Through contemporary art and writings, new traveling exhibit Textures of Remembrance: Vietnamese Artists and Writers Reflect on the Fall of Saigon 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
|January 16, 2022 – March 13, 2022||Booking Pending|
|March 27, 2022 – May 22, 2022||Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland|
|June 5, 2022 – July 31, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|August 14, 2022 – October 9, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|October 23, 2022 – January 1, 2023 (9 weeks)||AVAILABLE|
|January 15, 2023 – March 12, 2023||AVAILABLE|
|March 26, 2023 – May 22, 2023||AVAILABLE|
|June 4, 2023 – July 30, 2023||AVAILABLE|
|August 13, 2023 – October 8, 2023||AVAILABLE|
|October 22, 2023 – December 17, 2023||AVAILABLE|
Contact us for dates beyond 2023.