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Entertainment and cultural events of the week (October 3-9)

Upcoming entertainment and cultural events in Vietnam's major cities on October 3-9.

Poetry, the Poetic Current – Open Practice in Contemporary Culture

01 Oct – 26 Nov 2022
Montauk by LP Club
174 Kim Mã, Hà Nội

In Hanoi, the series of events “Poetry, the Poetic Current – Open Practice in Contemporary Culture” will take place from October 1 to November 26, 2022 at Montauk by LP Club, bringing a new excitement and variety to poetry, expressed not just through the beauty of words, rhymes, rhythm and sounds, but also through visuals, music and theater. This program is also a co-presentation/co-creation of intellectual voices and creative faces in literary theory, culture and contemporary art practice.

The program will include a talk, roundtable, music poetry night, photo poetry book launch and devised theater performance. The aim is to share and connect the cultural and multimedia art practices that are linked by poetry. The program is initiated by MYAN Poetry & Art, with the support of XplusX Studio, Montauk by LP Club, the Center for Movie Talents Development – TPD, Hanoi Grapevine, Tung Tang Studio and Noirfoto Darkroom-Studio-Gallery.

Events in the program include::

(1) Talk “Literary as Allusion Processing” with scholar Ngô Tự Lập
Time: Sat 01 Oct 2022, 03 pm – 05 pm
Moderator: Hương Mi Lê

(2) (2)Music-poetry free-form jam
Time: Thurs 20 Oct 2022. 08 pm – 10 pm
Performing poets & musician : MYAN, mi-mimi, Mạc Mai Sương, Thế Lãng

(3) (3)Roundtable: Poetry, the Poetic Current in Contemporary Culture
Time: Sat 12 Oct 2022, 09:30 am – 11:30 am
Speaker: poet, visual mi-mimi; poet, mixed media MYAN; artist, photographer Phạm Tuấn Ngọc; Literature Doctor Đinh Minh Hằng
Host: Poet, film critic Nguyễn Vũ Hiệp

(4) Photo Poetry Book Launch “”
Time: Sun 13 Nov 2022, 09:30 am – 11:30 am
Authur: MYAN

(5) Devised Theater “Leaving Love”
Time: Fri & Sat 25 & 26 Nov 2022, 08 pm – 10 pm
Concept: MYAN
Director & Scenographer: Hà Nguyên Long

Charity Classical Concert “Ryoma Quartet – New Life”

Oct 9, 8 pm
Concert hall, Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Heading towards the 50th anniversary of the Japan – Vietnam diplomatic relation establishment, in the context where the relation between the two countries are seeing unprecedented growth both horizontally and vertically, Plando Vietnam and charity organisations hold the classical concert “Music night for Vietnamese children”, aiming to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, with all profit from ticket sales and donations sent to the fund “Building schools for children in the mountainous areas of Vietnam”.

The concert is a collaboration between artists of Ryona Quartet and the bamboo ensemble Sức Sống Mới (New Life). Ryoma Quartet and its four members are famous artists from Japan. Ryoma Quartet hopes to bring Japanese culture to the world through the boundless language of music and build on the friendship between citizens of the countries. The quartet have held successful tours in Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Bulgaria, South Korea, among others.

Sức Sống Mới bamboo ensemble is the only ethnic ensemble in Vietnam performing detailed composition arrangements for symphony, founded by conductor Đồng Quang Vinh. Their style of work is diverse, ranging from folk music, traditional music, and pop music to Western chamber music. Sức Sống Mới bamboo ensemble is one of a few ethnic ensembles in Vietnam to guest perform alongside leading symphony orchestras in Vietnam and the world. It is also honoured as an ensemble that inspires Vietnamese and international audiences in traditional arts.

Plando Vietnam hopes to welcome the support and attendance from music enthusiasts and benefactors through tickets and means of donations to achieve the goal of “Building schools for children in the mountainous areas of Vietnam”. The organising committee starts the ticket sales and accepts donation from September 24, 2022.

In The Flow of Silk

Until Oct 3

The Muse Artspace, 47 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi

Much like art in general, the flow of silk painting resides within the flow of Vietnamese culture, and every milestone each generation of silk painters achieved is a key element that extends and shapes the flow.

”Agnes’s New Planets”

27 Sep – 30 Oct
Mơ Art Space, B3 Floor, Apricot Hotel, 136 Hang Trong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Mo Art Space cordially invites art lovers to ‘Agnes’s New Planets’ – a solo showcase by artist Duong Thuy Duong. Where do we come from? How do we define ourselves? Are we the product that we created? These are the questions which Duong Thuy Duong wants, together with the viewers,to try to reflect in this exhibition.

Taking the novel “Immortality” by author Milan Kundera as the point of departure – a story about love, the creator and the world, Duong Thuy Duong began her journey by creating dream images that captivated her soul. From luminous, fluorescent landscapes, disobeying the physical and chemical rules to the constantly changing, redefining of human corporalities and identities, Duong Thuy Duong opens dialogues and expresses her point of view about the paradox of our evolution intertwining with the development of technologies.

Duong Thuy Duong (b. 1989) currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Inspired by surrealism and abstraction, Duong Thuy Duong’s paintings refer to the artist’s view of her identity, cultural transfer as well as daily life between two different worlds. Her solo exhibitions include “Nothing is like us” (2022) and “Where is Lucy” (2019) in Berlin, Germany, “My Agnes” at Eight Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2016), “Seeing through the window” at Institut Francais, Hanoi, Vietnam (2015), “Seen by others” (2009) and “Coming then leaving” (2006) at Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Duong Thuy Duong also participated in various group shows such as “Migration and Identity” at Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam (2016), “5 Female Asian artists” at Gallery Thavibu, Bangkok, Thailand (2012), “Fine Arts of Duong Thuy Duong & Michael Wernitz” at Opera House, Halle/Saale (2009), “10 Years” at the Cultural Center of Beyer, Leverkusen, Germany (2009), “Vietnam’s emerging generation” at Gallery Maya, London, United Kingdom (2009), “Village, City and Dreams” at Viet Art Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam (2006) and “Harvest” at Exhibition House of Halle/Saale, Germany (2006).

The Collection: Trần Việt Phú

25 Sep – 25 Oct 2022, 10 am – 07 pm
Hanoi Studio Gallery
23-25 Mạc Đĩnh Chi, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

For the past 25 years, Hanoi Studio Gallery has had the opportunity to collaborate with and introduce generations of talented artists, as well as earned the support of many collectors and lovers of Vietnamese art. Those bonds, which have been lasting over two decades, are the foundation of what we are today.

As a way to honor and keep nourishing those priceless relationships, Hanoi Studio Gallery would like to introduce The Collection, a series of events of collected pieces as well as new pieces by renowned Vietnamese artists.

In order to launch The Collection exhibition series, Hanoi Studio Gallery would like to present “The Collection: Tran Viet Phu” with works that represent Phu, over the last two decades.

Mới/Seeing New(s)

SDIS 33/Handout L’Humanité
Until Oct 3, 07 am – 05 pm
Matca Space for Photography, 48 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

2021 has seen the French news agenda sandwiched between COVID lockdowns and President Macron’s re-election. A Reuters’ report from late January to early February 2022 shows most news brands have decreased static news consumption and trust.

“Seeing New(s)” by Phuong Hoang constructs a visual dialogue, combining images from local media and her own photographs with a touch of humour. She questions the importance of delivering messages via pictures in newsrooms when audiences are visually flooded by social media daily.

Phương Hoàng is a visual narrator who grew up during the 1990s in Hanoi, Vietnam. She uses photography and multimedia approaches to document and share stories about social and environmental issues, focusing on the underprivileged. Adopting techniques from her journalism background, Phuong Hoang explores her subject matters conceptually and critically.

Hoang’s work has been exhibited in European Month of Photography, OFF Bratislava Photo Festival (Slovakia), “The Long Night at The Museum” Hamburg (Germany), CONTACT Photography Festival (Canada), Goethe Institut Hanoi (Vietnam), and Ada Slaight Gallery in Toronto (Canada).

Exhibition: Illuminated Curiosities

Until Dec 2022
EMASI Nam Long
147 Street No.8, Nam Long Residential area, District 7, HCMC
EMASI Van Phuc
2 Street No.5, Van Phuc Residential City, Thu Duc District, HCMC

Nguyen Art Foundation (NAF) proudly invites you to the opening of ‘Illuminated Curiosities’, a group exhibition with 26 artists featuring 46 artworks from within and outside NAF’s Collection. Curated by art researcher Ace Le, with the curatorial assistance from Duong Manh Hung and Tam Nguyen, the exhibition will take place simultaneously across the campuses of EMASI Nam Long and EMASI Van Phuc, over the course of six months from May to December of 2022. ‘Illuminated Curiosities’ is a collaborative effort between NAF and Lan Tinh Foundation.

Italian Film Festival 2022 in Vietnam

Oct 3 – 9, 07:30 pm
National Cinema Center of Hanoi, 87 Lang Ha Street, Hanoi
The Italian Embassy in Hanoi is pleased to present the “Italian Film Festival 2022”, to be held at the National Cinema Center of Hanoi from 03 to 09 October 2022.

The initiative, organized in collaboration with the “Asian Film Festival” of Rome, aims at offering to the Vietnamese public a glimpse on contemporary Italian cinema. Through drama and comedy, intimate stories and urban city life, these 7 movies depict Italian contemporary society facing new challenges while maintaining deep roots in its past.

Movies will be screened as follows:


04 Oct – THE GREAT SILENCE (IL SILENZIO GRANDE) by Alessandro Gassman


06 Oct – A GIRL RETURNED (L’ARMINUTA) by Giuseppe Bonito


08 Oct – THE INNER CAGE (ARIA FERMA) by Leonardo di Costanzo

09 Oct – THE KING OF LAUGH (QUI RIDO IO) by Mario Martone

All screenings start at 7:30 PM at Room n. 3 (3rd floor).

On the opening night, the screening will be followed by a talk with the renowned Vietnamese journalist and film critic Le Hong Lam and the director of the Asian Film Festival of Rome Antonio Termenini.

Free tickets can be collected at the National Cinema Center (ticket counters) from 30th September. Admission on a first-come, first-served basis until full capacity of the venue.

The Festival will also take place in Ho Chi Minh City from 10 to 16 October at the DCINE Ben Thanh (6 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1)

“#It’s Time To Act – A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam”

Sept 23 – Oct 7


Goethe-Institut | Hanoi

Casa Italia | Hanoi

National Cinema Center | Hanoi

National Documentary & Scientific Film Studio | Hanoi

Alexander Yersin School | Hanoi

“#It’s Time To Act – A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” is the first Nature film showcase featuring international and local environmentally themed films and conversations on sustainability and harmony with Nature in Vietnam.

“#It’s Time To Act – A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” takes place from September 23rd to October 07th, 2022, against the backdrop of the United Nations General Assembly, joining the framework of international activities during Climate Week 2022 (September 19-25).

“#It’s Time To Act – A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” is coordinated by the Embassy of Spain in Vietnam with contributions from participating 14 countries including Europe, Latin America, Canada, and Vietnam (Belgium–Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brasil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Perú, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam).

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