diaCRITICS News & Events: April 2, 2018

diaCRITICS News & Events: April 2, 2018

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.


■ Events


Danh Vo's Take My Breath AwayDanh 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 StoriesViet 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.


The Opposite of LookingHương 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


Huong Ngo and Hong-An Truong► 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 cruelty► 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.


Vietnamese drag queensVietnam drag queens electrify Hanoi’s nightlife and shake up social norms.


Singer/activist Mai Khoi► Because of her outspoken campaigns for free speech Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi is detained by government officials. [Reuters]


Unexploded ordnance victimUnexploded ordnance dropped by the U.S. continues to kill innocent victims.


Thieu Nu Mo MonSeveral Vietnamese painters’ works auctioned at record prices by the Aguttes company at the Drouot auction centre in Paris, France.


U.S. patrol boats The Vietnamese Coast Guard has been given six patrol boats from the United States.


■ Other


Dr David Dao“The model minority myth distorts the experiences of Asian American communities.”


Repsol petroleumPressured by Beijing Vietnam again halts South China Sea oil drilling project.


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