Băng Qua Nước: Across Land, Across Water
HILLES GALLERY, 1ST FLOOR
October 21-January 28, 2023
Opening Reception: October 26, 2022 5:30-7:30 pm
Closing Programming and Ceremonies January 28, 2023 11:30 am-4 pm
Part of Artspace’s Open Source Art Festival, CAW is proud to host a special exhibition of an Artspace-selected curator and her exhibition. This exhbition was extended to run through January 29, 2023.
On the first floor of the Hilles Gallery, Băng Qua Nước: Across Land, Across Water, curated by Ivy Vuong (Yale ‘23) Connecticut-based Vietnamese artists Thuan Vu, Antonius-Tín Bui, Quyên Trương, and Thu Tran explores how home(s) exist, twist, and meld across land and water for Vietnamese peoples. The word nước in Vietnamese can mean homeland, nation, or water. Water gave passage to loss and new lives for thousands of Vietnamese ‘boat people’ escaping Vietnam post-1975 in the wake of the fall of Saigon. This displacement fraught with grief yet teeming with strength and resilience, is felt in this exhibition through paintings, cyanotypes, video, and soft sculpture divided into three sections: 1) Nơi Đây, Nơi Đó: Here nor/and There, 2) Cùng Nhau/Together, and 3) Sự Mất và Sự Trả Lại: Loss and Return/Redemption.
CAW Throws Open the Gallery, New Haven Independent, Brian Slattery, October 26, 2022
“Băng Qua Nước: Across Land, Across Water” Centers Vietnamese Voices At CAW, Miranda Jeyaretnam , Arts Paper, October 27, 2022