Artist Talk: Nguyen Trinh Thi

In conjunction with the U.S. premiere of her hybrid essay-film Fifth Cinema (2018), Nguyen Trinh Thi will speak live via web about her latest work and her long-standing commitment to experimental documentary film. Her films often combine her own recorded footage with found footage from news sources, documentaries, and the internet to create works that address Vietnamese issues against a universal backdrop. Offered alongside the exhibition “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975,” Fifth Cinema explores how film can reclaim indigenous history and land from colonization and Western influences.

Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnamese, b. 1973) is a Hanoi-based film/media artist and cofounder of Hanoi Doclab, a center for documentary and experimental films and video art.

Generous support provided by the Gale Family Endowment.

$10; $5 My Mia members, free for members of the Contemporary Art and Paintings Affinity Groups. Tickets available August 8.