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What's on January 23-29/2023
  • | dtinews.vn | January 22, 2023 02:39 PM


Hanoi-Spring Calligraphy Festival


Until Jan 24,

Featuring 50 calligraphy masters from around the country. 50 Hán Nôm (Chinese and Chinese-transcribed Vietnamese) and Vietnamese calligraphers are presenting beautiful calligraphy with good wishes to the public.

The festival also sees the participation of many traditional craft villages displaying ancient peach blossoms and a calligraphy exhibition of 40 beautiful works. It is open until January 24 - the third day of the lunar new year.

HCMC-Spring Book Street Festival 2023


Until Jan 26,

Le Loi street, District 1.

Featuring a range of books on topics relating to late President Ho Chi Minh, the 135th birthday of President Ton Duc Thang, and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement.

E-books, audiobooks, and smart book libraries are available.

There will be 60 art performances and exchanges to entertain visitors.



Hanoi-Exhibition “Draw the Cats”

Until Jan 29,
The Special National Landmark Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam, 58 Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District
Until Feb 28,
VICAS Art Studio, 32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

From the organizer:

A special event to celebrate the Year of the Cat 2023 is right around the corner. Immerse in the joyful atmosphere of the New Year with the upcoming “Draw the Cats” Exhibition, which is organized by the Center for Scientific and Cultural Activites Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam, Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) and TiredCity.

With a hope to evoke a picture brimmed with creativity, uniqueness and positivity, “Draw the Cats” Exhibition will introduce interesting artworks of cats to all viewers. Through the lens of young artists, the “main character” of the year will be depicted in diverse shapes and forms

Follow updates on event’s page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223602795240071/1223602801906737/

Hanoi-Exhibition “This is not A Dream”

Exhibition: Until Mar 12, 10 am – 09 pm
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District

From VCCA:

Featuring nearly 100 classic works in digital versions of two great Surrealists Rene Magritte and Frida Kahlo.

Rene Magritte (Belgium, 1898-1967) and Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954) can be seen as the two extremes of Surrealism and the negative. If Frida – who always paints his own reality, Rene paints everyone’s reality – with a twist somewhere. Magritte’s works, from murals, magazine covers, to classics, are all aimed at an audience. To interact with the audience, Magritte is interested in creating puzzles, unknowns, and visual tricks. He wanted to paint the impossible as a form of realistic expression, thus free from coincidences and coincidences, which was the opposite of contemporary Surrealist painters.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Tết Art 2023″

10:00 – 18:30, 03 Jan – 31 March 2023
Hanoi Studio Gallery, No. 23-25 Mac Dinh Chi Street, Ba Dinh District

From the organizer:

Tết Art – an annual event that we, along with painters and sculptors, always want to bring to the public every Spring.

The nostalgic north wind, the crowded street, and the year-end hustle. The season of busyness, the “walking”, the “watching”, the “sightseeing”, and moments of family reunion.

HCMC- Exhibition: “Living”

Until Feb 21
Dong’s Art Space, 27/20, 27 Street, Hiep Binh Chanh ward, Thu Duc City

From the organizer:

Lockdown covid 19 is a very special period when people have to struggle every day between life,death and existence… Someone once said you have to turn the non-conforming condition into a match. Optimal lives are designed, not discovered. Artist transforms the sorrows and hardships of that situation into architectural works, sculptures and digital prints. Source inspiration: Potential interaction between man and machine; Breaking the line between the visible and the imaginary; Emphasizing the Human-Nature-Technology. These new works are presented at Phan Phuong Dong’s art space.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Arca Noa”

Until Feb 5, 11 am – 07 pm
Manzi Exhibition Space, No.2 Ngo Hang Bun Lane, Ba Dinh District,

From Manzi:

A series of new works by Phi Phi Oanh – one of the leading lacquer artists of Vietnamese contemporary art.

Coming back to manzi after six years (since her solo exhibition ‘Scry’ in December 2016), Phi Phi Oanh displays new results of her ongoing exploration in expanding the abilities and unfolding possibilities of the Vietnamese lacquer medium. ‘Arca Noa’, features a series of 10 small and medium sized paintings from different series and two Lacquerscopes.

Hanoi-Showcase of Makét 02

Until Jan 31, 07 am – 07 pm
Matca Space for Photography, 48 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District

From the organizer:

This showcase brings together images from four bodies of work: “Wildlife” by Binh Dang, “Suddenly, it hurts a little” by Nguyen Duy Tuan, “No land man” by Nguyen Dinh Phong, and “Ở Thụy Sĩ” by Thi My Lien Nguyen, all featured in the book Makét 02: From Here On Out. This is the second volume of Makét, a periodical publication by Matca that aims to document the transforming photography scene in Vietnam.

HCMC-Kia non non, nuoc nuoc, may may: Solo exhibition by Ha Manh Thang

Until Feb 4, 10 am – 07 pm Tues-Sat
Holiday hours: closing at 03 pm on 24 Dec; closed 25 & 26 Dec and 31 Dec 2022 – 2 Jan 2023
29 – 31 Ton That Thiep Street, D.1

From the organizer:

A solo exhibition by Ha Manh Thang featuring 16 experimental works that illustrate the artist’s continued fascination with materiality, time, and the excavation of history and cultural heritage.

The exhibition title borrows from ‘Hương Sơn Phong Canh Ca’ (Huong Son Landscape Song) by the renowned Nguyen Dynasty intellectual Chu Mạnh Trinh. The poem encapsulates well the complexity of emotions when one is confronted by the magnificence of nature. The same sentiment can also be observed in Thắng’s artistic practice. Over the years he has focused on exploring the polysemic nature of landscape, and the evolution of viewing landscape in art from ancient times up to the present.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Story of Vu”

Until Feb 25, 2023

Ánh Dương Art Space, Long Bien Golf Club Building, 918 Regiment, Phuc Dong, Long Bien District

Hanoi Studio Gallery, 23-25 Mac Dinh Chi Street, Ba Dinh District

From the orgnaizer:

A short and simple name to be an open introduction to the Vietnamese art lovers in this solo exhibition of artist Tran Trong Vu.

Within the series “Road to Sunshine”- a project towards “Sunshine Art Museum”, we are delighted to present the exhibition “Story of Vu” – An artistic portrait of Tran Trong Vu.

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