Upcoming Events in Hanoi & HCMC

“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory


“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory, Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert, The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail, FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang

An exhibition of the Gang of Five artists will open at 6 pm on July 20 at 15 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ St in HCM City’s District 2. Photo citynetevents.com



An exhibition of the so-called Gang of Five contemporary artists will open at 6 pm today at the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre at 15 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ St in HCM City’s District 2.

The center and Art Việt Nam are co-presenting the exhibition as an ongoing art project initiated by curator Lê Thuận Uyên. It surveys over three decades of artistic practice by five of the most important figures in the art scene in northern Việt Nam.

The exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to rediscover the transformative phases that Vietnamese art went through in the post-Đổi Mới (renewal) period.

Tickets are VNĐ35,000( S$1.5) for adults and VNĐ25,000 (US$1.1) for students with ID. There will be on entry fee on opening night.  

Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert


“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory, Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert, The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail, FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang

“Ngẫu Nhiên” concert organised by Saigon Blind Horizons will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on July 26 at Salon Saigon, 6D Ngô Thời Nhiệm St in HCM City’s District 3. Photo citynetevents.com



“Ngẫu Nhiên” concert organised by Saigon Blind Horizons will be held from 7:30pm to 9pm on July 26 at Salon Saigon, 6D Ngô Thời Nhiệm St, in HCM City’s District 3.

All participating musicians and singers will be blind performers living and working in Sài Gòn.

Trương Minh Trung, one of the top 10 finalists in the first season of "Solo with Bolero", and Nguyễn Võ Trúc Phương, one of three finalists in Road to Classical Diva 2018 contest, will perform at the concert.

Tickets are VNĐ500,000 (US$23) per person.  

The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail


“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory, Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert, The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail, FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang

Indika Saigon will host Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail from 6pm to 10pm on July 22 at 41 Nguyễn Văn Giai Street in District 1. Photo saigoneer.com



Indika Saigon will host Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail from 6pm to 10pm on July 22 at 41 Nguyễn Văn Giai Street in District 1.

DJ Foxy Tail is a Russian woman who has been playing for only a year and a half, but during that time has appeared in Russia, Indonesia, India, and Cambodia.

A former dancer who performed in Japan, Italy and China, Katya Iskra has a special ability to push people on the dance floor with eclectic and surprising sets exploring all genres of electronic music.

Her favorite style is tech house. Her unique mix of tribal house includes African and ethnic vibes. 

FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang


“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory, Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert, The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail, FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang

A scene from the film. — Photo courtesy of FVH



A screening of ‘Aimless’ (2003) with English subtitles will take place on July 26 at the Việt Nam Feature Films studio (VFS), 4 Thụy Khuê Street, Hà Nội.

‘Aimless’ is an independent film based on the script ‘Without Eva’ by writer Nguyễn Quang Lập and made with sponsorship from international cinematography development funds such as the Fond Francophonie (France) and Vision Sud Est (Swiss).

The film depicts the life of immigrants from the countryside to the big city and all the temptations they encounter.

The 90-minute long film has won prestigious prizes, including the Silver Kite by Vietnamese Cinematography Association in 2013 and the Silver Lotus 2013 at the Vietnamese Film Festival. — VNS

Sculpture exhibition by Lê Công Thành to take place


“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory, Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert, The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail, FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang

Sculptor Lê Công Thành will display his latest artworks. — Photo cand.com.vn



A solo exhibition by sculptor Lê Công Thành, curated by Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, will take place on July 22 at the Heritage Space, Dolphin Plaza, Hà Nội.

With the title ‘3 . 3 . 3’, the exhibition is a sculptural interpretation of Thành’s artistic spirit. 

The installation plan and spatial organisation was an idea of the visual communicator Phạm Đam Ca and assistant. Data and media materials were researched and collected by Phạm Út Quyên.

The exhibition will run until August 19. 

Japanese architect to present his concept

The exhibition explores the optimal combination of environment and culture in architecture. — Photo courtesy of Hanoigrapevine

An exhibition revealing the harmonious relationship between architecture and the environment presented by Japanese architect Takashi Niwa is on-going in Hà Nội.

The exhibition, ‘The Best of Environment and Culture’ explores the optimal combination of environment and culture in architecture. 

Workshops on ‘The diversity of sustainable design’ and ‘Hà Nội – to be a more livable city via architectural designs’ will take place on July 20 and August 4, respectively. Both will be available in English and Vietnamese.

The exhibition will run until August 4 at Nanoco Gallery, 83 Láng Street, Hà Nội. 

Performance of sound, melodies to honour bamboo


“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory, Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert, The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail, FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang

The creative performance Bamboo Talk with music instruments made of bamboo is a journey imagined by the artists and dedicated to the audiences. — Photo courtesy of Phù Sa Lab



The experimental music centre Phù Sa Lab continues to present their successful performance Bamboo Talk this month.

The bamboo tree is an important symbol in both Vietnamese culture and daily life. It exists almost everywhere in the country, though mainly in rural areas. The solid, straight and high bamboo trees represent the resilience, indomitability, and bravery of the Vietnamese people.

In preserving the beautiful culture, Bamboo Talk is a journey imagined by the artists and dedicated to the audiences. The artists create sounds and melodies from bamboo.

Bamboo Talk will be presented from 7pm on July 20, 22, 27 and 28. Tickets cost VNĐ700,000 (including dinner and one drink). Contact Jolie Linh Nguyễn at 0961088844. Phù Sa Lab is at 21/52 Tô Ngọc Vân Street, Tây Hồ District. 

“Gang of Five” artists’ exhibition at The Factory, Blind performers at “Ngẫu Nhiên” concert, The Slow Motion Night with DJ Foxy Tail, FVH Film Night: ‘Aimless’ directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang
 
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