MATT HUYNH

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Studio updates.

Freedom Calendar - A Fundraiser for ASRC
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The Jacky Winter Group created a 2018 calendar with ALL proceeds to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), which runs campaigns and provides programs supporting refugees. The calendar has 20 artists illustrating 20 tweets from detainees. I'm an artist! And Australian born to refugees safely resettled by the Australian government.

Buy at http://freedomcalendar.bigcartel.com

2018 will be the fifth year that the Australian government has held over 1,600 refugees in unlawful indefinite mandatory detention on Manus Island and Nauru. (Almost 200 will be resettled in the US in January, excluding the eight countries barred under Trump's travel ban). The violent closure of camps on Manus has forced refugees into unfinished facilities with poor access to electricity, food & medical treatment, including torture and trauma counselling.

Artists include
Beci Orpin, Oslo Davis, Marc Martin, Matt Huynh, Lachlan Conn, Emma Leonard, Eliza Svikulus, James Gulliver Hancock, Kate Banazi, Andrea Innocent, Grace Lee, Chris Wahl, Ellen Portes, Karan Singh, Jessica Metrik, Christopher Nielsen, Carla McRae, Allison Colpoys, Julian Frost, Ander Hernando.

New York Historical Society's 'The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975' Exhibition

Two large 24 x 6 ft panoramas for the New York Historical Society's 'The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975' Exhibition will be launching October 4 for a comprehensive six month exhibition on the American involvement in the Vietnam War. More details from the press release below -

 

"NEW YORK, NY (August 4, 2017) – One of the major turning points of the 20th century, the Vietnam War will be the subject of an unprecedented exhibition presented by the New-York Historical Society from October 4, 2017 – April 22, 2018...Two large, illustrated murals by noted artist and illustrator Matt Huynh, titled War Front and Home Front, depict key aspects of the years 1966 and 1967.

War Front depicts the four combat zones in South Vietnam to show differing types of combat and highlight significant moments and battlegrounds.

Home Front illustrates activity in the United States, including the Spring Mobilization, the largest antiwar demonstration to that date in American history, in which hundreds of thousands marched through midtown Manhattan on April 15, 1967.

The mural also shows a prowar demonstration from May 1967, and other scenes of the war’s impact on national life. Interactive kiosks placed next to both murals bring them to life, allowing visitors to explore the events depicted through videos and photographs."

 
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'The Ark' debut for Smithsonian Asian American Literary Festival
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I am debuting a new animation for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's Asian American Literature Festival. It is an adaptation of the prologue to Viet Thanh Nguyen's forthcoming sequel to his Pulitzer-prize novel, 'The Sympathizer.'

Opening Reception, Thursday, July 27 7.30-9PM - Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum
Friday, July 28 - Phillips Collection 11 - 5 PM
Saturday, July 29 - Dupont Underground 6 - 10 PM

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