UNT's art history program invites public to hear lecture by Vietnamese art expert

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 13:21

What: Nora A. Taylor, Art Institute of Chicago professor of South and Southeast Asian art history, will give a lecture examining the works of two contemporary Vietnamese artists

When: 5 p.m. April 3 (Thursday)

Where: Room 223 in UNT's Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton

Cost: Free

Parking: In addition to street meters, there is parking available at the Union Circle Garage, 1155 Union Circle, and the Highland Street Garage, at Avenue A and Highland Street. More information on parking garages at UNT, including rates, is available at http://www.unt.edu/transit/garage.html.


DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A guest professor with a rare specialization will speak about contemporary Vietnamese artists at UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design April 3 (Thursday) in a lecture that is free and open to the public.

Nora A. Taylor, Alsdorf professor of South and Southeast Asian art history at the Art Institute of Chicago, will examine the contrasting ways Vietnamese artists Danh Vo and Dinh Q. Le use historic documents dated to the American war period as artifacts in their installations.

The lecture is presented in collaboration with the Crow Collection of Asian Art and offers a chance for students and the public to learn about the works of these artists as well as how it fits into the historical narrative of the war period.

"Dr. Taylor is a pre-eminent scholar of recent and contemporary Vietnamese art, a rare specialization in the United States," said Jennifer Way, associate professor of art history. "Her expertise complements UNT's art history program's commitment to fostering student learning about art and culture across the globe. It also contributes directly to our students who are currently enrolled in an art history seminar about sculpture and craft linking Southeast Asia and the United States."

The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in Room 223 in UNT's Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton. In addition to street meters, there is parking available at the Union Circle Garage, 1155 Union Circle, and the Highland Street Garage, at Avenue A and Highland Street. More information on parking garages at UNT, including rates, is available at http://www.unt.edu/transit/garage.html.

About Nora A. Taylor

Professor Nora A. Taylor is the author of Painters in Hanoi: An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art (Hawaii and Singapore Press 2004 and 2009) and co-editor of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: An Anthology (Cornell Press 2012.) She curated "Changing Identity: Recent Work by Women Artists from Vietnam" organized by International Arts and Artists, which toured the United States from 2007-2009, including the Crow Collection in Dallas. She has published numerous articles on modern and contemporary Vietnamese art and is currently working on a project that examines documentation and narration in the work of Southeast Asian performance artists.

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