Lebadang Memory Space - A Story of a Dream
During his lifetime, artist Le Bá Đảng had dreamt of a space where he could freely create and exhibit his artworks with their true dimensions. However, this dream remained unrealized until his passing in 2015.
Lê Cẩm Tế, who had worked with artist Le Bá Đảng for over a decade, was deeply concerned with fulfilling his wish. With the desire to bring his aspiration to fruition, she found a piece of land to construct a memorial house for the artist. This land was a barren hill in Huong Thuy town, characterized by dry, hard red soil and rocky pebbles. Despite minimal support, she decided on this location due to envisioning a beautiful space for the future.
In 2016, a year after the passing of artist Le Bá Đảng, Cẩm Tế invited Myshu, his spouse, to visit this small and warm garden. Myshu loved the idea and upon learning about the intention to build a Lebadang Memory Space, she immediately agreed and supported the idea.
Subsequently, discussions about the architectural design took place. After considering various options, Myshu chose a paper-cut artwork by Le Bá Đảng to serve as the architectural blueprint for the main building, insisting on adhering to the original concept.
With extensive research and dedication, architect Hồ Viết Vinh, artist Tô Bích Hải, communication design expert Luc Ho, interior design specialist Éric Mignard, and engineer Vũ Văn Kiên transformed the paper-cut artwork into an exquisite building with complete functions and scale, as it stands today.
The Lebadang Memory Space is a construction that replicates an artwork by the artist himself, Le Bá Đảng.
"The garden is the embodiment of my soul and affection for both Le Bá Đảng and Myshu," stated Mrs. Cẩm Tế. She carefully selected flowers, fruit-bearing trees, and many paper flower plants that the artist Le Bá Đảng loved during his lifetime. The dominant colors of the garden are especially the shades of purple and red, reflecting the hues that the artist was fond of.
On April 21, 2019, the dream of artist Le Bá Đảng became a reality with the establishment of the Lebadang Memory Space in Kim Son hamlet, Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy district, Thừa Thiên Huế province.
The dream of artist Le Bá Đảng, coupled with the mission of Mrs. Cẩm Tế, has come full circle with the assistance of Lebadang art enthusiasts both domestically and globally.