Musik - Illustration of grammophone, loudspeakers, music notes © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Katta Rasche

Experience culture

We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and Vietnam. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals, always with the goal to facilitate artistic production, reception and reflection involving actors from both countries.


Musik - Illustration of grammophone, loudspeakers, music notes © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Katta Rasche

Online culture offers
Culture in the times of Corona

Theaters, galleries, museums are closed, concerts canceled, lectures postponed. In this exceptional situation, cultural organizations offer their events on online platforms. We have selected a few program notes for your entertainment. Please enjoy!

Pazifik-Leipzig_LIA_with_logos © Goethe-Institut

Pazifik - Leipzig

In collaboration with LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) the Goethe-Institute offers artists from Southeast Asia a three-month residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.

Series: Future Libraries © raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin

Future of Libraries

“Future of Libraries” sheds light on challenges, trends and best-practice examples. It is part of a symposium with the National Library and other public libraries of Vietnam.​

Day-Afterthoughts in your head © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole? Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

Manzi exhibition space © Le Phi Long

New space for Art
Manzi Exhibition Space

In cooperation with the Manzi and supported the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, we have created Manzi Exhibition Space - a new space for Vietnamese artists to freely pursue and develop their art.

Weiße Kugeln © Franca Bartholomaei

The girl K

In appreciation of various translations and in reverence for the poet Nguyen Du, the Goethe-Institut focuses its attention on this literary work and raises the question of its contemporary interpretation and - closely related to it - the question of today’s role and image of women in Vietnam.

New music 2019 © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

New music

In Vietnam, New Music has gained considerable importance in the cultural. Vietnamese composers and musicians perform new music for national and international audiences.

Snežana Golubović & Le Brothers Photo: Hoang Anh

Art in public space
Artist residence Hue

Snežana Golubović is performance artist from Frankfurt/Main. She Serbian national (former Yugoslavia) and has lived in Germany since 1992. In July, she was a guest at the Le Brothers in Hue. 

Calm Realities by Nhung Nguyen & Christian Grothe © Manzi

Public art project

"Into Thin Air" is a long-term public art project, initiated and curated by Manzi Art Space with a view to building awareness and appreciation for art – particularly contemporary art – among the public to help artists develop independent practices whilst encouraging their involvement in social development within the current context of Vietnam.

Stock Bild von 'bekanntmachung, einmal, fiktion' © Colourbox

Short Stories from VietNam for German Readers

In autumn 2017, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi invited writers in Vietnam to submit short stories which would give German readers an impression of life in Vietnam today.

Playgrounds for Kids, Hanoi Photo: Wilfried Eckstein © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Interview with Bianca Elgas
Playgrounds for Kids, Hanoi

The Goethe Institute Vietnam, in cooperation with the Institut Français Hanoi and the Vietnam non-profit Think Playground, is running a publicity campaign to advocate for more public playground spaces.

Interview with Goebbels © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Dance & music camp with H. Goebbels

Heiner Goebbels spent two weeks in Hanoi to conduct a dance & music camp for Vietnamese artists. He had selected participants from a pool of applicants, emphasizing a balanced relationship between men and women as well as dancers and musicians, and assembling a promising mix of mutually inspiring and open-minded individuals. 

Berufsperspektive Deutschland Teaserfoto Duc Ngo Ngoc © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

A Portrait of Young Vietnamese

More and more young Vietnamese want to live and work in Germany.
We present five who have realized their dream.