A N E W N A G A R I S I NG : C A MBOD I A N CON T E MPO R A R Y A R T – TAASA Review December 2011


This article was originally found in the December 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 36).

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Darryl Collins B y all measures, contemporary art in Cambodia is a young and vibrant offspring, rising Naga-like from the chaos of the 70s and 80s.

A first glimpse was provided by New Art Gallery (now under new management), whose inaugural exhibition `New Style for a New Subject’ was held in January 1994, featuring self-taught artist Svay Ken (1933­2008).

Within five years, Svay was to be one of the first internationally recognised Cambodian artists featured in the prestigious Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan. ...