The New Age: Until Now

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“My Motherland” by Phe Sophon

The New Age: Until Now
Works by Chhim Sothy, Prum Vichet,
Phe Sophon, Meas Sokhorn and Sou Sophy

Curated by Yean REAKSMEY
JavaArts Curator in Residence

Five artists born before the 90s have been invited to occupy the space and interpret the theme of “rebuilding and destroying within contemporary Cambodia.” Each artist is born from a different generation and have different life experiences, but they share one thing in common: the moment of now, the present. This has served as a jumping off point for discussions, collaborations, resulting in an exhibition of paintings, poetry and installation.

The New Age: Until Now
Opening: 6-9pm Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
Showing: 11 September – 13 October, 2013

Java Cafe
56 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Open daily 7am – 10pm
www.javacambodia.com

Petition Final

In response to the Petition Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and the Petition Part V. The Petition Final is the tricky and sensitive one.

With all the respects for the undersigned artists, curators and arts leaders in Cambodia. The Petition Final can’t publish publicly, but it opens only for those who are curious to know the undersigned names and to understand more about this letter.

Please drop me an email and I will response to you with the final excerpt of the petition letter for the Season of Cambodia Festival. Please give me some of your details otherwise I can’t attach you the letter.

The Petition Final will be transmitted electronically (by email) to the curators and museum leaders in New York that host the visual arts program of The Season of Cambodia, with the attachments of the original Khmer petition letter and the English translation version.

Stay tune, of what will happen next!!!!

Petition Part V

In response to the Petition Part IV, This is another excerpt of the original Khmer petition letter for the Season of Cambodia Festival. (below is just the English translation version).

[ we believe that the contemporary arts communities and the contemporary artists stand with us to against this unjust system.

Love and Solidarity,

Name of everyone]

………… to be continued.

Petition Part IV

In response to the Petition Part III, This is another excerpt of the original Khmer petition letter for the Season of Cambodia Festival. (below is just the English translation version).

[ So, we are nominated REAKSMEY Yean, as a representative of artists from Battambang, Siem REAP and Phnom PENH to express on our behalf the disappointments and our concerns at the upcoming community meeting. We reject the representation of Cambodian arts by the festival and especially in the visual arts program, that over periods of time there have not been any consultants with us, the entire arts communities and other artists. ]

………… to be continued.

Petition Part III

In response to the Petition Part II, This is another excerpt of the original Khmer petition letter for the Season of Cambodia Festival. (below is just the English translation version).

[ More than a decade that Khmer contemporary arts have rapidly developed and many artists are now practicing these types of arts.  Some of the artists among us, are almost the important figure in the Cambodian arts history and they have been recognized nationally and internationally. However, these artists are not seen by either the judges or the dignitary of the festival. Reactors’ questions are not responded/decoded by any representatives of either the festival or initiator (CLA). ]

………… to be continued.

Petition Part II

In response to the Petition Part I, This is another excerpt of the original Khmer petition letter for the Season of Cambodia Festival. (below is just the English translation version).

[ The organization of the exhibition and the choices of jury by Erin Gleeson, curator and director of Sa Sa BASSAC Gallery and Leeza Ahmady, Independent Arts Curator to show the scale of equity to include the other contemporary and modern artists into the visual arts program. Moreover, this program has never been publicly advertised inside the arts communities and among the artists even though the commencement of the preparation of the festival had start since three years and half already. ]

………… to be continued.

Petition Part I

In response to the Petition Part 0, This is the excerpt of the original Khmer petition letter for the Season of Cambodia Festival. (below is just the English translation version).

March 02, 2013,

[ To:  Executive Producer of Season of Cambodia and Cambodian Living Arts Organization

The undersigned senior/emerging artists and arts leaders reject the system of unfairness, non-transparency and the inappropriate of the Season of Cambodia regarding the choice making for participated artists for the visual arts program as part of the entire of season of Cambodia, which will be held in New York City, The United States of America.]

………… to be continued.