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Almine Rech

Tia-Thuy Nguyen
Lady Cloud (Nàng Mây), 2024
33 x 13 x 30 cm, 13 x 5 1/8 x 11 13/16 in

© Tia-Thuy Nguyen - Courtesy of the Artist, Dior and Almine Rech - Photo: Mr. Ngo Nhat Hoang

Tia-Thuy Nguyen collaborates with Dior for 'Lady Dior As Seen By’ exhibition

Almine Rech is pleased to announce that Tia-Thuy Nguyen collaborates with Dior in the Lady Dior As Seen By exhibition, with her work Lady Cloud (Nàng Mây), on view until April 14, 2024 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

"I want to make a sculpture of a reimagined Lady Dior bag, one that is durable, transparent, poetic and one that can project a pure energy of compassion. I want to juxtapose the sturdiness of stone and the airiness of clouds to challenge the viewers’ imagination.

As the series’ title suggests, Lady Cloud (Nàng Mây) explores the subjective and ephemeral nature of celestial accumulations of moisture. Rooted in the Quantum Theory of Light, the artwork captures photons (the minute particles that make up light itself) through transparent, sparkling quartz crystals, each of those tiny crystals reflects light onto different moving surfaces creating the vibrant, vibrant interaction between light and shadow on the surface of the work.

Light embedded the idea of hope, warmth and can facilitate an illusion if done creatively and meticulously. Though I want the work to be able to relate to all its viewers, I also wish to retain some degree of the majestic enchantment. In fact, it can welcome more diverse imaginative stories from the viewers and most importantly can enhance the notion of liberty, love and healing."

— Tia-Thuy Nguyen