new artefacts is the name of an exhibition I recently curated at Phnom Penh’s SA SA BASSAC gallery. The exhibition included artists from both Australia and Cambodia, including Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan (Venice Biennale 2003, Asia Pacific Triennial 2009) and the late Svay Ken (Asia Pacific Triennial 2009). It was featured, in both English and Khmer, in at least six national publications including The Phnom Penh Post and The Cambodia Daily. With new artefacts, I was the first independent curator to be invited to present an exhibition at SA SA BASSAC, a space that had until this time only offered solo exhibitions of new work by Cambodian artists.

The new artefacts catalogue, printed as a free 24 page publication, is available for download on the SA SA BASSAC website.

Some photographs of the exhibition installation and opening can be found online here. A feature/review article can be found here: ‘Works in Progress’, The Cambodia Daily, 18 August 2012

new artefacts was generously supported by the Australian Embassy, Phnom Penh as well as Institut Français, Cambodge. The exhibition drew on curatorial research undertaken during my Asialink curatorial residency in Phnom Penh, which was funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria.

Installation photograph by Lim Sokchanlina, August 2012


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