Life in Vietnam

Wednesday, 24/05/2023 12:45

Ceremony and exhibition honour Việt Nam's contemporary art

HÀ NỘI - As an annual event honouring contemporary art in Việt Nam, Hanoi Grapevine’s Finest 2023 ceremony will take place on May 26 at the Temple of Literature in Hà Nội.

The event, hosted and selected by Hanoi Grapevine and the community of audiences, looks forward to recognising the outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations in the field of culture and art during 2022 and 2023.


Hanoi Grapevine’s Finest 2022 ceremony. Photos courtesy of Hanoi Grapevine

The event recognises individuals, organisations, projects, and activities in the field of creative arts and artists aged 35 or under that have an impact on the community.

Having been organised successfully three times before, Hanoi Grapevine’s Finest aims to spread values, honour meaningful art projects in Việt Nam, and inspire and motivate artists to continue creating art.

The ceremony is also an opportunity for the art-loving community to express their unique views and perspectives on outstanding artists and initiated art projects within the previous year.

The selection criteria aim to highlight developmental significance and spreadability, proposed by Hanoi Grapevine and selected by the Hanoi Grapevine administrative team and the community of audiences.

“A highlight about Hanoi Grapevine's Finest that I highly appreciate is its independence in terms of expertise, which makes it more meaningful for the organisation, individuals, and projects that are nominated,” said Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà, director of VICAS Art Studio, and a cultural and art researcher at Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies.

“Through this programme, I hope artists would be able to form a closer connection with the audience, and vice versa, the audience can get closer with artists they adore,” said Nguyễn Minh Hải, nominated finest artist in Hanoi Grapevine’s Finest 2022.


Exhibition Shades of “Dó”, organised by Ngô Đức Dó Paper, Goethe Institute, and Ra Riêng, is nominated as the finest project in Hanoi Grapevine’s Finest 2023. 

Besides Hanoi Grapevine's Finest Honouring Ceremony, The Grapevine Selection exhibition opening will also take place on Friday at the Temple of Literature.

The Grapevine Selection exhibition presents outstanding works of sixteen Vietnamese artists in Visual Arts, Sculpture, and Installation, whose names and faces, with their artistic styles, create new highlights in the Vietnamese art scene. 

Unlike the operating structure of a typical gallery or a curated exhibition with a specific theme, The Grapevine Selection exhibition focuses on the artists and works of representative values, setting milestones for the future with long-term art archives and collections in Việt Nam.

The exhibition is an opportunity to promote young artists, support the art community, and expand the knowledge of audiences and potential collectors.

The curators of The Grapevine Selection exhibition include art researcher Đỗ Tường Linh, art manager Mary Lou David, art manager Lê Thiên Bảo, and art researcher Ace Lê.

Talking about The Grapevine Selection exhibition, a Hanoi Grapevine representative said: “The exhibition series The Grapevine Selection is an initiative within Hanoi Grapevine's mission plan, which is to promote Việt Nam's arts and culture at home and abroad”.

The exhibition will be open to the public from May 27 to June 11 at Thái Học Hall, Temple of Literature, in Hà Nội, and from June 22 to July 9 at Audi Charging Lounge, in HCM City. - VNS

Comments (0)

Related content