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Foreword by David Zwirner. Texts by Diedrich Diederichsen and Bob Nickas. Illustrated chronology by Kara Carmack The book is available online at:
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This exhibition presents works from An-My Lê’s major photographic series to date. Viêt Nam (1994-1998) features images of the Vietnamese landscape; Small Wars (1999-2002) depicts Vietnam War scenes re-enacted in the forests of Virginia and North Carolina. The film installation 29 Palms (2003 – 2004) portrays American soldiers preparing for deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. The recently completed epic work Events Ashore (2005-2014) involved An-My Lê travelling with the American armed forces. During the travels she explored the US military’s expanded global operations and the implications of war via quiet moments away from combat – an approach that is characteristic of her work.
An-My Lê (born in Vietnam in 1960) left Saigon with her family as a teenager in 1975 in the final days of the war and settled in the United States as a political refugee. She graduated first in biology from Stanford University, then in photography from Yale University. She lives and works in New York and is Professor of Photography at Bard College. An-My Lê has had major exhibitions throughout the United States and her work is held extensively in collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. The series Small Wars is included in Tate Modern’s group exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography, on view spring 2015. Her new book, Events Ashore, was recently published by Aperture Foundation.
The exhibition is curated by Kate Bush and organised by MK Gallery, Milton Keynes in partnership with the Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp. FILM: An-My Lê and curator Kate Bush talk about the exhibition.
Program: Saturday 11 April, 1–2 pm, Artist talk with An-My Lê and Peter Galassi© // 6 files // show complete blog
New Web Program Allows Free Image Download for Non-Commercial Use
(New York, May 16, 2014)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.
In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.”
The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website (http://www.metmuseum.org/collections) with the acronym OASC. (Certain works are not available through the initiative for one or more of the following reasons: the work is still under copyright, or the copyright status is unclear; privacy or publicity issues; the work is owned by a person or an institution other than the Metropolitan Museum; restrictions by the artist, donor, or lender; or lack of a digital image of suitable quality.)
OASC was developed as a resource for students, educators, researchers, curators, academic publishers, non-commercial documentary filmmakers, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work. Prior to the establishment of OASC, the Metropolitan Museum provided images upon request, for a fee, and authorization was subject to terms and conditions.
Additional information and instructions on OASC can be found on the Museum’s website at http://www.metmuseum.org/research/image-resources/frequently-asked-questions.© // 17 files // show complete blog