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Re: [I2I] Viet Le Lecture on April 1

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  • laura fugikawa
    HI Thanks for the Viet Le promo- I was curious if people might be interested to join Viet and I for a potluck at 4Pm on March 31st? Thanks, Laura Fugikawa
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      HI Thanks for the Viet Le promo- I was curious if people might be interested to join Viet and I for a potluck at 4Pm on March 31st? Thanks, Laura Fugikawa
       and here is more of a description of his range of work:
      Việt Lê is an artist, writer, and curator. His work deals with popular visual culture, historical trauma, and modernity in Southeast Asia and its diasporas, particularly Việt Nam and Cambodia. Lê has been published in positions: asia critique; Crab Orchard Review; Fuse; Amerasia Journal; Asia Art Archive; Newsweek Asia; and the anthologies Writing from the Perfume River; Strange Cargo; The Spaces Between Us; Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art; among others. Lê’s artwork has been featured at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Cape Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA; 1a Space, Hong Kong; among other venues. Lê has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, William Joiner Center, Fine Arts Work Center, Center for Khmer Studies, and PEN Center USA Lê curated Miss Saigon with the Wind (Highways, Santa Monica) and Charlie Don’t Surf! (Centre A, Vancouver, BC); and co-curated humor us (Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA), and transPOP: Korea Việt Nam Remix (Seoul, Sài Gòn, Irvine, San Francisco) and the 2012 Kuandu Biennale (Taipei). He has co-edited special issues of BOL Journal (Việt Nam and Us, 2008) and Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy (Syracuse University Press, 2008). Lê received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he has also taught Studio Art and Visual Culture courses. He received his doctorate from the University of Southern California and was a postdoctoral fellow at Academia Sinica, Taipei. Lê is an Assistant Professor in the Visual Studies Program and Visual & Critical Studies Graduate Program at California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

      Laura Sachiko Fugikawa
      Visiting Assistant Professor
      Asian American Studies & Gender and Women's Studies
      University of Illinois Chicago
      310.804.2902 (c)

      From: Ryan Viloria <rvilor1@...>
      To: i2i <I2I@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 10:24 AM
      Subject: [I2I] Viet Le Lecture on April 1

      Hello all,

      Professor Viet Le is coming to UIC on April 1. The lecture looks to be quite interesting and engaging.

      Viet Lê lecture “Transnational Desires Or, Memory, Autobiography, Photography and Pornography"
      April 1st 4:00- 5:30 pm in Daley Library conference room 1-470.
      Professor Le's talk will explore issues of gender and desire in contemporary Southeast Asia, including his boy bang/ gang bandseries and recent retro sci fi project--Love Bang!--a sexperimental art music video.  You can see Love Bang! herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OSgRuFnbgM, an interview with Viet at http://diacritics.org/2012/love-bang, and some of his previous work at  www.vietle.net.

      Ryan Viloria
      c: 630.781.4439

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