• Danh Vo

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Installation

    About the artist

    1975: Born in Vietnam

    In his objects, installations, photographs, and works on paper Danh Vo combines personal experiences from his childhood in Vietnam with the story of his family, their flight to Europe, and questions of colonialism, migration, and cultural identity. A no less important topic of his works are same-sex relationships and, generally, a questioning of standardized patterns of behavior both in society in general and in the art context in particular. Over and over he succeeds in creating works of iconic power, as for instance his copies of the American flag with the first design with the 13 stars as a celebration of independence from colonial power Danh Vo transferred to cardboard in gold leaf or in his long-term project replicating the individual parts of the Statue of Liberty in thin copper.

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