Changing Identity

Ladies, we all know what it's like. Our careers and pursuits all too often get pushed to the side as we work out of the limelight to support and feed our families. Even in the progressive world of the arts, women's voices often get low priority, and this is rarely more true than in cultures facing volatile conflict and in post-conflict. In an effort to provide a venue for Vietnamese women's voices, and to highlight the increasingly diverse landscape of the Twin Cities' population, the Weisman Art Museum is hosting an exhibit featuring 10 Vietnamese female artists. The Weisman is also offering a series of complementary events, including a Pecha Kucha event (in which each participant shares 20 images shown for 20 seconds each to create a concise presentation); a roundtable discussion about the work of Asian women artists; a screening of Oh, Saigon, a documentary film directed by Doan Hoang and about her Vietnamese family's journey back to their homeland; spoken word and hip hop showcases; and workshops presented in conjunction with the Loft Literary Center. (Dang Thi Khue, Dialogue, 1998)
Jan. 31-May 24, 2009

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