18 Sep – 09 Oct 2016, 10 am – 6 pm
Work Room Four
From the organizer:
After three acclaimed annual open exhibitions from 2013 to 2015, the Fourth Hanoi Open Exhibition exhibiting works from both professional and amateur Vietnamese and international artists, is unrivaled for diversity of artwork.
Over the past two decades there has been phenomenal and unprecedented artistic, commercial and social development in Vietnam. Hanoi remains central to the country’s creative community. Contemporary Vietnamese artists have become respected around the world for their resourceful approach, cultural and social dialogue and creative sensitivity. Likewise, foreign artists are increasingly finding Hanoi and Vietnam an invaluable source of inspiration for their own work.
There is no central theme to the Open Exhibition but previous shows have been heralded as being vibrant, energised and stimulating. Artists are invited to submit a maximum of two pieces, which are then considered by a panel of both local and international art experts before being curated for display. The exhibition is a unique showcase for art in a variety of mediums; painting, sculpture, photography and print, and is as much an opportunity for art enthusiasts as it is for the artists themselves.
Collectively the first three Open Exhibition’s had exhibited over 350 works by over 200 artists. Over 2000 visitors have enjoyed the exhibitions and tours and school trips are also offered to further engage the Hanoi community. It is expected that this year’s show will exceed the figures of previous years.
Work Room Four
24th floor, Packexim Building, lane 15, An Duong Vuong Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi
The ‘Hanoi – Essence of Traditional Crafts’ festival will be held at Thang Long Royal Citadel on September 29. – Vietnam.net
In addition to showcasing tourist products from Hanoi’s traditional craft villages, the four-day festival will also introduce visitors to Hanoian cuisine.
Exhibitions and seminars on developing tourism activities in Vietnam’s craft villages will also be organised during the event, featuring the participation of tourist businesses, craft artisans and craftsmen.
Visitors can try their hand at making traditional craft products or take part in folk games.
The festival is held by the Hanoi city Department of Tourism to preserve and develop traditional trade villages in Hanoi in particular and in the country in general.
It is also designed to provide an opportunity for travel agencies to connect with trade villagers to ink co-operative deals and promote local tourism potential.
According to statistics from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hanoi is home to more than 1,000 craft villages, 300 of which are recognised as traditional villages.
The city has undertaken a number of measures to promote traditional craft products in tandem with development tourism.
From September 10 to 12, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (7 Nguyen Van Huyen, Hanoi) will host many activities primarily for kids during the Fall Festival.
Every year, Vietnamese children are all excited about this special occasion, often taking place in September or October (August 15 of Lunar Year). This is almost a Vietnam’s universal holiday, where family gather, cousins reunite, and friends get together and celebrate the festival.
Traditionally, the holiday is for farmers to cherish their past successful harvesting season. People chip in a number of offerings – grapefruits representing the moon, Banh Nuong and Banh Deo made out of everyday ingredients, and other seasonal fruits. This custom continues until today but in cities, it is more for kids than for their parents.
If you are travelling with children, do not forget to mark this event on your agenda since it will be full of fun and all your family will enjoy learning about Vietnamese culture.
How to get there:
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is about 20 minutes by taxi from Hanoi Old Quarter. Go with the trusted brand and ask the driver to go to “Bao tang Dan Toc hoc”.