November 13 – 19: Group exhibition “Utopia Land” in Hanoi

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



Music Night “Parallel Asteroid”

8 pm, November 17

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

Come to ‘Parallel Asteroid’ – an electro-acoustic composed improvisation for saxophone and synthesizer.

‘Parallel Asteroid’ connects experimental, acoustic and electronic sounds with the aesthetics of contemporary music. Their work is a research into the relationship between electronic and organic sounds.

The musicians are Vietnamese pianist and synthesizer player – Cao Thanh Lan and Gregor Siedl from Austria on clarinet/saxophone, gamecalls and tubes. “Parallel Asteroid” have been touring extensively in Europe, Japan, Brazil, China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Ca Hoi Hoang – GAP Tour 2017

7.30 pm, November 18

Hanoi Rock City

27/52 To Ngoc Van street, Tay Ho District.

Come and swim in this vast ocean of music with Ca Hoi Hoang!

Regarding music, music in their ‘Gap’ tour continues to be a new experience. Ca Hoi Hoang focuses on lyrics, sounds, new effects, and how to pronounce words, which harmonize with each other. You might hear a song as it was recorded 20 years ago; or maybe it has “evolved”, being deposited, simply in a different form from the previous two albums.


Solo Exhibition “Du Ca” by artist Doan Xuan Tang

Dong Phong Art Gallery

03 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District

Doan Xuan Tang will show his latest paintings at the exhibition, ‘Du Ca’ (Sing and Dance), featuring landscapes and people of the mountainous area Du Ca. The paintings are done in acrylic, charcoal, golden leaves on paper and canvas.

Group exhibition “Utopia Land”

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Nam Tu Liem district

UTOPIA-LAND exhibition presents artworks of 15 artists from Germany, France, Serbia, South Korea, India, America and Viet Nam. All works are results of 5 exchange and working weeks of MAP.
Disciplines are varied from painting, sculpture, photography, videography, multimedia, conceptual and public art, installation and site-specific art.

Exhibition “Just by Being” by Nguyen Duc Phuong

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

‘Just by Being’, consisting of a series of paintings on old books, pharmacopoeia or old bibles of Tay minority people from the Northwest mountainous areas of Vietnam), created with natural pigments originated from soil, flowers and plants; and a series of 9 sculptures made out of paper and clay, acts as a chronicle of a vanishing culture, but also brings hope and life to the ruins of time.



Music Performance “The Fifth Cardinal Direction”

8 – 9.30 pm

HCMC Conservatory of Music

112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1

You are invited to the performance “The fifth cardinal direction”, a composition by Gregor Siedl & Cao Thanh Lan.

The fifth cardinal direction can be found in ancient Asian-, Native American- and Indo-European cultures and represents the center, the here and now, the inner self. This composition is an introspective journey to the inner self and its transformations during a person’s lifetime.

Free entry


Exhibition “Spirit of Friendship'

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Come to a survey exhibition highlighting the role and contribution of the friendships between artist in furthering the development of the experimental art practice in Vietnam, since 1975, featuring 22 artist-groups from across the country.

As an educational display, it gives recognition to how ‘friendship’ continues to further the testing and encouraging of ideas among artists, beyond what was officially understood, taught, or predominantly exhibited in Vietnam at that time, believing their art worthy of more than catering to ideological/formal and touristic (commercial) demands.

Tickets: VND 35,000 (adults) – VND 25,000 (students)

Exhibition “Paradise Lost” by Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,

‘Paradise Lost’ by Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong (born 1971) will bring visitors to a world where the familiar is made strange, the mundane mythologised and the symbolic re-arranged. Through the shifting of shapes and twisting of material, images and objects from the everyday world are taken out of context, heightened with a sense of ambiguity, asking us to look beyond what our first glance has to offer.

Ticket: VND35,000 – VND25,000 (with appropriate student ID) – free for children under 16.