INDOCHINA: THE ART OF WAR,
The Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles; in conjunction with the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department; present Indochina: The Art of War. Indochina: The Art of War is a group exhibition of artworks by Hei, Han Khiang; H. Lan Thao Lam; Dinh Q. Le; Hanh T. Pham; Sheila Pinkel; and William Short and Willa Seidenberg. The exhibition is curated by Los Angeles-based artist Tran, T. Kim-Trang and will be on view at the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery from March 17 to April 28, 2001. Admission is free of charge.
April 2000 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of Indochina and the end of its war with the United States, inspiring this exhibition of works by artists with extensive personal connections to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Although the U.S. involvement in Vietnam is best known, its devastating roles in Cambodia and Laos have remained largely un-discussed. Indochina: The Art of War addresses the relationships between the East and West, history, personal and institutional memories, and the complexities of experience and the place of culture in our lives. Working primarily in photography, these artists aim to remember and understand, and to make us aware of what took place during the war and its aftermath. This exhibition endeavors to promote this understanding and awareness, not just among the regions specified, but on a broad and universal scale.
A six-page, color illustrated exhibition brochure with essays by Tran, T. Kim-Trang and Kathryn McMahon, Ph.D., and professor, California State University, Long Beach, shall be available during the exhibition.
Interviews with the exhibition curator, Tran, T. Kim-Trang, and several of the artists in the exhibition are available upon request.
Film & Discussion:
This program is supported in part by the California Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Directions & Parking:
Pay parking [permit dispenser - 50Â¢ per hour] available in Parking Structure II.
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