Talk - The History of Vietnamese in America
By Andrew Lam
Language: English & Vietnamese
Ticketbox: 130,000vnd (Students & Salon Saigon Members: 80,000vnd)
At Entrance: 150,000vnd (Students & Salon Saigon Members: 100,000vnd)
Those who fled the Fall of Saigon in 1975 were refugees traumatized by wars and bound by old ways of life. In the United States, they built new lives in a country known for its fabulous fantasies, high-tech wizardry, and individualistic ambition. For many, the homeland is a destination, but no longer their destiny.
Author and essayist Andrew Lam left Vietnam at the age of 11 at the end of the Vietnam War for America. His three books, “Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora,” “East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres,” and “Birds of Paradise Lost,” all explore the various dimensions of being Vietnamese in America, and the Diaspora’s constantly changing relationship with its homeland.
Lam is currently visiting Vietnam to research on his fourth book and will give his take on the history of Vietnamese in America. Please join us for a personal and insightful evening with one of the most illustrious writer to come out of the Vietnamese American community.
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Salon Saigon is a refined and hidden-away space dedicated to contemporary creation and Vietnamese culture.
It is located in a two-floor historical house (belonging to US Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr and his family, during their stay in Saigon from 1963 to 1967) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Salon Saigon’s name and concept refers to the Salons (gatherings) that flourished in France throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
Its main function is the presentation of contemporary creation and Vietnamese culture through art exhibitions, performances, conferences, screenings, educational programs, and a unique collection of tri-lingual resources available at the library.
The Permanent Collection:
Salon Saigon permanent collection is displayed on the 2 floors and comprises art pieces by acclaimed contemporary Vietnamese artists such as Dinh Q. Le, The Propeller Group, Tiffany Chung, Oanh Phi Phi,Bui Cong Khanh, Nguyen Manh Hung, Truong Tan, Hoang Duong Cam while aiming to promote Vietnamese emerging artists as well.
The collection focuses on how artists put in perspective Vietnamese tradition and heritage with current issues.