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What's on October 30-November 5/2023
  • | dtinews.vn | October 29, 2023 07:38 PM

Hue City-Exhibition “AWAKE”

Until Nov 20, 09 am – 09 pm
Floor 1, Sống Platform, A2 Commercial Area, Hung Vuong Street, Phu Nhuan Ward
From the organizer:

The exhibition “AWAKE” by artist/ comic illustrator Jeet Zdung features nearly 50 art pieces on the theme of wildlife, aiming to offer fresh insights into the world of wild animals and their unique stories and lives.

HCMC-Exhibition “White Blank”

Until Dec 9, 10 am – 07 pm, Tues – Sat,
Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, D1, 
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From the organizer:

Galerie Quynh is pleased to present ‘White Blank’ – a highly anticipated exhibition of new works by Paris-based artist Tran Nu YênKhê. Known internationally in film for acting, art direction and costume design, YênKhê has been making art quietly for over three decades, though rarely exhibits her work publicly. In her first solo exhibition at the gallery, new and recent works created in Paris and Ho Chi Minh City are being presented for the first time.

In the series of sculptures titled ‘White Blank’, YênKhê creates fluid forms that provide a source of meditation and relief from the turmoil of the world in which we live. Made in a range of materials from plaster, cast bronze and composite, the soft, organic structures are unrecognizable as specific entities yet at the same time, feel familiar. Inspired by a quote from Kandinsky, “White sounds as a silence, a nothing before any beginning,” YênKhê’s sculptures are entirely white – the works only become tangible through the presence of light. They are defined entirely through subtle shadows and highlights; any change in light engenders a transformation of their anatomy.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Have Been – Eternally”

Until Nov 24, 10 am – 06:30 pm, 
Hanoi Studio Gallery, No. 23-25 Mac Dinh Chi Street, Ba Dinh District
From the organizer:

Like small sandcrab running back and forth
Along small sand dunes.
Only to be swept away by the waves.

Awareness of existence and presence within the whirlwind of time is always a perennial anxiety for each individual. What are we doing here? Drifting, not connecting with the future, the past, or the present. Lâm Na is no exception. There are times when she seems to be in a trance. Just existing, breathing, looking to see everything drifting away, fading, and disappearing. A dreamer. Then, she encounters Earth. A meeting of a thousand years. Lâm Na, reborn through connecting with the Earth.

HCMC-Exhibition “Whoop Whoop”

Until Nov 30
Vin Gallery, 35/8 Nguyen Van Dau Street, Binh Thanh District, 
From the organizer:

Vin Gallery is humbled to present “Whoop Whoop” a solo show by Katharina Arndt. Living and working between Berlin and Barcelona, Katharina Arndt displays her unique and honest details in her paintings. “Whoop Whoop” depicts how she captures the everyday life of a consumerist society through her colorful paintings. The paintings are also symbols, they appear as tools to articulate the immaterial objects that haunt human life, especially in the online world.

HCMC-“The Hidden Charms”

Until Nov 17,
New World Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, D1
From the organizer:

Gallery Medium and New World Saigon Hotel will introduce the exhibition “The Hidden Charms” at The Circle. The collection offers a glimpse into the corners of Saigon through exquisite aesthetic of Nguyễn Ngọc Liêm.

Nguyễn Ngọc Liêm (b.1989), an independent artist from Biên Hoà, is known for his ability to capture the beauty of minute details and the serenity in ordinary moments. In this edition of “The Hidden Charms” exhibition, Liêm showcases Saigon’s streets, including scenes, corners, trees, etc, in a minimalist pastel palette. Liêm shares, “I see beauty everywhere, even in places that may seem ‘unattractive’ at first glance. I paint to narrate the ‘ordinary’ beauty in a straightforward and unpretentious manner.” “The Hidden Charms” evokes a sense of connection between Nguyễn Ngọc Liêm and his surroundings, revealing a gentle and poetic urban reality.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Illo Elysium”

Until Nov 6,
Work Room Four, 31 Alley 67 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District
From the organizer:

Def: ILLO: Abbreviation for illustration. ELYSIUM: A place or state of ideal happiness; paradise.

Illo Elysium is an exquisite glimpse inside an exceptionally lively mind. A perfect imagined reality, unique in character and definition. With unwavering humour and unavoidable “cuteness” all carefully invented, dreamed and executed with a distinct dose of reality and extraordinary precision.

Illo Elysium is a body of work created in Hanoi from 2020 – 2023. This self directed collection of illustration is not part of a commercial commission. The motivation for this work is best described by Anastasiia herself; “All these characters, the imaginary and real places, and objects are just falling/leaking/swimming out of my head onto paper.” Illo Elysium marks the first solo showcase in Hanoi of these escaped creations.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Birdsong”

Until Dec 17, 11 am – 07 pm, Tues – Sun
Manzi Exhibition Space
No. 2 ngõ Hàng Bún, Ba Dinh District
From the organizer:

An exhibition by Trần Trung Tín entitled ‘Birdsong’ on the occasion of the late artist’s 90th birthday anniversary

Trần Trung Tín (1933 – 2008), a talented man with an exceptional life born into a bizarre epoch, had started painting merely as a way to go through the aftermath of an ideological crisis. Stuck in the extreme disillusionment and suppression, forbidden to speak up his thoughts or write out his opinions, Trần Trung Tín began to draw. In such a strange twist of fate, the used-to-be actor/announcer/film screenwriter then spent the entire last half of his life painting ceaselessly and quietly, and unexpectedly became the most absurd and brilliant phenomenon of Vietnamese art.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Fragility Eternity”

Until Nov 5, 10 am – 07 pm, Tues – Sun
Gate Gate Gallery, 55 Van Mieu Street,
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From the organizer:

Continuing the story of the past intertwined with the present, Gate Gate Gallery presents “Fragility Eternity | Mong manh vĩnh cửu” – a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Trần Minh Đức. The exhibition will present 15 multi-media installations.

Stepping into the space of Fragility Eternity, you are immersed in a world that is both mischievous and playful, yet full of reflection. Persistent in his artistic practice inspired by reflections on memories and historical branches from political cultural events closely related to stories from his family, from relatives, and from the neighborhood, Trần Minh Đức continues his journey of penetrating into the always-latent conflicts between different historical records through the image of the stars. Throughout the pink color from the installation “Những bông hoa hồng nở bung độ xuân về” to “Những vì sao mọc” or the dazzling pink LED light of “Xây dựng vì sao”, you are filled with the transience and emptiness of all these stories and histories. Mong Manh Vĩnh Cửu seems to gently touch the emotions, memories, and perceptions of each viewer in the space – like a passing breeze, or the lingering scent of a flower from a moment that was very far away.

Exhibition recalls liberation of Hanoi

Until Dec 31,
Hoa Lo Prison,

An exhibition, named “The Roar of the Red River” which has two parts.

The first part features Hanoi’s preparations for a long resistance war following President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal for national resistance against the French.

The second part highlights the significance of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign in 1954, which forced the French to sign the Geneva Accords and withdraw their troops from northern Vietnam.

Exhibition “Plan of Summer”

Until Dec 31, 10 am – 05 pm,
Artigin Art Space, Main lobby of Lotte Mall Westlake office building, 683 Lac Long Quan Street, Tay Ho District
From the organizer:

As an extension, born with the purpose of continuing the art story of Hanoi Studio Gallery, we would like to introduce Artigin – Origin of Art. With an experienced team, we hope to bring art closer to the public through organizing professional, high-quality art exhibitions and events, continuing to accompany and advise units, organizations, and collectors inside and outside Vietnam.

Artigin Art Space, is pleased to introduce to art lovers the exhibition Plan of the Summer, with the participation of 6 artists- Do Minh Tam, Tran Hai Minh, Dam Dang Lai, Tran An, Can Van An, Dinh Duy Ton.

HCMC-Assemblage: Me, my story and I

Oct 3-30; 10:30 am – 06:30 pm, Tues, Thurs & Sat,
Không gian 27A, 27A Nguyen Cu Street, D2,
From the organizer:

“Assemblage: Me, my story and I” is an attempt to explore the many paths the artists take in their works to reflect lifelong desires to find a unified self. The diversity of the artists’ artworks, practices and memories that draw from every day in their unique communities is not about fitting in, it is about trying to acknowledge the multiple worlds one inhabits.

In the group exhibition “Assemblage: Me, my story and I”, ten artists are reclaiming their past and presenting realities of existence as well as creating alternative discourses by finding clues from memories that can be personal, communal, regional or universal. It is the search for stories and narrations, often on the margins, that is a powerful, multi-layered recognition that the self may always remain both hidden and revealed to a retrospective look at the routes one takes in pursuit of one’s own authenticity.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Stratum Zero”

Until Dec 3; 09 am – 07 pm, Tues – Sun,
The Outpost Art Organisation, Roman Plaza Tower B1 (Floor 2), To Huu Street,
From the organizer:

Stratum Zero displays a wide range of works by Vietnamese artists in The Outpost Collection. The exhibition attends to the analysis of the aesthetic context and construction of the contemporary Vietnamese spirit and artistic landscape evoked from the works. That analysis and construction is expressed through the practice of processing and restructuring the material language, through marking the enduring flow of Asian folklore and philosophy, as well as hidden, peripheral historical perspectives.

HCMC-Concurrent Exhibitions: “White Noise” & “Rhyming Gestures”

07 Aug 2023 – Jan 2024
10 am – 04 pm, Wed & Fri
EMASI Nam Long, 147 No 8, Nam Long Residential Area, D7,
10 am – 04 pm, Tues & Thurs
EMASI Vạn Phúc, 2 Street 5, Van Phuc Residential Area, Thu Duc District
From the organizer:

Nguyen Art Foundation (NAF) proudly presents ‘White Noise’ (curated by Van Do) and ‘Rhyming Gestures’ (curated by Thái Hà and Nhat Q. Vo) – two concurrent exhibitions with the participation of 19 artists from within and outside of our Collection. The exhibitions will take place simultaneously across the campuses of EMASI Nam Long (District 7) and EMASI Van Phuc (Thu Duc City) from August 2023 to January 2024.

As a series of re-configurations of existing artworks from within and outside of NAF’s Collection, ‘White Noise’ proposes an interpretation of the Foundation’s 2023 theme Community and Compassion through a post-pandemic and post-human lens with participating artists Dao Tung, Tran Tuan, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Lai Dieu Ha, Nguyen Huy An, Dinh Q. Le, Nguyen Tran Nam, Jeamin Cha, Cam Xanh and Nguyen Trung.

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