The Vilcek Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, New Yorkers who decades before had immigrated to the US from Czechoslovakia. The Foundation and its public gallery aim to heighten awareness of the enormous contributions of immigrants to US society.
The Vilcek Foundation will exhibit a new body of work by Vietnamese-born artist Brian Doan – “hôme hôme hôme.” Utilizing video installation, glass sculpture, satirical self-portraits, and mixed-media assemblage (one piece features photography printed on a found-object car door), Mr. Doan grapples not only with memories of a lost childhood but also with the ongoing question of identity and cultural belonging as a member of two very different cultures.
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