December 12-18: The 4th Hanoi–Saigon Sculpture Exhibition

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The 4th Hanoi–Saigon Sculpture Exhibition in Hanoi
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A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



“I Believe I Can 2016”—Celebrating Cultural Diversity

11:30am, December 11

Street performance at Hoan Kiem Lake

5-9.30pm, December 13

Vietnam National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam, Hanoi

“I Believe I Can,” first held in Hanoi in 2015, is an art festival dedicated to the unique and diverse culture of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Following the huge success of last year’s event, the fourth festival, themed “Indigenous Knowledge—Spring of Life” aims at the practical value of indigenous knowledge, a complete system accumulated and refined over the course of thousands of years. This is also an event to honour the beautiful cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities and to promote mutual understanding and solidarity between different ethnic groups all over the country.

Improvised Acoustic Concert “Late Winter”

8pm, December 16

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang (for cars) | 28 Tran Binh (for bikes), My Dinh 2, Hanoi

Come to “Late Winter,” an improvised acoustic concert by composer/pianist Vu Nhat Tan and percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa.

Vu Nhat Tan and Tran Xuan Hoa present Hanoi music lovers with an improvised acoustic concert with piano and percussion. The concert will bring audiences a chilled out evening combining the melodiousness of the piano with the beautiful rhythm of marimba and percussion instruments.

Admission: VND 200,000/person

JF Garage Concert 13—Christmas Concert Night

8-9pm, December 16

Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

22 Singers and Choir, String Quartet and Pianist from VNOB, Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, will perform Christmas carols, Christmas songs like “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Halleluja!,”

“Pachelbel’s Canon” and some Japanese pieces.


Group Exhibition “Small Space”

Nguyen Art Gallery

31A Van Mieu, Hanoi

A small exhibition by three artists—Tran Tien Thanh, Nguyen Tuan Cuong and Vu Tuan Dung—introducing traditional lacquer works. All three artists portray images from the rural areas in the Red River Delta in realistic styles.

The 4th Hanoi–Saigon Sculpture Exhibition

Hanoi Architectural University

Km 10, Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan Dist, Hanoi

Since 2010, a series of Hanoi-Saigon (or Saigon-Hanoi, based on the place of exhibition) sculpture exhibitions has taken place alternately in the two cities every two years. Besides introducing the newest or never-before-displayed artworks, the exhibitions have been the venues for sculptors in two cities to share with one another job opportunities and career advice, to promote their own creations and to discover new faces in the country’s growing community of sculptors.

On this fourth occasion, there are 28 sculptors with 56 works of art—more than at any previous event.

Exhibition “Graphic Design and Typography”

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

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 at everyone else interested in typography and design.



The Winter Concert

7:30pm, December 12

Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music

112 Nguyen Du Street, Ward 1, Ho Chi Minh City

The audience will enjoy music by well-known composers such as Giuseppe Verdi, Marek Stachowski, Mikhail Glinka, Moses Hogan and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as performed by Meritorious Artist (MA) Ta Minh Tam, MA Nguyen Thuy Yen, artist Nguyen Tuan Loc, cellist Zdzisław Łapiński (Poland), soprano soloist Cho Haeryong (Republic of Korea) and the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra at the concert on December 12, 2016.

Ticket prices

Standard: VND 200.000

VIP: VND 300.000

Enjoy a student discount of up to 50% on standard ticket prices, one ticket for each student ID card (VND 100.000).


Exhibition “My Story” by Nguyen Tuan Dung

Craig Thomas Gallery

27 Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, Dist 1, HCMC

Come to visit “My Story,” a solo exhibition of acrylic on collage paintings by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Tuan Dung.

Nguyen Tuan Dung (b. 1990) is a talented young visual artist living and working in Hanoi. In preparation for his upcoming event, we posed some questions to Dung about the “My Story” collection, his motivations and his creative influences.

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 when viewed in a mirror. In much the same manner, the show “Mirror-Writing” explores the idea of inversion.