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image credit: Red Stripe Kitchen by Martha Rosler

Artists, curators, and writers consider Vietnam, the war and its effects

@Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, March 6-7, 2020

As their final offering to the Visual Studies Program at the U of T, Steele and Tomczak organized this 2 day symposium. Speakers included: 

Artist Martha Rosler discusses her work House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home (1967-1972).

•Artist Danh Vo is in conversation with art historian Tom McDonough.

•Artists Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak show their video The Afternoon Knows What the Morning Never Suspected (2017) a reflection on Canada’s engagement with the War.

•Vietnamese-Canadian artist Julia Huynh screens her video Chúng Tôi Nhẩy Đầm ở Nhà (We Dance At Home, 2017).

Curator Melissa Ho, speaks about her Smithsonian exhibition Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War 1965-1975.

•Vietnamese-American artist Tiffany Chung discusses her Smithsonian exhibition Vietnam, Past Is Prologue.

•Professor Thy Phu, presents her monograph Warring Visions, featuring the works of Vietnamese photographers taken during the War.

Professor Franny Nudelman looks at sleep as a form of activism during the anti-Vietnam War protests in the 1970s.

The whole symposium was recorded and is now available at: