From Vietnam to Berlin: Asia Culture Center | Gwangju, Korea
Through 170 artworks, this exhibition focuses on a period of political instability dating from the intensification of the US military presence in Vietnam in 1955 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Organized by the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, the exhibition From Vietnam to Berlin, presents over 170 paintings, drawings and prints, depicting this politically unstable period from the time of the intensification of the US military presence in Vietnam in 1955 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Each work questions issues like war, dictatorship, and independence, as well as human rights and democratization. The exhibition examines how artistic works respond to contemporary social and political issues, how they interact with the public, and how these figurative paintings developed their own distinct style.
The artworks come from the collections of several prestigious institutions, such as the Centre Pompidou (France), Centre national des arts plastiques (France), National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan), the National Gallery of Singapore, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (India), the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (Switzerland) and The Péus Collection, Hamburg (Germany).
— Curatorial Text Courtesy of Asia Culture Center
Gerald WilliamsSay It Loud, 1969Acrylic on canvas34 x 26 x 2 in
86.4 x 66 x 5.1 cm
Wadsworth JarrellI Am Better Than Those Motherfuckers and They Know It, 1969Acrylic on canvas45 x 37 in
114.3 x 94 cm
Gerald WilliamsOrator, 1969Acrylic on canvas33 x 46 x 2 in
83.8 x 116.8 x 5.1 cm
Wadsworth JarrellThe Chairman of the Board Speaks , 1971Pencil on paper40 x 28 in
101.6 x 71.1 cmBlack Panther 1
Wadsworth JarrellThe Chairman of the Board Speaks , 1971Graphite on paper40 x 28 in
101.6 x 71.1 cm
Wadsworth JarrellBaddest Two Dudes Alive: Huey and Bobby, 1971Pencil on paper40 x 50 in
101.6 x 127 cm