January 23-29: Vietnamese New Year in Hanoi Old Quarter

Friday, 2017-01-20 10:17:00
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NDO - A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



2017 Season Opening Gala

8 pm, February 23 and 24

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the opening gala of the 2017 season of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra with the performance of soprano Dao To Loan, baritone Manh Dung, tenor Martin Lattke from Germany and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji

Ticket price: VND500,000 –VND 350,000 – VND 200,000

Vietnamese New Year in Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the event “Vietnamese New Year in Hanoi Old Quarter” and participate in the following activities:

• Kim Ngan communal house (42-44 Hang Bac Street): Exhibition of the Hang Trong, Kim Hoang, Dong Ho folk paintings.

• Heritage House (87 Ma May Street): Exhibition of photographs of Tet (Vietnamese New Year) in the old days by Institutes of Social Sciences Information, and an experience corner of how a typical traditional family in Hanoi prepares for Tet.

• The Old Quarter Information Center (28 Hang Buom Street): calligraphy demonstration, exhibition of folk paintings and traditional craft products.

• The Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center (50, Dao Duy Tu Street): Demonstration of pre-Tet preparation in an traditional house of the Northern Delta.


Exhibition “Redrawing Folk Paintings” by Nguyen Xuan Lam

Nest by AIA

4th Floor, Tower B, Vincom Center 191 Ba Trieu, Hanoi

The exhibition provides an opportunity for visitors not only to enjoy the folk paintings in modern graphic style and through a unique artistic view of a young artist, but also to live in the traditional Tet atmosphere with bright, vibrant paintings.

Painting Exhibition “Rooster” by Ha Hoang

Ke Quan

81b Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho district

Each year is related to a sign of the zodiac according to the 12-year cycle, and year of the Rooster 2017 is coming on the air.

Works on display at the exhibition explore meaning of Roosters in Vietnamese culture.



Domino Art Fair

HCMC Fine Arts Museum

97 Pho Duc Chinh, District 1

Domino Art Fair – the first art fair in the series hosted by the RealArt organization to organize healthy and transparent art fairs to win back public confidence and bring arts closer to the Vietnam art lovers.

This is the first art fair ever in Vietnam connecting the most prominent art critics/researchers (Nguyen Quan, Ly Doi, Pham Long), and leading art advisors/curators (Tran Huy Oanh, Thanh Chuong, Hua Thanh Binh, Trinh Tuan, Le Thiet Cuong, Le Kinh Tai) in an art advisory panel.

Ticket: VND 50,000 (at door).


Sculpture Exhibition “Dints” by Khong Do Tuyen


46 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1

You are invited to the solo exhibition “Dints”, featuring 17 sculptures by sculptor Khong Do Tuyen.

Exhibition “The Three-Cornered World”

Galerie Quynh

Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City

“The Three-Cornered World,” a novella by influential Japanese writer Natsume Soseki, tells the story of an unnamed artist sojourning in a nearly deserted hot-spring resort. Carrying nothing but paper and paint, the artist seeks refuge in art and haiku amidst the remoteness of the mountainous region, driven away from the society of man by the turbulence of war.

With these thoughts in mind, for our annual year-end hanging, the organiser presents a selection of hopeful, contemplative artworks by Ha Manh Thang, Sandrine Llouquet, Christine Nguyen, Nguyen Huy An and Tran Van Thao. May 2017 be a year of more critical inquiry and passionate debate about our common humanity.