The Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022 is currently showcasing a captivating collection of contemporary Vietnamese works through a series of exhibitions and installations. This artistic showcase is set to continue until the end of November.

The space of the lantern installation by artist Xuan Lam at Center for Culture and Art No. 22 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Lan Tran 

Located at the prestigious Center for Culture and Art on No.22 Hang Buom Street, in the vibrant Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi, is an extraordinary collection of contemporary art exhibitions and installations. This one-of-a-kind display draws inspiration from the rich Vietnamese heritage and history. Showcasing the creative expressions of 40 talented individuals and groups of contemporary artists from Hanoi, this exhibition promises to captivate and inspire all who visit.

The exhibition showcases eight prominent art spaces, including the notable art installation “Fairy Skites,” the captivating artifact display “Memories of 22 Hang Buom,” the mesmerizing lantern installation “Past and Present Meeting,” the innovative art installation “Five Elements,” and the immersive 3D Game installation space “Air Skylen,” among others.

The “Fairy Skites” exhibit showcases a captivating collection of kites designed by renowned artists Quan Hang Cao and Le Thanh Binh. Complementing these artful creations is a mesmerizing sound installation by the talented Artist Tri Minh.

The artworks showcased in the “Fairy and Dragon” painting exhibition feature lacquer, silk, and Do paper creations. Do paper, derived from the powder of the Do tree, is primarily used in making these pieces. Inspired by the ancient carvings found in Vietnamese village communal houses, the artworks portray a fairy riding a dragon.

The installation titled “Past and Present Meeting” features a collection of 36 lanterns that highlight the theme of folk paintings. Created by Hanoi-based artist Xuan Lam, these lanterns beautifully combine pencil sketches with graphic techniques to revive the cultural splendor often overlooked in contemporary society.

The installation titled “Five Elements” showcases a collection of artwork created using the cyanotype printing technique on silk. These pieces beautifully highlight the masterful craftsmanship and artistic talent of Vietnamese artisans.

Series of exhibitions and installations are a part of the Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022. Photo: Lan Tran

Do Dinh Hong, the Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, has stated that the cultural activities held at Hang Buom Cultural Center are significant in showcasing Hanoi’s abundant creative resources. These activities are the result of a collaborative effort among artists, creative designers, and experts from various fields, including architecture, fine arts, music, theater, and technology. Through these activities, the community is able to experience and appreciate the creative inspiration brought forth by these individuals.

Please join us for a series of exhibitions and installations, which will be running until November 30th. Admission is free.

As part of the event, a series of seminars, in-depth dialogues, and talks will be held to foster engagement between authors and the public. These include the seminar titled “Promoting Young Creative Communities and Digital Production in Hanoi” taking place on November 13th, a dialogue between artist Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The and audiences discussing the “Fairy and Dragon” exhibition on November 18th, and the Seminar “From Cultural Heritages to Design and Art” also on November 18th.