While researching an article on performance art in Vietnam, I came across an interesting art exhibit currently traveling around the United States. “Changing Identity: Recent Work by Women Artists from Vietnam” is comprised of 52 works by ten female Vietnamese artists “who challenge the stereotypes and traditional roles of women in Vietnamese society.” The exhibit’s website at artsandartists.org summarizes the show:
“Each of these women has a particular way of shaping her work and of identifying herself that is both personal and universal. Through the use of various media, subject matters, and aesthetic sensibilities, the artists explore gender and cultural identity and offer a diversified view of Vietnam itself.”
The exhibit, curated by Nora Annesley Taylor of the Art Institute of Chicago, is currently on show at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, Massachusetts. It will next move to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City before reaching the final leg of its tour at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.