The Voices of Culture Lecture Series presents Pamela Nguyen Corey.

March 16 – 5pm

Professor Pamela Nguyen Corey is Faculty Member in Arts at Fulbright University Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. She researches and teaches modern and contemporary art history, with a focus on Southeast Asia within broader transnational Asian and global contexts. Over the last two decades, contemporary Vietnamese artists have engaged with difficult topics both nationally and as a diaspora population. These include transcolonial narratives, competing nationalisms, wartime trauma and diasporic migration, and contested historiographies of the US-Vietnam War. 

Reimagining Vietnam: Contemporary Art and Historical Difficulty explores several artworks that demonstrate what’s at stake in the work of constructing history, and how such difficult topics have found voice and form through contemporary art.

Musical Performance Begins at 4:45 PM

Musical Selections:

• Kimo Williams, Symphony For The Sons of Nam (1990)

Remembering the past can provide images that a composer can best express through music. With Symphony For the Sons of Nam, the composer has formed musical interpretations which reflect his experience as a soldier in Viet Nam.

• Haydn, Missa in Tempore Belli – “Mass in Time of War.” Leonard Bernstein, Conductor

• Biển Nhớ (“Sea of Memories”)
Singer: Khánh Ly
Song Writer: Trịnh Công Sơn

Event Contacts
Robert Gordon