Sun 10 Jan, 6 pm
Nha San Duc
Join us for a talk by Erin O’Brien, one of the four amazing female artists who made up ‘Half of the Sky’ last November at Galerie Quynh. O’Brien holds an MFA in Studio Art/Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a Vietnamese-Irish American interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and popular educator, who is now working and living in Saigon.
I use performance, video and installation to explore notions of “home” and “homeland”. As a mixed race child of Vietnamese immigrant mother and an Irish-American father, who was a career diplomat, my sense of home has always been fluid and ever changing. I was conceived in Vietnam and born in the U.S. In a sense, I was exiled before I was born and lived most of my life as an ex-patriot. My art practice is about exploring these disjointed identities that co-exist in my body and this ever-present search for home. More than the emotional and physical sense of home, I am interested in the ways that race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and spirituality shape this construct. Through my work, I investigate issues such as war and memory, transnational identity and belonging, and multiple identities and its attendant baggage…
Please click here to read the rest of the artist statement.
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