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Open Mind, Open City | Animation | Architecture | Mural | Print Making | Fiction
11 March to 11 June 2015

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery presents its second exhibition with a group show featuring the works of five Cambodian artists. Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind,  running from March 11th through June 11th, 2015. The featured artists who live in Phnom Penh and Battambang explore their vision of the city in the future, through various mediums.

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery asked the artists three questions:
 What makes Phnom Penh a livable city?
 What do you enjoy about the city?
 What’s your vision for “your” Phnom Penh?

 

Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm | Animation

Artist: Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm | Animation

Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm have made a one- minute “back-to-the-future” animation advocating that the greatness of Cambodia during the past thousand years be brought into the future. They are a husband and wife team who recently graduated from a French art school. In addition to making animations, they draw and paint, as well as make sculptures. They are a very ambitious couple who is teaching at Phare Ponleu Selapak. They have both exhibited their own work in Battambang and Phnom Penh.

Davit Pum | Architecture Model

Artist: Davit Pum | Architecture Model

Davit Pum has recently graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts in architecture. He won the first prize in collaboration with his fellow students in re-modeling the old police headquarters into a cultural center. He currently is a freelance architect in Phnom Penh. He has selected a site specific area in Phnom Penh and has remodeled it with his architectural designs.

Chansi Voung | Mural Painting

Artist: Chansi Voung | Mural Painting

Chansi Voung graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts in architecture. He also participated in many workshops organized by the Reyum Institute in Phnom Penh. He has exhibited his work and was shown in a catalogue published by the Reyum Institute. He is interested in the relationship between the arts and architecture. Chansi’s mural drawing on the mobile wall shows his vision of a futuristic city of Phnom Penh.

Prom Putvisal | Printing Making

Artist: Prom Putvisal | Printing Making

Prom Putvisal has been involved with printmaking, lithography, and etching for a number of years. He recently graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts in painting. His fresco painting displays a contradiction between tradition and contemporary society. He has participated in several exhibitions in Phnom Penh.

Kim Philley | Fiction

Artist: Kim Philley | Fiction

Kim Philley is a fiction writer and journalist. She has had her work published in the New York Times, Best American Non required Reading 2013, Indiana Review, and Epiphany, among others. She has spoken on the BBC, and taught at both the University of Virginia and Boise State University in the U.S. She lives part of the year in the U.S, and part of the year in Southeast Asia. Currently, she is writing a short story focusing on Cambodia.

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