamese and are addressed to all people who are interested in the new art from Hue. The minimum age for participation is 14 years.

The number of participants is limited to 20 people per workshop. Applications should be sent until 28.06.2016 per E-Mail to Mrs Tran Thanh Huong

Phan Hải Bằng studied Graphic Arts in Hue and at the Hanoi University of Industrial Art. He completed his master’s degree in Fine Arts at Maha Sarakham, Thailand. Since 1996 he works as a lecturer at the Hue College of Arts. His works were presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions. TRUC CHI is his latest project, which he already exhibited in 2015 in the RedDoor in Ho-Chi-Minh-City.

Talk “The relaxation and space installation art”

toa dam su thu gian va nghe thuat sap dat khong gian

Sun 26 Jun 2016, 5 pm – 7 pm
Module 7 – 83 Xuan Dieu Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi

From the organizer:

The space has a significant impact on your energy and relaxation. What is behind the intriguing space that makes you sit down as soon as you step in, and do you want to create a relaxation with what you have?

The talk “The relaxation and space installation art”, with the participation of designer Pham Kieu Phuc, is about relaxation and space installation art through her job, philosophy and motto in her 16 years of working as a interior designer and consultant.

Exhibition of Young Artist Club Hanoi

Xa than bien hinh

Opening: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 5 pm
Exhibition: 27 Jun – 04 Jul 2016
Exhibition house 16 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi

From the organizer:

You are invited to the YOUNG ARTIST CLUB Exhibition – the periodical exhibition held in March and June every year.

There are two phases of the exhibition, each of which lasts for one week. Phase 1 – paintings exhibition, opened at 5pm on 27 Jun. Phase 2 will take place one week later in early Jul.

Phase 1 is the experimental paintings exhibition. The painters do what they want, from installation, performance, to painting and sculpture. This is an opportunity for young artists to express themselves easily, to explore and try new ideas.

Phase 2, taking place one week later, is the sculpture exhibition “Pink Things” with all sculptures in pink, with no limitations on materials and sizes.

Exhibition “Breath of Life” by Trinh Thang

exhibition breath of life-trinh thang

Opening: Sun 26 Jun 2016, 10 am
Exhibition: 26 Jun – 09 Jul 2016
Exhibition House, 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi

From the organizer:

The exhibition “Breath of Life” by Trinh Thang will feature 45 among more than 200 painting of him, marking his creative breakthrough over the past year.

Trinh Thang’s artworks are initially quite self-absorbed and innocent. He unintentionally simulates anything but not ignores the flow of life.

Trinh Thang obviously stands between two extremes: one side is the innocence and the other is the responsibility of those who understand life. He seems to have been able to describe this state of living in each painting.

Looking at his paintings, we are free to feel, express and draw conclusions but never should we confine them to any certain extreme. ‘

Let his artworks drift and express itself freely as a breath of life, just like the title of the exhibition.

First Announcement of Quest Festival 2016

Quest festival 2016

04 – 06 Nov 2016
Sơn Tinh Camp

From the organizer:

Quest returns for 2016 and we’re taking it up several more levels yet again! Rated as one of the most scenic festivals in the entire world and as one of Asia’s premiere music festivals (Mixmag, Buzzfeed), get ready to party like you’ve never partied before. Quest brings the international festival concept to Vietnam, combining over 150 of the very best local and international acts across 4 beautifully crafted stages, alongside cinema, workshops, street performance, team activities, live and installation art, and much more Set in the beautiful surrounds of Son Tinh Camp, ba Vi, Quest is a 3-day escape, a communal celebration of music, arts and interpersonal connection amongst nature.

Come to Quest to experience:

CAMPING IN NATURE
Set against a backdrop of beautiful mountains and surrounded on all sides by a lake perfect for swimming, Son Tinh camp is the ideal place to spend 3 days in another world. Son Tinh camp features showers, bathrooms and plenty of beautiful flat grassy space to set up your tent if you are camping.
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Camping Quest 2016

MUSIC
With a solid roster of emerging local talent as well as trail blazing international talent we have a lot in store for you. Genre wise we will be blasting you into the hardest realms of rave whilst at the same time, elsewhere you will be free to swim through deep rivers of funk and groove.
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We will continue to bring you an incredible live music line up with a dedicated stage bringing you the cream of talent that Vietnam has to offer as well as introducing some international acts from South East Asia and beyond. Expect to be surprised, expect to hear something completely different and expect to dance the night away to the best local and international acts!
Music 2 Quest 2016
Music Quest 2016

WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES
Festivals are about much more than just music, we believe in sharing ideas and skills. Our workshop program is expanding even further this year to provide a whole host of experiential activities for the Questlings. Beloved mainstays such as yoga, crafts and meditation will be on offer alongside some much more unusual classes.
Workshop Quest 2016
Performance Quest 2016
Yoga Quest 2016

FOOD
What good would such a delicious selection of music, arts and performance be without an equally delicious selection of food? This year, a range of Hanoi’s leading restaurants will be personally on site to keep your tummy satisfied. Details will be updated soon!

ARTWORK, INSTALLATIONS AND STAGES
Each year Quest improves the experience from the previous edition, this year will bring 4 complete stages, each designed and built with the experience for audience and performers in mind. There are huge plans to step things up again this year, expect to be surprised. The site will take on even more intricate beauty as we create visual delights through installations, live art and those little touches which let you know you are at Quest.
Artwork Quest 2016
Installation Quest 2016

COSTUMES
For many the weekend is a chance for personal artistic expression, and this is something we wholly support. Creative attendees will be exalted and rewarded. Our theme will be announced shortly. For the most creative among us is the hallowed Quest Catwalk awaits. The chance to strut the fruits of your labour down the catwalk, and perhaps take home the ultimate prize. A lifetime ticket to Quest.
Costumes Quest 2016

QUEST CINEMA
For the first time ever, Quest will be featuring its own dedicated cinema space. This space will feature adapted film festival content, artist-curated music video showcases, philosophical exegesis of cat videos, and audio-visual workshops. Working with Vietnam’s leading film orgs and visual artists, and liberally sprinkled with comfy cushions, the space will add a more relaxed dimension to the Quest experience.

Vietnamese-American artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran participates in Exhibition at Singapore Art Museum

Artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran and his work at the Singapore Art Museum

Artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran and his work at the Singapore Art Museum

Though not linked to the Singapore Biennale 2016, opening in October and curated around the theme of “An Atlas of Mirrors” in reference to the similarities and differences between people and across cultures, the Singapore Art Museum is opening an exhibition mapping the seas, which could be a prelude to the biennale.

Tightly curated, “Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas” brings together the work of 11 artists, including several new commissions, inviting visitors to rethink “idealized notions of seascapes and voyages through the artists’ representations and redefinitions of the oceans’ mysteries,” explained Tan Siuli, curatorial co-head, Singapore Art Museum.

Vietnamese-American artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran explores the idea of interconnectivity and the way that animals have influenced humankind with “A Short History of Man and Animal,” a life-size narrow wooden boat with a set of whale’s vertebrae (in unfired clay) placed within its hull. The shape of the long boat echoes the torpedo-like shape of the whale, while its keel mirrors the whale’s spine.

Other participants of the exhibition are artists from Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia.

The exhibition runs until August 28 at the Singapore Art Museum.

Exhibition – Installation “Through” by Artist Bao

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Opening: Tue 14 Jun 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 14 Jun – 07 Jul 2016
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the exhibition – installation “Through” by Bao.

Bao’s work is influenced by an exile – the time during which he lived outside of his home country – and his yearning for an identity then. He began his visual art research in France during his study at the Beaux Arts. In his artistic practice, Bao combines cultural and religious symbols of Vietnam and diverts them: lanterns, altars, old photographs. In this exhibition, he played particularly on the transparency of certain materials – plexiglass, glass, plastic films, spring roll wrappers – to make visible the distant, vague memories.

Free entry.

 

Group Exhibition 2016

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Opening: Wed 08 Jun 2016, 5.30 pm
Exhibition: 08 – 12 Jun 2016
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum – 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St.

From the organizer:

You are invited to the exhibition “Group Exhibition 2016” which features 14 artworks, including 6 oil paintings by Dinh Quoc Vu and 8 watercolor works by Hoang Duy Vang.

Dinh Quoc Vu and Hoang Duy Vang is a great duo that shares the different dreams. One indulges in the nature, in experiencing meditative moments between four seasons and twenty four solar terms of the year year. Another finds peace in leaf, fish, birds, flowers in the multifaceted structure and purity of the stereoscopic space

”Sense” – Solo Exhibition by Sculptor Luong Van Viet

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Opening: Sun 05 Jun 2016, 6.30 pm
Exhibition: 06 Jun – 05 Jul 2016
Manzi Art Space

From Manzi:

Manzi Art Space is proud to present “Sense” – a solo exhibition by Luong Van Viet, one of Vietnam’s most important sculptors today.

Unlike any other conventional sculpture show, “Sense” is designed to not only incorporate Manzi’s existing architectural features, but also to manipulate its dual function. It asks where Manzi – as an art and exhibition space – ends, and Manzi – as a café and space for social interactions – begins?

“Sense” acts as an invitation for the audience to come into contact with the work using all of their senses. They can, for example, walk around and/or through the work, look at them from afar, or come closer and pick them up for a more intimate inspection. “I hope to offer the audience a sense of freedom. The freedom to physically experience the characteristics of the materials: the warmth of wood, the heaviness of stone and the coolness of metal. The freedom to compare and judge the similarities and differences in terms of composition and distance between the works. The freedom to create their own narrative and relationship with art. The freedom to sense what is real” – the artist stated.

“Sense” is Luong Van Viet’s 7th solo exhibition, marking a new chapter in his artistic journey. The exhibition is part of Manzi’s art programme supported by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) of the Danish Embassy.

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About Lương Văn Việt

Born in 1977, graduated from the Viet Nam University of Art in 2002, Luong Van Viet is considered one of the best sculptors in Hanoi today.

Using minimal shapes and colours to create a sophisticated and elegant contrast, Viet’s works explore and push boundaries between spaces and forms, revealing the philosophy of coexistence and human existentialism.

Luong Van Viet’s solo exhibitions include: “The way of metal” (2008), “The Doors” (2010), “The Narrow doors” (2012), he also took part intensively in different group sculpture exhibitions in Vietnam and abroad. Luong Van Viet has organized some solo exhibitions for example: “The way of metal” (2008), “Doors” (2010), “Narrow doors” (2012)… and other sculpture exhibitions in Vietnam and other countries.

Exhibition “My Little Happiness” by Dinh Y Nhi

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Opening: Fri 03 Jun 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 03 Jun – 03 Jul 2016
Art Vietnam Gallery – 2nd floor, 24 Ly Quoc Su Str, Hanoi

From Art Vietnam Gallery:

Art Vietnam is happy to present the new works of Dinh Y Nhi, one of Vietnam’s most celebrated female artists who dared to confront convention and broke the traditional accepted feminine expression in 1995 with her stark black and white stick figures on paper, with their bold stance facing the world with the entire range of human expression.

With a controversial body of work that immediately attracted international attention, the artist was set on her path of singular inventive expression. Not always accepted by the cultured milieu at the time in Vietnam, Nhi continued on her solitary path.

Today, the artist is very reclusive, rarely seen and yet quietly works away in her studio. This latest body of work, “My Little Happiness”, is a meditation on life, on treasuring every solitary moment.

Every day, a little happiness
Coffee on the street
Smile of a stranger
Laugh of a child

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Simple moments of time. Friends sharing stories, sadness, or simply idling away the time. Sipping slowly a rich cup of coffee, Nhi observes all that surrounds her.

Daily the artist goes to the same spot, the same time, sees the same people, and sometimes not. A vivid tableaux of life, a simple passing moment.

The artist says, “When I drink coffee near my house I like the idea of 1 million people passing by… again and again. I am the only one who stays – observing and looking at them in a quiet way. I understand that deep inside we are all different but when I look at them they all look the same. Like a drop of water in the river, the cycle of life of everyone is actually the same; we are born, get married, have children, die, start again.

Not only at the present time but also the same as a thousand years ago, life will be the same in the future. This is not boring, it is the purpose of life. Everyone is pursuing happiness, one is never bored with happiness.”

A silent, quiet observer, Nhi makes no judgments, she doesn’t analyze, she simply observes, following her feeling.

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Walls covered in faces, random, nameless, one in a crowd, indistinguishable from the other. A contemplation on life, little moments…

This artist’s meditation brings us to the present moment, we focus on each movement, the collective mass of humanity before us. Far from the maddening crowd and yet right in the midst of it, we can feel the silence and the quiet joy of sharing time and memory.

Please come to enjoy this celebration of tender little moments of happiness

Exhibition “Dreams – Dancing between Two Worlds” by Quynh Tran

Exhibition Dreams - Dancing between two Worlds by Quynh Tran

Opening: Sun 12 Jun 2016, 10 am
Artist’s Talk: Sun 12 Jun 2016, 9 am
Workshop Introduction to Collagraph by Quynh Tran: 22 – 23 Jun 2016, 9 am – 1 pm
Exhibition: 12 – 30 Jun 2016
Heritage Space – 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

From Heritage Space:

Heritage Space proudly presents solo exhibition “Dreams: Dancing Between Two Worlds” by visual/graphic artist Quynh Tran from University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

In this exhibition, Quynh Tran will feature large monotype prints and installation. The prints are made with multiple layers and different techniques: monotype and woodcut on large sheets of paper. Technology and modern techniques of printing allow overlapping not only of colors, but also of various kind of materials on the printing surface. This method is influenced by the ancient Eastern graphic art, with pieces extended horizontally or vertically, to generalize the characters, stories in timeline or large landscapes.

The artworks by Quynh Tran are inspired by the psychological state in her daily life, which are largely marked by the period of living and travelling between the two countries, as well as the two completely different cultures and social structures. The artist said: “My work is about capturing the essence of unverbalized and ephemeral experiences into a visual form. As a native Vietnamese woman living and working in the United States, I struggle to define my identity, as much as I struggle to transverse the cultural differences between these two vastly different societies. I am constantly in a state of being in between. My mind dances between two worlds…”

During the exhibition, Quynh Tran will conduct a workshop introducing Collagraph. This is a specialized printing technique on the surface of solid material, not based on the pressure but using adhesive material to link multiple types of objects/ materials such as plastic, paper, metal, etc. to create layers of patterns. The workshop is aims to introduce and exchange techniques with local artists, art students and interested people.

About the artist:

Quynh Tran is a visual artist from Nevada, United States. She earned her B.F.A in Printmaking & B.A in Advertising from the University of North Texas at Denton, Texas, United States. Currently, Tran is pursuing her M.F.A in Studio Arts – Concentration in Printmaking & Book Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has been exhibited in Texas, Nevada, California and Nebraska. In addition, Quynh Tran’s works are collected by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Holland Project, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Portland State University, and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Quynh has received many grants and awards from the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of North Texas to support her work and other professional activities. Recently, she was awarded the Outstanding International Graduate Student Award by the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015 and 2016. She is also a member of College Book Art Association, Southern Graphics Council International and UNR Ink Head Printmaking Club.

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam

Art For You 5

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Opening: Sat 04 Jun 2016, 6.30 pm
Time: 05 – 12 Jun 2016, 10 am – 8 pm
29 Hang Bai, Hanoi

From Manzi:

Summer is coming and with it Hanoi’s annual art hiatus. While some art appreciators are getting their homes ready to spend the gruesome summer months indoors, the migratory portion of our beloved art community is about to fly out to spend that time hibernating abroad.

Each will be in need to stock up on creativity before the 2015/16 art season ends. Therefore, Manzi Art Space & Work Room Four are bringing you the fifth ART for YOU affordable art fair!

Whether it’s a last minute memento that has purpose and character or stocking up on aesthetics, colours and beautiful things to keep you going through the art-less summer months, we promise our end of season ART for YOU has it all…

…and more. Because this time we are taking the show downtown. The space is grand, the view is grander and the ART as always is the grandest of all.

LOCATION: 29 Hang Bai is where it’s happening. That is the Art and Photography Exhibition centre.

THE OPENING: 6.30PM on Sat 4th of June the doors will be open and the browsing may commence
…and then the show will go on, as you know it must: 5th – 12th June daily from 10am – 8pm

FREE ENTRANCE.

Take a look at the previous Art for You affordable art fair, which took place in December last year.

Solo Exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski

Sick of Love by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski

Opening: Sat 28 May 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 28 May – 04 Jun 2016
Cafe Nhà Sàn

From the artist:

Come to a solo exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski.

“A boy dreams of finding treasure, a lonely man looks at his feet stepping on other feet that belong to his own shadow, faint marks of teeth pile on the shoulder of some strange girl who has come into the world before, me, and my hand pressed against the mirror, from now on i know.

Every mirror is mistaken, unless illuminating the face of one in love.”

– the fragment of poem ‘the mirror illuminating me’ by Nhã Thuyên / translated by Kaitlin Ree

Performance Art Workshop IN:ACT 2016

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21 – 23 May 2016
Nha San Collective – 15th floor, Hanoi Creative City Building, 01 Luong Yen, Hanoi

From Nha San Collective:

Nhà Sàn Collective and NIPAF are pleased to invite you to our NIPAF ASIA WS – IN:ACT 2017 on 21 – 23 May 2016.

Program:

Saturday, 21 May – 6PM: artist talk, meet artist Seiji Shimoda – director of NIPAF, and other participating artists from Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, China, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam.

Sunday, 22 May – 6PM: workshop of performance art, meeting artists (day 1)

Monday, 23 May – 6PM: workshop of performance art, meeting artists (day 2)

This is the third collaboration between Nha San Collective and NIPAF to organize performance workshops in Hanoi. The first one took place in 2013 in NSC Zone9, the second – in 2015 in NSC Ly Quoc Su. Please look for more details about this exciting event on our Facebook page!

to have your seats available and to ensure the smooth operation of the event.

*NIPAF ASIA WS – IN:ACT 2017 has received generous supports from Asia Centre Japan Foundation.
*NIPAF – Nippon International Performance Art Festival is founded by artist Seiji Shimoda.
*IN:ACT is a festival of performance founded by Phuong Linh and Bill Nguyen in 2010 in Hanoi. It is now organized by Nha San Collective team.

Communication partner: Hanoi Grapevine

Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE is not a museum, a gallery or an international culture institute where completed work are presented by established artists. Just like Nhà Sàn Studio before, it is a working studio to nurture where artists can create, collaborate, be given advice, critiques, and have chances to meet with international artists, curators. Works that are presented at open studio every month could be finished or not, but the process of developing idea and working to improve the quality of the art work for local artists is what Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE focuses on.

If you are interested and curious about experimental art, and want to have conversation with the working artists, please visit

Exhibition “Authors and Illustrators for children”

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Exhibition: 02 – 30/06/2016
2nd floor lobby
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the exhibition “Authors and Illustrators of the youth”, which will introduce a new generation of authors and illustrators for children.

Each year, the Charter invites a dozen authors and illustrators to the book fair in Bologna to meet foreign publishers and attend training courses. Since 2012, many illustrators-authors such as Gilles Bachelet, Joëlle Jolivet, Olivier Charpentier, Amélie Jackowski and many others are sponsoring the new generation.

The exhibition consists of 25 pictures by young authors and illustrators selected in 2013, 2014 and 2015 using the various techniques of drawing and graphics (pads, ink on paper, digital colorization, digital collage, etc…).

Free entry

Exhibition “Ancient Seoul and Korean traditional folk paintings”

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Opening: Wed 18 May 2016, 5 pm
Exhibition: 18 May – 17 Jun 2016
Korean Cultural Center

From the organizer:

You are invited to the exhibition “The ancient Seoul and Korean traditional folk paintings”, which features more than 40 works in the categories of royal folk, ordinary folk paintings, Korean traditional crafts.

The exhibition describes the characteristics of Korean people in daily and spiritual life.

The exhibition features folk paintings artist Jung Seung Hui. She was the student of Kim Man Hui, the only Korean artist recognized as the intangible cultural heritage Number 18. She has been contributing greatly to the development of national folk paintings nowadays.