Art

Artist Profile: Trung Pham

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese Diaspora. TRUNG PHAM Painting from the “Wound” series TPham: A single vertical or horizontal line cutting across the middle of the canvas appears like a deep cut into the surface and leaves a rough and weathered look at the edges.  These richly textured lines offer a glimpse of meditation whether it is the moment …(read more)

HAFT-SEEN, A MODERN MISCELLANY

As I watch the art of the Vietnamese diaspora unfold, I observe also its bleeds and blends. How it folds into, …(read more)

Upcoming Events: Refugee Poetics & She Who Has No Master(s)

Look for these events in May, centering diaspora and poetry on East and West Coasts. Center for Refugee Poetics – Philadephia, …(read more)

A Conversation about A Different Pond with Bao Phi and Thi Bui

Contributing writer Jade Hidle reflects on the role of reading in her own childhood, and speaks to Bao Phi and …(read more)

Profiles in Art: Trinh Mai

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese diaspora. Trinh Mai Upcoming / Current March 10: Art: A Passage to Unearthing History …(read more)

Profiles in Art: MyLoan Dinh

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese diaspora. MyLoan Dinh Art of Struggle, Feb 1-28,2018 at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art …(read more)

Art Exhibit: Hướng Nước / Inheritance / Water (Preview)

In honor of Tết and the Lunar New Year, the Portland Children’s Museum (Portland, Oregon) is hosting the traveling exhibit …(read more)

I Am Miss Saigon, and I Hate It

Diep Tran reflects on how the musical “Miss Saigon” perpetuates Orientalist stereotypes and narratives in which the Vietnamese are victims, not …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews Hoa Nguyen’s ‘Violet Energy Ingots’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Violet Energy Ingots, Hoa Nguyen’s newest poetry collection. The best of Hoa Nguyen’s poetry is challenging. …(read more)

The Films of Vu Pham @ NW Film Center – Jan 26th, 2017

MEMORY’S LONELY BREATH, the collected films of Vu Pham, will be screening at the NW Film Center in Portland, Oregon on …(read more)

John Vu :: Việt Nam Renovating Dreams

John Vu’s latest book, Việt Nam Renovating Dreams, combines essays and photography to capture the Vietnamese diasporic experience. Việt Nam …(read more)

Ajar Press :: NƯỚC | WATER | COUNTRY

Nước, meaning both ‘country’ and ‘water’ is the theme explored in the latest edition of AJAR — a Vietnamese-English bilingual journal of poetry, short …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Trinh Mai – Pt. 2 :: The Third Eye Series

We delve further into the intersection of the visual and storytelling/narrative-making with our late-June post of two collage art series by Trinh …(read more)