This week is an eventful week in Hanoi. The city will showcase two exhibits about the minorities in Vietnam: women and the Hmong village. These exhibits shed light to the important cause of raising awareness for the locals and tourists alike.

 

THE WORKING WOMAN

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This 2-day exhibit by Vietnam in Focus highlights the hardworking women of Hanoi streets. It includes women cooks, coffee vendors, traders, couriers and garbage collectors. Born from a photography workshop led by Colm Pierce, the portraits seen in this exhibit is in line with the celebration of Women’s History Month.

Pictures and postcards will be on sale during the exhibit. Proceeds will go to the Blossom House shelter for disadvantaged girls and women.

The exhibit will run from April 19-20, 2017 in 46 Hang Vai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Admission is free. For more information, you may visit their official website here: Vietnam in Focus

PHIEU

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Phieu is a multimedia exhibition that explores the relationship between traditional crafts and contemporary design. It’s part of the British Council’s New for Old programme, a research residency that took place across Southeast Asia in Dec. 2016 that brought together academics, artisans and contemporary practitioners. It’s also a showcase of Kilomet 109’s new collection made from traditional dyeing, weaving and calendaring techniques from four ethnic minority groups.

The exhibition includes the participation of Nic Shonfeld with his portraits of the artisans, Claire Driscoll with her illustrations and prints made using natural materials and tools, Pham Mai Phuong with her short documentary film and Nguyen Xuan Son with his music.

The exhibit will run from April 13 to May 3, 2017 at the Old Quarter Exchange Centre (50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi).