Asia Art Archive presents a talk by Erin Gleeson, Phnom Penh based curator on contemporary Cambodian art. Through historical frameworks and personal anecdotes, Erin Gleeson will explore the lack of place, until now, for contemporary art practices in and from Cambodia. Slides of artworks by Cambodia's eldest to youngest artists reveal new and culturally specific perspectives from a country too often defined by ancient temples and collective trauma.
Erin Gleeson is a curator, writer, and arts consultant based in Phnom Penh. Her work focuses on developing contemporary art practices among emerging artists and increasing visual literacy in Cambodia. In 2008, she established BASSAC, a resource center for artists that provides studio space, materials and opportunities for continuing education. She is the Cambodian Desk Correspondent for the magazine ArtAsiaPacific.
The exhibition 'Forever Until Now: Contemporary Art from Cambodia' curated by Erin Gleeson takes place at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery (Central, Hong Kong) and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Project (Chai Wan, Hong Kong) from 13 February - 14 March 2009. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 28100065 for more information.