"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"I think each body of work grows out of the last one because you resolve something and then feel ready to move on to tackle another issue. But after my work in Vietnam it was obvious that I had still not tackled the issue of war, so when the opportunity to work with a group of people who were reenacting scenarios of the war presented itself, I took it. The Iraq War had not started, and this was the only way to deal with the idea of war- with something that had happened so long ago."
- An-My Lê