Opening reception, December 4, 1998



“Communication: Channel for Hope” was the announced theme for the first Fukuoka Art Trienniale, a regional art exhibition held in Fukuoka, Japan in the spring of 1999. In advance of a visit by the curators of this exhibition, several contemporary artists in Phnom Penh prepared work based specifically on this theme. Since it was one of the few times that artists in Phnom Penh made several pieces at once, we decided to show their work in the front foyer of what was then Kids Internet Cafe. We named the foyer Situations since it was a time that the political "situation" had virtually paralysed activities of any sort. We presented all the work prepared for the Fukuoka curators. Artists presenting work included Svay Ken, Prom Sam An, Phy Chan Than, Long Sophea, Hor Kim Srean, and Soeung Vannara.