22.01.2021, 17:11

Video exhibition to open in Hanoi next week for Beethoven’s 250th birthday

Video exhibition to open in Hanoi next week for Beethoven’s 250th birthday

Artist Nguyen Le Hoang Viet. The Embassy of Belgium, the Embassy of Germany and the Goethe-Institut Hanoi will jointly organize a video installation exhibition, Eroica 2020, by Viet - PHOTO: TNO

HCMC – The Embassy of Belgium, the Embassy of Germany and the Goethe-Institut Hanoi will jointly open a video installation exhibition, Eroica 2020, by artist Nguyen Le Hoang Viet, on January 25 to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

The exhibition, which is set to last until February 4, will take place at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi at 56 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, according to the organizers.

Eroica 2020 is a contribution from Vietnam to an international exhibition, Hotel Beethoven, aimed at celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17th December, 2020.

The international exhibition is being organized by BOZAR, the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, in collaboration with the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn and funded by the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media in the framework of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Hotel Beethoven in Brussels, which is opened until February 14, is an exhibition about Beethoven, his music, his ideas and his relevance for the world heritage of music today. As an exceptional innovator, Beethoven is a perennial starting point and source of inspiration for questions and ideas about the democratic power of sound.

BOZAR invited six visual artists from Albania, Austria, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Russia and Vietnam to participate in Hotel Beethoven.

An 11-minute film from the Vietnamese contribution is aimed at closing Beethoven's 250th anniversary celebrations.

Viet, a 30-year-old resident of Hanoi City, gained international recognition as a filmmaker at the following festivals: Short Shorts, BFI Flare London and the Festival of 3 Continents.