December 28 - January 3, 2021: Top of Hanoi: Countdown to 2021

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NDO - A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



Exhibition: Year End’s Conversation

Exhibition: December 18, 2020 - January 09, 2021

Hanoi Studio Gallery

13 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Hanoi Studio Gallery is pleased to present the “Year End’s Conversation” with a collection of art works by 14 artists and sculptors in a year-end meeting, waiting for the new Spring of 2021 to come.

Prominent among the participating artists include Hoang Nghia Hiep, Mai Xuan Oanh, Vu Kim Thu, and Lieu Chi Hieu, among others.

Dreaming about Landscapes

December 19, 2020 - January 23, 2021

Mo Art Space

B3, Apricot Hotel

136 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District

The exhibition presents 27 artworks from 22 Vietnamese and foreign artists. However, this selection is still modest in the context of Vietnamese contemporary art, which has been developing strongly in recent years.

The artworks have been made in different times and spaces, with various perspectives and stories, providing a panoramic view of landscape painting, a long history in Western and Eastern art.

Exhibition “The Yuendumu Doors”

December 8, 2020 - January 20, 2021

Trong Dong Building

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District

“The Yuendumu Doors” exhibition introduces one of the most important cultural and artistic collections in Australia.

It brings Australia’s unique Indigenous culture to a Vietnamese audience and deepens the people-to-people links between the two countries.


Top of Hanoi: Countdown to 2021

20:00 December 31, 2020 - 00:00 January 1, 2021

Top of Hanoi

Floor 65, Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district

Kiss goodbye 2020 and welcome 2021 in the best way at Top of Hanoi – for the first time the venue will be opened with no entrance fee!

Let’s come to enjoy impressive DJ performances and firework together with palatable cocktails and tantalizing culinary offers.

SoloMarathon2020 - Open Studio No. 6: Flying-Mania

December 28 - 30, 2020, 06 pm - 09 pm

A Space

Lane 59 Ngo Gia Tu street, Long Bien district

Artist Ha Thuy Hang was born in the North-West mountainous area, where it has over 100ha of natural land with over 60% of the land being 700m above sea level. As a Thai ethnic woman, she feels strongly about moving to the urban area, where she struggles to fit in with the pace, the intensity and the sounds of the buzzling city.

“Flying-Mania” presents Ha Thuy Hang’s vision of a hypothetical universe in the future. The work consists of visual and music elements with sounds installation.

Japanese Film Festival

December 25, 2020 to January 22, 2021

National Cinema Centre

87 Lang Ha street, Ba Dinh district

The festival introduces four Japanese films in different genres such as comedy, family, crime, anime, documentary, musical, and science, including: “Not quite dead yet”, “One Night”, “All Amok” and “Stolen Identity”.



Exhibition “Tree Spirit”

December 12, 2020 - January 10, 2021, 10 am - 08 pm

Vy Gallery

20 Nguyen Van Thu street, Da Kao ward, District 1

The exhibition displays 20 oil paintings with 20 different vivid palettes looking into Lim Khim Katy’s inner soul.

‘Tree Spirit’ marked Lim Khim Katy’s first-ever Landscape exhibition in Vietnam. The collection invites visitors to reconnect with nature, to put aside your worries, and once again find peace and positivity.

Free entrance for visitors.

‘Thuy Nguyen - An Everyday Dream”

November 7, 2020 - February 6, 2021

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

No. 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Known and recognised for her multidisciplinary creative practice, entrepreneurship and distinct aesthetic, Thuy Nguyen is one of Vietnam’s most celebrated designers and a leader in Vietnam’s emerging and rapidly growing fashion industry.

This exhibition, curated by Dolla S. Merrillees, is the first to explore her career and practice of more than a decade, revealing the background, creative processes, cultural influences and inspiration that have contributed to the making of a successful and acclaimed fashion design house.


Virtual Countdown Lights 2021

Ho Chi Minh City's annual countdown music party to welcome the New Year will be held virtually on Dec. 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will include top singers and bands from the Vietnamese music scene, including Thanh Bui, Min, Uni5, and Hoang Thuy Linh, as well as talented Vietnamese rappers Binz, Tlinh and MCK.

The artists will perform on a virtual 3D stage before a background of Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, created by Extended Reality (XR) technologies.

The event will begin livestreaming on 9:30 pm on the Facebook page and YouTube channel of Billboard Vietnam, and streaming platforms FPT Play and POPs.

It will also be broadcast on HCM City Television’s channel HTV3 from 10pm.