Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Liza Nguyen, DIEN BIEN PHU, 2005
Liza Nguyen, DIEN BIEN PHU, 2005
2007 Lecture

Liza Nguyen talks with Dr. Robin Roth on Souvenirs of Vietnam

Gallery 44
401 Richmond St W, Ste 120

Artist Liza Nguyen engages in a conversation with
Dr. Robin
Roth about Souvenirs of Vietnam, a feature
exhibition at
CONTACT 2007. Nguyen’s exhibition includes images
taken in Vietnam in 2004, the 30th anniversary of
the fall of
Saigon. Her series Surface features pictures of
samples of
soil
collected from historic sites of battle.

Names such as Hanoi, Saigon and My Lai evoke vivid
images
of
horrific events, the ground a metaphor for a
stained history.
French-born of Vietnamese descent, Nguyen will
discuss her
personal journey to her family’s homeland and the
events
which
inspired the work.

Dr. Robin Roth is a professor of geography at York
University
with a special interest in Vietnam.

For more information on Nguyen's work, see Gallery
44 in
Feature
Exhibitions.

Gallery 44 wishes to acknowledge the
Consulate of France in Toronto for their support.

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