December 5-11: Exhibition 'Living Forever with the Capital' in Hanoi

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A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



Subscription Concert Vol. 96 – VNSO Bruckner II

8 pm, December 7

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Come to Subscription Concert Vol.96 – VNSO Bruckner II with the performance of:


Violin Soloist: MATSUDA LINA

And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO)



Violin Concerto E- minor, Op. 64


Symphony No. 1 (Linzer version)

Tickets: VND 200,000 – VND350,000 – VND500,000

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Live In Concert

8 pm, December 10

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the jazz music night by Japanese artist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto and his entire band and perform the most famous works as “The Way We Are”, “Autumn in Seattle”, “Misty”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Sound of music Medley”… in “Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Live in Concert”.

Yamamoto is highly musical and his expressions natural. Neither overly technical nor overly serious, and his performance is relaxed and melodious.

The Music of Poetry from Dan Tranh (Zither) by Nguyen Thanh Thuy

8 – 10 pm, December 11

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi

You are invited to attend a special musical night called “Poems by Zither”, performed by well-known artist Nguyen Thanh Thuy.

This performance draws on the traditional forms of recitation in Vietnamese music with the participation of guest singer Doan Thanh Binh, a cultural bearer of the Cheo and Ca Tru traditions, and one of the leading voice in Hanoi of today.

The program draws the poetry in music and the music in poetry together in an encounter between traditional and contemporary music.


Book Exhibition “Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art”

Casa Italia

18 Le Phung Hieu street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

“Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art” is a publication featuring 56 Vietnamese emerging contemporary artists, 19 out of whom will have artworks presented in the exhibition at Casa Italia, Hanoi.

The book and the exhibition offer an overview of one of the newest and most exciting scenes in the global art world. Vietnam has developed rapidly in the last ten years with a new generation of contemporary artists who balance cultural and social issues with a contemporary outlook. This is a generation of artists who are aware of both the history of Vietnamese art as well international art world.

Exhibition “Living Forever with the Capital”

Thang Long Citadel

19C Hoang Dieu street, Ba Dinh district

The exhibition features the documents, artifacts and photographs from the Hanoi Museum and the Thang Long–Hanoi Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre during the French war (1945-1954).

There is also an old books fair with many rare and valuable books about Hanoi.

Photography Exhibition by Daniel Friedman

Vietnam in Focus

46 Hang Vai street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition displays works by 71-year-old French photographer Daniel Friedman, who has lived and worked in Vietnam for over ten years, and brilliantly documented the many changes that have occurred during this time.

In his latest exhibition, Daniel’s pictures of daily life in Hanoi and Danang are printed on parchment paper (Dó paper), giving these still images a rich, life-like colour and depth. We have the impression of peering through a window into people’s lives, helping us to look again at the richness of the world surrounding us.



“Song for Saigon” Single Launch by Claire Cameron

7 – 11 pm, December 6

La Fenetre Soleil

44 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

Come and enjoy an evening of live music from British songwriter Claire Cameron. Celebrate the release of her new single which she spent two years writing here in Saigon and recorded in the UK with Claire Cameron Band.


Group Exhibition “Mirror-writing”

Galerie Quynh

Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi street, District 1

You are invited to “Mirror-writing”, a group exhibition featuring new and rarely-seen works by Hoang Duong Cam, Jamie Maxtone-Graham, Trong Gia Nguyen and Truc-Anh.

“Mirror-writing” denotes the act of producing a reverse script – one decipherable only when viewed in a mirror. In much the same manner, the show “Mirror-writing” explores the idea of subversion.

Exhibition “The Sky of Fame” by artist Quach Bac

Craig Thomas Gallery

27I Tran Nhat Duat Street, District 1

This solo exhibition features oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Quach Bac, a talented young visual artist who brings a critical eye and a mature perspective to his work in spite of his relative youth (b. 1988).

Exhibition “Graphic Design and Typography”

Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House

27 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1

The most interesting designs that the world of script and graphic design have to offer will be displayed at this exhibition.

This exhibition is directed especially at professionals and students working in the fields of graphic design, advertisement, marketing, communication, multimedia, publishing and education and to everyone else interested in typography and design.