Exhibition Dates: April 4 – May 30, 2014
Opening Reception: April 4, 2014
“Secret Mantra” is an art installation about the loss of the root language of Vietnam and everything that entails. The art of Le Quoc Viet focuses on history through the representation of ancient calligraphy as a metaphor. The images reference mantra pillars from Dinh Dynasty and are applied on illuminated fabric lanterns.
The Indochina Arts Partnership conducts programs of cultural development and artistic and educational exchange between the United States and the countries of Southeast Asia, with a primary focus on Vietnam.
Founded, in 1888, to foster cultural understanding through shared art, the non-profit IAP has produced two widely traveled exhibitions (As Seen by Both Sides and An Ocean Apart) of modern work by Vietnamese and American artists. The Partnership has sponsored residencies in America for more than one hundred Vietnamese visual artists, writers, and teachers.
Secret Mantra by Le Quoc Viet is sponsored by the Ferris State University Art Gallery.