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by Tia-Thuy Nguyen


Opening date: Sunday, 26 May 2019

Location: Château la Coste

2750 Route de la Cride, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France.

The installation 'Silver Room' by artist Tia-Thuy Nguyen belongs to the prestigious art collection of Château La Coste. This is the first piece in her on-going series of site-specific installations, which challenges natural light, space and time. The ‘Silver Room’ masterpiece is around the same size as a real house, consisting of 3 layers of wood - stone blocks - and a white quartz statue on a jackfruit wood pedestal, hidden in the midst of the hills of Aix-en-Provence, France. The unique open roof design of the following artwork allows sunlight, rain, dew, wind and other weather phenomena of the setting be interacted with in various ways. At the right moment of the day, the light will pass through the slit between two stone blocks to illuminate the ‘soul’ of the artwork in the middle of the room. In Buddhism, there is a term referred to in Vietnamese as ‘duyên,’ which describes multiple aspects,  such as time, place and circumstances falling into one right moment to reveal something life-changing or enlightening. This special terminology is emphasised and thoroughly explored in this art piece, as it has profoundly affected Tia-Thuy Nguyen. Silver Room with its multi-technical interaction (assembly, sculpture, lacquer), uses both light and shadow to bring unique visual-spiritual effects. This work illustrates her ideology and beliefs in a peaceful, natural environment, amid the conflicts and constraints of modern society; between desire and letting go.

The opening for the following exhibition will take place in a cosy atmosphere, in the company of collectors, museum directors, curators and artists from Paris, São Paulo, New York, Los Angeles, London, Hanoi, along with other art lovers.


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details of the site-specific

installation 'Silver Room'


silver, stone, wood, bamboo,

1,620 x 1,490 x 600 cm


white quartz, rope, paint

courtesy of Château La Coste

private collection (Provence, France)

images, courtesy of artist

event images courtesy of Pham Anh Huy

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2750 Route de la Cride, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France.

From Aix-en-Provence

From Aix en Provence, head north on the D14 towards Puyricard. Continuing on the D14, at each roundabout, follow directions for Le Puy-Ste-Réparade. When the road forks, veer right towards Le Puy-Ste-Réparade. Château La Coste is located 6km further along on the left.

Journey time approximately 25 minutes.

From the A51

From the motorway A15 travelling south, take exit 15 direction Pertuis onto the D561. Follow signs for Le Puy-Ste-Réparade. Travelling on the D14, pass through the village direction Puyricard /La Cride. Cross the canal and continue straight along the D14. Château La Coste is located 4km further along on the right.

Journey time from motorway exit is approximately 15 minutes.

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