April 3 - 9: Exhibition “Square Silence” in HCMC

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



Charity Concerts for Children with Autism

Concert “Return”: 6 pm, March 31

Concert “Day for you”: 6.30 pm, April 2

Concert “Art of love”: 8 pm April 6

Grand Concert Hall, Vietnam National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam, Hanoi

The concert features the participation of International viola artist Nguyen Nguyet Thu, Russian violinist Stepan Yakovich, young pianist Nguyen The Vinh, and, as a special guest, the famous French conductor Olivier Ochanine


Concert “Return” on March 31 VND 100,000—VND 200,000—VND 350,000

Concert “Day for you” on April 02 VND 100,000—VND 300,000—VND 500,000

Concert “Art of love” on April 06 VND 100,000—VND 300,000—VND 500,000


Exhibition “Fairy” by Artist Do Hiep

Dong Phong Art Gallery

3 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District

The ten circular paintings displayed in “Fairy” represent Hiep’s first experiments with rice paper (do paper), asian lacquer, pearl shell and acrylic on wood. The artist is enamoured with pieces of glittering pearl shell pieces, profound drops of Asian lacquer, ancient flowers and floating clouds on rice paper.

Do Hiep was born in 1984 and gained an MA degree from the Vietamese Fine Arts University in 2012. He has participatied in many group exhibitions at home and abroad. He is the recipient of several awards from the Vietnamese Fine Art Association. “Fairy” is his second solo exhibition.

Solo Exhibition “Primary” by Artist Hoang Duy Vang

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

The solo exhibition “Primary” by artist Hoang Duy Vang features fifteen oil paintings composed by the artist from 2012-2016.

“SLAMtho—Poetic Labyrinth”

Institut Français de Hanoi—L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District

“SLAMtho” gives a unique experience of discovering original poems written by francophone Vietnamese students during the first-ever poetry slam in Vietnam. The centerpiece of the exhibition, a labyrinth, takes visitors to explore its mazes, similar to a poet wandering in his words, searching for meaning and sensation.

Scenographer: Amélie Codugnella-Cerise

Soundtrack: Arnaud Soulier

Video: Pierre Xaysena

Don’t forget to bring your earphones and smartphone with a QR code–scanning application!

Free entrance



Classical Music in Movies

8pm, April 8 and 9

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

“CLASSICAL MUSIC in MOVIE”, a night of colorful music from the most popular films, will be presented to the audience.

The great music of the movies The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Phantom of the Opera will be performed by HBSO artists.


Exhibition “NGUCHONOBAY”

Galerie Quynh

Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, District 1

Galerie Quynh is pleased to present NGUCHONOBAY, an exhibition curated by and featuring new artwork from members of Ho Chi Minh City’s Sao La collective, such as Do Thanh Lang, Hoang Ngoc Tu, Hoang Nam Viet, Ngo Dinh Bao Chau, Nguyen Duc Dat, Nguyen Kim To Lan, Nguyen Viet Long, Nguyen Uyen Minh, Sunny, Truong Cong Tung and Bao Vuong.

Exhibition by Nguyen Tran Trung Tin and Nguyen Van Du

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

You are invited to “The Substance vs. The Dream; The Flesh vs. Immaculateness; The Ideal vs. The Materiality—The New Possibilities of Painting”—a two-man show by Nguyen Van Du and Tran Nguyen Trung Tin, curated by Nguyen Nhu Huy.

Exhibition “Square Silence” in Memoriam of Painter Nguyen Lai

Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum

97A Pho Duc Chinh, District 1

You are invited to the exhibition “Khoang Lang VUONG” (“Square Silence”), in memory of painter Nguyen Lai.

Throughout his painting career, Nguyen Lai is loyal to abstract art. He chose square canvas for his works, painted mostly by flying and named his lineage as “square abstraction.”