press release

Emergency Room is a format created by the artist Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel that will be activated in Hanoi at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in connection with the royal Danish state visit to Vietnam, November 2009.

Artists are thermometers that can measure and perceive dysfunctions in our society. Artists are experts of all perceptions. What they know or feel must reach the public opinion immediately: Now - before it is too late.

Through Emergency Room, artists can react to reality every day. In Emergency Room the public can have access to the artist's premonitions, suspicions, visions and collected evidences before it is too late. In Emergency Room artists evolve and develop new unexpected methods and forms.

Artists, burning to express themselves about the emergencies of today, join each other daily to display their work in the circular Emergency Room. Punctuality and deadlines are fundamental when yesterday's artworks daily at 12.15 pm is removed from the Emergency Room to give space to the artworks of today. This ritual of changing the exhibition is called: "The Passage". The artworks from yesterday and previous days are then exhibited in the "Delay Museum" beside the Emergency Room.

The Queen, Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark will attend the Passage on November 3rd and engage in the following discussion with the artists.

In Hanoi, a large number of Danish and Vietnamese artists will participate and cooperate over the period of the exhibition. For a list of the participating artists, visit

The Emergency Room Format Emergency Room is a format: when an art institution has agreed to host the Emergency Room format it is given the license to activate a local version of the format, adapted to the local surroundings and context. Other formats by Thierry Geoffroy include the format "Biennalist", "Critical Run and "Awareness Muscle" .

Emergency Room is also an international movement, like a caravan, and everywhere the format is actualized the community of Emergency Room Artists expands. Emergency Room has been successfully launched in New York, PS1 / MOMA; Berlin, Galerie Olaf Stueber; Denmark, Nikolaj Contemporary art center; Athens, Ileana Tounta Gallery; Italy , Napoli PAN Art Center; Paris, Galerie Taïss.

"Artists, audience and media have been fighting for weeks in order to get to see and participate in the new and innovating exhibition that with its "art of the news" puts the art institution itself to debate. Reuters, The New Yorker and the TV-channel ABC News are some of the leading media that have brought the story about the original exhibition, and at P.S.1 more than a thousand visitors per day have been seeing it…" (Nikolaj M. Lassen, Weekendavisen, March 30th, 2007)

Emergency Room Hanoi is organized by the Danish Arts Agency and the Royal Danish Embassy in Hanoi.

Artist starting Emergency Room for the Emergency Room Hanoi

Le Tran Hau Anh Luu Chi Hieu Tran Hau Yen The Tran Hoang Son Le Lang Luong Mai Thu Van Nguyen My Ngoc Ngo Xuan Phu Nguyen Hai Thanh Nguyen Mai Ky Nguyen Na Son Nguyen Thanh Hai Nguyen Viet Hung MrVu Duc Trung Le Dung Tran Thi Huong Vu Hong Ninh Ingen Frygt (Anna María Helgadóttir, Hannah Heilmann and Sigrún Gudbrandsdóttir)

artists from previous Emergency Room that will be active in Hanoi

Thierry Geoffroy (( ER Copenhagen / ER Berlin / ER New York / ER Athens / ER Paris / ER Napoli ) Peter Lind ( ER Copenhagen / ER Berlin / ER New York / ER Athens / ER Napoli ) Søren Dahlgaard ( ER Copenhagen / ER New York / ER Paris / ER Napoli ) Niels Bonde ( ER New York ) Peter Ravn ( ER Napoli )

all artists that have been actives in previous Emergency Rooms since 2006  : Berlin, New York, Paris, Neapel, Kopenhagen, Athen

Jens Haaning  ( ER New York ) John Kørner ( ER Paris ) Baptiste Debombourg( ER Paris / ER  Napoli) Stéphane Couturier ( ER Paris ) Eric Baudelaire / Kieu Nguyen Dong Mike Estabrook ( ER New York ) Henrik Schrat (  ER Berlin / ER Copenhagen ) Antje Majewski ( ER Berlin  ) Tanja Ostojic (  ER Berlin ) Joachim Hamou ( ER Copenhagen ) Frans Jacobi ( ER Berlin ) Lasse Lau ( ER New York/ ER Athens )                      Malene Landgreen ( ER Copenhagen Jeanne Susplugas (  ER Berlin  ) David Keating (  ER Berlin ) Joseph Dadoune /(ER Paris ) Berit Heggenhougen Jensen ( ER Paris ) Al Masson ( ER New York ) Unwetter collectif ( ER Berlin  ) Danilo Correale ( ER  Napoli) Roxy Inthebox ( ER  Napoli) Roberto Paci Dalo  ( ER  Napoli) Eugenio Tibaldi   ( ER  Napoli) Sebastiano Deva ( ER  Napoli) Frank Franzen ( ER New York / ER Berlin / ER Copenhagen / ER Athens / ER Paris ) Guillaume Dimanche ( ER Paris/ ER  Napoli) David Marin ( ER Paris/ ER  Napoli ) Fatima Ramadan ( ER Paris ) Melina Pena (ER Paris/ ER  Napoli) Christofilogiannis Dionisis( ER Athens/ER Paris/ ER  Napoli ) Ivan Argote (ER Paris/ ER  Napoli ) Pauline Bastard (ER Paris/ ER  Napoli ) Emeric Lhuisset¨(ER Paris/ ER  Napoli ) Kim Lien Desault /(ER Paris/ ER  Napoli ) Eva Mittala (ER Athens //(ER Paris ) Susanne Schuricht ( ER New York / ER Berlin/ ER  Napoli ) Sophie Hjerl (( ER New York / ER Copenhagen/ ER Athens/ ER  Napoli ) Nadia Plesner ( ER Paris/ ER  Napoli) Victor Ash ( ER New York / ER Berlin / ER Copenhagen ) Kristian von Hornleth  ( ER Paris ) Maria  Zervou ( ER Athens/(ER Paris ) ) Jean de Piepape ( ER New York /(ER Paris ) Christian Finne ( ER Copenhagen ) Vandana Jain ( ER New York ) Amy Kao ( ER New York) Michael Jeppesen ( ER Paris ) Camille Goujon ( ER Paris ) Catherine Ursin ( ER Paris ) Arnaud Cohen ( ER Paris ) Anthony Peskine (ER Paris ) Steven Day ( ER New York/ ER Athens/ ER Paris ) ) Antoine Miserey /(ER Paris ) Valerie Frossard /(ER Paris ) Philippe Pasquet /(ER Paris ) Andrea Inocencio/Melina Pena / Valeria Cotaimich /(ER Paris ) Amandine Casadamont &Violaine Ballet (ER Paris ) Chloé Nicosia ( ER Paris ) Jean Christophe Hanché ( ER Paris ) Loren ( ER Paris ) Karin Kal ( ER Paris ) Sandra Schmalz ( ER Paris ) Alain Potignon ( ER Paris ) Arnaud Bergeret ( ER Paris ) Zhenzen Liu ( ER Paris ) Manuel Lagoa ( ER Paris ) Anne Sophie Norman ( ER Paris ) Marie Kølbæk ( ER New York/ ER Athens ) Jaishri Abichandani ( ER New York  ) Mac Premo  ( ER New York ) Gail Rothschild ( ER New York ) Toby Barnes ( ER New York ) Bill Beirne ( ER New York  ) Charley Friedman  ( ER New York ) Nancy Friedemann ( ER New York  ) Caroline Lund ( ER New York / ER Berlin  ) Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen (  ER Berlin  ) David Puchkin ( ER New York/ ER Athens ) Seth ( ( ER New York / ER Berlin / ER Copenhagen ) Copyflex (  ER Copenhagen ) Marc Aschenbrenner ( ER Berlin ) Lars Tinghøj Vilhelmsen ( ER Berlin / ER Copenhagen ) Vassiliea Stylianidou (ER Berlin  ) Dietmar Fleischer (  ER Berlin  ) Christian Blau ( ER New York / ER Berlin  ) Tina Schimensky (  ER Berlin ) Szacva y Pál ( ER Berlin ) Gunda Förster (  ER Berlin  ) Eleonore de Montesquiou ( ER Berlinhagen ) Eva Räder  ( ER Berlin  ) M+M (Marc Weis, Martin De Mattia)   (  ER Berlin ) Hanneskater ( ER Berlin  )

Neapel MaraM (Mara Maglione ) ( ER  Napoli) Marinella Senatore  ( ER  Napoli) Gulia Piscitelli  ( ER  Napoli) Raffaela Mariniello  ( ER  Napoli) Siw Amina Bech  ( ER  Napoli) Domenico Antonio Mancini  ( ER  Napoli) Daniela Politelli  ( ER  Napoli) Corrado Folinea  ( ER  Napoli) Stanislao Di Giugno  ( ER  Napoli) Salvatore Manzi  ( ER  Napoli) Walter Picardi  ( ER  Napoli) Helidon Gjergji  ( ER  Napoli) Rosy Rox ( ER  Napoli) Ciro Vitale  ( ER  Napoli) Anna Fusco  ( ER  Napoli) Maria Adele Del Vecchio  ( ER  Napoli) Rosaria Iazzetta  ( ER  Napoli) Celesta Bufano  ( ER  Napoli) Giulio Delvè  ( ER  Napoli) Melita Rotondo ( ER  Napoli) IABO ( ER  Napoli) Diego Valentino( ER  Napoli) Andrea Nacciarriti ( ER  Napoli) Anja Irmela Puntari ( ER  Napoli) Thorbjørn Bechmann ( ER  Napoli) Raffaella Crispino ( ER  Napoli) Christian Costa ( ER  Napoli) Enzo Calibè ( ER  Napoli) Federico Maddalozzo ( ER  Napoli) Valentina Miorandi ( ER  Napoli) Carla Viparelli ( ER  Napoli) Pietro Ruffo ( ER  Napoli) Maurizio Savini ( ER  Napoli) Angelo Ferrillo ( ER  Napoli) Salvatore Sparavigna ( ER  Napoli) Orazio Aiello ( ER  Napoli) Marco Petrucci ( ER  Napoli) Marco Zezza ( ER  Napoli) Vincenzo Rusciano ( ER  Napoli) Francesco Rapacciuolo ( ER  Napoli) 2/4our ( ER  Napoli) Benny Chirco( ER  Napoli) Giovanni De Angelis ( ER  Napoli) Marta Orlando ( ER  Napoli) Anna Maria Pugliese ( ER  Napoli) Aagaard Hilde ( Er Athens ) Apostolakis Christos( Er Athens ) Baboulis Dimitris( Er Athens ) Bassanos Kostas ( Er Athens ) Beveratos Costas ( Er Athens ) Christidi Katerina ( Er Athens ) Dimitropoulou Martha ( Er Athens ) Dokatzis Dimitris( Er Athens ) Eftihis Patsourakis( Er Athens ) Foutris Dimitris ( Er Athens ) Ioannou Dimitris( Er Athens ) Ikonomopoulou Maria    ( Er Athens ) Katsouri Kali ( Er Athens ) Kotsoni Eleni ( Er Athens ) Mantzios Nikos ( Er Athens ) Michalakakou Maro  ( Er Athens ) Michalaki Eva ( Er Athens ) Moris Petros ( Er Athens ) Nalbantidou Lia ( Er Athens ) Nikolakopoulos Pavlos ( Er Athens ) Palaska Aliki ( Er Athens ) Pittas Antonis( Er Athens ) Taxiarchopoulos Yiorgos ( Er Athens ) Stokou Despina( Er Athens ) Theodorides Philippos ( Er Athens ) Theodoropoulos Giannis ( Er Athens ) Tsoublekas Dimitris ( Er Athens ) Zacharias Michalis ( Er Athens ) > Zervou Maria( Er Athens ) Vamiali Dimitra( Er Athens ) Veneri Erifyli( Er Athens ) Kosmas Nikolaou ( Er Athens ) Tereza Papamichali ( Er Athens )

New York Copenhagen : the Emergency Room was at  PS1 / MOMA ( 2007 ). Copenhagen : the Emergency Room was at Nikolaj art center ( 2006). Berlin :the Emergency Room was at  Galerie Olaf Stueber (2006) . Athens :the Emergency Room was at  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center( 2007). Paris  the Emergency Room was at galerie Taiss( 2008). Napoli : the Emergency Room was at Pan ( 2009 )

only in german

Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel
Emergency Room Hanoi

Künstler: Le Tran Hau Anh, Luu Chi Hieu, Tran Hau Yen The, Tran Hoang Son, Le Lang Luong, Mai Thu Van, Nguyen My Ngoc, Ngo Xuan Phu, Nguyen Hai Thanh, Nguyen Mai Ky, Nguyen Na Son, Nguyen Thanh Hai, Nguyen Viet Hung, MrVu Duc Trung, Le Dung, Tran Thi Huong, Vu Hong Ninh, Ingen Frygt (Anna Maria Helgadottir, Hannah Heilmann, Sigrun Gudbrandsdottir), Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel, Peter Lind, Soren Dahlgaard, Niels Bonde, Peter Ravn