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  • “An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain”

    Carnegie Museum of Art
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    March 14–July 26, 2020

    Curated by Dan Leers

    For twenty-five years, photographer An-My Lê has used her large-format Deardorff field camera to document landscapes that bear the wounds of wars past and wars imagined. “On Contested Terrain,” the first comprehensive survey of the photographer’s work on North American soil, gathers more than one hundred images from her charged series of military exercises and battle reenactments, such as “29 Palms,” 2003–2004, and “Small Wars,” 1999–2002, as well as evocative ruminations on her homeland, “Viêt Nam,” 1994–98. Organized by curator Dan Leers and accompanied by a catalogue featuring many never-before-published images, the exhibition will culminate with new works from Lê’s recent Walt Whitman–inspired series “Silent General,” 2015–, featuring a powerful group of frames shot at the militarized Texas-Mexico border.