Through contemporary art and writings, new traveling exhibit Textures of April 30th explores a date that impacts many Vietnamese Americans: April 30, 1975, the Fall of Saigon.
April 30 is a date often remembered poignantly, especially by those of South Vietnamese descent; as well, it is a date that denotes new beginnings. On this date in 1975, North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, marking the end of the Vietnam War. Reflecting on this day from past to present through written words, visual creations, and audiovisual components, this interdisciplinary exhibit reveals an intimate perspective of the diasporic experience that has been gathered, created, collected and re-collected, and imagined and re-imagined since 1975.
These stories of personal struggles and memories demonstrate the effects of the Vietnam war on identity, sense of family and community, and representation. Importantly, this exhibition shares works made within and for the Vietnamese diasporic community, and by emerging writers and artists, to humanize the Vietnamese diasporic/refugee experience from the inside-out.
- Rental Fee:
- $3,750 + shipping for an 8-week booking
- Approx. 1,200 sq. ft.
- ~20 framed 2D works, including photographs, drawings, and paintings, accompanied by artist statements
- Multiple 3D works to be displayed in cases, accompanied by artist statements
- 15-20 short poem and prose text panels
- Multiple short videos accompanied by artist statements
- Interpretive text panels providing historical context
Schedule and Availability
|April 4, 2021 – July 11, 2021||Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland (Tentative Dates)|
|July 18, 2021 – August 8, 2021||Preparation for Travel|
|August 22, 2021 – October 17, 2021||AVAILABLE|
|October 31, 2021 – December 26, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|January 16, 2022 – March 13, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|March 27, 2022 – May 22, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|June 5, 2022 – July 31, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|August 14, 2022 – October 9, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|October 23, 2022 – January 1, 2023 (9 weeks)||AVAILABLE|
Contact us for dates beyond 2022.