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What's on December 4-10/2023
  • | dtinews.vn | December 04, 2023 05:02 AM


HCMC- Performance of ballet The Nutcracker

Dec 8, 9, and 10

The HCM City Opera House,  7 Lam Son Square, D1

The two-part classical ballet revolves around young Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. Incredibly, the nutcracker comes to life and leads her through a fantastical world of dancing snowflakes, dreamy sweets, and the fearsome Mouse King.

The ballet was first performed by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) in 2001 as part of the Transposition Programme of the government of Norway to bring classical music projects to Vietnam.

This year's performance will feature Do Hoang Khang Ninh as Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Meritorious Artist Ho Phi Diep as the Nutcracker and the Cavalier.

Tickets are available at the venue.

Hue City- Hue International Music Week 2023

Dec 8-12

Ngo Mon Gate (Noon Gate).

The Hue International Music Week 2023 titled “Four Seasons Melody”, featuring renowned names in international contemporary music scene, including pop stars from the Wallonia-Bruxelles delegation of Belgium, Andrienne Mack-Davis and DJ 32 of France, hip-hop artists from the United States, French songwriter and singer Sébastien Tellier, French electro-pop singer and songwriter Malik Djoudi, and Korean jazz singer Young Joo Song.

Furthermore, popular Vietnamese singer and bands such as Trong Hieu, the Nine Family Hue group, the Redlight band, and Limebócx music band will also perform at the function.



Hanoi-Art tour of Exhibition Alternative Mobility

Dec 3, 10, and 17, 10:30 am – 12 pm,
High Voltage Building 33B, Gia Lam Train Factory
481 Ngoc Lam, Long Bien, Hanoi
Registration link (15 people)
From the organizer:

Artistic impulses from Hanoi, Vietnam, and Bremen, Germany, coalesce to create the ninth season of the Month of Art Practice 2023, themed Alternative Mobility. The results were shown in parallel in Bremen and Hanoi in two exhibitions launched at the end of November 2023.

The art exhibition tour led by curator Nguyen Anh Tuan and artists participating in MAP 2023 held in Hanoi, is a suggestion on how to approach the works at the exhibition. At the artist’s studio, the audience will participate in aesthetic dialogue and artistic exchange. This is an opportunity for artists to share their creative ideas, while the public has the opportunity to respond to artistic expectations.

The four invited artists Sylbee Kim (Berlin/Seoul), Felix Dreesen (Bremen), Kayle Brandon (Bristol), and Quỳnh Lâm (Ho Chi Minh City) are participating in the Bremen exhibition, together with the five HfK students Alexander Schröter, Jamie Yzabel Santos, Jisu Kim, Mohar Kalra and Renen. Further contributions of the Hanoi group come from invited artists Gemini Kim (Seoul) and Hwayong Kim (Seoul), Yuhei Higashikata (Hokkaido), Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah (Zurich), the curators Moon-Seok Yi (Seoul), Burkhard Melzer (Bern), Jieon Lee (Seoul) and the Vietnamese artists Ngô Đình Bảo Châu (Ho Chi Minh City), Hoàng Anh Nguyễn (Danang), Sarah Morag (Ho Chi Minh City), Nguyễn Vũ Hải (Hanoi). The project is led by Nguyễn Anh Tuấn (Heritage Space Hanoi) and Ingo Vetter (HfK Bremen).

Hanoi-Exhibition “Transfiguration”

06 – 20 Dec 2023
The Muse Artspace, 47 Treng Tien Street
From the organizer:

Vu Hiep undertook a long and strenuous path when concurrently researching fine art and the artistic application of architecture, resulting in his eccentric art form. One that was molded from Vietnamese spiritual values, architecture, ancient sculpture, and peculiar artistry with a surreal touch from the traditional painting material, silk.
Only a few contemporary painters pursue a path with such a distinct and coherent mindset. A prominent attribute in Vu Hiep’s paintings is the integration of traditional folklore, with its vague yet witty humor, and sometimes exaggeration (or “sass” – stated by the artist when talking about Vietnamese artistic identity).

HCMC-Exhibition “White Blank”

Until Dec 9, 10 am – 07 pm, Tues – Sat,
Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, D1,
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 “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.

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-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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