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Dinh Q. Lê: 'Monuments & Memorials' at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore

"Splendor & Darkness" (STPI) #33, 2017 by Dinh Q. Lê (1968, Vietnam), Cyanotype on Saunders 638g Paper, 110 x 75 cm, STPI
(Courtesy: STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery)

A poignant exhibition depicting the highs and lows of Cambodian history is soon to take place at the STPI – Creative Workshop and Gallery. The Singapore gallery is to host the first major solo exhibition by artist Dinh Q. Lê. The exhibition opens on March 17, 2018.

Dinh Q. Lê is an internationally acclaimed, multiple award-winning artist. Born in Vietnam, his family immigrated to the US at the age of ten to escape the Khmer Rouge.

At STPI, 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.

STPI Gallery is an active platform that fosters the exchange of ideas in contemporary art with its diverse exhibitions and public programme. The gallery hosts specially curated exhibitions of works produced in the STPI Creative Workshop and regularly participates in international fairs. This enables it to nurture and sustain local and international interest in its collaborators and in the mediums of print and paper. The gallery’s public programme aims to engage and broaden visitor understanding of contemporary art, while exchanges with a variety of international curators, collectors, and gallerists provide a holistic experience for audiences on a global level.

The exhibition will be on view from March 17 through May 12, 2018 at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/stpi/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.