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Hanoi-Altered States of Being | Performance Meditations – Artist Talk with Patricia Nguyễn

Wed 22 Dec 2022, 05 pm – 07 pm
Sàn Art
Units B6.16 and B6.17, 6th Floor, Block B Office, Millennium Masteri
Ward 6, District 4, HCMC (enter via Nguyen Huu Hao street)
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From the organizer:

altered states of being | performance meditations is an artist talk that delves into Patricia Nguyễn’s performance methods, where she engages with memory, cartographies of migration, dispossession, nation-building, and somatics to investigate processes of knowledge and historical production. She discusses the use of improvisation, archival research, sensorial experimentation, and haptic exploration with the materiality of site-specific spaces to play with overt and subtle entanglements of subjection and subjectivity. Through a body-centered understanding of the legacies of colonialism and imperialism and possibilities of queer worldmaking, her work is grounded in Black feminist and women of color feminist theory and practice, performance theory, minoritarian aesthetics, and disability justice.


HCMC-Exhibition “Cây cỏ Việt Nam”

Opening: Thurs 23 Feb 2023, 06:30 pm
Exhibition: 24 Feb – 02 Mar 2023
11:1, Amanaki Thao Dien
10 Đ. Nguyen Dang Giai Street, Thu Duc District
From Institut français de HCMV:

The French Institute of Vietnam, in collaboration with 11:11 d’Artistes, is pleased to present “Cây cỏ Việt Nam”, an exhibition by artist Thomas Andrea Barbey, resident of the Villa Saigon artist residency program.

His exhibition “Cây cỏ Việt Nam” will be an opportunity for the artist to unveil a new series of paintings and lacquers representing the forms of the Vietnamese landscape and its vegetation, in Saigon, but also along the Mekong River and its tributaries.

In Saigon, Thomas Barbey is pursuing a long term artistic work, a journey aiming at exploring the world in its geographical as well as contemplative aspects. His exhibition is the story of a fictitious walk in a land where rivers, twilight, jungle, and portraits alternate…

The public will be able to discover the technique of traditional Vietnamese engraved lacquer, which remains very little practiced today. Associated with contemporary subjects staged by the artist, this process offers a striking result of modernity, while paying a deep tribute to Vietnam, its skills and its landscapes.

HCMC-Exhibition “All Aboard”

Opening: Feb 15, 06 pm – 08 pm
Exhibition: Tues – Sat, and by appointment, 16 Feb – 01 Apr 2023, 10 am – 07 pm
Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Đa Kao ward, D1,

From the organizer:

An adherent of Buddhist philosophy, Nguyen Manh Hung proposes that death is a journey and karma is its luggage filled with good and bad deeds as one goes about one’s daily life. Some prepare for their post-life with sophisticated funeral rituals; others fill their luggage with only good karma hoping to arrive at a place that may not exist. In his characteristically playful adaptation of everyday scenarios, Nguyen Manh Hung’s latest series of work in the exhibition ‘All Aboard’ conjures up a highly contrasting and absurd pairing: a frenzied crowd hurriedly and narrowly holding onto a sacred gate, which leads to the unknown. While poking fun at the living’s obsession with heaven — a realm that exceeds the comprehension of earthly beings, this series reminds us that death is highly personal and unique: how we live reflects our preparation for this journey. Like a command, ‘All Aboard’ urges us to contemplate the meaning of human existence as characterised by our own subjective understanding of what lies on the other side of the gate.

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HCMC-Exhibition ‘No more, not yet’

Opening: Feb 3, 06:30 pm
EMASI Nam Long, 147 Street No.8, Nam Long Residential area, D7,
Display: Feb – June, Wed & Fri, 10 am – 04 pm
EMASI Nam Long (D.7)
Tues & Thurs, 10 am – 04 pm
EMASI Vạn Phúc (D.Thủ Đức)
*and every last Saturday of the month

From the organizer:

Nguyen Art Foundation (NAF) proudly invites you to the opening of ‘No more, not yet’, an exhibition that looks back on Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai’s shapeshifting artistic practice in all its multiplicity. Winner of the Artist Excellence Award (inaugural edition, initiated by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre and managed by in-tangible institute), her work is presented here alongside nearly 20 artists whom she calls her colleagues and friends. The exhibition will be on display from February to June 2023 across the campuses of EMASI Nam Long and EMASI Van Phuc.

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 “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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