'Since 2004/5, the artist Dinh Q. Lê has collected watercolors and ink drawings of Vietcong artists from North and South Vietnam. In his notebook, in an interview with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, he describes the historical and autobiographical correlations of his intense passion for collecting these drawings. In 1978, at the age of ten, Lê fled his hometown, Hà Tiên, with his family from the Communist regime and the Khmer Rouge. In 1997, after two decades in the U.S., he returned to Vietnam and settled there. The drawings that make up his collection have a melancholic mood. They depict people in idealized landscapes, as if they were looking for normality and natural life in the years of war. These very personal sketches and their “politics of form” suggest another reality against “official” propaganda images; they reveal a collective condition of waiting, a uniting hope. Dinh Q. Lê (*1968) is an artist living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (*1957) is Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13).' - from the dOCUMENTA (13) website

Features drawings by Huynh Phuong Dong, Nguyen Thu, Quang Tho, Le Lam, Vu Giang Huong, Duong Anh, and Truong Hieu.

100 Notes - 100 Thoughts is a series of notebooks published as a prelude to the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition in 2012, comprising facsimiles of existing notebooks, commissioned essays, collaborations, and conversations.

Alternative title

100 Notes - 100 Thoughts / 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken

Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.LDQ
Language

English, 

German

Keywords

drawingsketchwarsolo exhibition

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

44

ISBN / ISSN

9783775729222

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in conversation with Dinh Q. Lê - Carolyn CHRISTOV-BAKARGIEV, Dinh Q. LE, 黎光定
N°073: Dinh Q. Le: Introduction: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in Conversation with Dinh Q. Le
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N°073: Dinh Q. Le: Introduction: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in Conversation with Dinh Q. Le, N°073: Dinh Q. Lê: Einführung: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev im Gespräch mit Dinh Q. Lê

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