Exhibition “Silent Whisperings” by Le Thua Tien

Exhibition “Silent Whisperings” by Le Thua Tien

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Opening: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 6 pm
Exhibition: 19 Sep – 19 Oct 2018, Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm (open on appointment)
Art Vietnam Salon Gallery
No. 2, Alley 66, Yen Lac Street, Hanoi

From Art Vietnam Salon Gallery:

Words…one wanted to say…didnt say…couldn’t say
Memories lost, fading away
Time passing, shadows seeping into darkness
Can you hear me? Can you see me? Can you feel me?
Do I remain with you?
Or have I slipped away into the deep recesses of time?

Don’t leave me
Don’t leave me
Don’t leave me

I will invent for you
Meaningless words
That you will understand

Le Thua Tien, master of the art of reduction, in his new series of Unsent Letters, presents yet another body of work that engages the viewer into a deep contemplation of one’s silent interior world.

Words scribbled in charcoal, washed away by vanishing pigment, sand and ink, submerged in earth, echo whisperings longing to be heard.

Art Vietnam Salon Gallery is presenting the new works of Le Thua Tien from September 19 to October 19, 2018 to run concurrently with L’Infini du Miroir – Tien’s collaboration exhibition with French artist Christian Hadengue and British composer Mark Lockett – at L’Espace French Cultural Center, Hanoi opening Friday September 14 at 6pm.

This collaboration between the three artists was born from an inspiration of the French artist Christian Hadengue when he was introduced to the Unsent Letter series of works by Le Thua Tien. Intrigued by these silent musings which mirrored the feeling of his own calligraphic gestural ink paintings, the artist contemplated fusing each artist’s works with the musical compositions of British composer Mark Lockett.

As a composer and researcher of the ethnoarchaeology of sound, Lockett was drawn to the language of a prehistoric stone instrument associated with the music of the Mnong Gar, discovered in the 1950s in the central highlands of Vietnam. This sound created by 11 tuned stones, potentially points to the origins of the gamelan and other Southeast Asian percussion orchestras.

In his composition for piano Lockett alternates electroacoustic pieces as interludes inspired by a text of Le Thua Tien and key words that Christian Hadengue associates in his calligraphies.

Each artist uses their own imaginary language, a gesture, a movement. The gesture is the movement of feeling, absent from all thoughts, an unconscious symbolism. A silent word.

Friday September 14 at 6pm please join us at L’Espace to celebrate the union of these artists, participate in the silence and awaken to the internal language of the unspoken word.

Wednesday September 19 at 6pm at the Art Vietnam Salon Gallery, #2 Alley 66, Yen Lac Street, Hanoi, please join us for an intimate evening of art and music with the exposition Silent Whisperings, the new series of Le Thua Tien’s Unsent Letters.

We look forward with great pleasure to seeing all of you.

Free of charge. Open by appointment.

Please call 84 24 3862 3184 to schedule an appointment.

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 Art Vietnam Salon Gallery
No. 2, Alley 66, Yen Lac Street, Hanoi
Open by appointment. Please call or email.
Tel: 84 24 3862 3184 or 84 9 0475 1001
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.artvietnamgallery.com

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