Việt Lê is an artist, writer and curator using these creative narratives to tell stories around different forms of trauma: historical, state-imposed, identity-related, and more. Whether in the form of a poem or a curated installation, his work is deeply layered, tinged with loss as well as the beauty of living. Hop into the creative mind of Việt with us!
The Refugee Art Project was conceived amongst a small collective of academics and artists of who are united by a shared concern for the plight of refugees to Australia and the asylum seekers who wait in Australian detention centres. They organised art classes for asylum seekers in Sydney’s Villawood detention centre and for some who have recently been granted refugee visas and are settling into the community.
For his solo exhibition 1440 sunsets per 24 hours at Kadist Paris, Haig Aivazian takes viewers behind the process: Watch as he explains the overlaps between sports and surveillance, his interest in light and electricity, and the significance of certain figures in his work.