Women Wounded in Hue During the Communist Tet Offensive in the Imperial City
ARVN forces and civilians aid a women wounded in Hue during the Communist TET Offensive in the imperial city. Hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed, wounded, crippled, or left homeless in the communist so-called "liberation" movement. Photo by Douglas Pike
Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art
The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangzi River in China is a massive project entwined in controversy. When finally completed, it will stand as the world’s largest generator of hydroelectric power, with a yearly output equal to that of fifty million tons of coal or fifteen nuclear power plants. However, the dam’s 375 mile reservoir has already displaced over one million people and submerged over one thousand towns and villages. This exhibition presents work that four leading contemporary Chinese artists—Chen Qiulin, Yun-Fei Ji, Liu Xiaodong, and Zhuang Hui—have created in response to the dam. Despite differences in backgrounds and artistic practices, these artists have engaged with the theme of displacement, responding to the movement of people, the demolition of old towns and construction of new cities, and the astonishing changes the project is bringing to the local landscape. Through the powerful artworks and extensive educational programs, Displacement offers nuanced, thought-provoking perspectives on a project of great social, environmental, and global concern. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
South Vietnamese Refugees Fleeing From the North Vietnamese Army
South Vietnamese refugees fleeing from the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) being evacuated in a RAAF 36 Squadron C-130A Hercules transport aircraft in April 1975. At the end of March 1975, the Australian government provided two RAAF transport aircraft to evacuate some of the South Vietnamese civilians trapped in cities in the path of the NVA advance. In all, seven C-130s (five from the South Vietnamese Air Force) evacuated refugees from Phan Rang airport south of the city of Nha Trang, to the safer town of Can Tho, approximately 150 kilometres southwest of Saigon. This aircraft was piloted and captained by Flt Lt Brian Geoffrey Young, 36 Sqn. During the next few days, Flt Lt Young and his crew made humanitarian flights to a refugee camp at An Thoi, bringing in food, blankets, tents and other items from Saigon.
Ngo Dinh Diem (left) Visiting a Refugee Settlement, May 1956
South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem (left) visiting a refugee settlement during May 1956 shortly before he refused to participate in what were planned to be internationally supervised Vietnam-wide elections.
SLCC Magazine offers insight into the goings-on at Salt Lake Community College. In this Fall 2015 edition of the magazine, highlights include the West Valley Center's opening day, a new CRJ700 Jet Simulator at Westpointe, "SLCC Values," and exhibits at the Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus.