Work by Oberlin professor Pipo Nguyen-duy will be presented in an upcoming group exhibition of Vietnamese-born or –based artists, and artists of Vietnamese descent living and working in the United States. Ascending Dragon: Contemporary Vietnamese Artists opens at the Armory Center for the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery in Pasadena, California this Saturday, April 10th, and runs though June 13th.
Pipo Nguyen Duy’s large-scale, photographic series East of Eden presents staged narratives that question the historical depiction of the American landscape as a “Garden of Eden,” reframing the ostensible ideal through a post-9/11 lens.
The exhibition is sponsored by the U.S. State Department in conjunction with the Ascending Dragon Music Festival and Cultural Exchange program between the U.S. and Vietnam. For more information, see the press release for the exhibition, or the website of the Armory Center.