"Youth in Asia" is Terry Allen's most comprehensive body of work to date. Executed over a period of almost a decade, from 1983 to 1991, the works represent a stream-of-consciousness, multimedia exploration of the aftereffects of the Vietnam War on its veterans and the American society to which they returned. The entire series -- estimated at close to 300 pieces -- consists of objects and collages, books of poetry, . . .

photo: courtesy of the artist
'Youth in Asia' is about . . . a culture that betrays its children. You don't have to be a veteran of some war to understand that.1