Season of Cambodia
Ten contemporary artists
& one curatorial resident,
multiple exhibitions and programs
April 1–May 30, 2013
Co-Curated by Leeza Ahmady and Erin Gleeson
Presented by Season of Cambodia, A Living Arts Festival, New York City
IN RESIDENCE is a citywide visual arts program that centers the curatorial on artistic practice through two-month residencies for ten contemporary artists and one curator, alongside singular exhibitions and transdisciplinary public programs across 15 New York City arts institutions. By extending the artists’ practices as ways of generating and reflecting both experience and knowledge, IN RESIDENCE offers audiences new perspectives on Cambodia’s history and contemporaneity.
In the past decade, Cambodia’s local and diaspora visual artists have been responsible for anchoring critical first-person interpretations of their histories from multiple angles, while responding to current urban and cultural change. Selected artists were born between 1970 and 1987, either during the U.S. military bombing campaign, the Khmer Rouge era, or Vietnamese occupation, and work across a range of mediums including drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance.
Participating Artists: Khvay Samnang / Leang Seckon / Lim Sokchanlina / Sopheap Pich / Pete Pin / Amy Lee Sanford / Svay Sareth / Than Sok, Tith Kanitha / Vandy Rattana / Vuth Lyno / Yim Maline
IN RESIDENCE signature program is an unprecedented academic symposium: Contemporary Art in Cambodia: A Historical Inquiry co-organized with Cornell University at the Museum of Modern Art on April 21. For complete descriptions of residencies, exhibitions, open studios, screenings, conversations, and symposiums visit www.seasonofcambodia.org/visual-art.
Public programs: Symposia / Conversations / Screenings / Open Studios
Sunday April 7, 10am–6pm (Screening 1pm)
Parsons The New School for Design
Conversations: Living Arts City: Art and Urbanism in Phnom Penh and New York
Screening: Rescue Archaeology: Documents of Performance Art in Phnom Penh
A colloquium exploring the interconnectedness of creativity, urban ecology, and community in three acts.
Sunday April 21, 9am–5pm
Museum of Modern Art
Contemporary Art in Cambodia: A Historical Inquiry
A one-day academic art history symposium with renowned scholars, curators, and artists.
Space is limited. RSVP by April 15th with your name and organization affiliation to [email protected].
Friday April 26, 11am–5pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Open Studios: Leang Seckon and Pete Pin
A chance to view new works by the resident artists with a window into their processes.
Friday April 26, 6:30–9pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Lounge Artist Spotlight: Leang Seckon and Pete Pin
The two resident artists discuss their backgrounds, respective art practices, and projects developed while in residence.
Thursday May 2, 6–9pm
Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia
Open Studios: Tith Kanitha and Yim Maline at Bose Pacia Transparent Studio
An opportunity to encounter the artist’s ongoing conversations around their materials and methods.
Tuesday May 14, 7–8:30pm
Independent Curators International (ICI)
Dialogues in Contemporary Art Take 5 with Leeza Ahmady and Erin Gleeson
IN RESIDENCE co-curators discuss their curatorial process.
May 25–27, 12–5pm
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center at Governors Island
Open Studios: Kong Vollak, Lim Sokchanlina, Amy Lee Sanford, Svay Sareth, Than Sok, Vandy Rattana, Vuth Lyno
A three-day event featuring the works and processes of the resident artists.
April 18–June 14 (Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 6–8pm)
Tyler Rollins Fine Art
Reliefs: Sopheap Pich
Pich’s latest concerns with minimalistic sensibilities are explored through his new wall reliefs.
BAM Cultural District, Brooklyn
Wrapped Future: Lim Sokchanlina
Brooklyn’s construction fences become an active space for engagement for artist Lim Sokchanlina.
Season of Cambodia festival hosts 125 artists of various disciplines at New York City’s renowned arts institutions for a major celebration of Cambodian arts, culture, and humanities. Season of Cambodia is an initiative of Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization based in Phnom Penh and the US.
Season of Cambodia is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts
IN RESIDENCE is supported by:
Asian Cultural Council
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh
and generous individual support