From the organizer:
Saigon Lost & Found is a place where lost memories of Saigon can be reclaimed. Lys Bui's "From Saigon" and Dan Ni's "Saigon: A Blast Nostalgic" are two artists' books that retrieve the past memories of Saigon, where old buildings and nhạc vàng songs echo each other in the artists' imagination.
At the opening, inpages invites the audience to come meet the artists, read books, listen to songs and music. You will have a unique opportunity to claim and bring home a piece of memory of Saigon.
Saigon Lost & Found is part of Saigon Blueprint, a project which gathers collective memories of an urban Saigon that is disappearing.
More about the artists:
Lys Bui is an illustrator and printmaker who alternates between New York and Saigon. Lys received her MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2016 and currently works as production assistant for Takashi Murakami in his New York studio. Lys has been experimenting different materials and techniques as a printmaker. Her illustrations feature city identities, the culture of her homeland, and her experience as an artist living in New York.
Born and raised in Saigon but moved north to Hanoi to study design, Dan Ni is an artist, a graphic designer, and a human being who shares a gender-neutral vision of the world.
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Salon Saigon pays tribute to the most locally and internationally recognized Vietnamese artists working today by creating a permanent collection, starting this December.
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Lys Bui's illustrations feature city identities, the culture of her homeland, and her experience as an artist living in New York.
Talkshow and workshop on Origami with artist Nguyen Hung Cuong.
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Music director Nhat Ly and musician Manh Tien have traveled to seven northern provinces this year, as well as tribal villages in the Central Highlands and Cham villages in the coastal provinces of Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan, to meet artists from various ethnic groups to ask them to join the orchestra.
Experimental music events featuring some of the artists have already been held in Hanoi to much acclaim from critics and experts in ethnic music.
At a press conference at the Opera House, music director Nhat Ly said this is a long-term program dedicated to "evoking the potential of Southeast Asian music" with a focus on traditional instruments. Seaphony is a one-of-a-kind ethnic music orchestra that aims to create a platform for ethnic musicians from across the region.
"Musicians in other countries in Southeast Asia all face the same challenge in terms of reaching out to artists," said Vo Thanh Trung, director of Lune Production, the show's organizer. "We still don't have a specific project that can bring ethnic music from the region to a global level."
S.E.A Sound aims to expand by reaching out to musicians, composers and artists in other Southeast Asian countries over the next few years to build a community that shares a passion for ethnic music.
The organizer has already staged several critically acclaimed performances including the famed My Village, A O Show, Teh Dar and the Mist.
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Famed French conductor with the prestigious Vietnam's National Orchestra.
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Tickets: from VND500,000 ($22)
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A fairy tale journey of Ionah, a Hanoian girl through time and space.
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#1 Meshes of the Afternoon, 1943, 14’
#2 At Land, 1944, 15’
#3 Ritual In Transfigured Time, 1946, 15’
#4 A Study in Choreography For Camera, 1946, 4’
#5 Meditation On Violence, 1948, 13’
#6 The Very Eye of Night, 1963, 15’
Donations are warmly welcomed.
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In relation to both the International Human Rights Day (10 December) and Anti-Corruption Day (9 December), the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands present two free screenings of the film The Borneo Case.
A heavy night with Nine-Elevens, a hardcore French band and four local rock bands.
Award-winning Aussie comedian Ro Campbell is returning to the standing stage in Vietnam for the third time, along with his Brit friend Grem Wood.
Travis Stewar (aka Machinedrum), a famous American electronic music producer, will be performing for his very first time in Vietnam.
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David Lee Crow, Ghastly, an American DJ and record producer based in Los Angeles, is coming to 1900 for a raving EDM set during 'Roadtrip to 1900', an electronic music series.
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