August 26, 2023 | 10:30am - 5:00 pm
The Wende Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Back-to-Back Artist-Led Tours: Phung Huynh on Vietnam in Transition, 1976–Present and Bruce Yonemoto on Trương Công Tùng

In collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, join us for this special two-part artist-led tour focusing on contemporary art from Vietnam. The day begins at the Wende, with a tour of Vietnam in Transition: 1976–Present led by artist and educator Phung Huynh, and ends at ICA LA, with a tour of Trương Công Tùng led by artist Bruce Yonemoto. Between the tours, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the Vietnamese restaurants recommended below. The day concludes with a small reception at ICA LA, where Vietnamese snacks and refreshments will be served.




10:30am-11am: Coffee and tea reception at the Wende Museum
11am-12pm: Tour of Vietnam in Transition: 1976–Present led by Phung Huynh at the Wende Museum
12pm-2pm: Lunch break (click here for a map of Vietnamese restaurants)
3pm-4pm: Tour of Trương Công Tùng led by Bruce Yonemoto at ICA LA
4pm-5pm: Reception with Vietnamese snacks and refreshments at ICA LA

Wende Museum
10808 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

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Los Angeles, CA 90021

Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator with a practice in drawing, painting, public art, and community engagement. Her work explores cultural perception and representation. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including spaces such as the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Phung Huynh is Professor of Art at Los Angeles Valley College and served as Chair of the Public Art Commission for the city of South Pasadena and Chair of the Prison Arts Collective Advisory Council, which supports arts programming in California state prisons. She is a recipient of the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, the California Arts Council Individual Established Artist Fellowship, and the California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship. Phung Huynh is represented by Luis De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.

Bruce Yonemoto has developed a body of work which positions itself within the overlapping intersections of art and the cinema screen, primarily focusing on the wider world Asian Diaspora. He believes that the composition of mass media has become a new historical site of the domination of human behavior.

Yonemoto has been honored with numerous awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute, and the Maya Deren Award for Experimental Film and Video. Bruce’s installations, photographs and sculptures have been featured in major one-person shows at the ICC in Tokyo, the ICA in Philadelphia, and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. A retrospective of work by Bruce and his brother Norman was exhibited at the Japanese American National Museum Los Angeles in 1999. His work was featured in Los Angeles 1955-85 at the Pompidou Center, Paris, the Generali Foundation, Vienna, the Gwangju Biennial, Korea, Pacific Standard Time, Getty Museum, a survey show in Kanazawa, Japan, a retrospective at the Hong Gah Museum in Taiwan, a survey show of work he produced in South America at the Luckman Gallery in LA, a solo show at the JACCC Los Angeles and a retrospectives at the Tate Modern London, Anthology Film Archives and the Kunstverein Hamburg. Bruce is a Professor of Art at the University of California Irvine.

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