Art

We are inheritors. Of water. Of land. Of memories. Of histories we do not always choose. Of ancestors. Of ghosts. Of grief. Of ghosts of ancestors, culture, memory, trauma. We are inheritors of stories. Of arrivals and escapes. Of flight. ...
Diep Tran reflects on how the musical "Miss Saigon" perpetuates Orientalist stereotypes and narratives in which the Vietnamese are victims, not fighters. This article was originally published by American Theatre.
John Vu's latest book, Việt Nam Renovating Dreams, combines essays and photography to capture the Vietnamese diasporic experience. Việt Nam Renovating Dreams A first of its kind, this captivating photo documentary about a Việt Kiều’s (overseas Vietnamese) journey back to Việt Nam after twenty four years away from his birthplace is...
These portraits give recognition to the inherent third eye. Guiding our discernment and intuition, it assists us in the search for answers. The stitching in the work, soft and possibly unnoticed, describes that small, quiet voice within us - that intuition that serves to guide us from moment to moment.
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 Mai -- "We Are Here" (Part 1) and "The Third Eye Series" (Part 2). We chose these two to showcase the way the artist contemplates both family/history and self,...
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In the past decade, we have seen a renaissance of artistic production by Southeast Asians that addresses our condition outside of the confines of mass-market big-ticket rat-a-tat-tat film. And for the first time, a film festival dedicated to Southeast Asians has made its appearance at a major city and a major venue.