diaCRITICS News & Events: April 2, 2018
Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.
► Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February 9 to May 9, 2018. Danish artist Danh Vo dissects the public forces and private desires that define individual experience and that the self is plural and inherently fluid, yet decisively shaped by larger power structures.
►Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project at the University of California, Irvine announces the opening of VIET STORIES: Recollections and Regenerations, an art, history, and oral history exhibition in the Rose Hills Foundation Gallery at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California from February 17, 2018 to May 28, 2018.
► Hương Ngô and Hồng-Ân Trương’s work The Opposite of Looking is Not Invisibility will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from March 18 to August 19, 2018.
■ News from the Diaspora
► Excerpts from an interview with Hương Ngô and Hồng-Ân Trương in which they discuss their collaborative ethos and history and their ongoing project.
■ News from Việt Nam
► Animal rights activists share a video of Vietnam’s horrific dog meat market where stolen pets are BOILED ALIVE to be served in restaurants. Vietnamese society needs to outlaw animal cruelty. Please help animal rights organizations end animal suffering.
► Vietnam drag queens electrify Hanoi’s nightlife and shake up social norms.
► Because of her outspoken campaigns for free speech Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi is detained by government officials. [Reuters]
► Several Vietnamese painters’ works auctioned at record prices by the Aguttes company at the Drouot auction centre in Paris, France.