"¢ Through February 2 (Wednesday): Artist Nguyen Trung presents "Grey White Black" a painting exhibition dominated by the eponymous colors. The exhibition, Trung's first in six years, is being held at Galerie Quynh, 65 De Tham Street, District 1, HCMC. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.
"¢ Through February 11 (Friday): French photographer Sebastien Laval is holding an exhibition, "Communities through time," at L'Espace, the French Culture Center, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi. The exhibition displays pictures taken during his trips to Angkor, Luang Prabang and Hue the former capitals of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam respectively. It depicts the lives of ethnic minority groups and their changing traditional customs, and rituals of sacrifice. Laval, 38, has won international acclaim for his outstanding photos of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Free admission.
"¢ Through February 12 (Saturday): Nguyen Quang Huy's solo exhibition, "Love," features 25 portraits and videos portraying the life of the H'mong people in Ha Giang as well as the landscapes of the northern mountainous province. The exhibition is on at the Art Vietnam Gallery, 7 Nguyen Khac Nhu Street, Hanoi. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sundays.
"¢ Through March 12 (Saturday): An exhibition by Canadian-born sculptor Blake is on at the Bui Gallery, 23 Ngo Van So Street, Hanoi. "Fragments," once described as an exhibition of broken-bodied bronze statues, evokes the tragedy of landmines in former war zones. In conjunction with the United Nations Association program NoMore-Landmines & Adopt-AMinefield, Blake will donate all proceeds from his exhibition to help clear existing landmines a project he has already undertaken in Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia and Angola. For more inquiries, email Gillian Lee Sturtevant at email@example.com. Tel: (04) 3 944 8595.
"¢ Through March 31 (Thursday): Water puppet performances will be held every Saturday and Sunday at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi. There are four shows a day, starting at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Four water puppetry troupes will perform, including Dong Ngu (Bac Ninh Province) in January, Lang Yen (Hanoi) in February, Nhan Hoa (Hai Phong) from February 6 to 8, and Binh Phu (Hanoi) in March. Tickets cost VND25,000 for adults, VND3,000 for kids and VND5,000 for students.