Featured Art

Profiles in Art: Trinh Mai

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese diaspora. Trinh Mai Upcoming / Current March 10: Art: A Passage to Unearthing History — Artist Talk + Art-making Workshop at Portland Art Museum February 6 – May 9, 2018: Hướng Nước // Inheritance // Water Ba Ơi (Dear Father); detail (above) Ba Ơi (Dear Father), 2017, mixed media (gouache, living plants, papyrus, rainwater from Vietnam, copies …(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)

PHỎNG VẤN VỚI ĐINH LINH: “NGHỆ THUẬT LUÔN CÓ TÍNH CHÍNH TRỊ”

Cuộc phỏng vấn với Đinh Linh– nhà thơ, nhà văn viết truyện hư cấu, dịch giả, nhiếp ảnh gia người …(read more)

Interview with Linh Dinh: “Art is Always Political”

An interview with Linh Dinh– a Vietnamese American poet and fiction writer, translator, photographer, and Pew Fellow- discusses the challenges …(read more)

Jade Hidle: An Interview with Artist Dustin Nguyen

Recently diaCRITIC Jade Hidle met and interviewed artist Dustin Nguyen at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the biggest annual convention in …(read more)

A Thousand Pictures Tells a (Epic) Story: Interviewing GB Tran

How to write with pictures and draw with words: GB Tran accomplishes this in his graphic novel, VIETNAMERICA: A Family’s …(read more)