Exhibition “Yakishime – Earth Metamorphosis”

Opening: 10:00, Tues 04 Apr 2023, 10 am
Exhibition: 05 – 20 Apr 2023, 08:30 am – 05 pm
2nd Floor – B building of Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
From Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam:

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, in cooperation with Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, proudly present a new traveling exhibition “YAKISHIME – Earth Metamorphosis”

The exhibition “Yakishime – Earth Metamorphosis” focuses on the ceramics technique yakishime, firing unglazed wares at high temperatures. While being one of the most basic means of producing ceramics, yakishime has developed in distinctive directions in Japan. This exhibition introduces an aspect of Japanese culture by examining yakishime from the earliest examples to contemporary works.

The earliest known yakishime wares date to the fourth or fifth centuries. However, it was only from the twelfth through the seventeenth centuries that this technique became solidly established and used in a substantial part of the production at major ceramics centers in Japan, including Bizen, Shigaraki, and Tokoname. This exhibition presents functional yakishime wares of two types: utensils used in tea ceremony – a major influence on the development of Japanese traditional culture, and tableware – an essential part of everyday life in Japan. It also presents a wide range of non-utilitarian objects created by contemporary ceramics artists who work with yakishime.

We hope that through experiencing this generous array of yakishime wares, our visitors will become aware of the depth and diversity of Japanese culture, as well as gaining insight into its creativity.

Exhibition “The Gardeners”

Until May 2, 10 am – 09 pm
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai Street

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) cooperated with Young Artists Club – Vietnam Fine Arts Association to introduce the exhibition “The Gardeners”, with nearly 100 works of 90 artists. Talented young artists from all over the country, diverse in forms from painting, graphics, sculpture to installation and video art.

The Gardeners was originally borrowed from the poem book title “The Gardeners” by poet Rabindranath Tagore. The journey of discovery, creation and artistic work is sometimes very similar to the work process of gardeners that requiring patience, calmness and a peaceful attitude in harmony with the currents of the nature. Because sometimes, artists have not found what they want in art, but the process of artistic work leads them to creative and successful values that they are not looking for. Tagore’s poetic, erudite, philosophical lyrics have inspired young authors’ latest works. 

Art Exhibition “The Time-Captured Hand”

Opening: Sun 26 Mar 2023, 03:30 pm
Exhibition: 26 Mar – 26 May 2023
Le Lycée Artspace
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa
2 Lê Lai Str, Ward 5, Đà Lạt

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa and REI Artspace are pleased to introduce the exhibition “The Time-Captured Hand” commemorating the 20th anniversary of the death of the legendary painter Buu Chi (October 8, 1948 – December 14, 2002).

In this exhibition, we proudly showcase 28 artworks with various materials such as lacquer, canvas, paper, etc. while introducing to the public REI’s exclusive artbook “The Time-Captured Hand” that includes his artworks and articles about the artist.

Exhibition: Yin & Yang in contemporary sculpture

Exhibition: Mar 30 – Apr 20
Seminar: Apr 8, 2:30 pm
The Muse Artspace, 47 Trang Tien Street

The exhibiton and art talk will be organized by The Muse Artspace
Art curator Tran Thu Huyen
With the appearance of six artists: Le Anh Vu, Nguyen Ngoc Lam, Nguyen Duy Manh, Pham Bao Son, Tran Van An, and Tran Trong Tri.

When speaking of Yin & Yang, each will have their interpretation of the concept, despite it being accustomed to all.

This idea can be seen in contemporary sculptures, specifically ones that follow abstract expressionism, subtly infused with profound notions and emotions. It’s an art that speaks for itself while representing people’s sentiments in modern times.

Exhibition: Self-Reflection

Exhibition: Apr 2 – 7, 7:30 am – 9 am
Fu Hoo Cafe, 104 Lac Chinh Street

The exhibition ‘Phản tư’/’Self-Reflection’ gathers 10 visual artworks by 10 creators with diverse, free, and even spontaneous mediums. Each work is a self-portrait expressed in the language of art.

The creators of the show met each other in the workshop “Visual Arts Appreciation – Audience-Centered” by CA’ Library in cooperation with Hương Mi Lê. In this workshop, questions such as “What is art?”, “Why make art?”/What is art for?”, “Who is the artist”… were raised for discussion so, from there, each person can find meaningful answers for themselves – whether they are in the position of receiving or creating a work of art. Through that process, the workshop members found a common answer to the natural urge to both enjoy and make art: self-discovery and self-expression. Thus, the exhibition ‘Phản tư’/’Self-Reflection’ was born as a way to answer the fundamental questions surrounding art. Each person has a way of understanding themselves, a story, a way of telling.

Walking Through a Songline

March 21- Apr 16
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thu Duc City
April 28 – May 21
Vietnamese Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District

Walking through a Songline is a pop-up digital experience based on part of the National Museum of Australia’s internationally acclaimed exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters. Songline or Dreaming tracks, map the routes of Ancestral beings as they travelled across Australia, creating the land and its people.

Le Quy Tong: Neo-Romanticism

Until Apr 22, Tues – Sun
manzi art space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street
manzi exhibition space, 2 Hang Bun alley,

Manzi is proud to present “Neo-Romanticism” – a new series of paintings by visual artist Le Quy Tong – one of the important figures of Vietnamese contemporary art.

Art exhibition: Portraits

Until Apr 9, 09 am – 08 pm
Mơ Art Space, No. 136 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District

Mơ Art Space cordially invites Hanoi art lovers to visit Portraits – the solo exhibition by artist Nguyen Thanh. The project features his work over the past two years, which are mostly portraits of different sizes, colors and expressions. Nguyen Thanh’s art is reminiscent of Gesturalism – an aesthetic style initiated by Willem De Kooning and praised by Georg Baselitz as an absolute freedom in artistic expression. Although Thanh’s paintings do not reflect specific faces, they are abstract representations of a human’s spiritual mind that is open to interpretation, like a puzzle one can always see anew every time taking a closer look.

Exhibition “Harmonize”

Until Apr 25, 09:30 am – 06 pm
V-Art Space, Floor 1 Ciputra Club, Bac Tu Liem District

After the success of two solo exhibitions “It” (2005) and “The Corner to See” (2014), visual artist Tran Trung Thanh remarks on another decade of hard work with the “Harmonize” exhibition. The artist’s journey in search of answers to questions about history, the development of society, and the intersection of life, science, and art is recorded via more than 30 oil paintings. Accompanying the exhibition is artist Vuong Pat Cam and his impressive works about Hanoi.

Meticulous, persistent, and profound are what we can say about the process of Tran Trung Thanh creating his artworks. Since the Jeunes Regard competition for young artists in 2004, Tran Trung Thanh’s painting style has become more and more bold.

Neither surrealism nor hyperrealism, Tran Trung Thanh encodes his notions of life into unique characters. Each painting presents a social issue of Vietnam or the world along with questions about history, international diplomacy, and the intersection of life – science – art.

“Harmonize” is the third solo exhibition of artist Tran Trung Thanh.

Exhibition ‘No more, not yet’

Display: Feb – June, Wed & Fri, 10 am – 04 pm
EMASI Nam Long (D.7)
Tues & Thurs, 10 am – 04 pm
EMASI Vạn Phúc (D.Thủ Đức)
*and every last Saturday of the month

Nguyen Art Foundation (NAF) proudly invites you to the opening of ‘No more, not yet’, an exhibition that looks back on Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai’s shapeshifting artistic practice in all its multiplicity. Winner of the Artist Excellence Award (inaugural edition, initiated by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre and managed by in-tangible institute), her work is presented here alongside nearly 20 artists whom she calls her colleagues and friends. The exhibition will be on display from February to June 2023 across the campuses of EMASI Nam Long and EMASI Van Phuc.