Poster Presentations

Circular Migration in transnational Art

The poster will examine an experience on circular migration between two countries in Vietnam’s visual art. Being a refugee in Lost Angeles returning to Saigon, Dinh Q.Lê’s art is constructed from collective memories of Vietnamese boat people living in the USA and southern Vietnamese living in Vietnam. By interweaving and mingling new and old photographs, the artist exposes a peripherical history which is unfavourable to both countries.

Author Bùi Kim Đĩnh
(Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Göttingen)

Bùi Kim Đĩnh