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Dinh Q. Le

Vietnam

Grants Awarded

2010 | Visual Art | Vietnam

to enable four Vietnamese-American artists to participate in exhibitions and public programs at San Art in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2008 | Literature | United States

to enable four Vietnamese-American artists to participate in exhibitions and public programs at San Art in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2008 | Visual Art | Japan

to enable Japanese artist Goh Ideta to participate in a residency at San Art

Events

Exhibition / United States

Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection

June 9, 2016 - August 7, 2016

Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection comprises a selection of new media works from the Museum’s collection; Asian contemporary art.

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Grantees: Dinh Q. Le, Fudong Yang, Koki Tanaka, Makoto Aida, Nam June Paik, Patty Chang

Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

July 5, 2017 - October 23, 2017

This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) by showcasing the contemporary art of the region and aims to be one of the largest Southeast Asian contemporary art exhibitions in history. The exhibition consists of 80 artworks by 86 artist groups from 10 ASEAN member countries and will be held simultaneously at 2 museums: National Art Center and Mori Art Museum. 19 ACC grantees are participating in this exhibition!

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Exhibition / Korea

Asian Diva: The Muse and the Monster

July 14, 2017 - October 9, 2017

This exhibition explores the transformation of Asian popular culture during the 1960s and 1970s, a time when rapid economic development had the continent under its spell. As male actors were writing this history, the lives and voices of real women were being obscured by sociopolitical smokescreens, postcolonial experiences of the Cold War, and dictatorship. Many women shared similar experiences, regardless of location, during this period of rapid urbanization and economic growth. Here, the exhibition presents a comprehensive look at their forgotten discourse through a prism of Asian diva songs and popular cultural signals documented along trajectories inked in postcolonial modernity.

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Grantees: Arahmaiani Feisal, Dinh Q. Le, Yoshiko Shimada

Exhibition / United States

Dinh Q. Lê - The Scrolls: Distortion

October 7, 2017 - December 23, 2017

The Scrolls: Distortion is a new body of work and a cumulative exploration of Lê’s oeuvre to date, putting his series such as Persistence of Memory, From Vietnam to Hollywood, A Quagmire This Time, and Remnants, Ruins, Civilization, and Empire in conversation with one another.  Key to this body of work is Lê’s attention to memory.  Whereas previously Lê’s work dealt with fragmented memory and processes of piecing together or reconciling painful and traumatic histories, here he is presenting memory as landscape. 

 

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Grantee: Dinh Q. Le

Exhibition / Singapore

Dinh Q. Lê: Monuments & Memorials

March 17, 2018 - May 12, 2018

ACC grantee Dinh Q. Lê revisits this historical event to create stunning photo-montages where he weaves photographic strips into a tapestry of images, a continuation of his artistic practice in the medium of print and paper. From elaborate cyanotypes to exquisite foiling works, Lê examines and captures the splendour and darkness of Cambodian history through its enduring legacy of architectural monuments and photographic memorials. His works encapsulate the common human experience of loss and redemption, merging Eastern and Western cultures, as well as personal and fictional realities.

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Grantee: Dinh Q. Le

Performance / United States

Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation

March 19, 2018 - March 1, 2019

Dress Up, Speak Up is a multimedia exhibition exploring the role of costuming, iconography, and performance in constructing Identity and confronting history. With over 35 participating artists representing 22 nationalities, Dress Up, Speak Up delivers a global investigation of these concepts, while reconfiguring, reimagining, and reconstituting history to explore the legacy of European colonialism.

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Grantee: Dinh Q. Le

Exhibition / Hong Kong

Skin on Skin

March 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018

ACC grantee and Vietnamese-American artist Dinh Q. Lê creates a new series of woven photographs exploring the sexual revolution in Vietnam through the internet, investigating the factors driving society's moral attitude toward sexuality and the liberation of stigmas. 

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Grantee: Dinh Q. Le

Exhibition / United States

VIET STORIES: Recollections & Regenerations

February 17, 2018 - May 28, 2018

The exhibition remembers the past and captures the diversity and transformation of the current Vietnamese American community. VIET STORIES incorporates the history of refugees and immigrants from Vietnam through historical photographs, documents, artifacts, oral history interviews, and original artwork by prominent Vietnamese American artists. 

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Grantee: Dinh Q. Le

Exhibition / United States

Then and Now: Commemorating Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary

May 3, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Then and Now includes an array of commissioned works by Asian American artists focused on exploring community-building and community-engaged arts with and within the Asian/American community in Philadelphia. The closing reception will feature live performances by Eiko Fan, and Saya Woolfalk with Annielille Gavino.
 

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Grantees: Dinh Q. Le, Jean Shin

Exhibition / United States

DINH Q. LÊ: TRUE JOURNEY IS RETURN

September 14, 2018 - April 7, 2019

The largest solo exhibition in the United States in more than a decade of the work of internationally-renowned artist Dinh Q. Lê, this exhibition of five major video and photography installations entwines rarely heard narratives of war and migration from people in North Vietnam, the Vietnamese diaspora, and refugees who, like Lê, have returned to live in their home country. Assembling these obscure stories through the collection of found photographs, artists’ war sketches, and oral histories, Lê presents a multifaceted story about Vietnamese life before, during, and after the Vietnam War. In the process, he questions the viability of collective memory and reveals the effects of trauma on the cultural imagination.

ACC has provided support to the San Jose Museum of Art for this exhibition.

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Grantees: San Jose Museum of Art, Dinh Q. Le