6 - 8pm, Thursday 23rd Jan
Marian Goodman Gallery presents the first UK solo exhibition of Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê. Born in Saigon, Lê and her family fled Vietnam in 1975 and settled as political refugees in the US. Her work is marked by a fascination with the myth and memory of war.
The exhibition will include 'The Silent General' (2015-19) series in its entirety for the first time. The colour series was shot in and around New Orleans, Louisiana and explores different aspects of contemporary life in the South. It takes inspiration from Walt Whitman’s 'Specimen Days', which sets down the author’s memories of the American Civil War. The exhibition will also include the 'series29 Palms' (2003-04), a film and photographs showing the US Marine Corps in training for the Iraq war on location in the Californian desert.
She was a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award and is a professor at Bard College