• “Since Vietnam: The War and Its Aftermath”

    Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University

    For most of us the Vietnam War ended a decade ago, but it is still the subject of much recent art. “Since Vietnam: The War and Its Aftermath,” an exhibition of work by 17 artists, curated by Richard Turner, provided a kind of sanctuary for images and objects inflected by various degrees of pain and inflated by various levels of rhetoric. Modes of response by these artists, some of them Vietnam veterans, to the subject of America’s longest war include gestures of confession, outrage, solemnity, and a certain pathetic humor. But gesture is either qualified or muffled by the gallery space.


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