Gallery Talk with Robert Buzzanco
Join us for a gallery talk with Robert Buzzanco, University of Houston professor of history, to gain insights about “The Propeller Group” exhibition. Find a new understanding about subjects explored in the work of the art collective, particularly about their approach to the Vietnam-American war. Bring your own lunch — after the talk we invite you to keep the conversations going at Blaffer’s cafe.
About the Exhibition
The Blaffer Art Museum proudly presents the first U.S. museum exhibition by The Propeller Group, on view from June 3 through September 30, 2017.
The Propeller Group is an artist collective based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Los Angeles, California. Led by founders Phunam Thuc Ha, Matt Lucero and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, the collective blurs boundaries between fine art and advertising with large-scale multimedia projects. Their expansive work, while deeply rooted in Vietnam’s history, politics and everyday life, also address global phenomena, including international commerce, street culture and the tools of war.
The exhibition is organized by the Blaffer Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Phoenix Art Museum. For more information, visit http://blafferartmuseum.org/the-propeller-group/.
About the speaker
Robert Buzzanco is a scholar of 20th Century U.S. History and Diplomatic History. He is also one of the nation’s leading authorities on the Vietnam War and the dynamics that encompassed this time period. Buzzanco received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Buzzanco has lectured at national conferences on the Second Gulf War, globalization and the influence of the industrial military complex. Among his other many professional activities, he has served as the Chair of the Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize Committee for Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. Dr. Buzzanco has also contributed to national newspapers and magazines such as the Baltimore Sun, Houston Chronicle and Newsday magazine. He has been interviewed or cited by various international media such as the BBC, NPR, Financial times, Al-Jazeerra and the Islamic News Network.