Oberlin Professor Pipo Nguyen-duy’s work is currently featured in Everything Is Not Lost, an exhibition that opening on the 19th at the Belkin Art Satellite Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia. Curated by Kim Nguyen, Everything Is Not Lost features the work of Christian Nguyen, Nhan Duc Nguyen, Pipo Nguyen-duy, and Khanh Vo, four contemporary artists who address themes of family, loss, and the intricacies of memory. These artists interpret the thirty-year influence of the Vietnam War through autobiographical experiences, narratives, and postmemories. Working in a variety of mediums, these four artists confront the socio-political and emotional complexities of warfare and the events that consequently define who they are today.
These artists unravel generational memories in an attempt to form an understanding of their own disrupted sense of historical continuity. By compiling fragments of public, collective, and personal memory, the artists formulate a new narrative unique to the Vietnamese diasporic condition. It will be on view through May 18th 2008. More information can be found on the gallery’s website.
Pipo Nguyen-duy will also be giving a lecture this Thursday at the University of New Hampshire.