Artist Discussion: Dinh Q. Lê's Light and Belief: Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War

Dinh Q. Lê, installation view of Light and Belief: Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War, 2012, 100 drawings; pencil, watercolor, ink, and oil on paper, dimensions variable; video; color, sound; 35:00 min.; Courtesy of the artist and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica. Commissioned by Documenta 13, Gene and Brian Sherman. Presentation supported by The George Foundation; Photo: Greenhouse Media

Wed, March 5,
6:30 PM
7:30 PM


  • Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Type of Event

  • Artist Discussion


Explore Dinh Q. Lê’s work in the 2013 Carnegie International in greater depth. Light and Belief: Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War, an installation of 100 drawings and paintings made by Vietnamese artist-soldiers on the front lines of the Vietnam War accompanied by a documentary film, will be the starting point of a discussion focused on art, war, and image. Lê, who will speak to the artists’ inside interpretation of the war, will converse with Dr. Daniel Lieberfeld, associate professor at Duquesne University, and Dr. Philip Nash, Vietnam historian and associate professor of history at Penn State Shenango, about the power of images during and after the conflict. Lê will also discuss his follow-up companion project to this piece—a look at the non-communist artists and their lasting legacy. Exhibition co-curator Dan Byers will moderate the discussion. Cosponsored by Carnegie Mellon University School of Art and Jeff Pan.

Cost: FREE

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