Sat, Dec 5, 2015—Dec 19, 2015
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (map)

A collaborative exhibition, with Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA). Curated By: Dinh Q. Lê and Stephen Anderson.

About the exhibit:
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the exodus of over a million Vietnamese people to other countries for political, economic, and other reasons following the end of the Vietnam conflict. For some, the irrevocable changes that accompanied the conflict’s end resulted in the loss of a way of life. For others, it ushered in new beginnings. And for many, both were equally true.

This exhibition aims to present a survey of the thematic concerns of artists of Vietnamese heritage AND artists inspired by Vietnam over the past forty years. Themes such as change, displacement, identity, and memory are particularly relevant. By presenting many “hues” of artworks, we hope to express the multiplicity of generations of artists and viewpoints, and to counter black-or-white, good-or-bad judgment and politics.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
December 5 – 19, 2015
Thur-Sun 12pm-5pm (FREE admission)
117 North Sycamore Street (Corner of 2nd and Sycamore)
Santa Ana, CA 92701 USA