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Call for Peace- a lecture by Gail Levin on American art in 1970s @ VICAS ART Studio

Call for Peace in the 1960s and 1970s: American Artists and the War in Vietnam by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor, The City University of New York

Time: 4-6pm, Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
Venue: Third floor, Block A, Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies, 32 Hào Nam, Hanoi.


My talk will briefly outline a few of the major political issues that have attracted artists’ attention since abstract expressionism of the 1940s and 1950s until 1970s. I will show how various artists have attempted to deal with these controversial topics in their artworks. I will focus on opposition the war in Vietnam, but also discuss that opposition in the context of the campaign for Civil Rights; to protect the environment; and to obtain rights for women. Opposition to the war in Vietnam came in the context of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis and addressed excessive military spending.

Thursday, 10 January

4:00pm - 6:00pm

VICAS ART Studio | 32 Hao Nam, Hanoi

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