March 5 – 11: “City and Memory” – Solo Exhibition in Hanoi

Monday, 2018-03-05 00:00:00
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NDO— A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events that will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



Light Music Festival

12 pm – 9 pm (Mon – Fri) and 9 am – 9 pm (Sat – Sun), from February 24 to March 16

Bao Son Paradise Park

Km5+200, Le Trong Tan Street, An Khanh, Hoai Duc, Hanoi

The Light City will feature about 100 sculptures in a variety of shapes including windmills, glass shoes, flamingos, orchestras, angels, swans, pumpkins, dolphins,…, creating a picturesque fairy land for festival-goers.

Ticket prices:
Full package (for visiting and joining games):
– Visitors over 1.3 meters in height: VND 290.000
– Visitors from 0.9 meters to 1.3 meters in height: VND 250.000

Song Slam “Connection – Kwal”

8 pm, March 10

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

In his first time visiting Vietnam, Kwal will introduce to us his latest album named “Les liens” (Connections). This is the result of the collaboration between him and pianist Todd Baker and violinist Hélène Lefebvre. Kwal, born Vincent Loiseau, began writing music at age 15, and has been exploring different aspects of the creative process through his love for the French language ever since. A traveller, he finds his inspiration through trips around the world (Mali, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Québec, Cuba, Tunisia, Turkey, India, Japan, Australia…), all the while creating his own travel handbook and the anecdotes that he tells through his songs.

This concert is a rare chance to explore the French language through the beautiful, melodic stories sung by Kwal.
Ticket price : VND 210 000
Ticket price for members : VND 130 000
Ticket price for students : VND 100 000


Year of the Dog Exhibition

Dong A Gallery

115 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

The exhibition features paintings under the theme “Dog” – the Chinese zodiac animal of 2018. The exhibition hopes to mark the beginning of the year with happiness and to make the spring days in Hanoi even more beautiful with art.

With its distinctive features, the exhibition is expected to provide new perspectives on the Dog and its implications as a zodiac animal.

Augmented Reality Exhibition “Joy”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

12 artists in the fields of illustration, typography, directing, and GIF’s have collaborated with the MNSTR Agency to create an exhibition on augmented reality, bringing an exciting experience to the public. The exhibited artworks will come to life when viewed via a mobile application. A fun and poetic experience in which the audiences travel through crafts and digital artworks; paper and screen, silence and sound.

Free entry

“City and Memory” – Solo Exhibition


12 Hoa Ma, Hanoi

Art Vietnam Gallery’s internationally acclaimed artist, scholar, and photographer, Nguyen The Son, will present his current body of work depicting the rapid metamorphosis of the landscape of Vietnam and how this drastic change is affecting the lifestyles of society.

City and Memory is a collection of Son’s comprehensive work that spans several years of research and acute observation.



Ho Chi Minh City Street Show

20:00 - 21:00, every weekend

Nguyen Hue walking street, Ben Nghe ward, district 1

The show features a myriad of art forms such as magic performances, romantic duet singing, and southern folk music.


Group Exhibition “Alluvium”

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao, District 1

The exhibition features works by 11 Vietnam based artists: Nadege David, Do Thanh Lang, Ha Manh Thang, Hoang Duong Cam, Hoang Nam Viet, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Sandrine Llouquet, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Quang Huy, and Trong Gia Nguyen.

The geological term ‘alluvium’ – embodying a sense of movement – refers to the sedimentary matter washed ashore by flowing bodies of water.

Exhibition “In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still” by Tuan Mami

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

The project ‘In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still’ by Tuấn Mami borrows its inspiration from the ancient Muong epic ‘De Dat De Nuoc’ (‘The Birth of Soil and Water’), from which emerges a belief that there is spirituality in all beings, that the creation of the world is constantly in a state of chaos, where humans struggle to cohabit harmoniously with other creatures, and especially with themselves. Conducted on the basis of the artist’s on-going fieldwork in the stone mining areas of his hometown, Hà Nam, since 2014, this multimedia body of work investigates and documents the pollution and significant loss of biodiversity caused by the overexploitation of natural resources, and its devastating consequences on the structure of culture, and the people inhabiting the land.

For adults: VND 35,000
For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)
For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

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