Afterimages of Kent State: a Presentation with Trần Minh Đức and Richard Vine

Wednesday, June 28, 7 – 8 pm
Asia Art Archive in America
43 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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On May 4, 1970, four students protesting the American War in Vietnam were shot and killed by members of the Ohio National Guard. Almost 50 years later the repercussions of this event are still felt in the lives of Americans and Vietnamese, both in the stories each culture tells about the war and the current climate of political protest around the world. Vietnamese artist Trần Minh Đức and Richard Vine, Managing Editor of Art in America, will respectively discuss their research and experience relating to the Kent State Shooting in 1970. Specifically, Tran will present how his research of the shooting and the larger American protests to the Vietnam War have shaped his work as an artist, and Vine, who was a student at Kent State during the shootings, will share his experiences and reactions as a witness to the event. The two will also discuss the larger implications of the shooting and its significance for younger generations today.

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Trần Minh Đức is drawn to the history of place, how images of the past inspire human action in their appropriated, fragmented and intangible forms such as oral histories, religious calendars, postcards, found material/ objects and much more. Trần ’s work specifically examines the character of urban life in Vietnam, studying the interaction between collective and individual, between ideas of what is local and foreign. His art encompasses performance, photography, collage, video and installation. He has participated in numerous artist-in-residency programs in Tokyo and Nagasaki Japan, Paris France, NYC USA and Myanmar. He currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America magazine, is the author of some 300 articles, reviews, and interviews. His books include New China, New Art, which surveys the emergence of avant-garde art in China from 1976 to 2010, and SoHo Sins, a murder mystery set in the New York artworld of the 1990s. Vine was an active participant in the May 4, 1970, antiwar demonstration at Kent State University, which left nine students wounded and four dead at the hands of the Ohio National Guard. He will present an historical framework, photographs, and personal recollections of the event.

Image caption: Tran Minh Duc, A Land in Nowhere, performance, 3 channel video, color, sound, 18min 50s, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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ARTISTS, CRITICS, CURATORS, AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

Alexandra Chang, Alexandra Munroe, Alf Chang, Amy WOOD, Annysa Ng, Arin Rungjang, Ashley Billingsley, Ashok Sukumaran, Bani Abadi, Bani Abidi, Barbara London, Bing Lee, Birgit DONKER, Boris Groys, Brinda Kumar, Cai Guoqiang, CAMP, Cao Fei, Casey Tang, Chang Chao Tang, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Tong, Chen Wei-ching, Chen Xiaomei, Christoph NOE, Christopher Phillips, Chương-Đài Võ, Cici Wu, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Cosmin Costinas, David Smith, Desire Machine Collective, Dinh Q Le, Dooeun Choi, Ei Arakawa, Eleanor Heartney, Erin Gleeson, Eugene Wang, Fang Lu, Farah Wardani, Fei Dawei, FENG Yuan(馮原), Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, fwf, Gao Shiming, Gianni Jetzer, Glenn Phillips, Go Hirasawa, Hammad Nasar, Heman Chong, Herb Tam, Hiroko Tasaka, Hitomi Iwasaki, Ho Tzu Nyen, Howie Chen, Huang Chien-Hung, Huang Hua-Chen, HUANG Xiaopeng, I-Hua Lee, Il Lee, Ingrid Chu, Jaeyong Park, Jane DeBevoise, Jean-Hubert Martin, Jennifer Davis, Jewyo Rhii, Joan Lebold Cohen, Joanne, John Pirozzi, Julian Ross, Jun Yang, June Yap, Kaho Albert Yu, Katherine Grube, Kim Yong-Ik, Kit Yi Wong, Koki Tanaka, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lee Kit, Lee Mingwei, Lee Weng Choy, Lesley Ma, Li Ming, Li Ran, Li Xiaofei, Liang Jianhua, Lin Yilin, LinDa Saphan, Liu Ding, Liu Shiyuan, Lyno Vuth, Maline Yim, Mao Chenyu, MAP Office, Margaret Lee, Margo Machida, Mariam Ghani, Marvin Taylor, Meiya Cheng, Mel Bochner, Michelle Wong, Michelle Yun, Murtaza Vali, Museum of Unknown, Nadim Abbas, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nate Hun, Nico Baumbach, Nikhil Raunak, Ocean Leung, Onejoon Che, Pad.ma, Pak Sheung Chuen, Pan An-yi, Park Chankyong, Pi Li, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Prem Krishnamurthy, Qiu Anxiong, Qiu Deshu, Qiu Zhijie, Rabbya Naseer, Rania Ho, Raqs Media Collective, Reiko Tomii, Richard Vine, Rina Banerjee, Roslisham Ismail a.k.a. Ise, Ruijun Shen, Ryan Lee Wong, Saadia Toor, Sabih Mohd Ahmed, Samsom Young, Samson Young, Sareth Svay, Sean Anderson, Sen Uesaki, Shaina Anand, Sharmini Pereira, Shiraga Kazuo, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Sohl Lee, Sopheap Pich, Stephanie Comilang, Su Yu-Hsien, Sung Hwan Kim, Sunghee Lee, Tabaimo, Takahiko Iimura, Takeshi Ikeda, Tang Kwok Hin, Teresa Kwong, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tiffany Chung, Tobias Madison, Trần Minh Đức, Uli Sigg, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jing, Wang Wei, William LIM, Work on Work, Wu Shanzhuan, Xiaoyu Weng, Xin Wang, Xu Bing, Xu Tan, YANG Jiechang, Ying Kwok, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Yung MA, Zhang Hongtu, Zhang Peili, Zheng Shengtian, Zhou Tao, Zoe Butt