Artist explores his own ‘Mental Places'
German artist Martin Schuster will present his unique style at a one-day exhibition to be held tomorrow in the capital.
His works – from the graffiti-covered walls of East Germany to the lacquer-filled rooms of the University of Fine Arts in Ha Noi – are often composed of large frenetic scenes with a tension between the landscapes and the characters that produces an air of mystery for viewers. Having spent most of his life in a small town best known for its asparagus, moving to Ha Noi was an understandable shock to Martin's sense of peace and his environment.
Through large oil paintings, lacquer works, pencil drawings and etchings, exhibition-goers will be taken through various "mental places" which will pose questions about their dreams, desires and perceptions.
Titled Mental Places, the display will take place at House 18, Alley 275A Au Co Street, Tay Ho District.
Japanese beat-maker presents distinctive sound
Patience is a virtue, and few understand it better than understated electronic beat-maker Daisuke Tanabe who will be making his debut in Ha Noi this Saturday.
Having honed his craft from the age of 16, Daisuke released his first album in 2006. Since then he has remixed artists such as Elan Mehler and Aaron Jerome, and released music on the ever-reliable Ninja Tune record label.
Taking inspiration from jazz, folk, and reggae as well as the whole canon of electronic music, the young Japanese national will play his laidback electronica for one night only in Ha Noi.
His performance will take place at CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street. Tickets are VND120,000 on the door or 80,000 in advance from the venue.
Celebration of first Vietnamese rock festival
This Saturday, Hanoi Rock City will present Summer 71 Nhac Tre – a celebration of the very first Vietnamese rock festival which was held in May 1971.
Eclectic, versatile DJ Dirty Fingrz will dig up old records to pull out some of Viet Nam's finest nhac tre (youth music) classics, throwing in a couple of special remixes and surprises to boot. In addition, rare video footage will also be shown.
The night will also feature live performances by Daddy Long Legs and ex-members of the rock bands The White Eagle, Freebirds and Good Mouth Feel.
The free-entry event will take place at 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District, from 9pm.
Live electronic music hits City bars
Come to Daddy, a live electronic music and multimedia show, will be performed at Yoko Bar on July 18 and Vasco's Bar on July 19.
The event will feature three international DJs – Daisuke Tanabe from Japan, Bottlesmoker from Indonesia, and Jase of The Beats Sai Gon.
VJ Paki from Italy will provide the visual effects for both shows.
Entrance fee is VND100,000 at Yoko, 22 Nguyen Thi Dieu, District 3, and VND150,000 at Vasco's, 74/1D Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1.
Philippine jazz singer set for weekly performances
Philippine jazz singer Mariedel Mapile will perform every Friday in July at the Zest Bistro&Cafe.
Mapile has been singing professionally for 10 years and has performed at many of Manila's top hotels, singing both contemporary songs as well as popular songs from the 1930s.
Her performance will begin at 7 pm at Zest, which is at 5 Ton Duc Thang Street in District 1.
Colombian artist presents solo exhibition
Contemporary Colombian artist Luz Angela Lizarazo will present a solo exhibition of paintings, objects, and installations featuring women's life at San Art on Thursday.
Born in 1966 in Botoga, she obtained a PhD in fine arts from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. She has held exhibition in Colombia, Spain, and France.
Lizarazo's exhibition is part of "Irregular Hexagon: Colombian Art in Residence," an art project consisting of six one-person exhibitions by artists from Colombia and hosted by six institutions in Morocco, Israel, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, and Viet Nam.
The exhibition, at the studio at 3 Me Linh Street, District 1, will remain open until August 16. — VNS