Brown Bag Gallery Talk with Robert Buzzanco – Blaffer Art Museum

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Brown Bag Gallery Talk with Robert Buzzanco

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Image: Still from AK-47 vs. M16, 2016 / Single-channel film (color, no sound) / 21 minutes, 45 seconds /
© The Propeller Group / Courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York


Please join us for a FREE Gallery Talk on Wednesday, August 30 at 12:00 p.m. in the Blaffer Art Museum galleries.

Led by Robert Buzzanco, Professor in the Department of History at the University of Houston, join us 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 Propeller Group brings together for the very first time seven projects comprised of videos and an assortment of related objects completed since 2010. Blurring the boundaries between an art collective and a global advertising agency, The Propeller Group was established by Phunam Thuc Ha, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen in 2006 as a multimedia platform for creating large-scale art projects. Their projects are deeply rooted in Vietnam’s history, politics, and everyday life, and yet extend to address global phenomena, including international commerce, globalized street culture, and the tools of war.

The exhibition is the first U.S. presentation by The Propeller Group and is organized by Blaffer Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Phoenix Art Museum.


About the speaker

Dr. 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.



August 30
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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