On contested terrain : An-My Lê

An-My Lê American, born Vietnam
Author Dan Leers American

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On Contested Terrain was published in conjunction with a 2020-2021 traveling exhibition organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art. It was the first comprehensive survey of An-My Lê's oeuvre, which she has dedicated to exploring the complexity that envelops war. A significant body of the large-format black-and-white and color photographs from across Lê’s career portray the American Landscape staged for conflict and warfare: borders are manipulated and patrolled; borders sites are reserved for warfare training or reenactments for entertainment; and public statues mark increasingly polarized grounds.

On contested terrain : An-My Lê, An-My Lê (American, born Saigon, 1960)

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