Join artist An-My Lê and author Monique Truong as they discuss how growing up in Vietnam during the Vietnam War became a foundation for their creative practices. The conversation will be moderated by Carnegie Museum of Art curatorial assistant Hannah Turpin.
The program is organized in conjunction with An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain, the first comprehensive survey of the politically charged work of An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Featuring over 100 photographs, this exhibition gives insight into her evocative images that draw on a landscape tradition to address the complexity of war.
Born in Saigon, Monique Truong came to the US as a refugee in 1975. She is a writer now based in Brooklyn. Her novels are The Sweetest Fruits (Viking Books, 2019), winner of the 2020 John Gardner Fiction Book Award; Bitter in the Mouth (Random House, 2010), which received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award; and The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), a New York Times Notable Fiction Book.
ASL interpretation will be provided.