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17/10/2019

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"

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

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

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

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

MUSIC SHOW: "IN-BETWEEN"

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

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

CONCERT "COLORS OF CELLO"

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

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

ART TALK: "SPACE AS MEDIUM: CONVERSATION ON INSTALLATION ART"

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” 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

Exhibitions “In the City” and “Long Lasting Dreams”

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" 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

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 documentary soundtracks. Currently, he ...

28/08/2019

  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

Exhibition “Plastic Planet”

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

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

Exhibitions: “Bicycles” by Thu Van Tran and “Ellipses” by Ha Manh Thang

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: 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

Exhibition "Fragments"

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"   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

ARTIST TALK – SANDRINE & PHI PHI OANH – A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

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   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

ARTIST TALK – “THE CIRCLE OF TIME” OF HA MANH THANG

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"   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

ARTIST TALK – TRUONG TAN AND THE EASTERN – WESTERN BORDER

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

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

ART TALK "VAN GOGH AND HIS SELF-DISCOVERY THROUGH ART EXPERIMENTATION"

"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

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

LUU CONG NHAN’S PATHS

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

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

EXHIBITION “STROKE” – LUU CONG NHAN

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

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

MINISHOW – DREAM – DOAN HOAI NAM & HUB BAND

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

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

MINI SHOW – CITY OF STARS – JAZZ GLORY BAND

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

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

MINI SHOW - WHEN SUNSET GRADUALLY COMES - 9LAWM BAND

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

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

SCREENING AND TALKSHOW: 'A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE'

"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

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

THE FOLIAGE

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

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 ...