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Khánh H. Lê: Making Memories While We Wait at Gallery d’Arte

Gallery d’Arte 548 West 28th Street, Suite 328, New York, NY 10001

Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 328, New York City proudly presents NARS Foundation’s fifth annual juried solo exhibition Khánh H. Lê: Making Memories While We Wait. The show will run from November 17th through December 3rd, 2016 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 17th from 6-8PM.

NARS Foundation is proud to present its fifth annual juried solo exhibition: Making Memories While We Wait, a show featuring the work of Khánh H. Lê. Probing his personal and familial histories in an attempt to carve out a cultural identity for himself, Vietnamese-born Lê mixes cultural signifiers with abstraction and popular culture to create new work that can be seen as either pure abstraction, identity-based art or both. Lê was selected by juror, Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, for his series that “provides a framework for understanding how immigrant communities are part of the larger fabric of this country, yet can remain relatively invisible to the greater public.” The exhibition, generously hosted by Gallery d’Arte, in Chelsea, will open on November 17th, 6-8pm.

Lê graduated with his BFA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has been exhibited at the Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, NJ), Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Honfleur Gallery (Washington, DC), DC Arts Center (Washington, DC), Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC), and Transformer (Washington, DC). The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Lê the Artist Fellowship for the Visual Arts in 2016. Lê continues to live and work in Washington, DC, where he actively explores and questions the notion of identities through the lenses of culture and memories.

New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation is a non-profit arts organization committed to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists and curators. The annual Juried Solo Exhibition Program provides visual artists who have a strong body of work with the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience. The program aims to nurture creative inspiration and foster innovative cross-pollination of ideas by presenting the most thought provoking and visually compelling artwork being produced today.

NARS programs are made possible in part through the generous support from Con Edison and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administrated by the Brooklyn Arts Council.



For further information

201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220 
www.narsfoundation.org /info@narsfoundation.org /718-768-2765


Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 328, New York, NY 10001
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Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri:12-6pm Sat:12-3pm, Sun & Mon: Closed

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Teaching the Legacies of the Vietnam War — AALR


April 30, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, the end of a war that claimed the lives of an estimated 58,260 American troops and over 4 million Southeast Asians across Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. In the U.S. today, “Vietnam” signifies not a country but a lasting syndrome that haunts American politics and society, from debates about foreign policy to popular culture. And what of the millions of Southeast Asian refugees the War created? What, in this moment of commemoration and reflection, are the lasting legacies of the Vietnam War / American War for Southeast Asian diasporic communities?


(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, a special issue of The Asian American Literary Review slated for release in fall 2015, poses these questions to leading artists, writers, and thinkers. Novel in form and approach, the issue is an innovative teaching tool, contemplating the conflict as both remembered and traumatic event through a wealth of original multimedia art, a sweeping flipbook animation running the length of the collection, spreads of critical-creative cartography, and more. Guest-edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Sylvia Chong, with guest curation by Mariam Lam, Viet Le, and Chuong-Dai Vo, the issue features contributions byMonique Truong, Lan Cao, Kao Kalia Yang, Nick Ut, Yen Le Espiritu, Maya Espiritu,Anida Yoeu Ali, Emily Hue, Sayon Syprasoeuth, Soul Vang, Bryan Thao Worra, An-My Le, Yong Soon Min, Hoi Trinh, Viet Nguyen, Phothyzan Bounpaul, Sovan Philong, Frederic Sanchez, Vandy Rattana, Andre Yang, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Cathy Linh Che,Bao Phi, Mai Der Vang, Jai Arun Ravine, Bee Vang and Louisa Schein, Thi Bui, and Simrat Kang, among others.




(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War forms the core of a teaching program that will virtually connect university classrooms across the country to teach and learn together about the War and the worlds it created. You teach the special issue, and we’ll provide dynamic resources and opportunities for interaction with other classrooms. We’ll have in place “digital extras,” videos and podcasts by editors, curators, and contributors, as well as a shared curriculum of activities and projects building from the issue, including interactive virtual spaces designed to put students in conversation with one another. We’ll also help seed one-on-one videoconferencing between classes for those interested. The goal is a national conversation that builds academic community, a dialogue among students and teachers across the U.S. and beyond that challenges and grows our understandings of the War and its complex aftermath.



To accommodate a wide variety of schedules and class needs, we’re making the commitment open-ended: we’ll have the program live throughout the fall and early winter of 2015, from September through mid-December, with curricular materials and exchange possibilities available throughout—but your class can participate for anywhere from a week to the entire academic term.



10 professors at 9 universities have already pledged to participate, and we expect many more as the program develops: Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut • Sylvia Chong, University of Virginia • Mimi Khúc, University of Maryland • Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, University of Maryland • Catherine Fung, Bentley University • Y-Dang Troeung, Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong • Caroline Hong, Queens College, City University of New York • Audrey Wu Clark, U.S. Naval Academy • Ma Vang, University of California, Merced • Sue Kim, University of Massachusetts Lowell



This special issue and its teaching program are proudly sponsored by:


Institute for Asia and Asia Diasporas at Binghamton University of the State University of New York • University of Connecticut Asian and Asian American Studies Institute • University of Maryland Asian American Studies Program • Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual and Performance • Race and Ethnic Studies, St. Olaf College • Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University • University of California, Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department • Department of English and the Division of Arts and Humanities at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) • Department of American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • University of California, Irvine Department of Asian American Studies • Northwestern University Asian American Studies Program • University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Asian American Studies • University of Pennsylvania Asian American Studies Program


If you’re interested in joining the teaching program, sponsoring or otherwise supporting the issue, or learning more, please contact us at editors@aalrmag.org.



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