Vietnam

Book Review: Soap for the Dogs

Reviewed by Eric Nguyen Along with poets like Vi Khi Nao and Hoa Nguyen, Stacey Tran represents a wave of Vietnamese American poets experimenting with language and testing the limits of the genre. In fact, the first poem in Tran’s Soap for the Dogs, “Catching Fish With Two Hands,” is a collaboration between Tran and Nao. As Tran explains: “Vi …(read more)

Book Review: Hieu Minh Nguyen’s ‘Not Here’

Reviewed by Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen   Oh, but why am I here? It seems important to mention all the things …(read more)

Tiffany Chung: Artist Talk Excerpts

By: Sheila Ngoc Pham (Contributing Writer/Editor, Australia) Artist Tiffany Chung in the 21st Biennale of Sydney–SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement Tiffany …(read more)

Artist Profile: Trung Pham

diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese Diaspora. TRUNG PHAM Painting from the “Wound” series TPham: A single vertical or horizontal …(read more)

The Helicopter and the Pilot: Contemplating April 30th

I had several ambitions for an April 30th post. I had thought of crowd-sourcing responses, maybe via facebook, and asking various …(read more)

The 88 Project: Human Rights for Vietnamese Political Prisoners

The following is a diaCRITICS Q&A with The 88 Project’s founder Huong Nguyen. DIACRITICS: In a few words, can you …(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)

Editor’s Note: 2018 ///\/\/// Beyond

Notes: 2018 + Beyond Author: Dao Strom   Shortly before taking on this editorship, I spent two months at an …(read more)

Book Review: Der Amerikanische Krieg: Erinnerungskultur in Vietnam

Der Amerikanische Krieg: Erinnerungskultur in Vietnam  [The American War: Culture of Memory in Việt Nam], by Andreas Margara; Berlin: regiospectra Verlag, 2012. Reviewed …(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)

In Conversation With Viet Thanh Nguyen: On Diaspora & Culture As Plurality

photo credit: Camp Pendleton Archives This is a conversation interview conducted by Dao Strom, new editor of diaCRITICS, with Viet Thanh …(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)

diaCRITICIZE: “Vietnam” is a 7-Letter Word

Image from the artist Dinh Q. Lê’s installation “Crossing the Farther Shore”, exhibited at Rice Gallery in Houston, TX in …(read more)