By Pasadena Now Staff
Los Angeles-based Vietnamese-American artist Tran T. Kim-Trang will discuss her work Thursday, March in an informal and intimate artist’s talk via Zoom, “Artist Gallery Talk: Tran, T. Kim-Trang,” hosted by the USC Pacific Asia Museum (USC PAM) in Pasadena. The conversation will focus on the artist’s three-channel video installation, “Movements: Battles and Solidarity,” which debuted in 2020.
“Movements…” fuses three seemingly disparate events during the early 1970s in high fashion, the garment industry, and the Vietnam War by exploring the shared socio political and physical “movements.” In April 2020, “Movements” was on exhibit at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) before moving to USC PAM last July and August.
“The project covers the years 1972–74 and started with my focus on the 1973 fashion show that came to be known as ‘The Battle of Versailles,’ as discussed in Robin Givhan’s book of the same name,” Tran talks about the installation last year. “What drew me to this moment in fashion was its mix of race and class issues. Organized as a fundraiser to restore the Palace of Versailles, the show paired five American fashion designers with five French luminaries. By all accounts, the Americans won […]
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