Artist Talk on Exhibition “Migration and Identity”

Sat 27 Feb 2016, 7 pm Goethe Institut 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi In the context of the exhibition “Migration and Identity”, the artists Duong Thuy Duong (Berlin) and Do Tuan Anh (Solingen), who live and work in Germany, present paintings which deal with migration issues in many different ways. With the number of immigrants in Europe being higher than ever, migration is a highly topical issue particularly in Germany. However, the immigration of Vietnamese people into … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Ulrike Ottinger – Retrospective”

Opening: Fri 11 Jan, 6.30 pm Film screening: Fri 11 Jan, 7 pm Exhibition: 12 – 31 Jan 2013 Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học, Ba Đình, Hà Nội The photographer and artist will exhibit a representative selection of her work: portraits, everyday life scenes, architecture and travel photographs. Ulrike Ottinger is regarded as one of the most self-willed German filmmakers of international stature. Her oeuvre spans from the surreal theatrical and stylized artificiality through … [Read more...]

Current issues

In the late 1990s, after nearly a decade of growth in which Vietnamese contemporary art had become fashionable throughout the world, Việt Nam's contemporary art market began to experience something of a recession, both economically and creatively. Reasons advanced for this were numerous and included the over-saturation of commercial galleries (by that time there were estimated to be over 100 in Hà Nội and another 80 in Hồ Chí Minh City), many of which were run by business people with … [Read more...]

Goethe-Institut Hanoi to host ‘Street-Front Houses’ exhibition


  The Goethe-Institut of Hanoi will host “Nha Mat Pho” (Street-front Houses), an exhibition of the work of artist Nguyen The Son, from March 8-28. Recently, Hanoi’s residential buildings, which have long shaped the face of the city, have been changing dramatically. Instead of windows and balconies, which facilitate the communication between neighbors, tall billboards now seal the houses off from the street. This exhibition reflects an aspect of the rapid transformation of Hanoi's … [Read more...]