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What's on December 18-24/2023
  • | dtinews.vn | December 18, 2023 08:36 AM

HCMC-Christmas Concert

Dec 20 & 21, 8pm

HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, D1
From the organizer:

Colorful lights, sweet treats and depictions of Santa and snowmen all contribute to the Christmas season’s festive feeling. But nothing exemplifies the holiday more than music. Whether sung in churches, played on shopping mall sound systems or performed by choirs stopped in front of homes, iconic Christmas songs make the final weeks of December a special time of year.

The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) is honoring this tradition with a special Christmas Concert on December 20 and 21 at the Saigon Opera House. The evening will feature 14 memorable Christmas tunes spanning styles, eras and nations performed by an array of talented local performers.


Danang City-Exhibition “The Essence of a Pearl”

09 am – 08 pm, Dec 23, 2023 –  Jan 7, 2024
Floor 4, Madame Lan Restaurant, 4 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District
Registration link
From the organizer:

The first exhibition of its kind in Da Nang, introducing 35 artworks by 14 artists representing the professors and alumni of l’École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine (1924-1945) as we celebrate the school’s centennial anniversary. Inspired by a classic line in The Tale of Kieu, the curatorial concept revolves around two narratives in parallel: the image of the Vietnamese woman and the portrayal of the Indochine landscape, under the artistic lexicon blending East and West.

Hanoi-Exhibition “To each their own sky”

Until Jan 28, 2024, 09 am – 08 pm, Tues – Sun
Mo Art Space, Floor B3, 136 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District.
From the organizer:

A solo exhibition by artist Nguyen Hoa.

Trained in Sculpture, Nguyen Hoa embraced painting as an additional medium for expressing his artistic spirit—a medium that serves as both a reflection upon and resistance to time. Each of his compositions, meticulously crafted and deliberately scarce, forms part of a series of reflections, sometimes comprising no more than three pieces.

Throughout the series, ancient architectural details act as a frame—a metaphor laden with poignancy and conflict, unraveling scenes, rituals, routines, and rules not only of history and heritage but also of the very fabric of existence that any artist residing and working in the ancient capital of Hue inevitably carries along.”

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HCMC-Mystical Topography

Until Jan 28, 2024, 09 am – 08 pm,
Annam Gallery, 371/4 Hai Ba Trung Street, D3
Ticket price: 70.000 VND
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Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province-”Fields of Optics | Chapter I: Biocenosis”

Until Feb 21, 2024
Le Lycée Gallery
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa, No. 2 Le Lai, Ward 5, Da Lat City
From the organizer:

After the excursion for 3 young artists to the natural sceneries of traditional French architecture in Da Lat “Art Trail #01 – Travelling & Open Studio”, Lân Tinh Foundation, along with Annam Gallery and Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa, proudly introduces a new group show titled “Fields of Optics | Chapter I: Biocenosis” showcasing 35 works from 3 artists Phan Thị Thanh Nhã, Phạm Xeen and Hà My. All 3 artists are under the curatorial patronization from Lân Tinh Foundation, and are being represented by Annam Gallery.

“Biocenosis” is the first chapter from the series Fields of Optics, a project initiated by Lân Tinh Foundation. Field of optics is the entire area that can be seen when the eyes are focused on a single fixed point. Each individual possesses a particular visual field and colour spectrum, and what each person sees is characteristic and unique, even when they are observing the same object. It is this attribute that diversified in each artist’s creations.

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Pleiku City, Gia Lai Province- Outdoor display of antique artifacts

Until the end of 2024,
Pleiku City

An outdoor exhibition entitled “Tay Nguyen – Gia Lai Paradise” displaying antique artifacts of local ethnic people.

Highlights of the exhibition are a white elephant bone chair dating back 700 years and a collection of elephant hunting tools dating back more than 100 years of the M'Nong ethnic group.

On display are thousands of antique artifacts of collector Dang Minh Tam, including musical instruments, hunting and weaving tools, ceremonial objects, jewelry items and other items in the life of ethnic groups in the five Central Highlands provinces.

Hanoi-Exhibition “Transfiguration”

Until Dec 20
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).

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.


Hanoi-Japanese film festival

Dec 8-21

National Cinema Centre at 87 Lang Ha Street.

Screening eight well-known Japanese films in different genres including The father of milky way railroad, A man, The lines that define me, The water flows to the sea, Liar and Liar, The first slam dunk, Brave: Gunjo Senki, and We made a beautiful bouquet.

Each film shown having both Vietnamese and English subtitles.

Tickets opened for sale from December 3 at a price of VND50,000 per ticket.

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