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New generation of Vietnamese art explores past, pushes boundaries

by A Martínez and Dorian Merina | Take Two

Artist Trinh Mai's work, Ma Cured in Vietnam, was inspired by her mother, who fled Vietnam in 1975 to come to the US. Courtesy of Trinh Mai

For some Vietnamese Americans, art can be a way to mine memories, celebrate struggle and pose difficult questions. We sit down with three Vietnamese American artists, who are using art to explore new territory.

Trinh Mai is a visual artist, Lan Tran is a writer / performer and Cara "TK" Le is a poet.

 

Grandmother

Artist Trinh Mai used her own finger prints to create this portrait of her grandmother, Bà Ngoại (Grandmother), 2015, ink (fingerprints) on paper. (Image courtesy of Trinh Mai.) View more of Trinh Mai's work here.

More stories from Take Two's series, "After Saigon"

 

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