Changing Identity: Recent Works by Women Artists from Vietnam

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Definitely sounds pretty cool:

Vietnamese women's voices – often marginalized – are front and center in the exhibition Changing Identity: Recent Works by Women Artists from Vietnam, which opens February 1, 2009 and runs through May 24, 2009 at the Weisman Art Museum.

Changing Identity is the first-ever major U.S. exhibition of Vietnamese women artists. The ten artists in the show work in a range of media from dynamic watercolors on rice paper and ink paintings reminiscent of calligraphy to riveting installations and breath-taking photography. The exhibited works offer rarely-seen perspectives on gender roles, stereotypes, cultural identity, and what it means to be a woman artist in Vietnam.

Vietnamese artists have prospered since the country opened itself to the West twenty years ago. Contemporary Vietnamese art has seen newfound attention on the international art scene – but this attention has been bestowed almost exclusively on men artists. Through their work, the women artists in Changing Identity question and challenge that status quo.
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