|The event "18.9.1999", a special snapshot party with artist Veronika Radulovic, will be held at Manzi Art Space tomorrow night.— Photo hanoigrapevine.com
HA NOI (VNS) — The event "18.9.1999", a special snapshot party with artist Veronika Radulovic, will be held at Manzi Art Space tomorrow night.
On September 18, 1999, a group of Vietnamese and foreign gay and lesbian people dressed as drag queens and kings and had a very special party at the Press Club Hanoi. Radulovic captured party snapshots of a unique and almost historical moment for the city. After 15 years, photographs of the event have become historical documents on Ha Noi's fancy social life.
The party tomorrow will include 160 of Radulovic's archival pictures; a video-interview of Tran Van Thang, a drag-queen at the party, by the German documentary filmmaker Heiko Kalmbach in 2014; and an archival video of Therese Zambra on the second drag party in 2001.
Radulovic is a Berlin-based artist, lecturer and curator who played a significant role in introducing contemporary art in Viet Nam as a lecturer of DAAD (German Accademic Exchange Service) and the University of Fine Arts Viet Nam.
Entrance to the party, which begins at 8pm at 14 Phan Huy Ich Street, is free. The photographs and videos will be on display at Manzi until September 28.— VNS