Wednesday, March 4, 2020

"In Conversation: An-My Lê and Viet Thanh Nguyen," April 4 at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Untitled, Sapa, 1995, via

An exhibition by Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê opens on March 14 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and one of the associated programs is a conversation between the photographer and Pulitzer prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen on April 4.
Vietnamese American photographer An-My Lê joins Pulitzer prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation in the museum’s theater. Nguyen’s prize-winning debut novel The Sympathizer explores questions of identity, immigration, and conflict, mirroring many of the themes present in Lê’s photography. This event is a unique chance to hear these two leading voices discuss their shared personal history (both fled Vietnam during the Vietnam War, eventually moving to the US with their families) and the thematic similarities in their work.

This event is free with registration but likely to fill quickly.
The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Heinz Galleries, and registration can be completed online. The museum is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map), accessible by buses 28X, 58, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71B, 71D, 75, and P3.