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Contemporary Cambodian Artists

Opening reception, March 31, 2008



This exhibition presents the work of fifteen young artists who graduated from the Reyum Art School in 2006. After four years training in basic drawing and painting skills they have acquired a solid knowledge of two-dimensional representation. To offer them the opportunity to further explore their creative practice, Reyum Art School established a creative workshop called: Creative Lab in 2007. The year long workshop introduced the students to other contemporary art practices such as installations, video art, and performance art. Through collaborations with visiting artists and residencies abroad, the students also experienced new ways of making art. This exposure gave them a glimpse of a more experimental art practice than what their training had provided thus far. It is through the Creative Lab workshops that the idea for this exhibition emerged. During a period of ten weeks, the fifteen artists gathered in the Reyum gallery to research, discuss and share ideas about their work. Slide shows, group discussions and curatorial guidance provided the structure for this experimental process. The work presented here is the result of this creative process.

Ly Daravuth

Editorial and curatorial Assistance:
Mellissa Kavenagh, Preap Chanmara, Van Sovanny, Erin Gleeson, Lim Vanchan, Lan Leaphea, Doung Dina, Phan Sopheap, Thon Sopheak

With the support of:
The Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation The Rockefeller Foundation -
The Prince Claus Fund