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What's on May 13-19/2024
  • | dtinews.vn | May 13, 2024 07:39 AM


Nghe An Province-Sen village festival 

Until May 19,

Vinh City and Kim Lien Commune, Nam Dan District,

Featuring activities to mark the 134th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-2024), including a flower offering ceremony at President Ho Chi Minh's monument, a parade to his hometown, an incense offering ceremony at Chung Son temple and Kim Lien relic area, a singing festival with the participation of more than 600 performers from 20 local amateur art troupes, a provincial volleyball tournament, and a traditional martial arts tournaments.

Folk games linked with President Ho Chi Minh’s childhood activities, and a journey to Sen village marathon will be held with the participation of more than 3,000 local and international runners.

A street performance programme themed "Homeland in Lotus Season" will take place on the walking streets of Vinh city, and two photo exhibitions about President Ho Chi Minh will be held at Ho Chi Minh square in the city.



Hanoi-Exhibition “Room/Ystafell/Phòng”

Exhibition launch and talk: May 18, 6pm
Exhibition: May 19 – 24 
Goethe Institut Hanoi, 56 – 58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District

From British Council:

Following the publication of Room/Ystafell/Phòng six writers, three from Vietnam and three from Wales come together to discuss their queer identities and how it has been shaped by the world around them. Featuring discussion transcripts, poetry, photography, collages and prose.

A man takes to the ballroom scene after months of lockdown in Hanoi, entranced by the vogue gods. An 81 year old lesbian artist writes to her ex-lovers daughter to explore her ten strange dreams. At 2am a young woman strides through Queen Street, Cardiff writing love notes to her cariad (Welsh word for ‘love’). Exploring sexuality, love and loss, language, cultural heritage, nature and joy this anthology sheds light on the queer experience in Wales and Vietnam.

The writers are:
– Joshua Jones, UK
– Kai Nguyen, Viet Nam
– Leo Drayton, UK
– Lauren Morais, UK
– Maik Cây, Vietnam
– Xuân Tùng, Vietnam

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Hanoi-Exhibition highlights resounding Dien Bien Phu Victory

Until May 26,
National Library of Vietnam,

Showing a total of 800 documents and items which are divided into four sections, including resistance against French colonialism and Vietnamese military arts; the Dien Bien Phu campaign; the Dien Bien Phu Victory, symbol of wisdom and patriotism; and Echoes of Dien Bien.

Hanoi-Exhibition “The Sun’s Reflection”

May 8-June 9, 10 am – 07 pm, Tues – Sun,
Gate Gate Gallery, 55 Van Mieu Street, Dong Da District
Registration link
From the organizer:

Introducing 12 latest works created in 2024 by artist Le Quynh Anh.

The works in this exhibition have the theme “The Sun’s Reflection”, with titles reminiscent of brilliant summers in the places the artist has lived and visited. Between the different formal frames, the audience may perceive the lines converging and bulging or fading according to the artist’s breathing and arm movements, adding unevenness and expression to the surface of works. Each work exudes the accumulation or condensation of time, sometimes patiently waiting for a spontaneous or self-conscious subtle streak of Quynh Anh.

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HCMC-Humming at the End of a Dream

Until June 9
Sàn Art, Units B0616 & B0617, 6th Floor, Block B Office, Millennium Masteri, Ward 6, District 4
From the organizer:

A solo exhibition by Nghia Dang, investigates the artist’s continuing interest in the construction of the psyche and the mind’s capacity for image-making.

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Hanoi-Fading Clouds of Recollection

Until May 19, 09:30 am – 06 pm,
Work Room Four, 31 Alley 67 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District,
From the organizer:

A mesmerising collection of contemporary relics created from dissipating fragments of historical recollections. Tracing the identity of the past through treasured memories and objects collected by the artist; treasures, faces, historical remnants, antiques, and anonymous artefacts which are no longer fully intact.

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Heritage Journey photo contest 2024

An annual photography contest held by Vietnam Airlines inflight Heritage Magazine, will receive entries from April 1 until July 7, 2024.

This year, the contest has four categories of Culture - Heritage; Landscape – Tourist Destination (domestic and international); Lifestyle - Portraits - Moments Vietnam Airlines; and special shooting techniques such as drone, macro, and underwater photography.

Details on the contest are available at http://heritagevietnamairlines.com/giai-thuong-di san/the-le-giai. Photographers can submit their entries via https://giaianh.heritagevietnamairlines.com.

HCMC- A Necromancy Paintings

Until June 29, 09 am – 06 pm, Mon – Sat,
22 Gallery, 22 Pham Cu Luong, Ward 2, Tan Binh District,
Registration link
From the organizer:

The solo exhibition “Hoạ Chiêu Hồn – Necromancy Painting” by artist Pham Tran Viet Nam embarks on an artistic journey that vividly portrays the human experience in all its complexities: trapped, yearning, or tormented souls of both the living and the departed.

Drawing inspiration from war, local historical narratives, global dilemmas, and haunted memories, Pham Tran Viet Nam creates “Họa Chiêu Hồn.” The collection comprises 17 artworks that transcend the boundaries of reality and illusion, reflecting the tumultuous emotions, precariousness, and agony of the contemporary world.

Pham Tran Viet Nam’s works, created between 2017 and 2024, are currently on display at 22 Gallery. This presentation not only introduces a fresh viewpoint on art to its audience but also acts as a reflection on life, an effort to heal and soothe restless souls.

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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.

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