Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 pm
Titled after a popular Vietnamese song, Một Cõi Đi Về (translation: “spending one’s life trying to find one’s way home”) is an archival work consisting of 1,500 vernacular photographs culled from secondhand stores in Vietnam. Stitched together and measuring 14 x 20 feet, Lê’s large-scale installation shines a light on both mid-20th century Vietnamese cultural history and the diaspora that followed the Vietnam-American War.
Support provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. Special thanks to Moira Roth; Maryellen Herringer; Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam of The Poor Farm in Little Wolf, Wisconsin; Viet Lê of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artist Network; and Shoshana Wayne Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Wed—Sat, Noon to 5:00 pm (also by appointment)