Pipo Nguyen-duy, Boy with Plane
Boy with Plane
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Duckpond (couple)
Duckpond (Couple)
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Circle
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Boy in Tree
Boy in Tree
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Girl by the River
Girl by the River
Pipo Nguyen-duy, On Their Way
On Their Way
Pipo Nguyen-duy, The Walk Home
The Walk Home
Pipo Nguyen-duy, At Play
At Play
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Old Lady
Old Lady
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Baptism
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Chicken
Mekong Flight, Pipo Nguyen-duy
Mekong Flight
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Girl in Wood
Girl in Wood
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Two Boys
Two Boys
Pipo Nguyen-duy
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Big Boy
Big Boy
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Darlings
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Pretty Boy
Pretty Boy
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Tiny Soldier
Tiny Solider
Pipo Nguyen-duy, At Rest
At Rest

While working as a Guggenheim fellow to document Vietnamese war amputees in 2012, Pipo Nguyen-duy began working on “(My) East of Eden.” This project is the artist’s attempt to reclaim his real and imagined childhood memories and fantasies of growing up in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Beyond serving as the means to tell his stories, Nguyen-duy intends for these new images to address issues such as legacy, hope, and regeneration. Working with rural Vietnamese children in school uniforms, the artist created portraits and staged photographs reminiscent of 19th-century British landscape paintings where the environment and its inhabitants coexist in harmony. Against the backdrop of landscapes that bear the physical scars of war, “(My) East of Eden” is a celebration of the resilience and beauty of humanity.

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