Tia-Thuy Nguyen: Flower of Life
November 18, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Château La Coste
2750 Route de la Cride
13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade


On the bucolic grounds of the Provence vineyard, Nguyen’s 59-foot tall salvaged oak tree stands tall as a symbol of transcendence. The Ho Chi Minh City–based artist often finds inspiration in Law of Conservation of Energy and where it intersects with Buddhist philosophy, and continues that exploration through “Flower of Life.” Welded steel plates are affixed to the tree, along with stainless steel leaves inlaid with quartz and hand-crafted in Vietnam. Within the Château’s Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, an accompanying exhibition of paintings, reliefs, and stainless steel yarn embroidery will continue her exploration of energy conversion and sunlight’s visual effects.

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