Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Angel Vergara
Opening / Event Date: 18 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 16 Mar, 2024
SITE/CAMBODIA presents five contemporary Cambodian artists for whom ‘site’ is integral to their practice. Mao Soviet, Anida Yoeu Ali, Kim Hak, Sera and Srey Bandaul navigate sites of change, displacement, melancholy, identity and spirituality, which speak to a Cambodia in transition.
Space and memory of space are themes that transverse the art we present by Cambodian artists who grew up in the country and those who have returned from the Diaspora carrying their memories of war and genocide which are transposed on to new realities. Also of importance is the identification of new spaces existing somewhere in-between, transnational, as Cambodia begins to profit from entering the global market.
Featuring paintings, installations, photographs and videos, this exhibition aims to examine Cambodia amidst various forces of change. Many of these artists have shown at international festivals/platforms and are building momentum. This exhibition is curated by Kate O’Hara.