Hue – Exhibition “Number 1â³
Opening: Sat 14 Jan, 5 pm
Exhibition: 14 – 31 Jan 2012
New Space Arts Foundation, Hue
2nd Floor, Number 15 Le Loi, Hue City
You are invited to a group exhibition title “Number 1â³. There will be twenty one names of those whose works are called together in the song ” No. 1â³ in harmony. With this sense, N.S.A.F Curator and ” No. 1â³ exhibition’s organization board aim to introduce the latest contemporary arts of twenty one artists who are currently living and working in Hue City, central of Vietnam.
Artists in exhibition: HOANG ANH – PHAN HAI BANG – LÃ BA CANG – PHAN LE CHUNG – NGUYEN THIEN ÄUC – NGUYEN VIET DUNG – LAI THANH DUNG – VO VIET DUNG – VO XUAN HUY – NGUYEN HUU TRAM KHA – NGUYEN THI LAN – NGUYEN THá» THANH MAI – TON THAT MINH NHAT – TRAN THANH SÆ N – NGUYEN PHAM ÄINH TUAN – TRAN CHI THANH – TRUONG THIEN – ÄINH KHAC THINH – NGUYEN THANH TRUNG – NGUYEN ÄINH HOANG VIET – PHAM QUOC LOI
Marking a meeting point for the start in which shows different insight, refreshing, and optimistic viewpoints. All their contemporary art works of twenty names are joined by fresh and old ones by various forms of art: painting, video art, installation and media.
We will see this space very active, multi-direction and open. The exhibition introduces their newly-form art works but great depth, in purpose of bringing a new air, new energy to contemporary art of Hue City. We hope this is considered as our gratefulness of New Year to our dearest art lovers.
Exhibition “Vietnamese Barons”
Opening: Tue 17 Jan, 5 pm
Exhibition: 17 Jan – 04 Feb 2012
16 Ngo Quyen Str, Hanoi
You are invited the exhibition “Vietnamese Barons” of 12 young artists. Artists participated in the exhibition include: Tran Dinh Binh, Nguyen Thuy Duong, Do Hiep, Nguyen Xuan Hoang, Nguyen Van Ho, Trieu Tuan Long, Nguyen Minh Nam, Nguyen Duc Phuong, Nguyen Hong Phuong, Pham Tuan Tu, Nguyen Thanh Tung, Nguyen Dinh Vu.
New Year Program at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
28 and 29 Jan 2012
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology organizes a New Year Program in 2 days from 28 to 29 January 2012. It is a great chance to introduce to the general public traditional customs through games, activities, food testingâ¦Especially, this time visitors will have an opportunity to explore more about traditional rituals of the people in Phu Tho area such as “xoan” singing, catching ells, making Vietnamese cake and many games of Cao Lan minority.
The program includes 16 traditional games from difference ethnic minorities such as Hmong, Ede, Thaiâ¦ Besides, children will learn more about the 12 animals, draw on Bat Trang ceramic, etc. Vietnamese traditional cuisine is another fun thing to do. Visitors will have a chance to find out how to make special cakes of Phu Tho and many areas of Vietnam. In addition, visitors could also try on ethnic minorities’ costumes from Hmong, Dao, Thai, Phu La, etc and take photographs.
Adults: VND 25,000
Children: VND 3,000
Students: VND 5,000
Tickets are available at the museum.
Future Shorts Screening in Jan
Tue 17 Jan 2012, 7 – 10 pm
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Future Shorts is back to Hanoi and is proud to bring you all the best international and local shorts. Once again, 50 cities, 17 countries and our worldwide audience of a half-million people on and offline are united!
Join us for the January screening which includes a diverse range of award winning films from around the globe.
Films include “God of Love”, a whimsical tale of romance and darts, which won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short in 2011. “Incidence By A Bank” from Sweden, is a detailed and humorous account of a real life bank robbery. Filmed on an old decommissioned military submarine with 35mm cameras,”Deeper Than Yesterday”, a winner at Sundance, tells the story of a Russian crew who suffer a rather savage form of cabin fever. Local films include “The Rip” by Le Binh Giang, and the documentary, “Limbo” by Huy Le Khac.
Ticket price: 100 000 VND (+ 1 free drink), free for filmmakers
Piano Recital of Marie Vermeulin
Thu 09 Feb 2012, 8 pm
L’Espace, Trang Tien, Hanoi
You are invited to the solo piano concert performed by the French pianist Marie Vermeulin. She has won the 2nd Prize in the International Olivier Messiaen in 2007, 2nd Prize in the Contest Maria Canals de Barcelone in 2006 and she is the one who has frequently been invited to perform in various international stage.
Student ofJacqueline Dussol, and then Marie-Paule Siruguet at Music Academy of Boulogne, she was the full time student from 2001 to 2004 at Lyon Music Academy under the guidance of Hortense Cartier-Bresson vÃ Edson Elias. At the same time, she received training for 4 years with Lazar Berman. After that, she was under the guidance of Roger Muraro, and it was the time she learnt more about French works in the 20th century.
In December 2009, she was awarded with the prize “Pro Musicis” to bring precious moment to the disabled and the underprivileged who could not have a chance to attend classical concert.
Ticket price: 120 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 60 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace from 09 Jan 2012.
Exhibition of Book Illustrations
Exhibition: 12 – 31 Jan 2012
Viet Art Centre
42 Yet Kieu, Hanoi
You are invited to the illustration exhibition in the book “The Vietnamese Material Life” of the art researcher Phan Cam Thuong at Viet Art Center – 42 Yet Kieu, Hanoi. The exhibition displays the original design of the Vietnamese equipment and daily tools during his research time together with the blue prints from Henri Oger’s book “An Nam’s Technique” which was published in the beginning of 20th century.
The exhibition will be open during Tet holiday as an event to welcome New Year 2012.
Exhibition “Melody at the End of Autumn”
Opening: Sat 07 Jan, 10 am
Exhibition: 07 – 20 Jan 2011
Tu Do Gallery
53 Ho Tung Mau Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
You are invited to a lacquer painting exhibition of artist Michelle Pontie.
Artist’s statement: “To me, reaching back to the oriental thought, as closely as possible, is an imperious necessity. The coexistence of opposites grounds on Yin and Yang philosophy. Creating, with the dynamics of unconscious processes it includes, drives me for sure on a pathway from matter to infinity. My direct experience and deep personal resources drive me to question the body-spirit relationship, an inseparable and eternal duality. My work is based on, boosted by and revealed through a seeking poise between matt and shiny, conscious reality and unconscious freedom, body and spirit, matter and energy”.
Art criticism about artist: One distinctive feature about Michelle Pontie’s art works is that they highly integrate both shares of her Vietnamese/European cultural heritage. Indeed, once confronting their nature and quality, one becomes aware that they do not deal with a mere amount of “know-a-lot capital”. Here is abstraction of a minute and refined species, spreading out a meditative kind of magic, operating salutary bewitching effects in a quiet, compelling way. The all process seems to spring from a long forgotten wisdom, possibly rooted back in far remote historical times when East and West used to be very close neighbors.
Translated from French article in “Revue du Tarn”, Paul VIRES.