“Hills Melody” Showcase and Exhibition
Main event: Sat 09 May 2015, 6 pm
Exhibition: 09 – 30 May 2015
83 Xuan Dieu Str, Tay Ho, Hanoi
What are similarities between abstract expressionist paintings and minimalist design?
If there is something in common between artist Tran Thi Thu and designer Pham Kieu Phuc (co-founder of Module 7), the work reflects their life experiences and love for Northwest. Tran Thi Thu deals with rushing color and energy that she have accumulated since sticking to the highland area from childhood to adulthood. Pham Kieu Phuc repressed, and refined the design thinking that she has drawn from her observation of tangible cultural values.
Hills Melody is a combination of the two artists in an exhibition, space arrangement, and fashion show. It will be opening a series of cultural events, performances, and exhibition by artist communities to fundraise Lang house’s restoration at The Muong’s Cultural Museum.
Artist: Pham Kieu Phuc, designer
Tran Thi Thu, artist
Ticket price: 100.000 VND
The entrance’s fee and 10% of all being sold artworks in this event will be donated for the “Lang House – Dream of rebirth” campaign of The Muong’s Culture Museum.
Comic-Concert with Reinhard Kleist
Sun 10 May 2015, 7 pm
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
The famous comic-strip artist Reinhard Kleist will show his drawing skills in a live show where his drawings will be inspired by songs of Johnny Cash. While a band will perform the songs of the country musician, Kleist will create a drawing to each single song. Thanks to a camera at the back of the artist, the audience will be able to witness the development of the art works live. Through Kleist’s drawings the music-legend Johnny Cash will be brought back to life one more time. Apart from his work on new novels and comic-strips, Kleist offers workshops for young artist and gives speeches on comic-strips and graphic novels all over the world.
After studying graphic and design Kleist moved to Berlin. Stays abroad in New York and Havanna inspired him for more art works. His works comprise also the award-winning graphic novels about Fidel Castro (“Castro”, 2010) and the Jewish boxer Hertzko Haft (“the boxer”, 2012). The comic-concert will take place after the vernissage of Kleist’s exhibition; it will round off this year’s European Literature Days.
Reinhard Kleist, born in 1970 near Cologne, studied graphic design in Münster. Currently he lives in Berlin, where he shares the studio BerlinComix with the comic artists Fil, Naomi Fearn and Mawil. He published numerous comics and won several awards, among others the Max und Moritz-Preis, the most significant award for graphic literature in Germany.
Languages: German and Vietnamese
Roundtable Discussion “A Long road to the Picture book” in European Literature Days 2015
Sat 09 May 2015, 9 am
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi
You are invited to the roundtable discussion “A long road to the picture book” under the framework of 5th European Literature Days 2015 with the participation of European and Vietnamese authors: Annette Köhnen, Thuy Com, Thanh Phong, Ta Huy Long.
In recent years, together with the strong development of translated books, the picture book has appeared more conspicuously on Vietnamese market. Its narrative style allows readers to develop their artistry, while using imagination and ability to connect images and words. The image still remains overlooked by many readers. The 5th European Literature Days in Hanoi themed on Children’s Literature will be an opportunity for readers, especially Vietnamese parents, to discuss the essential role of the image in children’s literature .
Language: English, Vietnamese
European Food Festival 2015
Sat 09 May 2015, 4 pm
31 Trang Thi, Ha Noi
EuroCham joins the celebration of 25 years of EU – Vietnam relationship by presenting to you the 9th European Food Festival in Hanoi.
This event is guaranteed to add some spice to your weekend. With outdoor children’s activities, some of Hanoi’s best live bands and DJs, a lucky draw with valuable prizes and the best food and drink from Hanoi’s leading hotels and restaurants, there’s something for everyone.
Book your tickets now get early bird price: Early bird, buy 10 and get 1 free if you order (send the email confirming purchase) before the 1st of May.
Ticket price: 320 000 VND per ticket, including the passport filled with food and drinks coupons.
Free entrance for children under 10 years old.
Film Screening “Song to the Front” and “Vietnam the Movie” by Nguyen Trinh Thi
Sat 09 May 2015, 6 pm
Nha San Collective
2nd floor, 24 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi
You are invited to the screening of “Song to the Front” and “Vietnam the Movie” by Nguyen Trinh Thi.
2010 saw my first found footage film, Song to the Front, re-edited from the 1973 titular feature production by the Vietnam Feature Film Studio. The piece is also the first realized work in my pending project Vietnamese Classics Re-Cut Series.
The second film, Vietnam the Movie, is finished just a bit earlier this year. In this work, I ponder the definition of a nation and its place on the world map by watching how characters in movies and popular media had referred to Vietnam during the past 50 years.
Vietnam the Movie surveys how the word “Vietnam” appeared internationally (usually as a war, a symbol, an ideology, a concept), particularly in the context of the Vietnam War, and also the legacy of the Indochina War. It looks into the ways popular media forms our collective imaginations, memories, and understandings of a war, a country, a nation.
Along the side of Hollywood classics such as Apocalypse Now, Born on the Fourth of July, The Deer Hunter, Forrest Gump, Full Metal Jacket, etc., the forty chosen sources that directly employ the word “Vietnam” also feature the lesser known or virtually forgotten works by Harun Farocki, Fassbinder, Herzog, Nagisa Oshima, and Ann Hui. In particular, the making of this film has granted me the opportunity to explore the political stance of Jean-Luc Godard whose films held the most mention of “Vietnam”, at least among those of the filmmakers surveyed.
My motivations in recycling found footage is to preserve, deconstruct, subvert different kinds of film and media’s aesthetics and language; to re-tell, re-think, re-read, re-engage with history.
Screening Duration: 70 m.
In English with Vietnamese subtitles.
After-screening discussion with the filmmaker
Please, support for our non profit art project by dominant 30k and choose your drinks !
This is within Hanoi DocLab’s bi-weekly “Creative Documentary Film Series” screening program. Let’s look forward also to the coming films in the program.
Film Screening “Les Contes de la Nuit” at L’Espace
Sun 10 May 2015, 4 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
You are invited to the animation screening “Tales of the Night” (France, 2011, 84 mins) directed by Michel Ocelot.
The series of six tales with shadows as characters is a constant delight for the retina !
For more information about synopsis, please see L’Espace website (in French) or refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.
Language: French with Vietnamese subtitle.
Ticket price: 50 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.
Book Introduction “Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche” in European Literature Days 2015
Sat 09 May 2015, 4.30 pm
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
You are invited to the book introduction “Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche” in the framework of European Literature Days 2015.
Rico and Oskar couldn’t be more different: one of them deeply talented, but still confident; the other one highly gifted, but fearful. Nevertheless they are friends, who are already solving their second case. In the sequel written by Andreas Steinhöfel handbags, stones and bingo balls were playing a huge role. Since the great success of his first book with the Vietnamese and the German readers the second volume was just published by Kim Dong publishing company in Vietnam. The book will be presented by Dr. Thuy Anh.
Andreas Steinhöfel studied English and American studies, as well as media science at the University of Marburg. Following his studies his first book was published in 1991. Since then the author wrote more than fifteen books and many screenplays for TV stations. The first volume about the two friends Rico and Oskar was awarded with the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize) for the best children’s book in 2009. In 2014 the story was made to a film.
Book Introduction by Françoize Boucher in European Literature Days 2015
Fri 08 May 2015, 5 pm
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
You are invited to the book introduction by Françoize Boucher during the framework of European Literature Days on the occasion of publishing his books in Vietnamese.
Françoize Boucher is a famous French writer. She has published several books for children with special illustrations and fun wordplay.
How cool are your parents (or not); Don’t worry be happy: or else; The book that will make you love books are 3 humorous books that allow children to understand and love their parents; to feed their love of reading and be optimistic in life.
With the participation of:
– Speakers: Dr. Tran Thanh Nam, Ed.D Nguyen Thuy Anh, Dr. Giap Van Duong
– Translator: Lai Thi Thu Hien
– Editor Hoang Thanh Thuy, Kim Dong Publishing House
– Moderator: Thuy Linh