Agent Orange

Landscape, Body, Image


California Museum of Photography

May 2 - August 29, 2009


Opening Reception

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 6pm - 9pm

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 6pm - 9pm


Agent Orange: Landscape, Body, Image features photographs and installations by Goro Nakamura, Dinh Q. Lê, Doan Duc Minh, and Binh Danh. Since the 1960s, Agent Orange has come to symbolize the widespread tragedy of war and its silent legacies that persist for generations in damaged ecosystems and in the genetic and social landscapes of human bodies in Vietnam and elsewhere. The artists explore through images the enduring in/visibility of dioxin as it continues to mark both landscape and body. Curated by Lan Duong, Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside and Christina Schwenkel, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UC Riverside.

A 3-day conference in association with the exhibit will take place on May 7 - 9, 2009, and will feature keynote presentations and a panel discussion with the artists, along with film screenings. Events and exhibition organized by UCR Professors Christina Schwenkel, David Biggs, and Lan Duong. Sponsored by the UC Pacific Rim Research Foundation, SEATRiP, Center for Ideas and Society, and the Department of Media and Cultural Studies.