Cambodia, The Memory Workshop: Artworks by Vann Nath, Séra, and Emerging Cambodian Artists
Part of the "Season of Cambodia" Festival. Organizers: Pierre Bayard and Soko Phay-Vakalis (of University of Paris 8). Co-sponsors: Maison Française, Columbia; University of Paris 8; The School of the Arts, Columbia.
Partnering with the Season of Cambodia Festival in New York, Columbia University's Maison Française, Italian Academy, and School of the Arts, along with the University of Paris 8 and Rutgers University, present Cambodia, The Memory Workshop, an exhibition of paintings, drawings and photographs by the great contemporary artists Vann Nath and Séra (both survivors of the Khmer Rouge’s genocide), and works by twelve emerging Cambodian artists produced in “memory workshops” held between 2008 and 2012 in Phnom Penh. Curated by Soko Phay-Vakalis and Pierre Bayard (both of the University of Paris 8), the exhibition examines the crucial role of artistic expression in collective memory and highlights the dynamism and strength of three generations of Cambodian artists. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, April 10 and remains open through Saturday, May 4.