Hanoi-Audio Visual Performance “Our Light”

Sat 26, 19:00 – 20:30,
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1-R3, Royal City Megal Mall, 72A Nguyen Trai Street

From the organizer:

Featuring visual artist Cao Hoang Long and experimental group ANNAM Duo.

Centered around and inspired by light, “Our light” combines traditional and modern materials in music and images to build a nonlinear fantasy world that is surreal, blurring the boundaries between memories – present – future, between the ordinary reality or the reality of dreams.

The performance does not depict the world of “visible” light, present in every time and place, surrounding and seemingly invading the lives of people, from the light of phones and computers, television to the advertising screen, electric lights, indoors, on the street… The light of technology, attractive but also easy to push people away from their inner world, alien to themselves. “Our light” finds its way to the invisible light that always exists inside every human being, the energy waiting to be unlocked.

The first collaboration between outstanding talents from many fields of arts: Cao Hoang Long (visual artist) and ANNAM Duo (experimental group), “Our light” will bring a unique, new experience to the audience by combining lighting, interactive visual performances and traditional / electronic music.

Free entry. Register here in advance: https://tinyurl.com/y45lwq85

Hanoi- Presentation: “Composing the Performance” by Kent Olofsson

Oct 22, 8 pm
Heritage Space
Fl.02 Block B, Vietnamese Institute of Art & Cultural Studies (VICAS), 32 Hao Nam Street

From Heritage Space:

Kent Olofsson is a composer that is active in a wide field of contemporary performing art such as electronic music, chamber music, theatre, radiophonic art, composed theatre, dance performances and new music theatre. Since ten years back he has particularly focused on intermedial theatre where different art forms are intertwined and interplay on the theatrical stage.

At this lecture he will present examples from his works in this field and discuss compositional strategies, artistic concepts and collaborative processes. Olofsson recently finished a thesis called Composing the Performance: An exploration of musical composition as a dramaturgical strategy in contemporary intermedial theatre. The thesis can be found on this website that contains text, audio and video: www.composingtheperformance.com

Olofsson will also talk about his work with Vietnamese musicians and instruments and present his new work for Dan Tranh and electronics, Red Madonnas, Black Rivers, written for Nguyen Thanh Thuy.

Hanoi, Hue, Danang & HCMC – Concert Tour of German Band AB SYNDROM

Hanoi: Oct 20, 8 pm
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street

Danang: Oct 27, 7.30 pm
Phan Chau Trinh Oberschule, 154 Le Loi Street

Hue: Oct 28, 7.30 pm
Hue University, 57 Nguyen Khoa Chiem

HCMC: Oct 30, 8 pm
Soul Live Project, 216 Pasteur, Ward 6, Dist 3

From Goethe Institut:

AB SYNDROM X LINHHAFORNOW: Extravagant Berlin beats and modern, avant-gardist Vietnamese music converge as the artists hit the road together for a tour of Southeast Asia. Both are already setting venues on fire in the music scenes in their respective home countries.

This is the eighth time already the Goethe Institute has invited a German-language band to Southeast Asia. After FOTOS, AUFBAU WEST, STABIL ELITE, GOLF, VON WEGEN LISBETH, DER RINGER and ISOLATION BERLIN, it is now time for the Berlin duo AB SYNDROM to come to Vietnam. As a special feature, Vietnamese artist LINH HA (FOR NOW) will accompany the duo on their tour of Vietnam. At every concert, AB SYNDROM and LINH HA will collaborate on a number of songs. In Hanoi and HCMC, the support act will be LINH HA’s duo project TINY GIANT.

Free tickets at:

HCM City: Goethe Institute, 18, Road No 1, Do Thanh, Ward 4, District 3,
Free admission in Danang and Hue City. 

HCMC- Performance by master of Italian body language

Oct 23, 8pm

Soul Live Project Complex in District 3,

Master of Italian body language Luca Vullo and his mother, Angela Gabriele, will for the first time showcase the extraordinary skill of Italian people to communicate without words but using only the body language in "La Voce Del Corpo - The Voice of The Body" show.

Tickets: VND250,000 per person, VND150,000 for students. For further information or ticket booking, visit https://concert.dreamspass.vn/lavocedelcorpo/. 



Hanoi-Exhibition gathers 12 Southeast Asian photographers

Oct 11-Nov 4,

Matca Space for Photography

A contemporary photography exhibition by 12 emerging Southeast Asian photographers.
These works were created over the span of 12 months through a photography masterclass facilitated by two German photographers Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse at the OBSCURA Festival of Photography between 2016 and 2017.

Some of the photographers joining the exhibition are Alvin Lau of Malaysia, Amrita Chandradas of Singapore, Muhammad Fadli of Indonesia, Kanel Khiev of Cambodia, Watsamon Tri-yasakda of Thailand and Linh Pham of Vietnam. 

Hanoi-Exhibition “Manequin World” by Nguyen Khac Chinh

Until Oct 24, 8.30 am – 5 pm
Art talk: Oct 21, 2.15 pm
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

From the organizer:

An exhibition by Nguyen Khac Chinh.

“Chinh Nguyen Khac captures the attention of the world of artists with his outstanding works which depict the disturbance, the confusion of conflicts of individual versus society and contemporary issues. He’s a phenomenon that possesses an instinct for existentialism, always delves into the world of psychoanalysis searching for its true ego. This creates layers of complexity in his paintings, sometimes a bit too much.

Yet, in his journey of an artist, Chinh found his way through by leaping into the realm of pure beauty. This change of direction opens an opportunity for him to achieve his artistic vision. There is no limit, no boundary to what constitutes beauty. It is ever-changing yet never spirals away from its radical principals.

Chinh Nguyen Khac has chosen the right path and created works that are high standard. His brush is tight and precise but never archetypal or exaggerated. Colours change from harmonic and melancholic to vivid in such a natural shift. Graphics skillfully structured yet not photographic. But what makes Chinh different is his ability to put his subjects into a stasis that transcends time and space. Reality becomes virtual, slippery and hazy.