artists    exhibitions    events    news    resources    about    sa sa art projects    contact    share  
about events
past events
  ឯកវាទ / MONOLOGUE

ដោយ វណ្ឌី រតនា

by Vandy Rattana

06 December – 17 January 2015

MONOLOGUE was commissioned and coproduced by Jeu de Paume, Paris and CAPC musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux as part of Satellite Programme 8, Enter the Stream at the Turn, curated by Erin Gleeson. MONOLOGUE opens as a solo exhibition at CAPC, January 22, 2015, and at Jeu de Paume, February 22, 2015.

Saturday December 6th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Pre-Screening and IN CONVERSATION with Vandy Rattana
Moderated by Hsu Fang-Tze

6.30-7.00         Drinks
7.00-7.30         Pre Screening MONOLOGUE
7.30-8.30 IN CONVERSATION with Vandy Rattana
English - Khmer simultaneous translation

About the artist
Vandy Rattana (Born 1980, Phnom Penh) began photographing as a form of historical continuity, concerned with the lack of physical documentation of personal stories, traits and unofficial monuments of his culture. His early serial works straddled the line between strict photojournalism and conceptual practice and displayed in common a preoccupation with the everyday as experienced by the average Cambodian. While Vandy’s early series chronicled the contemporary moment while creating a more comprehensive archive for future generations, his recent work is critical of historiography, pivoting towards fiction. Vandy’s recent solo exhibitions include Bomb Ponds, Asia Society, NYC, USA (2013), and recent group exhibitions include The Khmer Rouge and the consequences. Documentation as artistic memory work, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany (2015), In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis, USA (2014), and No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, Asia Society, Hong Kong (2013).

About the moderator
Hsu Fang-Tze is a Singapore based art writer and she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Cultural Studies in Asia program of National University of Singapore. With an M.A. in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she served as the digital collection manger in the Asia Art Archive and was pointed as a curator for the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art in 2013. Her research interests include contemporary knowledge formation and production, cold war aesthetics, the configuring relationship between memories, philosophies of technology, and the embodiment of artistic praxis in everyday life