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Dinh Q. Lê

The Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies Presents:
Dinh Q. Lê, “Light and Belief: Voices and Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War”
March 20, 2019, 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Timken Lecture Hall
California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco
Free and Open to the Public

This program is organized in collaboration with the San José Museum of Art and made possible with support from the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Asian Cultural Council.

Artist Dinh Q. Lê will screen the documentary Light and Belief: Voices and Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War (2012, 37 minutes). Commissioned by the curators of the dOCUMENTA (2012), Light and Belief features interviews with Vietnamese artists sent to the front lines. The project brings their personal stories and interpretive images of war to light. After the screening, Lê will discuss its production and his co-founding of Sàn Art, a non-profit art space in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dinh Q. Lê

Born in 1968 in Hà Tiên, Vietnam, Dinh Q. Lê and his family escaped the Khmer Rouge invasion of his hometown and fled to the United States in 1979.  Lê received his BA in studio art from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1989 and MFA in photography and related media from The School of Visual Arts, New York in 1992.  He currently lives and works in Vietnam. Recent awards include a Rauschenberg Residency, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York (2016); Bellagio Creative Arts Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation, New York (2014); and Visual Art Laureate, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2010).  He has had solo exhibitions at the San José Museum of Art (2018); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2015); Rice Gallery, Houston (2014); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Bellevue Arts Museum Washington (2007); Asia Society, New York (2005); and The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (2000).  His work is in the collections of Asia Society; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and San José Museum of Art.

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts Presents:
Dinh Q. Lê, Artist Talk and Conversation with Việt
7pm – 8:45 pm
March 20th, 2019

Timken Lecture Hall
California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco
Free and Open to the Public

Dinh Q. Lê’s artist talk will center on his current solo exhibition at the San José Museum of Art, Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return, and on new work exploring the sexual revolution in Vietnam, the lasting effects of Agent Orange in Southeast Asia, among other topics.

Funded by the San José Museum of Art with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies and the California College of the Arts Office of the Provost.

Dinh Q. Lê

Born in 1968 in Hà Tiên, Vietnam, Dinh Q. Lê and his family escaped the Khmer Rouge invasion of his hometown and fled to the United States in 1979.  Lê received his BA in studio art from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1989 and MFA in photography and related media from The School of Visual Arts, New York in 1992.  He currently lives and works in Vietnam. Recent awards include a Rauschenberg Residency, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York (2016); Bellagio Creative Arts Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation, New York (2014); and Visual Art Laureate, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2010).  He has had solo exhibitions at the San José Museum of Art (2018); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2015); Rice Gallery, Houston (2014); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Bellevue Arts Museum Washington (2007); Asia Society, New York (2005); and The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (2000).  His work is in the collections of Asia Society; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and San José Museum of Art.

Việt Lê

Việt Lê is an artist, a writer, and a curator. His work has been presented at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, the Shanghai Biennale, and the Rio Gay Film Festival, among other venues. Lê co-curated “Love in the Time of War” (2016, with Jennifer Vanderpool); the 2012 Kuandu Biennale in Taipei; “transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix” (2008, with Yong Soon Min); and “humor us” (2007, with Leta Ming and Yong Soon Min). His recent publications include White Gaze (2018), written in collaboration with Michelle Dizon, and Myriad Modernities (2018), a special double issue of Visual Anthropology that he co-edited with Lan Duong. Dr. Lê is an Assistant Professor in Visual Studies at the California College of the Arts.