new york: elegies

photographer dinh q. lê's installation elegies opens at p.p.o.w on thu - feb 4 [6pm-8pm]. the installation consists of two videos, from father to son: a rite of passage [2007] and south china sea pishkun [2009], and related large-scale photographic works. the videos focus on the specters that embody the psychological and physical inheritance of the vietnam war and also act as endings, one as an ending of the journey of a father and a son, and the other as an ending of america's misadventures in vietnam. location: 511 west 25th street [chelsea]. © p.p.o.w / dinh q. lê - south china sea pishkun [2009]