Matthew Brannon: Concerning Vietnam
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New York-based artist Matthew Brannon has spent the past five years exhaustively researching the Vietnam/American War and translating that research into intricate silkscreen works that collage military documents, maps, logos, memoranda and contemporaneous ephemera. This publication distils a picture of the war and its ongoing effects in vivid, densely packed images that employ the bold graphic design for which the artist is known. Alongside these works are Brannon's notes on the objects and situations they depict, constructing a detailed chronology of the war and a complex overview of the consequences of US intervention in Southeast Asia. Designed by Studio LHOOQ in close collaboration with the artist, Concerning Vietnam collects the entire series of prints and texts, with a new essay on the work by curator Veronica Roberts and a conversation between the artist and Vietnam historian Mark Atwood Lawrence.
ISBN 9781941366226. Gregory R. Miller & Co.