WHAT'S ON

Friday
04/21

  • ‘The Pulse of Spring’

    ‘The Pulse of Spring’

    12:00 AM,16 March - 11:59 PM,30 April

    Emperor Cruises Halong, Quang Ninh

    The 29th exhibition by artist Pham Luc, who is often referred to as the Picasso of Vietnam, is on show at Emperor Cruises Halong. All 75 paintings depict springtime during periods of war and peace and the ambitions of the soldier and painter. This is also Pham Luc’s debut exhibition in Halong Bay, in celebration of his 75th birthday and his almost 70 years as an artist, and is being organised by collector Pham Ha.

  • Vietnamese folk music

    08:00 PM,01 - 09:00 PM,30 April

    Heritage House, 28 Hang Buom St., Hoan Kiem Dist.,, Hanoi

    Those interested in Vietnamese folk music, especially ca tru singing, should make a note to visit the House of Vietnamese Heritage in Hanoi’s Old Quarter during April. Entitled ‘Ca Tru - Preserving for Next Generations’, the shows will be performed by the Thang Long ca tru trio, with the presence of 83-year-old female vocalist Nguyen Thi Chuc, 88-year-old dan day (a long-necked lute-like instrument with three silk strings and ten frets) player, Mr Nguyen Phu De, and well-known vocalist Pham Thi Hue. Tickets are VND270,000 ($12) for adults, with free entry for children under nine years old.

  • Solo Exhibition by Vo Tran Chau

    Solo Exhibition by Vo Tran Chau

    12:00 AM,13 April - 11:59 PM,14 May

    Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, D.3,, HCMC

    ‘Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion’ is the title of the first solo exhibition by artist Vo Tran Chau. Following a six-month residency at Sàn Art Laboratory in mid-2015, Tran Chau has been tracing a few of the descendants of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) to create ‘Water-image’. This work remakes the Long con, the emperor’s ritual garment, by sowing together patches of the descendants’ clothing. Continuing this research, linking the past with the present, Tran Chau develops a body of work consisting of embroidered paintings, fabric sculptures, and a unique form of mosaic tapestry / painting not often seen in Vietnam. This solo exhibition creates an illusory space between forgetting and remembering, between current affairs and autobiographical elements, to create discourse on the psychology of our very era that seems to embody a recurrent uneasiness, looping between the past and future.

    For visiting by appointment, contact info@salonsaigon.com.

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