Veronika Radulovic is a Berlin-based artist who lived in Hanoi/North Vietnam between 1993 and 2005. After studying Vietnamese lacquer painting, she became DAAD’s first international guest lecturer at the Hanoi Art School, and curated exhibitions and Vietnam-focused projects at venues including the Museum for Lacquer Art Münster; Substation Singapore, and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. In 2010, she led the “Open Academy” project in Hanoi, Hue, and Saigon. Radulovic’s book Sicherheitsabstand (Safe Distance) was published in 2005.
Truong Tan, Defend Beautiful Art…, 1997. Cho Hang Da, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Veronika Radulovic
Weary of officialdom, young Vietnamese artists are taking to the streets, reconfiguring public space in a way that artist and curator Veronika Radulovic characterizes as “a resourceful and humorous understanding of a reductio ad absurdum.” More