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.
Opening: Sat 10 Sep 2016, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition: 10 Sep – 10 Oct 2016
Vietnam in Focus
46 Hang Vai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
From the organizer:
Photographer Jon Sanwell has created a series of portraits and street photography juxtaposing life in two fast-changing cities of South-East Asia, Hanoi and Yangon. The result is a striking vision of contemporary South-East Asian street life.
Jon Sanwell has lived, travelled and photographed in South East Asia for the past 8 years. His books,Portraits of Vietnam and Downriver have been published by Blurb Books.