Monuments and Memorials is the title of Cambodian artist Dinh Q. Lê’s latest solo exhibition, staged by STPI.
Highlighting the exhibition will be the debut of Lê’s three-dimensional weavings which feature the recent refugee exodus from Africa and the Middle East into Southern Europe.
According to STPI's press release, "In Splendor and Darkness (a past series), Lê shredded photographs of Cambodian temples and iconic portraits of Khmer Rouge victims killed at Tuol Sleng, weaving the strips into photomontages using the age-old craft of traditional Vietnamese grass mat weaving.
"The resulting transfigured image is a rich, multi-faceted viewpoint of history and a reflection of our fragmented personal and collective memory. Lê’s long-standing desire for mural-sized, monumental foiling works interwoven with matt paper were realised for the very first time through STPI’s technical capabilities, which refined the works with greater texture and warmth."
“All these possibilities that I always wanted for this series was never possible until I learnt what STPI could do… these new processes helped me to perfect the work,” states Le, in the press release.
Monuments and Memorials is said to blaze a new trail for Lê’s celebrated practice.
A total of 23 works will be shown. They range in size from 101cm by 67cm to 150cm x 1000cm x 5.5cm.