Launched as part of The Shed’s inaugural year program, "Open Call" is a large-scale commissioning program for early-career NYC-based artists. These public programs are included with free admission to the exhibition on a first-come, first-served basis.
For “Open Call”, Cathy Linh Che and Christopher Radcliff created “Appocalips”, a three-channel video installation based on the real-life experiences of Che’s parents, Vietnam War refugees, who in 1976, while stateless in a refugee camp in the Philippines, were hired to play extras in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. A full viewing of the film will be followed by a talkback/Q&A with artists Che & Radcliff and cinematographer/coproducer, Jess X. Snow.
After the screening, there will be a book signing with Cathy Linh Che for An Asian American A to Z: A Children’s Guide to Our History at 8pm at McNally Jackson at The Shed in The Doctoroff Lobby, followed by a small reception.