Open Studio: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Art Center at Governor’s Island

When 25 May 2013 - 27 May 2013
Where Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Governors Island
New York, NY
United States

Svay Sareth, Tuesday, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

May 25 – May 27 2013

Artists: Kong Vollak, Lim Sokchanlina, Amy Lee Sanford, Svay Sareth, Than Sok, Vandy Rattana, Vuth Lyno

Season of Cambodia curator-in-residence Vuth Lyno (b. 1982) curates an Open Studios program at the culmination of two-month residencies for five Cambodian contemporary artists working across a range of mediums and practices including sculpture, photography, video, installation and performance. The three-day event, in conjunction with opening weekend at Governors Island, will feature the works and processes of the resident artists as they have unfolded in the environment and energy of their stay in New York City.

Focused on mark making with particular interest in line and line interactions, Kong Vollak (b. 1983, Phnom Penh) creates architectural drawings and installations of both the real/present and imagined/future of cities. Lim Sokchanlina (b. 1987) works primarily in photography. His serial images are carefully staged, often involving himself as protagonist as a way to call attention to a variety of social, cultural, economic and environmental changes in Cambodia resulting from globalization. Amy Lee Sanford’s (b. 1972) two and three dimensional work and performances explore the evolution of emotional stagnation, and the lasting psychological effects of war. Svay Sareth’s (b.1972) artistic practice responds to themes of his life and traverses both present and historical moments. His work in sculpture, installation and performance questions the politics of power, processes of survival, or the more playful idea of adventure. Than Sok’s (b.1984) multi-media practice is rooted heavily in the investigation of religious and spiritual beliefs, materials, and rituals. Vandy Rattana’s (b.1980) recent works in photography and film speak to the interconnected relationship between the practice of image making and historiography.

Building 110: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center at Governors Island.

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