Dinh Q. Lê, ‘Empire #1’, 2012, Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Empire #1, 2012 comes from Lê’s Remnants, Ruins, Civilization, and Empire series. Known for his techniue of weaving photographic images together, Lê continues in this tradition for this series as he investigates two highly intelligent cultures of the past: one of ancient Sumer, the other 12th century Cambodia. In his travels to Angkor Wat, Lê photographed the relics of once majestic temples. In this work, he focuses on the rubble that now exists, stacking several images together one on top of the another like rocks. Interwoven with the temple imagery are images of Cambodian citizens who were killed by the Khmer Rouge.

Acquired from the artist

About Dinh Q. Lê

Vietnamese, b. 1968, Hà Tiên, Vietnam, based in Vietnam and Los Angeles

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony, Ikon / Plinth, Birmingham
Dinh Q. Lê: Memory for Tomorrow, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
DINH Q. LE: Tropicana Migration, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Still Moving: A Triple Bill on the Image, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
Crossing the Farther Shore, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston