Journey in the Dreams of the Children at the Border: An exhibition at Site 2 refugee camp and its legacies within contemporary art in Cambodia
Jul 6, 2018 Friday 19:00 - 20:30
Marking the first of a series of events related to “Second Assembly: Exhibiton-Making Practice in China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s” a curatorial project jointly curated by Biljana Ciric and the museum, RAM is delighted to invite Phnom Penh-based curator and writer Erin Gleeson to discuss and present excerpts from the 1992 documentary film ‘Between Shadow and Light’. The film focuses on the experiences of Veronique Monique Decrop, a French humanitarian volunteer who opened a drawing school for children in a Cambodian refugee camp named ‘Site 2’. Erin Gleeson will screen excerpts from the film in order to draw awareness to its human impact during that period of time, but also to explore how this art education and exhibition making project still has influence in Cambodia today.
Erin Gleeson is curator and writer, and the co-founding artistic director of SA SA BASSAC, a non-profit exhibition space, reading room and resource center in Phnom Penh. Her recent projects include the exhibition series Satellite Program 8, Jeu de Paume and CAPC, France (2015-2016), the research project "Exhibition Histories: Cambodia, 1945-2016", ACC Library Park, Gwangju (2015-2016); "If The World Changed", 4th Singapore Biennale (2013-2014); "Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology", ifa, Berlin and Stuttgart (2013), and "Sights andSounds: Global Film and Video", Jewish Museum, New York (2013). In 2018 she gave talks at the conferences SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s til Today, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Flights from the Empire, House of World Cultures, HKW, Berlin. Her writing has been published in Art Asia Pacific, Mousse, South as a State of Mind, and others. Erin is currently an Alphawood Scholar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2015-2018).
Free admission, reservation is required.