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17/01/2024

📍 Time: 20:00 - 21:30, Saturday January 13, 2024 📍Venue: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), floors B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi 📍 No participation fee. Audiences attending the event need to buy tickets to visit the exhibition "A Tide of Emotions" as below:: ♦️ 100,000 VND - adult ticket ♦️ 80,000 VND - student ticket (applicable when showing student card) ♦️ 50,000 VND - child ticket (height from 1-1.3 m) (For safety reasons, the exhibition is not intended for children under 1m in height) 📍 Registration link: https://forms.gle/ZaFJYm7WDJgBgSUX9 * The event limits the number of participants, please register and complete your ticket reservation in advance to ensure your rights to attend. __   “It is the closest instrument to the human voice, and the things you can do on the cello... there are endless possibilities.” — Stjepan Hauser   Exploring the incredible versatility of cello, cellist Bryan Charles Wilson will take the audience  into the colourful melody of this instrument through his Western classical music; Bryan's compositions have a unique-diverse style, combined with the familiar melodies of lyrical Vietnamese songs. In addition, an interactive performance by Bryan Charles Wilson and Dan Do artist group will bring an interesting dialogue between the language of cello, a Western classical instrument, ...

12/01/2024

CONCERT - BÓNG TƠ

BONG TO CONCERT 📍 Time: 20:00 - 21:30pm, Saturday 30 December 📍 Location: VCCA Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, B1-R3 Floor, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi 📍 This event has no participation fee and is open to audiences 12 years and older. Audiences attending the event need to buy tickets "A Tide of Emotions" as below: ♦️ 100.000VND - adult ticket ♦️ 80.000VND - student ticket (applicable when showing valid student card) 📍 Registration link: https://forms.gle/zrz1c3nCeSwDNvGw5 *The event has a limited number of participants, please register and complete your ticket reservation in advance to ensure your rights to attend. —------ Life is like a wave crashing in the ocean. It happens fast but makes its mark in the sand. A life journey is like a long thread of silk weaving countless visible and invisible connections in which every moment is complete and unique, together weaving the tapestry of life. We invite you to the "Bong To" concert to smoothly immerse yourself in the vibrations of "A Tide of Emotions", trace the imprints and memorable moments of "a lifetime" through the musical journey from Schubert in a Mug's artists . In which, each song will appear in turn as glimpses of images leading the audience through different levels of ...

05/10/2023

From September 16, 2022, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) introduces the contemporary art exhibition "THE FOLIAGE IV", gathering nearly 40 works from 20 domestic and international artists with the theme "How to talk to Plant", is co-curated by international curator Abhijan Toto and art researcher Do Tuong Linh. The exhibition “THE FOLIAGE IV” opens a series of artists' proposals based on scientific research to suggest new perspectives on the relationship between plant life and the human world. offers different perspectives on history and the present, shifting the focus between humans and plants in artistic experiences, toward a more reciprocal form of a caring relationship. The works are structured into four parts, the first dealing directly with the history and culture of forestry development, the second working through the emotional relationships between humans and plants, the third offers suggestions for untapped potential links between plants and human life, meanwhile, the fourth model offers a futuristic dystopian world where humans and nature blend together new forms of existence. While scholar Pujita Guha presents a series of retro images of the coffee forests of northern Thailand or Cian Dayrit tells the story of ethnic minorities in the Philippines, Duy Hoang connects with the sea ...

23/09/2023

"A TIDE OF EMOTIONS" EXHIBITION BY ARTIST CHIHARU SHIOTA

♦️ Time: 10:00 - 21:30 | From October 4th, 2023 to March 30th, 2024 ♦️ Location: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) B1–R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi   ♦️ Exhibition ticket price: 100,000VND - For adult 80,000 VND - For student (applicable when presenting student card) 50,000VND - For kids (height from 1-1.3 m) (Children under 1m in height are not admitted to the exhibition for safety reasons.)   ♦️HOW TO BUY TICKETS: PLEASE BOOK TICKETS ONLINE AT THE LINK HTTPS://BIT.LY/DATVETRIENLAM  OR BUY TICKETS DIRECTLY AT THE RECEPTION DESK TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION.   From October 4th, 2023, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) will open the exhibition " A Tide of Emotions," introducing the installation of Japanese female artists to the Vietnamese public. Chiharu Shiota is one of the world's leading names in conceptual art.   Chiharu Shiota is among the most active and successful contemporary artists in the world today, whose works have been displayed in many prestigious museums and exhibitions in the region. She was chosen as the artist representing Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), one of the oldest and most reputable international art events in the world, held every two years in Venice, Italy. Chiharu Shiota is well known for her spectacular and ...

15/09/2023

Guest: Curator Do Tuong Linh Time: 15:00 - 17:00, Friday 1st September, 2023  Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) B1–R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi. VCCA is honored to host the talk: "Art in Collective” with the curator Do Tuong Linh.   In 2022, for the first time in world art history, an art collective from Indonesia ruangrupa takes the role of curating the Documenta (a prestigious contemporary art exhibition held once every five years in Kassel, Germany). In that same year, ruangrupa ranked number one in the Power 100 list of the most influential artists, innovators, gallery owners, and collectors worldwide. The tendency of art collective and art collaborations, particularly from regions outside Europe and North America, is rising. It was Documenta 15 where art collectives around the world have come together and made history. At the same time, in the heart of art centers, groups of Asian, African, and Latin American artists are emerging and making a strong impact, increasing the diversity and richness of the global art scene.   This presentation shared and introduced the historical context, art activities, and different art collective practice models drawn from six-month research in New York (with the support of the Asian Cultural ...

29/08/2023

Piano recital JOURNEY OF ENDLESS CREATIVITY | BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS CYCLE No. 1 "WALDSTEIN"

No. 1 "WALDSTEIN" Pianist: Nguyen Duc Anh Guest speaker: Mai Hanh Time: 19:30 - 21:30, Saturday, July 29th, 2023 Venue: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) B1–R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi The "Waldstein" concert is part of Nguyen Duc Anh's ambitious project, "32 Sonatas of Beethoven – A Journey of Endless Creation," where he will perform all 32 sonatas of the legendary German composer Ludwig van Beethoven for the first time in Vietnam. Throughout the nine series shows, Nguyen Duc Anh will carefully select works that meet specific criteria to ensure a well-balanced project. The Waldstein Sonata, also known as "L'Aurore," which means dawn, is a renowned musical piece that exudes positive energy and invigorates listeners. Beethoven meticulously chose its name to emphasize the profound impact that classical music can have on the human psyche. The "Waldstein" Piano Recital will showcase four of Beethoven's most notable sonatas: No.1 (Op. 2/1), No. 13 (Op. 27/1), No. 21 (Op. 53), and No. 24 (Op. 78). These sonatas were hand-picked for their distinct qualities and are sure to deliver a vibrant and electrifying musical experience to all those in attendance. ...

29/08/2023

VCCA is pleased to introduce the talk "The Similarities and Differences between Modern and Contemporary Painting" with the artist-curator Trần Lương.  Explore the factors that led to the shift from modern to contemporary painting. This analysis covers language transformation causes and the importance of art, including themes like blurred boundaries between real and virtual life, migration, diverse populations with varying religious and aesthetic perspectives, technology and social quality levels, life rhythm, and extreme ecological environment changes. This event provides a dynamic platform for art practitioners, encompassing artists, curators, researchers, critics, organizers, and interested audience members, to engage in a thorough and meaningful dialogue about the development of painting in modern and contemporary contexts. Through open feedback and sincere exchange, the conversation delves comprehensively and confidently into the direction of composition and reflects on innovative and transformative paths for painting that are influenced by the contemporary world. *The event poster uses images of the piece "Water Drops" (1973) by Kim Tschang-Yeul. ...

21/07/2023

"Ethereal Scapes" Exhibition

Ha Manh Thang is a notable figure in Vietnamese abstract painting, known for his distinct language and style of composition.Ha Manh Thang is a notable figure in Vietnamese abstract painting, known for his distinct language and style of composition.   Ha Manh Thang's "Ethereal Scapes" is a series of 37 landscape-inspired pieces created over the last five years. Thang explores the ever-changing nature of the landscapes and the connection between external reality and internal perception. The works lean towards abstraction and convey the absorption and transformation of the landscape's spirit within the soul.   Ha Manh Thang's "Ethereal Scapes" marks a significant shift in his exploration of abstraction, particularly in the treatment of the painting's surface. He incorporates various materials, including oil paints, acrylics, gold leaf, coal powder, and copper plates, each contributing to the abstract representation of the landscape.   The exhibition "Ethereal Scapes" Opening ceremony at 4PM, July 15th 2023 Exhibition duration: July 15th to July 31th, 2023 Opening hours: 10AM to 9AM everyday  Free entrance ...

11/07/2023

The VCCA gladly introduces the exhibition titled ‘sculptures from Hanoi - Saigon’, taking place from 18/9 to 18/10/2020. This is the 6th exhibition - marking a 10 year long journey of positive and robust activities from the sculptors of Hanoi - Saigon.    This year’s exhibition is the largest gathering of artists - artworks in the 10 years, with the presence of 32 sculptors along with 63 artworks, most of which have been created within 2020. Notably, the exhibition has works from the class of artists born between 1980 and 1990, promising to bring new points of view for art lovers.   The highlights of this year’s exhibition doesn’t end at the amount of artworks but also in the diversity in trends of creation and the materials used such as metal, wood, rocks, porcelain, composites, glass fibers, etc. Artworks hold the reflections and contemplations by artists on the different sides of life: from universal issues like freedom, time, movement and nature to more specific stories people face, such as childhood memories, loneliness and desires, from that, reflecting on the various and multi-sided events of contemporary Vietnamese sculpture.    The exhibition takes place at the VCCA - in a large space with professional lighting systems which ‘will ...

11/07/2023

The ‘ASK’ exhibition

The exhibition has been curated by painter Le Thiet Cuong, with the presence of 9 artists living and working in the Hanoi - Saigon area, including: Trần Văn An, Quách Bắc, Ngô Đình Bảo Châu, Nguyễn Trần Cường, Đỗ Hiệp, Trịnh Cẩm Nhi, Thái Nhật Minh, Vũ Bình Minh, Lương Văn Việt.   ‘ASK’ gives way to many artistic questions: what is painting? What is sculpting? What is arrangement art? What is art in general? Questions from everywhere, never before have artists brought the answer to ‘destiny’ by ‘personalizing the present’. Each occurrence had been ‘asked’ and ‘answered’ in their own way. Some artist take inspiration from the mundane things in life, like in the ‘Ashes’ series of sculptures by Tran Van Anh or the series of arrangement pieces ‘quotes’, taken from direct experiences of Ngo Dinh Bao Chau after the horrifying period of floods which happened in the central region of Vietnam. Or the minimalist shapes that show the desires of humans by Luong Van Viet.    Some artists found the wide and open nature like in the large sculptures of Vu Binh Minh, or felt themselves in the mesmerizing flow of time and space like in the paintings of Nguyen Tran Cuong, ...

11/07/2023

Happening at the VCCA from 6/11 to 25/11/2020, the 3rd ASEAN Graphic Painting Exhibition - Vietnam 2020 is an artistic activity aimed to improve understanding, unity in the ASEAN group, an occasion for Vietnamese artists as well as artists from ASEAN nations to interact, exchange information and introduce new achievements in the creations of the region, meanwhile providing an opportunity for the Vietnamese public and international friends to experience the artworks by artists in the ASEAN region.   The exhibition introduces 117 artworks from 84 artists from 10 countries, which are members of the ASEAN group, diverse in the topic/subject (life, people, nature, nations, issues about contemporary life, etc.), as well as in the medium of art, skills expressed (utilizing many methods of art, such as: metal engraving, wood engraving, screen printing, etc.). The creations show effort and experience from the artists, creating new interest for each artwork, visually stimulating for the viewers, due to the printing methods used. ...

11/07/2023

"in-Betweeness" exhibition

The VCCA along with the South Hoi An Vinwonders proudly presents the “in-Betweeness” exhibition, happening from 05/11/2022, introducing over 60 artworks from 42 artists curated by researcher Do Tuong Linh.    Like the art critic Homi Bhaba wrote, “In-Betweeness” is a crucial state in our day and age. ‘Mediary spaces’ are the terrains that build upon the strategies of personalities - of individuals or groups - pioneering the ability to recognize new personal identities, the hiding places of creativity, of collaboration and discussion, all in the act of identifying ideas about society. It is the appearance of overlapping points - intermingling and the movement between different categories - that is the personal and collective experience of character, community, and the importance of core cultural values.    Taking inspiration from the mediatory space of Hoi An, a city rich with history and culture along with it being one of the hubs for trading in Vietnamese history, “In Betweeness” brings over 60 sculptures and arrangements by 42 artists from different generations and perspectives, being introduced in Hoi An for the first time.   “In Betweeness” is the meeting of similarities and differences with the hopes of creating the sense of interweaving and overlapping ideas, allowing for a new ...

11/07/2023

From 02/04/2022, the VCCA along with Asia Art Link (AAL) and the Vietnamese Art Society introduces a Workshop program and the fifth Hanoi Art Connecting exhibition. The program includes a series of creative activities and displays over 140 artworks from many categories: painting, sculptures, arrangements, graphics by artists from Vietnam and 24 other countries.    President of the Vietnamese Art Society, Lương Xuân Đoàn speaks at the workshops opening ceremony   The Workshop and the international art exhibition - Hanoi Art Connecting 5 marks its return after two years of the pandemic. This time, the program focuses on the discovery and promotion of creative young artists; meanwhile connecting younger generations and previously established artists, as well as exploring the changes of the future and the beauty of the past.    Curator Trinh Tuan sharing his experience at the workshops opening ceremony   With the involvement of the VCCA, The Vietnamese Art Society along with 100 artists from vietnam as well as artists from Australia, India, Canada, Korea, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, America, Japan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Spain, Thailand, China, etc. the program hops to create a positive environment to exchange culture and knowledge between artists and the art loving audience, as well as between the artists themselves.    A Fashion ...

11/07/2023

THE THREAD OF CONNECTION

From 19/08/2022, Vincoms Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) introduced the exhibition ‘THE THREAD OF CONNECTION”, displaying nearly 80 artworks from 24 young artists, alumni of the Vietnamese Art University under the mentorship of artist-curator Nguyen The Son.   Silk is one of the materials brought into teaching and creation in the artistic development process in Vietnam for  almost a century, ever since the Dong Duong college of Art, subsection of Dong Duong University (predecessor to the Vietnamese Art University of today), was established. Many generations of teachers and students have tried to find ways to utilize silk, note-worthy artists such as  Nguyễn Phan Chánh, Alix Aymé, Nam Sơn, Lê Văn Đệ, Mai Trung Thứ, Lê Phổ, Lê Thị Lựu,... have together sought out a voice for this traditional material, enriching the flow of Vietnamese art. Along with lacquer, sil on its own have become an artistic material closely linked with the traditional spirit of the Vietnamese people, of the Eastern feelings along with the modern Western aesthetics, creating a material that meets in the middle of traditional and modern.    With ‘The Thread of Connection’, artists again together widen the growth of silks expressions, parallelly showing a personal perspective in their artworks. Artworks aren’t ...

11/07/2023

Seeing the invisible - exhibition of artworks by Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.    On the occasion of established artist Piet Mondrian’s 150th birthday as well as the 110th debut anniversary of Der Blaue Reiter, the VCCA organizes a display, introducing many famous artworks in the format from three classical artists following the abstract movement:  Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, with the topic ‘Seeing the invisible’    Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944), a Dutch artist known for abstract art, has experimented with many styles such as impressionism, pointillism and cubism until forming many abstract artworks containing minimalist shapes. Having co-founded the De Stijl (meaning ‘style’ in Dutch), Mondrian has expanded the rules of abstractionism and simplification through painting and sculptures as well as architecture, graphics and industrial design. From the Netherlands to America, and across the world, Piet Mondrian is known for his signature straight lines and the minimalist colors red, yellow and black. In this exhibition, the viewer will be able to admire the change from pointillism in ‘Lighthouse in Westkapelle’ (1909-1910) to the experiments with composition in the 1910s and finally the most prolific artwork with ‘composition 2 with blue red and yellow’ or the ‘New York City’ ...

11/07/2023

the accommodation - art creation camp PHÚ QUỐC UNITED CENTER ART RESIDENCY

The VCCA in collaboration with VINPEARL have organized the accommodation - art creation camp  PHÚ QUỐC UNITED CENTER ART RESIDENCY from 06-21/11/2021, with the help of 25 artists in categories such as paintings, arrangement, sculptural,   Aiming to bring a positive message and inspire during the ‘new normal’, as well as pushing for the recovery of the world and specifically Vietnam and Phu Quoc, the exhibition introduces nearly 40 artworks linked with the topic of nature, the ocean and the people of Phu Quoc at the Công trình Huyền thoại tre art space in Grand World Phu Quoc. “In a world currently being heavily affected by the pandemic, a creation camp such as Phu Quoc United Art Residency is a breakthrough activity that will show professionality. Here is a model, a way to organize artistic events for the foreseeable future” curator Trinh Tuan shares. ...

11/07/2023

From 12/05/2021, the exhibition ‘FORMAT’ by Hanoi French institution - L’Espace along with Vincoms Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) will introduce 8 photography projects by 8 visual artists, bringing a new point of view on how photography is done and opens new conversations for the photography community along with the audience.    At a time where people are separated more and more, both mentally and physically due to the effects of the pandemic and technological innovations, artists have chosen a response with their own flow and direction, turning the process of photography into a solution to find a connection between people.  Artists use a few experiments in photography to emphasize the correlation between them, nature and the environment around them; others use the definitions of photography to find the links between family and tradition, meanwhile through observation and self reflection, wittingly highlights social paradoxes. ‘To follow the rules and use materials that we call modern photography is to admit and respect the variation of the human experience. And the complexity, while expressing emotions that artists show in their works, also lets us see that this is the proof for all these valuable experiences’ Shares curator Mai Nguyen Anh.   The exhibition features works by ...

11/07/2023

Unexpected paths: Views from Europe’

Photography exhibition ‘Unexpected paths: Views from Europe’ organized by Hanoi French institute, L’Espace along with Vincoms Center for Contemporary Art from 12/05/2021. The exhibition brings artworks by 8 photographers from 8 different European countries, each project has been curated by the national culture administration, aimed to bring new points of view and hopes to narrow the space between culture and concerns.    Through the eye of foreign photographers, Vietnam appears on a different spectrum from what we normally see. If the project by Nguyen Thi My Lien (Swedish) describes the journey of studying and respecting core cultural values that affect personal life, then Alexandre Garel (French) admires the uniqueness of modern Southern Vietnamese architecture, while AVictorie Sivik (Polish) brings the viewer to the world of Hanoi’s underground music scene. Meanwhile, Nic Shonfeld (English) worked with local fashion designers to breathe new life into the weavers of the minorities of the mountainous regions of Vietnam.   Moreover, the project by Malte Sanger (German) researches the innovations in technology that are slowly moving into people’s living environment, while Loes Heerink (Dutch) asks a question about the collaboration between us and nature. Directly after, we have a story about the bravery shown by fishermen of the Mammellone ...

11/07/2023

Dan do (meaning ‘that instrument’ in Vietnamese) was established in 2012, initially composed of Nguyen Duc Minh, Dinh Anh Tuan, Tran Kim Ngoc and Nguyen Quang Su. Within three years, a workshop in Gia Lam (Hanoi) became where they would do research and make improvements on instruments and performance style - typically using bamboo, a material commonly seen in South East Asian music as well as daily life.    It can be said that ‘Dan Do’ was used as the group’s name for it’s sharp and clear sound that provokes fishery; the chum drum: a porcelain vase normally used to hold water, like a set of percussive instruments used to make echoing deep noises; pig drum: made from bamboo roots, with a short ‘naughty’ sound signature, etc. Dan Do also pushes to experiment on movement and form, combining homemade instruments with local and traditional ones to create a diverse stage of music.    In this period, Nguyen Duc Phuong has become the fifth member. He records the group’s activities through art and sketches, therefore finding the turning point of individual art in the process of mixing dirt to use as powdered colors, searching for and attempting skills with lines, colors and surfaces, throughout the ...

11/07/2023

The Living Ocean exhibition

    With the topic of keeping the oceans beautiful, reducing plastic waste, ‘Living Ocean’ will bring a diverse display of large proportions, gathering more than 50 artworks by many established artists as well as young talent.    In the many displays, holds artworks by 3 established photographers, Ngọc Thái, Dương Minh Long, Lê Hồng Linh, artworks by 4 painters Bùi Thanh Thuỷ, Quốc Thắng – Bình Nhi and Phạm Trần Quân, especially 2 arrangement pieces by artists Đỗ Hiệp and Nguyễn Minh Hiếu.   This time, the  Davines Art Series has the presence of 11 groups of young artists with 11 short films - reflecting on lively, true stories and different points of views on how the oceans can be protected.   All artworks  have been curated and arranged carefully under the supervision of the exhibition’s curator, artist Lê Thiết Cương in the modern, open and contemporary space of the VCCA, like a symphony of photography, paintings, arrangement art and short films.   The exhibition holds a message of beauty and the importance of the ocean, meanwhile calling for respect and protection for the oceans, as much as people value their own homes. From small, every day acts of protection, each person should be more aware and self conscious ...

11/07/2023

On 20/12/2019, the exhibition titled ‘foliage 3’ by vincoms center for contemporary art will return to the audience with a new face. The exhibition is a continuation of the ‘foliage’ series of exhibitions organized by the VCCA, displaying large quantities of high quality contemporary artworks with the aim of supporting, connecting and spreading art to the public audience. This is the third time 9 young and talented artists both Vietnamese and international. The 6 Vietnamese artists are Quỳnh Lâm, Phan Anh, Nguyễn Văn Đủ, Nguyễn Đình Phương, Nguyễn Văn Duy, Lương Trịnh; while the international artists are Tristan Jalleh (Australian) and the pair of artists Caleb Stein and Andrea Orejarena (English and Colombian respectively). The exhibition is co-curated by Dr. Mizuki Endo - VCCAs Manager of art, as well as independent curator Do Tuong Linh.   Continuing to give many creative activities, ‘Foliage 3’ introduces to the masses more than 50 artworks in many different artistic languages: paintings, photography, sculptures, videos, arrangement and conceptual; this is an experiment on different materials and formats by the aspiring artists.    Artworks by Quynh Lam use flowers and colors as a metaphor to ask questions about history, time and space. Nguyen Dinh Phuong for the first time, ...

11/07/2023

Exhibition: ‘images and distances - artworks by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele during an eventful time’

Vincoms Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) gladly introduces ‘images and distances’ the first time bringing to the Vietnamese audience artworks by two world famous artists, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, using digital versions.    The exhibition displays 16 high quality artworks by two Austrian artists, including the most famous artworks, such as ‘the kiss’, ‘portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I’, ‘life and death’, ‘tree of life’ by Klimt; ‘Self portrait with lowered head’, ‘Mother and son II’, ‘Four trees’, ‘Cardinal and nun’ by Schiele    Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were alive during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th in Vienna - a place and time of new cultural changes, along with many other famous people in Austria such as Adolf Loos, Otto Wagner, composer Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg and Sigmund Freud, father of modern psychology. In a place commonly regarded as the birthplace of many modern eras, Klimt and Schiele had broken away from the framework of art academia, in order to create many new and interesting forms of expression.    Gustav Klimt was the root of the symbolist movement, the person who founded the Vienna secession group being an escapist and pioneer in art. His artworks combine shapes ...

11/07/2023

HE VCCA INTRODUCES THE APPLIED ARTS EXHIBITION   The applied arts exhibition is taking place from 19/12 to 10/2 at the front lobby area of the VCCA, introducing to the masses diverse and aesthetically rich artworks, therefore bridging the gap between Vietnamese art and our living spaces.   The exhibition displays over 70 printed artworks (copyrighted), produced on a diverse set of materials such as canvas and acrylic with many different picture frames made from different materials, designed to be simple while still being delicate and professional.    Aimed to supply customers with high quality and well priced prints - fit to the liking as well as the wallets of Vietnamese consumers, the VCCA has chosen artwork with diverse topics (Natural scenery, streets, contemporary pieces, etc.) providing to the decorative needs for spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and offices.    At the exhibition the prints are combined carefully and harmonically on simulated interior spaces with different styles (traditional, retro, minimalist, modern, etc.). At the diverse, aesthetically pleasing displays, the viewer can have a real experience to decide on the correct decorations for their homes. ...

07/07/2023

The Foliage II

  The curator for ‘the foliage 2’ is the VCCA’s artistic director Mizuki Endo. The exhibition features artworks in many different styles, from realism, expressionism, surrealism to arrangements, etc. from ten young artists chosen by Mizuki Endo and artist Pham An Hai - the mentor for the young group of artists, picked by Viet Art Now.   The exhibition includes 34 artworks from artists: Nguyễn Nghĩa Cương, Hà Phước Duy, Tạ Minh Đức, Phạm Hà Hải, Triệu Minh Hải, Lê Phi Long, Nguyễn Đức Phương, Vũ Đức Trung, Lương Trung, Vũ Ngọc Vĩnh.   Continuing the spirit of ‘the foliage’, ‘the foliage 2’ opens space for new and diverse forms of expression: with consultation, thought and combination among artists as well as between artists and the viewers. The interaction between the artworks and the signature architecture of the display space create a display and arrangements that can only be seen at the VCCA.    The exhibition is open from 9/6/2018 until 15/7/2018 at the VCCA, B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City (72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội). Throughout the exhibition, the VCCA will arrange three talks with the artists on 16/6, 30/6, 14/7 along with minishows and workshops. Detailed programming will be updated on ...

06/07/2023

The ‘Diary of a cricket - Touch the worlds’ exhibition organized by the VCCA and the Kim Dong publishing company will bring the character from the masterpiece by author To Hoai to the real world through many mediums of art such as 3D pop-ups, symbolized characters and original art.   Furthermore, to honor To Hoai and the ‘Diary of a Cricket’ book, the production team also researched and built collections of drafts, prints and illustrations from the making of the book. With artifacts that have connections with the author, the exhibition will look back on a series of emotions, dreams and memories held by many generations of readers.    The exhibition will display illustrations of the cricket from many artists, including.  Ta Huy Long - head designer for the Kim Dong publishing company - a popular artist in the world of art in the North of Vietnam. Long is one of many who were honored in 2017 for his contributions towards the nation’s art scene.  Ngo Manh Lan -  art designer of the Russian version of the ‘Diary of a Cricket’ series of books. Artist and Director Truong Qua - notable artist from the south, also one of the designers of the original renditions of the ‘Diary ...

06/07/2023

The ‘Shadows and Shapes’ exhibition

The ‘Shadows and Shapes’ exhibition - artist Le Thiet Cuong   From 27/4 to 20/5/2018, the VCCA presents the ‘Shadows and Shapes’ exhibition - introducing 22 oil paintings on canvas - the newest set of artworks by artist Le Thiet Cuong, made in 2016 and 2017.   Taking inspiration from the simple, familiar subjects such as streets, houses, trees, rivers and furniture, he transformed and changed their appearance. According to Le Thiet Cuong ‘the subject is a material. But who knows if that familiarity could be more unique through the use of shadows and shapes, suggesting something other than just shadows and shapes’    Le Thiet Cuong has been a minimalist artist for 30 years (1988 - 2018), practicing and experimenting with many different pathways (lightness, coloring, shapes and form, etc.) in this exhibition, the viewer will be able to have a very different minimalist approach. Commenting on the effects of Buddhism and its scriptures on  Le Thiet Cuong, critic Phan Cam Thuong states “perhaps the artist wants to build a new form of ‘artistic meditation’ where art can hold symbolistic and suggestive value.”   22 new artworks express that spirit: little shapes, little color, large empty spaces, peaceful, speechless. The story and emotion felt through the peace ...

06/07/2023

The VCCA proudly presents the origami exhibition “WINGS”    The ‘WINGS’ exhibition is going to introduce to the Vietnamese audience the beauty and spirit of the Japanese art of folding paper called Origami. Through 52 artworks by three artists from AXA studio: Le Duc Tho, Nguyen Linh Son and Nguyen Tuan Tai - ‘WINGS’ won’t only be rich with Japanese culture and colors but will also promote imagination while letting creativity fly.    The artworks introduced at the exhibition recreate the mythical and unique world of fantastical animals such as unicorns, dragons, griffins, etc. Proving the endless creative energy that Origami can bring. A highlight is that the Origami figures all have wings - symbolizing creativity and imagination.    In that, the most notable figure is one of a giant mythical horse, being 3m tall, meticulously created by the artists in 10 days right at the exhibition. There will be time lapse videos shown of the creation of the giant artwork on 5/8/2018.    Detailed programming will be updated on the official fan page and website at: https://www.facebook.com/VCCAVIETNAM   The exhibition is open from 20/7/2018 until 15/8/2018 at the VCCA B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City (72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội). ...

06/07/2023

‘RETROSPECTIVE’ by artist Le Kinh Tai

‘RETROSPECTIVE’ focuses on the matured artistic style of artist Le Kinh Tai that’s deeply personalized in his artworks. Having a spiritual nature, ‘airing out his ego on the canvas’ instead of just ‘conquering the visual beauty’, the artworks introduced in ‘RETROSPECTIVE’ are all special with deep meanings to them.    The similarities between each piece are the satirical nuances, mocking of, and exploration of the issues that revolve around people’s ego, despite seeming to be hidden in the cultural and societal forms of communication, the conversation is simulated between ‘Humans' and ‘People’.  With ‘RETROSPECTIVE’, Le Kinh Tai doesn’t simply ‘look back’ at the path walked but also reflects upon himself, looking at the stages of change deeply rooted in the 20 years of creation.    Admiring artwork by Le Kinh Tai, the viewer can feel the positive energy between a space filled with the colors of life, of 21st century citizens, breathing with the modernity of a consumer society - where different values collide, conflict and mesh together.    Le Kinh Tai is one of the special phenomenons in Vietnam’s contemporary art scene with a controversial style, receiving polarizing criticism from many different angles. The artist who graduated from Vietnam’s University of Art in 1997 has ...

08/05/2023

Photo Hanoi'23 - Biennale is a series of photography activities organized to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France. With more than 100 Vietnamese and international photographers, curators, speakers, and experts in the field of photography, Photo Hanoi'23 - Biennale will indeed become the destination for art lovers domestically and internationally. These exhibitions will be held simultaneously at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA):  EXHIBITION "ROBERT DOISNEAU" Robert Doisneau (1912) was one of the world's most famous photographers of modern photography. The exhibition "Robert Doisneau" exhibits 27 pictures of his works that will portray all the crucial moments in the life of the artist, reflecting the past times and practices of the field of photography that have been and are changing every day. Photographer: Robert Doisneau EXHIBITION "PLACE OF BELONGING" To photographer Hai Thanh (1972), the need to take pictures is always present. For nearly 30 years in the profession, archiving and documenting images has become a part of his daily life. The 46 photos displayed in Hai Thanh's exhibition allow viewers to reflect on the "place" we love and a beautiful tribute to the family relationship, with all the joy, happiness, and difficulties. Photographer: Hải Thanh Curator : Mai Nguyên Anh EXHIBITION "REVIVED" The exhibition shows ...

08/05/2023

Talk : “Artists encountering the market – a constantly shifting scene”

Guests: Curator – art researcher Ace Lê; artist Xuân Lam Moderator: Trương Uyên Ly   Time: 15:00 - 17:00 , Saturday 29th April, 2023 Location: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) B1–R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi. VCCA is honored to host the talk: "Artists encountering the market – a constantly shifting scene” with the participation of curator and art researcher Ace Lê, artist Xuân Lam, moderated by Trương Uyên Ly. The talk opens up a space for open and honest dialogue, bringing together art practitioner from different areas: artists, curators, and researchers to share information, insights, and practical experiences on career path development in relation to the domestic and international art market. The discussion will bring up diverse perspectives and ways of accessing and participating in the market, identifying challenges and opportunities to adapt to the constant changes and movements of the supply-and-demand system, as well as proposing directions for building and developing the art market in Vietnam. Ace Lê is a curator and researcher specialising in Vietnamese art. He is Sotheby’s first Country Head for Vietnam. In 2022, he guest-curated Sotheby’s pioneering exhibition held in Ho Chi Minh City titled “Timeless Souls: Beyond the Voyage – Hồn Xưa Bến Lạ”. Ace ...

25/03/2023

From April 1, 2023, 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. With an open theme and unlimited material, the artists exploit many dimensions of space and time, from everyday images in Nhu Dinh Cuong's work "Source" and "A beat of memory" by Nhu Dinh Cuong. Vu Tuan Viet, "River Swimmers" by Nguyen Quoc Dat, "Daily Life" by Vang Hai Hung, to the constant transitions, the generations that become visible ...

09/01/2023

"THIS IS NOT A DREAM" - Digital exhibition of two great Surrealists Rene Magritte and Frida Kahlo.

From January 12, 2023, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) will open the digital exhibition "THIS IS NOT A DREAM" - the first time in Vietnam to introduce nearly 100 classic works in digital versions of two great Surrealists Rene Magritte and Frida Kahlo. Rene Magritte (Belgium, 1898-1967) and Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954) can be seen as the two extremes of Surrealism and the negative. If Frida - who always paints his own reality, Rene paints everyone's reality - with a twist somewhere. Magritte's works, from murals, magazine covers, to classics, are all aimed at an audience. To interact with the audience, Magritte is interested in creating puzzles, unknowns, and visual tricks. He wanted to paint the impossible as a form of realistic expression, thus free from coincidences and coincidences, which was the opposite of contemporary Surrealist painters. Conversely, Frida Kahlo's work was introspective. She made her work for herself, true to her own vision, first and foremost about exploring her own identity. Like the painting "Two Fridas" painted in 1939, Kahlo uses painting to explore ‘the reality of her own body and her consciousness of that reality; in many cases the reality dissolves into a duality, exterior reality versus interior perception ...

01/07/2022

From June 30, 2022, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) introduces artist Le Giang's solo exhibition - "FUTURE PERFECT", displaying more than 20 works including gem paintings, sculptures and video installations, as the result of Le Giang's research and composition over the past year.Lê Giang has delved into the wealth of local mythology and folklore that record tales of stone worshipping; scanning through the abundance of information found in scientific reports and geological surveys; collecting news coverage surrounding issues of stone extraction and the booming trend of trading Feng Shui products online. Drawn to the processes of how something is granted the status of ‘sacredness’, and how spiritual symbols can be transformed and moulded into sellable goods, she explores the mechanisms (both industrial and small-scale, in-person and online) that are employed to control, extract and inject commercial values into Nature. This exhibition will open daily from 10am to 9pm from June 30, 2022 to September 5, 2022 at VCCA, B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Ha Noi.*'Future Perfect – A solo exhibition by Lê Giang' is hosted by Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), as part of 'Re-Aligning the Cosmos' initiated and organized by The Factory Contemporary ...

20/01/2022

FUTURE OF TIME - Workshop & Art Showcase

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) and VinUniversity (VinUni) collaborate to organize the art exhibition programme Future of Time as part of the VinFuture Science Week, from 21 January 2022 to 15 February 2022.    Public art and artworks have long been an indispensable part of renowned universities around the world, through which their visions and philosophies are conveyed. That is the reason why, to bring positive and inspiring messages to the educational community, the pupils and students when they come back to school, the Future of Time Workshop and Art Showcase, initiated by VinUniversity and the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), has started a series of art activities from 08 January to 15 January 2022, and the artworks produced during the period will be put on display from 21 February 2022.  The highlight of this programme is the site-specific art, which is created and exhibited entirely on the campus of VinUniversity. This art form is such an interesting challenge for the artists since they have to find inspirations from their surroundings, and create a connection between the artwork and the place that makes up its existence. Throughout the workshop, the artists have received earnest support from VinUni students – the art-loving ...

03/12/2021

From December 8, 2021, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) opens the contemporary ceramic exhibition "Loong Koong" introducing nearly 50 artworks by two artists Trinh Vu Hieu and Bui Quoc Khanh, with the theme from traditional images to reflections of today's society. Artworks information. Well-known as an artist who restores traditional cultural values, Trinh Vu Hieu is passionate and eager to convey Vietnamese historical stories through different mediums. The artist has imbued between folk materials from the Hang Trong paintings and the technique of handmade ceramics of the Northern people to create this series of works. Going beyond a mere art form serving beliefs, these artworks with sophisticated craftsmanship still have the appearance of gods in the spiritual life since archaic times but become closer as if there were no barriers. Each of these devotional paintings on sustainable ceramics creates a different visual effect, as an old story told in a different way, interesting and full of charm.   Meanwhile, inspired by the material of folk games to-he, artist Bui Quoc Khanh has created contemporary characters from the pottery that is considered shape-limited and fragile in structure, in order to breathe life into these creations with utmost meticulously smallest details. Each character has its ...

06/10/2021

"TRANSFORMING" Stone Sculpture Exhibition

"TRANSFORMING" Stone Sculpture ExhibitionFree entranceTime: 10:00 - 21:00, 10/10/2021 - 02/01/2022Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)B1–R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nộiwww.vccavietnam.com | www.fb.com/VCCAVIETNAM ...

14/07/2021

Based on the Vietnamese title of the famous book “What are you doing with your life?” by Jiddu Krishnamurti, the exhibition “What are we TRICKING?” reflects the voice of each artist about life, social issues, personal stories that young people are gaining concern and interests in. There are very candid, honest works with the colors of life such as: "The plants in the pot" by Trieu Phuong, "In the Hang Trong flower garden" by Hoai Giang and Nguyen Trang, but there are also works that show their deep concern and anxiety can be seen in Vu Tuan Vi's trilogy "Illusion", "Primary" and "Death" by Vu Tuan Viet, meanwhile, there are profound conceptual dimensions from such artworks “The mind of ten thousand sentient beings" by Lai Minh Huyen, "The space between us" by Le Yen Nhi, "In the human world" by Hoang Tien Quyet, or the work "Source" by The Art Gang.   The exhibition “What are we TRICKING?” organized by Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in collaboration with Young Artists Club - Vietnam Fine Arts Association with 125 works of 103 young artists from all over the country, is a fresh and creative response from genres to forms of expression, from ...

22/04/2021

"Colorful Silence" - Exhibition of Claude Monet and Pierre Bonnard

"COLORFUL SILENCE" - A digital exhibition by Claude Monet and Pierre Bonnard. From March 19, 2021, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) will open the digital exhibition "Colorful Silence" - to introduce 50 digital version works of two great artists - Frenchman Claude Monet and Pierre Bonnard - the first time in Vietnam. Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) was the founding painter of the French Impressionist School, who was consistent with the philosophy: emphasizing one's style of expressing perception before nature, especially with outdoor paintings. The term "Impression" is derived from the name of Monet's "Impression, Rising Sun" painting when it was displayed in the Impressionists' first independent exhibition at "Salon de Paris" in 1874. With the desire to capture images in the French countryside, Monet has applied the method of painting a scene many times at different times to record the changes in light and the changes of the seasons during the year. Pierre Bonnard (1967 - 1947) is considered as an important figure who "bridged" the School of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. In 1912, Bonnard moved to Vernonnet, not far from Giverny - Monet's home, the two quickly bonded, corresponded and regularly met. Contrary to Monet, Bonnard is known for its bold ...

19/04/2021

The “Fine Artworks of Representative Asian Artists 2019” exhibition will remain open until November 25, 2019 in Hanoi. It features 81 fine art works by 27 Asian artists in 13 countries and territories: Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. A host of contemporary issues such as environmental degradation, the clash between traditional and modern cultures, and the era of social networks are reflected in art works including installations, sculptures and paintings. They exhibition "will serve to strengthen mutual understanding among Asian artists", Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ta Quang Dong, said at the opening ceremony on Tuesday. Exhibition organizers said that the artists featured were well-known in their home countries and abroad. "This is the first time we have invited so many international artists to Hanoi to exchange their ideas," said Vi Kien Thanh, head of the Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. "Artworks created by Vietnamese artists are based on the foundation of the country’s long-standing culture and indigenous values, despite being affected by the styles and practical methods from France, Russia, and European countries," said art advisor Jorn Middelborg. The exhibition is open at The Vincom ...

17/10/2019

LIGHTS ON, THEN OFF. LINES. THEATRE. AUDIENCE.

Lights on, then off. Lines. Theatre. Audience.  «Like a sentence, a word made up of simple syllables, are we made of immutable matter under the various tumult of humankind? Our love is like the love of everyone, isn't it? Are our tears the origin of all crying? Yet, each of us loves and cries for ourselves, not anyone else.»(*)   At a corner of VCCA where lights turn on, then off, you will sit in the center of the space and become a part of the contemporary theatre performance. When a light turns on in a certain corner, the performers and you will connect with each other through different pieces: the voice, the stage, and the characters.   We are pleased to present "Drama Theatre: Translation and Performance", a special event organized by ATH - Drama and Arts Space, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) and Hanoi Grapevine, taking place at 14:30 on Saturday, October 5, 2019.   Register at: ----- Drama Theatre: Translation and Performance" is a project initiated by ATH - Drama and Arts Space with the participation of theatre director Ha Nguyen Long. The project lasts 10 months, consisting of three phases: Translation of works, Workshop and seminars, Production of a play and performance. The project ...

17/10/2019

MUSIC BOX "ELECTRÙNIC"   VCCA is pleased to present "Electrùnic" - a performance by Limebócx with a rare combination of Ca Tru and electronic music. You are invited to VCCA at 7:00 pm on Saturday (August 10th) to enjoy Limebóc's unique music as well as to talk to the group about their practice with traditional and modern materials over the last 2 years. The program promises to bring interesting artistic experiences as well as open a new perspective on Vietnamese traditional music.   *Event is free for everyone *Register at: https://tinyurl.com/limebocx108 (Please scroll down to see artist information)   ----- Music box: “ELECTRÙNIC” 19:00 - 20:00 on August 8th 2019 Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi   ----- Artist info Founded in August 2017 with two members - Tuan (beatbox / loop / vocal) and Trang (guitar / bass / vocal / guitar) and the idea of ​​combining traditional Vietnamese music (Ca Trù, Hát xẩm ...) with modern materials (electronic music, hiphop, beatbox ...), Limebócx has gradually shaped their own music style. Constantly experimenting and discovering the "old" and "new" materials, Limebócx wishes to close the gap between traditional and modern music, as well as giving the audience a fresh approach to Vietnamese ...

17/10/2019

CONCERT: "THE SUN, THE RAINT AND THE ADVENTURE OF PUM"

A thrilling and fascinating story told by music about Pum and his journey to save the drought garden. How did Pum find the Sun and Rain? Would his mother's garden be green again? Children, let's come and listen to the story through a rustic, free-flowing "voice" of bamboo musical instruments and many other ethnic instruments.   The program will take place at 19:30, June 1st 2019 as a special gift that VCCA is please to bring to all kids on this year's International Children's Day.   Register at https://tinyurl.com/y4bm876f   ---- Performers   Conductor Dong Quang Vinh Dong Quang Vinh is a talented young conductor who is frequently invited to conduct for many leading orchestras in China, Vietnam and abroad. Born into a family with long music tradition, Dong Quang Vinh has the ability to perform a variety of ethnic instruments and has represented the country many times to perform on many major international stages. In Vietnam, he currently works as conductor and lecturer at the Department of Theory, Composition and Conducting at Vietnam National Academy of Music; conductor and artistic director of Hanoi Voices International Choir; artistic director and soloist of New Vitality Bamboo Orchestra and Japanese Waraku Bamboo Orchestra; Guest conductor of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet ...

07/10/2019

MULTIMEDIA SHOW: #ELECTRICCITYPROJECT   VCCA is pleased to present the #ELECTRICCITYPROJECT multimedia show, taking place at 8pm on March 23, 2019.   #ELECTRICCITYPROJECT is a long-term cooperation project between visual artist Crazy Monkey (Le Thanh Tung) and sound artist group ANNAM (An Nam Co Nguyet). Experimenting and exploring the multi-dimensional relationship between technology and human being, the whole idea of ​​the project revolves around the question of how technology affects the body, activities and behavior of people in the modern society. #ELECTRICCITYPROJECT finds hidden places in the use of technology, changes in culture, traditions of this era and dreams of a future world.   Launched is Vietnam for the first time, #ELECTRICCITYPROJECT show at VCCA also marked the first combination of 3 talented young artists from different fields of art: Crazy Monkey (visual art), Dustin Ngo (experimental music) and Nguyen Duy Thanh (hip hop - contemporary dance). The program promises to bring you a diverse, lively and captivating performance with the harmony of body language, visual art and electronic music.   The event is free for everyone. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y2emu7oe   --------   CRAZY MONKEY Crazy Monkey is the independent label of visual artist Le Thanh Tung, one of the pioneers in Vjing in Vietnam. Tung has performed on many national and international ...

04/10/2019

ART TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION "REFLECTIVE IMPRESSIONS: VAN GOGH AND HIS WORKS"

VCCA is pleased to invite you to join us in the art tour of exhibition "Reflective impressions: van Gogh and his works" that will take place at 10:30 on Saturday (March 9, 2019). In the exhibition, images of 35 artworks of the Dutch artist, including the famous Sunflowers, Self-portrait, Almond Blossoms… are presented on large screens, the layers of the brush strokes will also be enlarged in size, giving viewers a close-up view of every detail, every contour in the paintings.   With the companion of artist - art educator Vu Do, the art tour will be an interesting journey for you to explore and appreciate the unique works of van Gogh through a new and interesting way.   Register link: http://tinyurl.com/y3b4726g.   ---- Art tour of the exhibition "Reflective impressions: van Gogh and his works" Time: 10:30 - 11:30 Venue: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi ...

04/10/2019

VCCA is proud to present "In-between", our first music show in 2019 with the participation of young independent artists of Vietnam, including Nân, Ngơ, Marlborem, Đét.   "In-between" is the story told by music of those who claim to be immature - "kids" who are facing various changes in emotions and thoughts of getting grown up and mature. Their songs are not only about love and friendship, but also bringing up memorable milestones of the age of twenties.   "In-between" is not only for you to enjoy the music, but also a place to together talk and share your thoughts, open your hearts to better understand yourselves and appreciate life.   The event is free for everyone. Register at: https://goo.gl/NLHKAQ   ---- Music show: "In-between" Time: 18:00 –20:00 on February 23rd, 2019 Venue: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi ...

04/10/2019

"TOUCH - VIBRATION" PERFORMANCE

VCCA proudly presents "Touch - Vibration", a series of impromptu interactive performances taking place in the exhibition space "Xe Đạp Ơi" by Vietnamese-born French artist Thu Van Tran, with the music of the performer Bui Linh Ha and the voice of stage artist Nguyen Hoa My.   Blended in nostalgia is not only memory of an individual but also of humanity, resulted from collision and mingle of stories and emotions, including obsessive rubber plantations, the traumatic Agent Orange, the continuation of the deadlock between the two historical periods, expectations and despair...   The installations of Thu Van Tran, thus, also evokes memories of Marguerite Duras in her novel "A dam against the Pacific", which will be used as material for the interactive performance by artists Linh Ha and Hoa My.   The two artists will improvise with the words in the novel imbued with gentle but also intense memories of colonial Indochina by famous French writer Marguerite Duras.   A narrator and a singer, through personal lenses, mingling with the memories of Thu Van Tran and Duras. The performance opens an interactive space between various materials: body, voice, utterance and electronic music. Hoa My and Linh Ha will not only improvise with the memories of Thu Van Tran ...

04/10/2019

VCCA is pleased to present "Colors of Cello", a solo Cello performance by American artist Bryan Charles Wilson, taking place at 16:00 on Saturday, January 26, 1919.   Exploring the amazing and rich possibilities of Cello, the show will bring viewers into the colorful melodious flow of this wonderful instrument through Bryan Charles Wilson's performance with classical Western and his own compositions, along with popular Vietnamese songs.   The show will bring the audience powerful, fresh and inspirational sounds. Let Cello's colorful beauty touch to your soul.   ---- Bryan Charles Wilson is a cellist, composer, educator, and author from Teaneck, New Jersey. As an innovative studio cellist and composer of film, media, and concert music, he bridges the gap between multiple genres. His debut solo album, Oso Perezoso, combines his classical upbringing with his love for hip hop beats.   ---- Concert "Colors of Cello" Time: 16:00-17:00 | Saturday, January 26, 2019 Venue: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi ...

04/10/2019

ARTISTIC TALK "THE ART OF HA MANH THANG: IN | OUT. SPACE | TIME"

VCCA is pleased to present "The Art of Ha Manh Thang: In | Out. Space | Time", an art talk during “Ellipses” exhibition introducing new works of Ha Manh Thang, one of the most prominent faces of the Vietnamese art scene. The event will take place at 10AM, Saturday on January 5, 2019.   Ha Manh Thang's series of work in “Ellipses” is inspired by the artist’s extensive collection of Vietnamese antiques. Antiques has become a great source of inspiration for him due to its signs of time and the ability to bring up the feeling of nature's spaciousness and tranquility, revealing the deep and delicate mood and views of people in ancient time.   The talk will focus on how the artist convey the inspiration in his works and present them in space, thereby discussing the sensibility of space and time in art. The event is moderated by journalist Truong Uyen Ly with the participation of guests including artist Ha Manh Thang and writer, journalist Nguyen Qui Duc.   Register at: //tinyurl.com/ycaa73rs ---- Artist talk: "The Art of Ha Manh Thang: In | Out. Space | Time" 10:00 - 12:00, Saturday - January 5, 2019 Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72 Nguyen ...

04/10/2019

VCCA is proud to present "Space as Medium: Conversation on Installation Art" with the participation of artist Trương Quế Chi and Curator Mizuki Endo - Art Director of VCCA. The event will take place at 10am, Saturday, January 12, 2019   Have been existed for more than 50 years and become widely known in the world, installation art, yet, is relatively new and not easy to approach for almost Vietnamese public. The Saturday talk will introduce to the audience basic information about installation art, including its formation, development, characteristics. Besides, the conversation and sharing from Trương Quế Chi on her artistic practice also help the audience visualize and get to know more about the genre.   ------   Trương Quế Chi Trương Quế Chi is an M.A. graduate of Film Studies from the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, active in both the visual art and cinema scene as a filmmaker, an artist and a curator. Her practice examines the spectacle of everyday violence in Vietnam and delves into the complex relationship between archive, memory and imagination. Her works have been featured at various local and international film festivals, exhibitions, and symposiums, including ‘Asian Film Focus 2017: Time Machine’, Objectifs–Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore; ‘Skylines with ...

03/10/2019

EXHIBITIONS “MEMORIES OF THE TRƯỜNG SƠN TRAIL”

EXHIBITIONS “MEMORIES OF THE TRƯỜNG SƠN TRAIL” On April 26th, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) introduces “Memories of The Trường Sơn Trail” Exhibition featuring paintings, sketches, installation works, and video art pieces about the trail, known more commonly as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a strategic transport route connecting North Vietnam and South Vietnam during the war. Co-organized by VCCA  and the Truong Son Veterans’ Society, the exhibition is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Trường Sơn – Hồ Chí Minh historical trail (19/5/1959 -2019) and 44th anniversary of Vietnam’s Reunification Day (30/4/1975-2019). “Memories of Trường Sơn Trail”, curated by artist Lê Thiết Cương, is an artistic programme centered on fine art, particularly the on-site sketches created at the Trường Sơn range during the period from 1960 to 1975 by artists: Đào Đức, Hoàng Đình Tài, Huy Oách, Chu Thảo, Lê Trí Dũng, Nguyễn Đức Dụ. The exhibition also features other artworks based on documentation materials of artists Nguyễn Đức Dụ, Phạm Lực and Thanh Châu. Furthermore, there are 2 installations presenting memories of the Trường Sơn Trail through a series of black and white photos documenting life and work on the trail, as well as through diary notes of ...

23/09/2019

Exhibition: 10 Sep – 16 Oct 2019 (Mon – Sun), 10 am – 8 pmVincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi From VCCA: On September 10, 2019, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) simultaneously opens 2 solo exhibitions introducing two prominent 80s-born artists of the Vietnam’s art scene: “Long Lasting dreams” by Bui Quoc Khanh and “In the City” by Doan Xuan Tung. The two exhibitions are part of the VCCA 2019 Young Artists Incubation Program, which aiming to accompany and support young Vietnamese artists in their career. “Long Lasting dreams” consists of 9 paintings on canvas – the latest works of Bui Quoc Khanh, created in 2019. Of social criticism, cultural, environmental, educational issues, and a visual language influenced by pop-art and graphic design, Bui Quoc Khanh’s paintings depict a vibrant space overflowed popular metaphorical images of from ancient times to the modern age, from the West ...

13/09/2019

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CONCERT "TWINKLE TWINKLE"

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CONCERT "TWINKLE TWINKLE" Sunlight, moonlight, starlight, and sparkling water droplets too. How many glittering things in this world? A bizarre friend who is in love with sparkling things wonders about it and determines to find all things that sparkle in the world to put into a box. Who is that little friend? How will she look for those "sparkling things"? Will she get enough what she has been wishing for?  The story of a dreamy journey, filled with many magical moments, will be told in music in "Twinkle Twinkle" Concert at 6:30 PM at VCCA, as a present from VCCA and Wonder to children on this Mid-Autumn Festival. Let's come and join us! *Register at: http://bit.ly/2kjFrTC ----------------------- Performers Trumpeter Phạm Thế Hoành Phạm Thế Hoành graduated from Vietnam National Academy of Music. He started playing trumpet in 2003 and has participated in collaborations with many orchestras such as the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestra of Vietnam National Opera & Ballet, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. He currently works in the trumpet of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Nguyễn Nhật Minh Nguyễn Nhật Minh  graduated from The Military University of Culture and Arts in 2015. He gradually became known for his work on soundtracks, musicals and ...

09/09/2019

Sunlight, moonlight, starlight, and sparkling water droplets too. How many glittering things in this world?  A bizarre friend who is in love with sparkling things wonders about it and determines to find all things that sparkle in the world to put into a box. Who is that little friend? How will she look for those "sparkling things"? Will she get enough what she has been wishing for?   The story of a dreamy journey, filled with many magical moments, will be told in music in "Twinkle Twinkle" Concert at 6:30 PM at VCCA, as a present from VCCA and Wonder to children on this Mid-Autumn Festival. Let's come and join us! *Register at: http://bit.ly/2kjFrTC ----------------------- Performers Trumpeter Phạm Thế Hoành Phạm Thế Hoành graduated from Vietnam National Academy of Music. He started playing trumpet in 2003 and has participated in collaborations with many orchestras such as the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestra of Vietnam National Opera & Ballet, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. He currently works in the trumpet of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Nguyễn Nhật Minh  Nguyễn Nhật Minh  graduated from The Military University of Culture and Arts in 2015. He gradually became known for his work on soundtracks, musicals and documentary soundtracks. Currently, he ...

28/08/2019

ARTIST TALK: STROKE – LUU CONG NHAN’S ARTISTIC IDENTITY

  Time: 15:00 – 17:00, August 29th, Tuesday With the participation of curator Le Thiet Cuong, member of Luu Cong Nhan’s family and collector Nguyen Phuc Huong. Language: Vietnamese – English What is fine arts? What constitutes fine arts? They are shapes, colors, arrangements, intensity, materials, subjects, styles, forms, etc. The strength of Luu Cong Nhan and the most beautiful, remarkable feature of his works lies in his strokes. As the curator of this exhibition, and also a man who has a close relationship with Luu Cong Nhan, artist Le Thiet Cuong will share with the public his thoughts on the style and stroke of Luu Cong Nhan. ...

28/08/2019

Six giant artworks made from used plastic materials will be displayed in “Plastic Planet” at Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), bringing to the community the message of mindful use of plastic and limiting the negative effect it has to the environment. Tòhe artists had meticulously and elaborately built 6 installations, sculptures, and interaction works named: Ocean; Field; Tornado; Shelter; Secret box; Family. The works are made from used plastic products such as straws, nylon, water bottles, household appliances… cleverly assembled into large-sized artworks, with some reach 4 meters high, 18 meters long… All create a world of colorful plastic art, but also a prompt reminder of the real world where plastic is omnipresent: in nature, in daily life, on the body, in life of all creatures including humans. “Is plastic part of our world or are we part of a plastic world?” That message evokes contemplation on the values of plastic – an important invention of humanity, but in the process, the lack of conscious in using the material has caused many negative consequences for the living environment, thus encourage the community to limit the use of disposable plastic, encourage a more conscious use plastic, and cherish our living environment. In addition ...

28/08/2019

Exhibition: “Reflective Impressions: van Gogh & his works”

On 8 Mar 2019, Vincom Center for Contemporary Arts (VCCA) will officially open the exhibition” “Reflective Impressions: van Gogh & his works”, using applied technology to introduce to the public the masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most excellent post-impressionist artists. The exhibition showcases more than 35 artworks of the Dutch artist, including the famous Sunflowers, Self-portrait, Almond Blossoms… These paintings will be displayed as digital images, shown alternately and automatically through modern high-resolution projectors – corresponding to the different genres: still lifes, self-portraits, plants, landscapes,… With an aim of bringing art closer to the public, the exhibition presents an opportunity for anyone interested in art to enjoy these masterpieces in a way that is honest, lively though unconventional. Van Gogh’s paintings are marked by his impressive, thick brush strokes, combined with bright lights and colors to express the artist’s strong emotions. At the exhibition, with the image presented on large screens, the layers of the brush strokes will also be enlarged in size, giving viewers a close-up view of every detail, every contour in the paintings. The complex combination of shapes, colors and brightness seems to add authenticity to the medium, forming a matrix of brush strokes and create ...

28/08/2019

On 14 Dec 2018, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) will host the opening for two unique solo exhibitions: “Bicycles” by Vietnamese-born French artist Thu Van Tran and “Ellipses” by Ha Manh Thang, one of the prominent faces on the Vietnamese art scene. “Bicycles” is Thu Van Tran’s first solo installation exhibition in Vietnam, marking a milestone for the artist’s participation and involvement in the art scene in her home country. All of her works shown in this exhibition are brand new, presented to the public for the first time. The idea for the exhibition was drawn from VCCA space itself and the forming and executing process is a direct conversation with this space – an art practice rarely seen in Vietnam. Inspired by a memorable song from the artist’s childhood, with symbolic local media (rubberbands, sails, ceramics), the exhibition holds in itself self-identification and history of the artist, as well as the desire to create a fictional world. “Ellipses” is a solo exhibition presenting new works of Ha Manh Thang, one of the most prominent faces of the Vietnamese art scene, of abstract expressionist art language and installation art. The inspriation for this series of work is the Middle Age poems ...

28/08/2019

Exhibition of Silk Paintings and Small Sculptures

Exhibition: 26 Oct – 17 Nov 2018 (Tue – Sun), 10 am – 8 pmVincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi The exhibition on Silk paintings and Small sculptures is organized by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibitions (DFAPE) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in collaboration with Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA). It will take place in Hanoi from 26 Oct to 17 Nov. The exhibition presents more than 200 silk paintings and small sculptures made by prominent artists from all over the country, those of the generations born in the 1970s until recently. Amidst a multi-perspective life of arts, this exhibition contributes to the preservation and development of silk paintings and sculpture in Vietnam, at the same time brings to the public sophisticated creative works and innovative ideas of artists. Free entry ...

03/08/2019 - 07/10/2019

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition "Fragments", featuring artworks by Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa. This exhibition aims to bring the public closer to the unique art form of video art. As the leading video art exhibition in Vietnam in terms of installation scale, equipment, as well as design and space layout, "Fragments" features 12 videos and 3 prints thoroughly elaborated by Hiraki Sawa, creating a whole imaginary world. These artworks are expressed in forms of fragments - small and separated images, in a way that viewers cannot easily grasp the full story, but can resonate their soul and reflect, to associate the allegories and indications, to contemplate their personal story. Hiraki Sawa (born in 1977) - an outstanding representative of video art - is a Japanese-born artist currently living and working in London. He is the owner of many prestigious awards. His surrealistic, metaphoric works express a distinct artistic character, drawing attention from international art communities and has been displayed throughout the world as well as being included in many prestigious collections. In order to create engaging and meaningful artistic videos, Hiraki Sawa contemplates time, memory, human migration and his existence in the world ...

27/07/2019

MINISHOW "NGANG"

MINISHOW "NGANG"   VCCA is pleased to present "NGANG" - a music performance taking place at 7pm on July 27th 2019 at VCCA. The show features Kim Chỉ Nam, Minh Đinh, Mèow Lac - artists from a group of young indie artists called "Chuột Siêu Đô".   With the free and wild spirit of pop rock music, "NGANG" represents the view of young people about colorful life through diverse and energetic lineup of artists, promising to bring fascinating musical experiences as well as variety in the music of young indie artists.   The event is free for everyone. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/chuotsieudo277 ---- Minishow: "NGANG" 19h00–20h30 on July 27th 2019 Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi ...

20/07/2019

The artist talk helps audiences better understand about the differences in cultural perspectives during the process of composition of two female artists. Sandrine is a French-Vietnamese artist graduated from the École Pilote Internationale d'Art et de Recherche - Villa Arson. She experimented a variety of different forms of artistic practice, in which show the strong mark of Western philosophy. American -Vietnamese artist Phi Phi Oanh with a journey of persisting in re-establishing Vietnam's lacquer paintings through extremely new practices, is considered the representative of the new generation who communicate with lacquer artworks by artist Nguyen Gia Tri in a exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Singapore (13/06 – 03/09).   Time: 17:00 – 19:00 July 20th, Thursday Location: The Event Room Coordinator: Dao Mai Trang Language: Vietnamese – English Please register to participate in this event at the VCCA’s reception or on our Fanpage. Due to the limitation of seats, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 80. ...

07/07/2019

CURATOR TALK - CURATORSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART

CURATOR TALK - CURATORSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART   VCCA is pleased to present curator talk: "Curatorship in contemporary Asian art" with lecturer Mami Kataoka - Chief curator of Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan) and moderator: Mizuki Endo - Artistic Director of the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA). The event will take place at 10:00 AM on July 7, 2019.   Mami Kataoka has been the chief curator at the Mori Art Museum (MAM) in Tokyo since 2003. Also a writer, lecturer and professor, Kataoka has proven her intimate knowledge for trends within contemporary Asian art, addressing social, cultural and historical themes in the multitude of projects she has curated in the past decades. Exhibitions curated by her and shown at MAM include Follow Me!: Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium (2005) and Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only (2012). Other notable exhibitions curated by her include: Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (2012) at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; and Ai Weiwei: According to What? (2012) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. Prior to her position at the Mori, Kataoka was chief curator of the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. In July, ...

06/07/2019

With the coordination of a special guest: Ms. Natasha Kraevskaia. The  artist talk’s content is about the historical and spirit of nature symbols in the series "The Circle of Time" by Ha Manh Thang. Ha Manh Thang's paintings have many aspects about culture and history, but they are not nostalgic. Emotional and sculptural, his artworks are as an excavation of historical and traditional stories buried for a long time, which may have implications of destruction and regeneration. Especially in the series “The Circle of Time”, he focused on nature especially spring, with metaphor of ups and downs of life. With poetic attitude describes the flow of time, memory and place, his artworks show the mighty power of nature. The artist talk will be coordinated by the special guest: Ms Natasha Kraevskaia, the researcher, independent curator and co-founder of the prestigious Natasha Salon.   Time: 17:00 – 19:00, July 6th, Thursday Location: The Event Room Language: Vietnamese - English ...

21/06/2019

CONCERT "THE HUMPBACK WHALE"

CONCERT "THE HUMPBACK WHALE"   Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) proudly presents "The Humpback Whale" Educational Concert - an opening event for the series of art education activities during the exhibition "Plastic Planet "(taking place from June 21 to August 18, 2019) organized by VCCA.   "The Humpback Whale" - a story about the journey, friendship and maturity between a humpback whale and his special friend. Who is that friend? What are waiting for them in the adventure?   The story of the unique whale in vast ocean with thousands of beautiful things will be told in the soaring sound of flute, oboe, and piano in the concert. The event is free for everyone and will take place at 6:30 PM, June 21th.   *Register at https://tinyurl.com/y6ksf28q ------ Performers   Flute artist Nguyen Ly Huong Nguyen Ly Huong earned her bachelor's degree in flute from Vietnam National Academy of Music and master's degree from Malmö Music Academy, Sweden. She is currently a flute lecturer at percussion department of Vietnam National Academy of Music. Since 2006, she has participated in more than 100 performances in various symphony programs of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hanoi Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Hue Academy Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she was ...

15/06/2019

Truong Tan and independent art researcher Do Tuong Linh will discuss about his composing process and his artworks, as well as the borders or intersections between Oriental and Western contemporary art through the approaching journey of contemporary art.   Truong Tan is one of the first artists to introduce Performance Art and Installation in Vietnam. He studied about nature and freedom through various forms of different expression such as drawing, painting, performance, installation, sculpture ... His artworks are displayed in many galleries and academies in Asia, Europe and America such as the Guggenheim Museum (New York), Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Germany), Gallery 4A (Sydney) and the Art Museum of Singapore. Truong Tan now lives in France.   Time: 19:30 – 21:00 June 15th, Thursday Location: The Event Room Coordnator: Do Tuong Linh Language: Vietnamese – English Please register to participate in this event at the VCCA’s reception or on our Fanpage. Due to the limitation of seats, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 80.   ...

04/05/2019

ARTIST TALK "BATTLEFIELD SKETCHING AS VISUAL DIARY"

Sketching is a quick way of drawing with simplified lines to capture the spirit of the object. As Jean-Auguste Dominque Ingres (1780 - 1867) - a painter from the French Neo Classical School, a master of anatomy - once said: "Drawing is the honesty of art." The most difficult thing in this genre is that in a short time, the artist must capture the characteristics and "soul" of the object.   During wartime when life is full with hardships, scarcity of art supplies and time constraint, sketching became an efficient, convenient form to document the rapid, hasty reality of the war.   Occupying an important position in Vietnamese fine art, thousands of wartime sketch paintings by professional and amateur artists have honestly and vividly documented historical moments and various aspects of the war. They are priceless visual diaries, reflecting the vitality of Vietnamese revolutionary painting.   We are pleased to present the talk "Battlefield Sketching as Visual Diary" with the participation of guest speakers: artists Le Tri Dung, Le Thiet Cuong and Doan Hoang Lam. The event will take place at 10 AM on Saturday, May 4. The conversation between artists of many generations, especially stories about their experiences of creating works during the Resistance War ...

04/04/2019

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent van Gogh.   The legacy left by van Gogh today is in fact the result of a persistent creating process, with a tireless effort of exploring and experimenting. It is fascinating to see his inspiration shape his work throughout his career. When being inspired by an outside idea or influence, he would experiment with it over and over until it captured how he felt about a subject. Van Gogh tried really hard to understand his subjects symbolically and then tried to recreate the essence of it in his work. You can see his mindset and inspiration evolve literally every year - all of it reflected in the style of his paintings - each year growing more and more distinct.   VCCA is pleased to present "Van Gogh and His Self-discovery through Art Experimentation" - a talk led by Alexia Serpentini, an artist, independent developer and researcher, to help you better understand the art of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.   ----- Alexia Serpentini is lifelong listener who loves helping people share stories in creative ways. Her specialty is socially-engaged digital projects that explore diverse perspectives. ...

23/08/2018

STROKE – LUU CONG NHAN

In Luu Cong Nhan’s profile, his place of birth is always written to be in the Lau Thuong village, Hac Tri, Phu Tho and he was a pupil of painter To Ngoc Van. The root of birth place follows him throughout his life, feeding and making the simple, rustic, and charming beauty in his paintings. As we have already known, in 1950, the Viet Nam Fine Arts College was established in the Viet Bac war zone (Phu Tho) by To Ngoc Van as the principal, teachers were some painters graduated in Indochinese Fine Arts School. Technique as well as the basic knowledge of painting taught by teacher To Ngoc Van and other teachers created a solid foundation for students to develop their talents. The Paris school flourishing in the early twentieth century had illuminated the Indochinese School of Fine Arts (founded in 1924) through the prism of French teachers, then refracted again to Resistance painters through Vietnamese teachers, which were the first students of the school. It can be said that Luu Cong Nhan and some other artists were the most successful "interpreters" of the Paris school into the "Vietnamese language". The beauty in Luu Cong Nhan’s paintings was always combined ...

23/08/2018

He was a tall, talented, charming, knowledgeable and polite like a male character who only exitsts in poet and romance story. He was raised in a wealthy family, had an overwhelming political background, an excelent academic foundation of all the counterparts  and he was really hard working. And above all, he had talent in art. His works was phenomena. But his career path was not easy because he want to follow his own path. Studying in Viet Bac, as a typical wanderer, when  drawing, he also felt the harmony with love and used elegant curves with beautiful colors. Influenced by his teacher To Ngoc Van, perhaps because of the same talents and the love with the smooth and the liberty within the perfection and can not accept the sloppy style in his professional works. Women - the residence of Beauty – is the main theme in his artworks. However in Luu Cong Nhan, beside the elegance as in “Beside the lily flower” is the simplicity of “Countryside woman”, as well as “The little guerilla woman” which have never been seen in Vietnamese paintings. He followed the lyrical style of Indochinese painting with the optimistic reality of the Resistance War. Talents showed up ...

30/05/2018

VCCA PRESENTS VIGOROUS STROKE FEATURING PHAM LUC PAINTER

Vigorous Stroke features 60 special artworks by artist Pham Luc, selected from about 700 paintings in the huge collection of Dr. Nguyen Si Dung. The works on show span a period from 1963 to 2017, covering a range of subjects and produced in a variety of painting media while partially portraying the artist’s own diverse art world. Pham Luc (born March 14, 1943) is a Hue-born artist living and working in Hanoi. He is considered as an artist with distinctive style signified by humble and free-spirited imageries, a dark yet warm palette, and diverse mediums. Apart from visual component of his artworks, the beauty of Pham Luc’s paintings lies in the content - romantic emotions, desire for peace and freedom parallel with reminiscence of war. In addition, despite practicing as a soldier-artist, Pham Luc not only represented war subjects but was inspired by simple themes that were familiar to Vietnamese daily life, such as rural landscapes, maternal love, woman portrait and everyday activities. The artworks exhibited in Vigorous Stroke shows the artist’s excellent brush, unstoppable abundant energy for creation; and generalizes visual impressions by “Luc” – the painter-soldier who always creates in any circumstance. “The works of Pham Luc is filled with free, open ...

25/08/2017 - 24/09/2017

Time: Daily opening from 26/08 to 24/09 (except Mondays)  Location: Main exhibition area|Free entry On the occasion of 10 years after painter Luu Cong Nhan passed away (2007-2017), the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) collaborated with Gallery39 and the family of Luu Cong Nhan to organize the exhibition "Stroke", featuring 50 artworks by painter Luu Cong Nhan. These are artworks which are selected by curator Le Thiet Cuong from about 400 paintings in the hugest collection of Luu Cong Nhan paintings of collector Nguyen Phuc Huong and is his first personal exhibition in Ha Noi  since 1975. Commemorating 10 years after painter Luu Cong Nhan passed away, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) will officially open the "Stroke" Exhibition with the hugest collection of paintings selected by curator Le Thiet Cuong. The exhibition will open from 25 August - 24 September at VCCA, B1-R3 Vincom Royal City, Nguyen Trai, Hanoi. Flowers still-life (1993) - Color powder on paper - 41x52cm "Stroke" is the first official personal exhibition after 1975 in Hanoi of artist Luu Cong Nhan, organized by VCCA in cooperation with Gallery 39 to bring to the public one of the representatives of realism style in Vietnamese art. "Stroke" includes more than 50 artworks of the artist ...

05/08/2017

MINI SHOW – SUMMER MELODIES - UP BAND

Time: 19:30 – 21:00 August 5th, Saturday Free admission. To ensure the quality of our event, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 200. It’s Hanoi in a leap year. Summer sets in rather late. Talking about the sound of this season, we immediately think of tropical music, bossa, salsa – those tunes that remind us of the sunshine on the beach, and also swing – the harmony that tells the stories of moonlit nights. The summer of journeys and memories will be performed in “Summer melodies” in VCCA this August, as a way to share our joy and happiness. ...

29/07/2017

Time: 20:00 – 21:30 July 29th , Saturday Location: The Front Hall Free entry. To ensure the quality of the minishow, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 200. Doan Hoai Nam is a well-known artist in the indie community with songs such as "Surprise", "Dream" or "Regret". This week at VCCA, Doan Hoai Nam will "dream" with HUB Band - a club of young, dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate artists who work in many fields from music, fine arts, sculpture, painting to photography, cinema ... ...

22/07/2017

MINI SHOW – 9 – GREEN 8+1

Time: 20:00 – 21:30 July 22nd, Saturday Location: The Front Hall Free entry. To ensure the quality of the minishow, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 200. 9 – is the result of the calculation of 8 plus 1 9 – in /GREEN/ 9 – is the full, strong development stage Let’s come to VCCA, to watch all the young guys of GREEN 8+1 bring their experiments of music to the minishow. ...

15/07/2017

How would jazz be like? Boring? Old? Slow? Too cinematic? Jazz Glory is a simple test, to allow the audience to realize a simple thing: Jazz still always accompanies with daily life, with young generation as well as people in all ages. With the music having the Fusion, Standard, Smooth jazz style your weekend with Jazz Glory will definitely be a delightful evening.   Time: 20:00 – 21:30 July 15th, Saturday Location: The Front Hall Free entry. To ensure the quality of the minishow, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 200. ...

08/07/2017

MINISHOW – TALK ABOUT LOVE – ARMY BAND

What would people say about love when singing? It is actually easy to answer – most of the songs we hear are about love. Since the beginning of new music, even further before, or for nowadays indie bands, love is still a familiar topic. So, with Army Band, let’s sit back together and use music to talk about love!   Time: 20:00 – 21:30 July 8th, Saturday Location: The Front Hall Free entry. To ensure the quality of the minishow, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 200 ...

01/07/2017

9lawm Band is a group of young people born in 1995, and if you are interested in street music, then you surely hde a chance to hear their voices. Whether it's a sudden show in the Old Quarter or a minishow in a cafe, 9lawm always shows its members’ talent and passion for music. Some of the songs of the group have attracted the audience's preference including "When the sunset gradually comes." 9lawm is also a regular guest of the street arts event series in the framework  of the Monsoon Music Festival 2016.   Most of 9lawn’s members are trained in music school . 9lawm combines between performing of their own songs and doing cover of other artists’ songs to tell their stories.   Time: 20:00 – 21:30 July 1st, Saturday Location: The Front Hall Free entry. To ensure the quality of the minishow, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 200 ...

24/06/2017

MINI SHOW – DISODER/TIDY – LON XON BAND

Music can be messy, but people must live tidily - that is what the guests of music story  No.3 bring to the audience. Like other young indie musicians, the music of the Lon Xon Band when first hearing may sound like they are just singing about small things: a fire, a lover's long dress up, or just the story at the convenient store in the evening… However,  hidden behind the sentence is a picture of the life of young people: innocent, honest and pure. How subtle of an artist’s soul to tell the story of life through their songs? Let's explore, in our Minishow No. 2.   Lon Xon band consists of 3 members: Phan Thanh Nhan, born in 1997, student: Vocalist; Tran Trong Quynh, born in 1994, piano teacher, musician: Producer, Song-writer; Nguyen Viet Hung, born in 1993, freelancer: Rapper, Emcee. Lon Xon pursues Indie music, is one of the first groups in which each member has a particular role: a vocalist, a music producer, an emcee. 3 different music personalities completely merged into one (so the band’s name is Lon Xon). All members of the group can write and sing their own songs. Lon Xon’s main content of songs is about the ...

18/06/2017

"A Bride for Rip Van Winkle" is the movie of the famous Japanese director - Shunji Iwai. The plot is about a young woman Nanami who knows Tetsuya via online platform and decides to marry him. However, Nanami does not have relatives, friends or colleagues to invite to the wedding. She has to hire the unavoidable guests who she finds on online network. Later, Nanami meets Mashiro, a desperate man who has an incurable disease and looking for some connection in his last days. Lonely and melancholy souls find each other in an era in which the Internet has almost mastered human life.   The film debuted at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016 and received a lot compliments from critics. Shunji Iwai is a Japanese master in directing, who has directed many famous films such as "Love Letter" (1995), "All About Lily Chou-Chou" (2001) or "Vampire" (2011).   The screening was attended by young filmmaker Trung Rwo as the lead, he also will talk and share with the audience after the screening. This program co-hosted by Cinehood Film Club and VCCA.   Time: 14:30 – 17:00 June 18th, Sunday Location: The Event Room Please register to participate in this event at the VCCA’s reception or on our Fanpage. Due ...

17/06/2017

MINISHOW – URBAN STORIES – DAP GHIM BAND

Unlike the impression of the mature generation about the carefree young people, the music composed by young people and distributed/released online reflects another view of the world: a painful look, innocent  anxiety with love and life. That is also what Kien and Dap Ghim Band will bring to minishow "Urban stories". Let’s hear the story of the city of the young people about where they were born, through what they see, they know, and they think. Dap Ghim Band is an independent indie band formed by young people born in 1994, 1995, which had a debut minishow in June, 2017. Their vocal, Kien, is also an independent indie singer who has been known for many hits on soundcloud such as "When today was like the old day," "Have you had breakfast"… and the minishow "No cursoriness" are loved by many young people.   Time: 20:00 – 21:30 June 17th, Saturday Location: The Front Hall Free entry. To ensure the quality of the minishow, we would kindly limit the number of participants to 200. ...

06/06/2017 - 06/08/2017

VCCA starts its first exhibition season with the theme “The Foliage" featuring artworks of 18 contemporary Vietnamese and international artists. The Foliage is meaningful dialogues where artworks of diverse styles are arranged side-by-side, not chronologically or thematically, but through the interaction between specialized elements and architectural features of the exhibition space. In particular, the public can contemplate large-scale installation artworks by Bui Hai Son, Truong Tan and Nguyen Manh Hung as well as new artworks by Pham Dinh Tien, Vo Tran Chau, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Phi Oanh, Tran Van Thao, Nguyen Quang Huy, Le Thua Tien, Dang Xuan Hoa and Ha Tri Hieu. Especially, at the display window with an impressive size (3x17 meters), the French-Vietnamese artist Truc Anh will tell the metaphor story : “The Golden Fable” in the form of video-art. Inspired by the location of the VCCA, “The Golden Fable” offers a multidimensional view of commerce and culture, consumption and prosperity. The Foliage will be open from June 6th – August 6th, featuring artworks from the following artists: Yok Ono Dang Xuan Hoa Dinh Thi Tham Poong Ha Manh Thang Ha Tri Hieu Le Hoang Bich Phuong Le Thua Tien Bui Hai Son Sandrine Llouquet Christine Nguyen Nguyen Manh Hung Nguyen Quang Huy Trong Gia Nguyen Phi Phi Oanh Pham Dinh Tien Tran Van ...

06/06/2017

VINGROUP LAUNCHES VCCA – VINCOM CENTER FOR COMTEMPORARY ART

On June 6th, 2017, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) has officially opened in Hanoi, with a mission to support, connect and spread the art to the public. This is a large-scale nonprofit art center, developed and financed entirely by Vingroup. Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) located in the Royal City (Nguyen Trai, Hanoi) converges artists, individuals and organizations, aiming at contributing and building Vietnamese contemporary art. VCCA's missions are to become a bridge which brings art toward the public widely, inspire and create a vibrant artistic environment that contributes to the improvement of the cultural and spiritual life in Vietnam.  VCCA's main focus in operation is the Vincom Art Development Fund, which has three main objectives: conservation investments, museums for the collection and preservation of Vietnamese cultural and artistic heritage and valuable artworks of history, art ...; Create a playground for artists to exhibit artworks in the form of professional art business; Make a collection of valuable artworks in Vietnam. In addition, VCCA has the task of introducing valuable artworks and new artistic trends to contribute to aesthetic orientation and spread artistic knowledge to the masses. With a total area of ​​nearly 4,000m2 at Vincom Megamall Shopping Center - VCCA is ...