Le Thua Tien

  • Artist In Residence 2003
  • StaySept 1-Dec 17, 2003
  • NationalityVietnam

Biography
Born in Hue, Vietnam in 1964. Obtained his BFA from Hue University in 1988. Artist-in-residence at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1995, and in the USA, Vermont Studio Center (1997), Indochina Arts Partnership in Newton Center, Boston (1998), and The University of North Texas (1999). Lecturer at Faculty of Arts, Hue University. Lives and works in Hue.

During residency
Children and adults in the local cities were invited to fold lotus flowers on papers that illustrated their dreams. Totaling 3,000 flowers, they were put together in an outdoors installation Field of Hope. Inside the studio, Paul Gaugin’s quotation, Where Do we Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? was rendered in the installation Untitled, made of wood and sand collected in the local area.

Events
Workshop: Folding Lotus Flowers
Oct 18, Oct 19, 2003
Ibaraki Prefectural Building (Daisuki Ibaraki Kenmin Matsuri)
200 participants

Kids Day Workshop @ARCUS Studio
Nov 7 9:30-11:30
64 3rd-graders of Goshu Elementary School, Moriya City
Nov 11 9:20-11:30
55 3rd-graders of Goshogaoka Elementary School, Moriya City (assisted by Hartanto)
Nov 11 13:45-14:45
67 4th-graders of Matsumaedai Elementary School, Moriya City (assisted by Hartanto)
Students were asked to fold lotus flowers on papers that illustrated their dreams. The lotus flowers were later installed as Field of Hope.

Open Studio
Nov 22, Nov 23, Nov 24, Nov 29, Nov 30, Dec 6, Dec 7,2003
ARCUS Studio

Special Cooperation Event
Symposium "At Home/Not at Home? Artists-in-Residencies around Tokyo NOW"

Nov 9, 2003 13:00-19:00
POLA Museum Annex (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
97 participants
[Organized by] AIT: Arts Initiative Tokyo
[Endorsed by] The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo American Center, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Embassy of Spain, Royal Netherlands Embassy
[Co-support] POLA Museum Annex
[Special Cooperation] ARCUS Project Administration Office
[Cooperation] Contemporary Art Factory, RICE+

Resident Artists 2003

Sanford Biggers  <USA>

Alicia Framis  <Spain>

Ristyo Eko Hartanto  <Indonesia>

Meiro Koizumi  <Japan>

Le Thua Tien  <Vietnam>