Contemporary Art in Cambodia: A Historical Inquiry

When 21 Apr 2013
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where Museum of Modern Art, Celeste Bartos Theater, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education & Research Building
4 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States

Svay Sareth, Mon Boulet, 2011. Photo credit, Khvay Samnang.

Sunday, April 21 2013, 9am – 5pm

Contemporary Art in Cambodia: A Historical Inquiry is a one- day academic symposium with renowned scholars, curators, and artists. Some have argued that Cambodia has emerged from a post-conflict society into an era of social, economic, and political transformation. This symposium will focus on a dimension of its cultural transformation as it has been manifested in a burgeoning contemporary arts scene within the last decade.

Through inquiries into broader artistic, cultural, and aesthetic practices, various scholars and arts practitioners will speak to historical trajectories of contemporary art practice in Cambodia and its positioning in narratives of art history. By building a critical dialogue that will interrogate the way the field is being shaped, the symposium aims to strengthen the foundation for more thorough investigations into Cambodia’s recent art historical developments.

Speakers & Discussants include: Leeza Ahmady, Independent Curator, Ahmady Arts and Director, Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), Asia Society; Pamela N. Corey, Doctoral Candidate, History of Art & Visual Studies, Cornell University; Iftikhar Dadi, Department Chair, Department of Art, Cornell University; Jane DeBevoise, Chair, Asia Art Archive in America; Erin Gleeson, Curator, Artistic Director, SA SA BASSAC; Roger Nelson, PhD candidate, The University of Melbourne, independent curator; Kaja McGowan, Associate Professor, History of Art & Visual Studies, Cornell University; Lorraine Peterson, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University; Nora Taylor, Professor, Art History, Theory & Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Ashley Thompson, Associate Professor, Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds; Vuth Lyno, Fulbright Scholar, MA Art History, 2013-2015, artist, curator, Director of Sa Sa Art Projects; Zhuang Wubin, Curator & Researcher; June Yap, Guggenheim UBS Map Curator, South & Southeast Asia, alongside participation by select IN RESIDENCE artists.

Space is limited.
RSVP by April 15th with your name and organization affiliation to, and please specify if you will be attending the morning session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm), the afternoon session (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm),  or if you will be attending the full-day.

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