And That Which Was Always Known is a group exhibition of six locally significant and internationally acclaimed artists living and working in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam: Chan Dany, Khvay Samnang, Phan Quang, Amy Lee Sanford, Thasnai Sethaseree, and Yim Maline.
The exhibition and accompanying catalogue proposes a consideration of artistic practices that reflect the historical continuities, inherited legacies and accumulated pasts that underlie the contemporary, on both personal and collective levels. This view of artists’ work serves as a counterpoint to dominant narratives that emphasize the rapid transformations and cultural ruptures in Southeast Asia, with the effect of obscuring important continuities; or conversely that focus on ancient traditions, and thus tend to disavow the dynamism of cultures. In And That Which Was Always Known, it is the span of an artist’s lifetime that is taken as the defining temporality for understanding recent practices in the region. Encompassing painting, photography, video, documented performance and installation, the exhibition foregrounds the diversity of approaches by which artists make sense of their world.
The exhibition is curated by Roger Nelson, an independent curator based in Phnom Penh.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Nelson will lead a tour of the exhibition on Saturday, 18 April 2015 from 4 – 4.30pm.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, 18 April 2015 from 4.30 – 7pm at Yavuz Gallery, Singapore.
Venue: Yavuz Gallery, 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat: 11am – 7pm, Sun: 1pm – 5pm | Mon & public holidays: by appointment only
When: 19 Apr - 24 May 2015,
By: Yavuz Gallery