Marcia Dale DULLUM studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC; Washington Studio School in Washington, DC; and The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia; she has been painting professionally for 10 years. The figurative clowns she remembers sketching as a child presaged all the vivid originality she brings to her work today as an abstract painter. “Painting in abstraction fascinates and amuses me…it validates my imagination from a deeper unconscious level. Images of deconstructed characters emerge and evolve on the canvas, much like a fictional writer develops a character’s personality as the story’s plot thickens. In the end, much is left to one’s imagination as to who these people are and how they came to be.”
Marcia works mostly in acrylic, sometimes adding nuances in charcoal, graphite, and oil. She is a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
Depuis une dizaine d’années Marcia Dale DULLUM peut se définir comme une peintre professionnelle. Les clowns de son enfance dont elle se souvient, laissent présager le travail qui l’a fait devenir peintre abstraite. «Peindre de l’abstrait est fascinant et m’amuse beaucoup…cela plonge mon imagination au plus profond de mon inconscient. Les images des personnages déstructurés apparaissent et évoluent sur la toile, un peu comme un romancier qui voit ses personnages prendre de l’épaisseur dans son intrigue.
A la fin beaucoup est laissé à l’imagination, à savoir ce que deviennent les personnages, où ils vont….»
Marcia travaille surtout avec l’acrylique, quelquefois avec des nuances de fusain, de graphite et d’huile. Cette artiste est en résidence à la Torpedo Factory Art Center à Alexandria en Virginie.
A "global nomad", Christian DEVELTER uses his canvas to portray his rich experiences of peoples and cultures from around the world. He is a highly versatile artist whose works push boundaries. Born in Belgium in 1968, Christian moved to Asia in the mid nineties and chose to live in Bangkok, Thailand where he found further inspiration for his brush. Christian believes that despite cultural differences and starkly different socio-realities, there are moments that can be appreciated by everyone. These moments pull the trigger of his inspiration.
In 2012, DEVELTER travelled extensively through the northwestern area of Myanmar and visited the indigenous tribes of that region. The inspiration for his latest series of works comes from the intricately tattooed faces of the Chin women.
The Chin tribe and their tattoos are relatively unknown to the outside world. Located in northwestern Myanmar (Chin and Rakhine States), the different tribes use tattoo marks in a centuries’ old tradition to distinguish one hill tribe from another, or to indicate marital status and social rank. Together with the Derung tribe in southwest China’s Yunnan province, (both sharing the same Indo-Tibetan lineage) they are the only tribes known to adhere to this practice. The multiplex patterns are carved into the skin by thorns using a mixture of sap from a local plant (sourced in the jungle for the color), ash and chicken blood or buffalo kidney. According to legend, the ornate tattoos were originally done so that Burmese Kings would not be able to steal Chin women as wives. Over time, the tattoos have evolved to become symbols of strength and beauty: reflecting nature - especially the animal and plant Kingdom - and the animist beliefs of the tribe.
Examples of these complex and delicate tattoos include:
- Spider webs on the face
- The sun on the forehead
- Reptile skin on the face, especially on eyelids, nose and chin
- Tiger whiskers bellow the nose
- Peacock plumage fan on the forehead
- Leopard dots on the face
For generations, women have been willing to submit themselves to the pain of this art for the beauty it represents to them and to their tribe. Deep in the unforgiving hills and jungle of the Chin state, and despite being forbidden by the government, tattoos continue to be carved on faces of young girls coming to age. With the opening of Myanmar’s borders, these women may soon come to represent the last of their kind.
The paintings of this series aim to be an amalgamation between the modern and the past - displaying the perfectly symmetrical urban faces of Asian women painted with the painstakingly intricate Chin tribal tattoo designs of Myanmar. DEVELTER’s critically well-received “Chin Urban & Tribal” is an invitation to explore the artist’s contemporary narrative of evolving cultures.
«Un Nomade Planétaire» Christian DEVELTER utilise sa toile pour peindre son expérience si riche en rencontre de toute sorte et de toute culture venant du monde entier. C’est un artiste aux talents variés et plein de ressources dont le travail pousse les frontières. Né en 1968 en Belgique, Christian part pour l’Asie dans les années quatre vingt dix et choisi Bangkok en Thaïlande comme point de chute. C’est là où ses pinceaux trouvent leur inspiration.
Christian croit qu’en dépit des différences socio culturelles énormes, il y a des moments privilégiés qui peuvent être appréciés par tous. Ce sont ces moments là qui sont le détonateur de son inspiration.
En 2012 DEVELTER a voyagé énormément dans le nord ouest du Myanmar et c’est dans cette région qu’il a pu voir une grande variété de tribus.
L’inspiration de ses dernières toiles vient directement des tatouages vus sur les visages des femmes Chin.
La tribu Chin et ses tatouages sont relativement peu connus du monde extérieur. Situés dans le nord ouest du Myanmar (Etats Chin et Rakhine) ces différentes tribus utilisent ces tatouages traditionnels et ancestraux pour différencier les tribus d’une montagne à l’autre et pour indiquer leurs statuts et leur rang social. Les Chin et les Derung, deux tribus qui partagent la même lignée Indo Tibétaine, viennent du Yunnan, au sud de la Chine et sont les seules connues à se conformer à cette pratique.
Ces multiples modèles sont sculptés sur la peau avec une méchante épine utilisant une mixture faite de plantes locales (trouvées dans la jungle pour leur couleur) de cendre et de sang de poulet ou de reins de buffles.
Selon la légende, ces ornements tatoués étaient faits pour éviter que les rois birmans volent leurs femmes pour en faire leurs épouses.
Par la suite ces tatouages devinrent les symboles de la beauté et de la force, représentant la nature, spécialement les animaux et les plantes du royaume, selon leur croyance animiste. Voilà des exemples de ces tatouages délicats et complexes:
- Toile d’araignée sur le visage.
- Le soleil sur le front
- Une peau de reptile sur la figure et spécialement sur le menton le nez et les paupières.
- Des moustaches de tigre sous le nez
- Eventail de plumes de paon sur le front.
- Des tâches de léopard sur le visage.
Pendant des générations, les femmes ont supporté la souffrance de l’art du tatouage pour leur propre beauté et pour leur tribu. Profondément cachés dans ces montagnes perdues en pleine jungle et en dépit de l’interdiction du gouvernement, les tatouages continuent à être sculptés sur les visages des jeunes filles. Avec l’ouverture des frontières du Myanmar, ses femmes seront, malgré elles, les derniers spécimens.
Ces séries de peintures visent à fusionner le passé et le moderne montrant la parfaite symétrie des femmes asiatiques des villes dont les visages sont peints avec les mêmes tatouages chins que leurs lointaines sœurs tribales. L’excellente critique du magasine «Chin Urban & Tribal» faite sur DEVELTER est une invitation à explorer son récit pictural sur l’évolution des cultures.
Cambodian artist, CHIM Vibol was born in 1983 in Kandal province. He studied at Toul Tompung High School from 2004-2005 and then continued his art training under the guidance of independent artists. He developed a love of working with metal and focused his creativity on the properties of copper and the crafting of hand-made lamps. On a sheet of rolled copper that will become the face of a lamp, he etches designs and cuts openings for the light to shine out; that interplay of light and dark adds to the appeal of his beautiful designs.
Artiste cambodgien, CHIM Vibol est né en 1983 dans la province de Kandal.
Il a étudié au lycée de Toul Tompung de 2004 à 2005 et à continué son apprentissage de l’art sous la houlette d’artistes indépendants. Il aime surtout travailler le métal et concentre sa créativité sur le cuivre pour la conception de lampes. Depuis une feuille de cuivre qu’il façonne et poinçonne, il parvient à faire jaillir la lumière au travers de magnifiques dessins ciselés. Ce jeu d’ombres et de lumières ajoute à la beauté de l’objet.
The Franco-Khmer couple, Jean-Baptiste and Oeun, spent years working as volunteers in Siem Reap, but three years ago they decided to make a change and opened Rega Le Toit, a guest house and restaurant in Siem Reap. Part of that change came from a desire to help women at risk find the means to earn a reliable source of income. The women would learn marketable skills in the couple’s new business. Oeun and Jean-Baptiste also wanted to teach the women artisanal craft making. They used their passion for the ecological movement to look for innovative and artistic ways to reuse the empty aluminum drink cans discarded each month from Rega Le Toit. In 2012, the couple made Christmas decorations from hundreds of discarded cans and used them to decorate their restaurant. Inspired by the popularity and demand for can art, Jean-Baptiste and Oeun then made lanterns and lampshades. They continue to explore new creations.
To find the materials, Jean Baptiste drew upon his experience working with people who scavenge the trash dumps of Phnom Penh. He created a collection system for the pull-tabs from discarded aluminum cans and pays three times their market value by weight in order to financially support the people who earn a living from picking garbage. Back at her studio, Oeun creates life-size templates and models for new designs. She then selects women at risk from her native village, and the surrounding area, to help her create the works of art. Oeun provides the training, and after a short stay at Rega, the women are able to return to their village with new skills in an artistic craft and also home and family care. Today, more than twenty women have received the benefits of Ouen and Jean-Baptiste’s program.
Oeun (originaire de Siem-Reap) et Jean-Baptiste (Français), couple franco-khmer, après des années dans le volontariat, ont monté il y a 3 ans une petite auberge et Restaurant «Rega Le Toit» à Siem-Reap.
Parallèlement à cette auberge, ils voulurent créer une activité permettant aux femmes abandonnées dans la province d’avoir un revenu d’appoint. Très concernés par l’écologie, ils ont cherché à utiliser les cannettes en aluminium vidées chaque mois dans leur restaurant. Ils ont alors fait la décoration de la fête de Noël 2012 avec les centaines de cannettes récupérées. Devant le succès des photophores, des abats jours et autres objets, ils décidèrent de s’engager plus avant dans cette voie.
Profitant de l’expérience de Jean Baptiste chez les chiffonniers de Phnom Penh, il put mettre en place un réseau de collectes des capsules qu’il achète 3 fois le prix du marché, pendant que Ouen crée les modèles et sélectionne les femmes abandonnées de son village natal et autour. Elle les forme et après un court séjour à «Rega» elles repartent chez elles où elles peuvent travailler à la maison tout en s’occupant des enfants et les scolariser.
Aujourd’hui une vingtaine de femmes ont déjà intégré le programme.
Born in France in 1951, Dominique ELUERE settled in Cambodia in 1997. Shortly after arriving in country, he founded Citadel workshop offering hand crafted knives and swords. Within only a few years, he became recognized and respected by knife enthusiasts worldwide for his beautifully stylish, razor sharp creations. Demand is so great that Citadel now employs 50 people in Phnom Penh to produce unique hand-forged knives and swords according to traditional artisanal methods.
Français, né en 1951, Dominique ELUERE s'est établi au Cambodge en 1997. Très vite il créa l'atelier Citadel qui, en quelques années, parvint à se faire connaitre et apprécier des amateurs de couteaux dans le monde entier. Citadel emploie aujourd'hui à Phnom Penh 50 personnes et produits, entièrement à la main, par les méthodes et procédés antiques, des couteaux et sabres véritablement uniques.
Web site : http://www.citadel.com.kh/
Frequently asked Questions & Answers:
Q - What is an auction?
A - An auction is an event where people gather to purchase objects based upon offering the most money for the objects. One person will compete against another person by indicating his or her willingness to pay more money than anyone else. The object is sold to the highest bidder.
Q - What is CHRISTIE’S?
A - CHRISTIE’S is one of the oldest and most prestigious auction houses in the world, it was established in 1766 by James Christie. The name is synonymous with extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, and offices can be found in the great cities of the world. To learn more, visit: http://www.christies.com
Q – What is a charity auction?
A - A charity auction works on the same principle as a regular auction where objects are offered for sale to the highest bidder. The difference between them concerns the money; in a regular auction, the seller keeps the money, in a charity auction, the money is given to a charity (beneficiary).
Q – Do the artists who give their artwork to the charity auction receive money for their artwork?
A – No, the artists have donated (given for free) their artwork to support the charity auction and its cause of promoting the growth of a vibrant Cambodian arts community.
Q- Do the members of the board of ReCreation receive a salary for their work?
A – No, the members of the board of ReCreation are volunteers and work without a salary. They do so because they want to promote a vibrant Cambodian arts community.
Q – How does ReCreation pay its bills?
A – ReCreation relies upon corporate sponsors to provide money and services in exchange for advertising at ReCreation organized events.
Q – Are the charities that receive the money from the charity auction the same ones every year?
A – No, they change from year to year. This year, the charity auction supports AMRITA and Cambodia 2000.
Q – Who is Cambodia 2000?
A – On November 6, 2003 H.R.H. Princess Norodom Vacheahra announced the creation of Cambodia 2000 a Humanitarian Association with the goal of bringing much needed development aid to Cambodia, a nation recovering from decades of war. The Princess, sister of the late King Father H.M Norodom Sihanouk, believed that a vibrant national culture was one of the components needed to revitalize the nation, and that by educating and energizing the youth, the country could move forward from its dark past, a time when free artistic expression was banned by the Khmer Rouge and artists were executed. The Princess’s love for her country, and her nation building beliefs, are incorporated into the Association’s governing principles along with a focus of supporting development in rural communities.
To support those goals, Cambodia 2000 is one of two beneficiaries of the CHRISTIE’S Charity Auction 2014 to be held in March in Phnom Penh. By partnering with the art advocacy and support group, ReCreation, the charitable funds will allow for the creation of an innovative art program for Cambodia entitled “Creative Source", a program to donate art supplies to schools and to struggling Cambodian artists. “Creative Source” will place particular emphasis upon reaching rural communities where access to artistic supplies is limited, and where an appreciation of artistic expression, whether through ideas or creations of the imagination, remains undervalued.
The Princess’s untimely death in 2013 was a great loss to Cambodia 2000, but her dream of a vibrant Cambodia lives on under the representation of Princess Norodom Veasna Diva Sirivudh, wife of H.R.H. Prince Norodom Sirivudh. Aside from being Cambodia 2000’s new president, she is also a respected patron of the arts and academic professor at Royal University of Phnom Penh. Under the leadership of Princess Norodom Veasna Diva Sirivudh, and the charitable partnership with ReCreation, Cambodia 2000 looks optimistically to a future when a prolific arts tradition flourishes in every region of the country thereby enriching the lives of all Cambodian youth.
ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ក្សត្រិយ៍ នរោត្តម វេជ្ជរ៉ា បានប្រកាសបង្កើតសមាគម Cambodia 2000 នៅថ្ងៃទី ៦ វិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ ២០០៣ ដែលជាសមាគមមនុស្សធម៌ បង្កើតឡើងក្នុងគោលបំណងនាំយកជំនួយអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ ដែលចាំបាច់បំផុតចំពោះប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ក្រោយពេលដែលប្រទេសមួយនេះរួចផុតពីសង្គ្រាមរ៉ាំរ៉ៃរាប់ទសវត្សរ៍កន្លងមក។ ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ក្សត្រិយ៍ដែលជាព្រះអនុជរបស់អតីតព្រះមហាក្សត្រ នរោត្តម សីហនុ ជឿជាក់ថា វប្បធម៌ដ៏ថ្លៃថ្លារបស់ជាតិ អាចជួយស្រោចស្រង់ប្រទេសឲ្យមានជីវិតសាជាថ្មីម្តងទៀតបាន ហើយតាមរយៈការផ្សព្វផ្សាយនូវវប្បធម៌របស់ជាតិ ការផ្តល់ការអប់រំ និង បណ្តុះបណ្តាលដល់យុវជន ប្រទេសរបស់យើងនឹងដើរឆ្ពោះទៅមុខចេញផុតពីស្រមោលខ្មៅដ៏ជូរចត់ ដែលវិស័យសិល្បៈត្រូវហាមឃាត់ និងសិល្បករត្រូវបានសម្លាប់ដោយរបបខ្មែរក្រហម។ ព្រះទ័យស្រឡាញ់យកចិត្តទុកដាក់ ចំពោះវិស័យកសាងជាតិរបស់ទ្រង់តែងតែស្ថិតនៅក្នុងគោលការណ៍គ្រប់គ្រងរបស់សមាគមជានិច្ច ដោយផ្តោតការយកចិត្តទុកដាក់លើជំនួយអភិវឌ្ឍក្នុងសហគមន៍ជនបទ។
ដើម្បីគាំទ្រដល់ទិសដៅទាំងនោះ Cambodia 2000 គឺជាអង្គការមួយ ក្នុងចំណោមអង្គការពីរដែលទទួលបានជំនួយគាំទ្រផ្នែកថវិកា ពីកម្មវិធីដេញថ្លៃសប្បុរសធម៌ CHRISTIE 2014 ដែលនឹងធ្វើឡើង នៅខែមីនា ក្នុងទីក្រុងភ្នំពេញ។ ដោយរួមសហការជាមួយនឹងផ្នែកទ្រទ្រង់សិល្បៈ និង ក្រុមជំនួយ ReCreation ថវិកាដែលបានពីកម្មវិធីសប្បុរសធម៌នេះ នឹងអនុញ្ញតឲ្យមានការបង្កើតនវានុកម្មទៅលើកម្មវិធីសិល្បៈ សម្រាប់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ដែលមានឈ្មោះថា “Creative Source” ឬ “ប្រភពនៃការច្នៃប្រឌិត” ដែលជាកម្មវិធីមួយធ្វើឡើងដើម្បីបរិច្ចាគសម្ភារៈ សិល្បៈ ទៅកាន់សាលារៀន និងវិចិត្រករនានាដែលខ្វះខាត។ “ប្រភពនៃការច្នៃប្រឌិត” នឹងធ្វើឡើង ដោយសង្កត់ធ្ងន់ទៅលើសហគមន៍តាមជនបទ ដែលពុំសូវមានសម្ភារៈសិល្បៈគ្រប់គ្រាន់ និង ជាកន្លែងដែលល្អបំផុតសម្រាប់បង្ហាញពីសិល្បៈ តាមរយៈគំនិត ឬ ការស្រមើស្រមៃដែល មិនទាន់មាននរណាឲ្យតម្លៃនៅឡើយ។
ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ក្សត្រិយ៍ ដែលបានចូលទិវង្គតកាលពីឆ្នាំ២០១៣ គឺជាការបាត់បង់ដ៏គួរឲ្យសោកស្តាយមួយចំពោះ Cambodia 2000 ប៉ុន្តែក្តីសុបិនរបស់ទ្រង់នៅតែរស់ជានិច្ច ក្រោមការដឹកនាំរបស់អ្នកម្នាង នរោត្តម វាសនា ឌីវ៉ា សេរីវុធ ដែលជាមហេសីរបស់ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ នរោត្តម សេរីវុធ។ ក្រៅពីក្នុងនាមជាអ្នកគ្រប់គ្រងថ្មីរបស់ Cambodia 2000 អ្នកម្នាងគឺជាអ្នកជំនាញផ្នែកសិល្បៈ និង ជាសាស្ត្រាចារ្យ នៅឯសាកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទភ្នំពេញផងដែរ។ នៅក្រោមការគ្រប់គ្រងដ៏ឈ្លាសវៃរបស់អ្នកម្នាង នរោត្តម វាសនា ឌីវ៉ា សេរីវុធ និងដៃគូសប្បុរសធម៌ជាមួយ ReCreation ធ្វើឲ្យ Cambodia 2000 សម្លឹងទៅមុខដោយសុទិដ្ឋិនិយម នៅពេលអនាគតដែល សិល្បៈ ប្រពៃណី រីកសាយភាយគ្រប់តំបន់ពេញផ្ទៃប្រទេស នឹងធ្វើឲ្យជីវិតរស់នៅរបស់យុវជនកម្ពុជា រីកលូតលាស់យ៉ាងខ្លាំង៕
Q – Who is Amrita Performing Arts?
A – Amrita Performing Arts was founded in 2003 with a mission to help revive and preserve the wide spectrum of Cambodia’s traditional performing arts. The mission gradually evolved to focus more on contemporary creativity in theater and dance, reflecting Amrita’s artists’ passion to usher their performing arts heritage into the future. Amrita is now a major catalyst in helping a young generation of artists find their voice and move their creative drives forward in a proactive, nurturing and culturally sensitive environment.
Amrita works with 16 artists, supporting their development as dancers and performers, and also nurtures a new generation of choreographers who are creating cutting edge contemporary works that reflect their evolving social and political landscape, while remaining faithful to their ancient heritage.
Amrita organizes collaborations with visiting international artists, focusing on developing artistic capacity. These partnerships allow the artists to share ideas and experiences, form friendships and develop their creative skills in collaboration with the choreographers. They have the opportunity to develop their sensitivity, foster openness through discussion, and encourage a willingness to learn and to try.
In 2013, Amrita celebrated 10 years of contributing to the development of Cambodia’s burgeoning contemporary performing arts scene. Newly created works are being embraced by a growing Cambodian audience, while making their way onto stages around the world. The next 10 years will be about this new generation of artists claiming their rightful place in the international dance scene.
អង្គការអម្រឹតាសិល្បៈត្រូវបានបង្កើតឡើងតាំងឆ្នាំ២០០៣ ដើម្បីចូលរួមក្នុងការធ្វើឲ្យរស់ឡើងវិញនិងការអភិរក្សនូវទម្រង់ទាំងឡាយនៃសិល្បៈទស្សនីយភាពខ្មែរ ។ ក្រោយមក សង្គមសិល្បៈខ្មែរក៏មានការវិវត្តទៅមុខជាវិជ្ជមាន អង្គការសិល្បៈនេះបានបន្តការងារ ដោយផ្តោតទៅលើការដំឡើងនិងផលិតស្នាដៃរបាំនិងល្ខោនសហសម័យ ឆ្លើយតបនិងគំនិតឆ្នៃប្រឌិតថ្មីរបស់សិល្បករជំនាន់ថ្មី ដែលជាទំពាំងស្នងឫស្សីក្នុងការដឹកនាំបន្តមរតកសិល្បៈខ្មែរពីបុរាណកាលទៅកាន់អនាគតកាល ។ អម្រឹតាសិល្បៈគឺជាកត្តាលីករជំរុញនិងផ្តល់មធ្យោបាយដល់សិល្បករជំនាន់ថ្មី ដើម្បីពួកគេអាចបញ្ចេញនូវសំឡេងសិល្បៈរបស់ខ្លួន ។
អម្រឹតាសិល្បៈមានសិល្បករចំនួន១៦រូប និងប្រកាន់ខ្ជាប់នូវការអភិវឌ្ឍជំនាញនិងពិសោធសិល្បៈរបស់សិល្បករទាំងនេះជាស្នូលសំខាន់ ។ អម្រឹតាសិល្បៈផ្តល់នូវការគាំទ្រដល់សិល្បករទាំងនេះ ក្នុងការបង្កើតស្នាដៃសិល្បៈសហសម័យ ដែលពួកគេអាចសម្តែងចេញនូវសំឡេងសិល្បៈរបស់ពួកគេអំពីប្រធានបទផ្សេងៗ ។ ស្នាដៃថ្មីរបស់ពួកគេនេះ មានឫសគល់ពីទម្រង់បូរាណដែលពួកគេបានទទួលការបណ្តុះបណ្តាលយ៉ាងច្បាស់លាស់ ។
អម្រឹតាសិល្បៈផ្តួចផ្តើមនូវគម្រោងសិល្បៈផ្សេងៗ ផ្តល់ឳកាសដល់សិល្បករជំនាន់ថ្មីទាំងនេះឲ្យបានចូលរួមការងារជាមួយសិល្បករអន្តរជាតិ ផ្តោតលើការកសាងជំនាញថ្មីក្នុងសិល្បៈ ។ កិច្ចសហការនេះផ្តល់ឲ្យសិល្បករ នូវវេទិកាក្នុងការផ្លាស់ប្តូរគំនិតនិងបទពិសោធ បង្កើននូវគំនិតឆ្នៃប្រឌិតថ្មីក្នុងសិល្បៈ ។ ពួកគេបានរីកចំរើននូវ បញ្ញាញាណក្នុងសិល្បៈ ទឹកចិត្តបើកទូលាយក្នុងការពិភាក្សា និងចេតនាក្នុងសាកល្បងគំនិតថ្មី។
មកទល់ពេលនេះ អម្រឹតាសិល្បៈមានអាយុកាលជាង១០ឆ្នាំក្នុងការចូលរួមក្នុងសង្គមសិល្បៈដែលកំពុង រីកចម្រើននៅកម្ពុជា ។ ស្នាដៃសហសម័យថ្មីទាំងឡាយ កំពុងទទួលបាននូវការចាប់អារម្មណ៍ពីសំណាក់ទស្សនិកជនខ្មែរ ហើយក៏មានវត្តមានជាច្រើនសន្ធឹកសន្ធាប់លើឆាកអន្តរជាតិផងដែរ ។ ក្នុងអនាគត១០ឆ្នាំខាងមុខ ដែលជាទសវត្ស៍ទី២របស់អម្រឹតាសិល្បៈ យើងអាចមើលឃើញនូវសិល្បករខ្មែរជំនាន់ថ្មីទាំងនេះ និងសកម្មភាពសិល្បៈ ដ៏រស់រវើកនិងប្រកបដោយមោទនៈភាព ក្នុងឆាកជាតិនិងអន្តរជាតិ ។
Statement for New York City
With two thousand years of history, Khmer culture has had an important influence on all of its neighbors in every artistic discipline. Unfortunately, the twentieth century crashed the party with the various Indochinese conflicts, and then the Khmer Rouge finished off what was left of culture, the arts and the artists.
In the last several years, creators and artists have started to emerge, but are confronted with great and multiple obstacles. In today’s Cambodia creativity is not a national priority, far from it.
To help refocus priorities, draw attention to all sectors of the arts, and to showcase the very best, Madeleine de Langalerie created an annual show “Le Salon des Créateurs” in Phnom Penh. Last year’s edition was crowned by the first ever auction sale of its kind in Asia. Managed by CHRISTIE’S with staff coming to Cambodia from Paris, the profits of the sale were donated to Cambodia Living Arts.
In 2013 we move to New York, what a promotion!
List of artists at New York City :
SOK Chandara is an up and coming fashion designer from Phnom Penh. He is an accomplished artist who is making a name and a reputation for himself in the challenging world of Fashion. He is the youngest child of a large family and at a young age chose to follow a different career path than his older brothers. He continues to live in the family home on the outskirts of the capital and to follow his dream of creating beautiful works of art and design. After graduating from high school, he chose to pursue his artistic passion by studying Interior Design for three years at SETEC University.
Using his newly learned skills and combining them with his creative energy, he did not seek out regular employment but began to create works of art at home. The works explored floral themes, comprised objects of fashion and accessories and always incorporated fabric with seductive colors. Using his skill on a sewing machine, he realized that he could make objects that could be sold to further support his creative energies. He did not meet with immediate success, but remained determined and did not give up. Little by little, he created his own unique style. His friends began to notice his talent and he became the designer for Daisy a boutique specializing in the latest fashions. Together, their success rested upon exceptional design, loyal customers, a staff of skilled dress-makers, and above all, the continual study of what makes for great French and Italian design.
For more than a year now, and in addition to his work creating ready to wear items that have gained international recognition, SOK Chandara has created unique pieces of fashion for himself, for an established group of clients and for Fashion Shows. In 2014, he plans to empty his room at home of its hidden treasures and open his own boutique and workshop under the name, ELAN. His product line will include fashion accessories and clothing that reflect his refined taste and flowering imagination.
SOK Chandara est un créateur de mode en vogue, en ce moment, à Phnom Penh. Un artiste accompli qui est en train de naître et de percer dans le monde difficile de la Mode.
Dernier d’une modeste famille nombreuse, il fait très jeune le choix de la singularité vis-à-vis de ses grands frères. Il veut vivre dans son monde, tout en restant dans la maison familiale de la banlieue de la capitale. Il décide de suivre ses idées, c’est à dire de travailler ce qui est beau et de créer son propre art. Il sent dans ses mains un potentiel de création artistique, quand à la sortie du lycée, sa tête bien faite choisit d’étudier « la Décoration d’Intérieur » durant quatre années à l’université SETEC.
Fort de quelques qualifications techniques, il ne recherche pas vraiment un job mais se met à créer des objets dans sa chambre peu à peu remplie de ses compositions florales, d’accessoires de mode ainsi que de tissus dont les couleurs le séduisent et … d’une machine à coudre car il s’aperçoit que dans ce domaine il peut créer pour vendre.
Son succès n’est pas immédiat mais sa détermination est constante. Il travaille et poursuit son chemin. Avec ses amis qui remarquent son talent avec lesquels il s’associe, il fait la décoration de la Boutique Daisy dont le succès repose sur ses dessins, ses patrons, ses tailleurs et sa recherche permanente de comprendre ce qui fait le succès des grands de la Mode Française et Italienne. Son activité de prêt-à-porter connait le succès au-delà des frontières du Cambodge.
Depuis un an, il crée des pièces uniques, pour lui, quelques clientes et pour des défilés de mode. Sur le point de vider sa chambre pleine de magnificence cachée, il lui tarde d’ouvrir en 2014 sa propre boutique, son atelier de création et de production avec sa marque : ELAN. Si c’était un cheval, avec un tel ‘élan,’ il faudrait absolument parier sur lui.
“Art de Table”
Project Sofitel Proposal
Mid - November
Five “designer” tables displayed in the four Sofitel restaurants and the Sofitel lobby. Each table highlights a unique part of Cambodian culture and style.
- Historical – Fabric, furniture, ceramics, etc. that exude the opulence, detail and techniques from the golden age of Angkor – Le Coupole Restaurant
- Rural/Rustic – Earthenware, agriculture tools, raw silk, hill tribe prints. Tribal influences laced with primitive rituals and customs. – Fu Lu Zu Restaurant
- Contemporary/Modern – Glass, metal, plastic, graffiti, abstracts, faceted, gold and silver. Clean surfaces and contrasting patterns. – Do Forni Restaurant
- Natural/Organic – Bamboo, buffalo horn, tigers eye, shells, grasses. The beauty of asymmetry and randomness. –Hachi Restaurant
- Lobby Entrance: Introduction Display in several languages
Each table will be displayed in the entrance of each restaurant and the front lobby. Along with the display,viewable catalogs featuring participating artists will be available to make purchasesor to request custom commissions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jean Morel- 011 773 119, Madeleine de Langalerie- 012 294 284, Matthew Tito Cuenca- firstname.lastname@example.org
“Art de Table”
Location: Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, 26 Old August Site Sothearos Blvd., Sangkat Tonle Bassac
Restaurant Fu Lu Zu & Restaurant Do Forni
Opening Reception: Monday, November 12th 6:00pm
Show Dates: November 12th to November 30th 2012
“Art de Table” :
Food and art have been intertwined since the beginning of time. The ability to stimulate all five senses (sight, smell, sound, touch and taste) during one experience is an orchestration of art on multiple levels.
ReCreation, the art consultancy and management company, has teamed up again with Sofitel to stimulate the masses by pairing up twelve Cambodia-based artists and designers to produce two original tablescapes displayed alongside two inspired set menus expertly prepared by Fu Lu Zu’s Head Chef Huang Shui Qiang and Do Forni’s Head Chef Manuelo Pintore.
Join the designers of Khmer Artisan Project, Artisans Associations of Cambodia, Khmer Silk Village, Esprit Libre, and artists Annya Ly, Oum Maknorith, Ly Pisith, Ke Vicheth, Sok Chan, Alain Robotang, Theam, Peap Tarr and Lisa Mam Monday, November 12th at 6:oopm at Le bar in Sofitel’s lobby, to celebrate the opening of “Art de Table.” View the art, taste the food, and indulge your senses.
Do Forni:Italian-Khmer fusion menu is priced at $36 per person without beverages (3-course)
Fu Lu Zu:Chinese-Khmer fusion menu is priced at $18 per person without beverages (7-course, minimum of 2 pax).
From 12th November to 30th November
Reservation: 023 999 200 or H6526-FB3@Sofitel.com
Esprit Libre - Beautifully crafted cutlery and horn
Ebook - Table manners
Born in Cambodia 1973, Keo grew up in Cambodia. From 1997 to 2000 he studies in Paris at the (Parisian Dressmaking School). Studying with Maison Emmanuel Ungaro and Maison Kay.
Participation to Biennale Internationale du Design of St Etienne (France) :
Winner First Prize as Best Young Design (15 countries have participated to this competition.
Keoisblessedwith an exceptional talent, and a fertile imagination. Workingwith noble traditionalmaterialssuch as Cambodiansilk, as well as unconventinal components such as plastic, paper clips, seedpods, and cocoons ;hecreatestotallyfuturisticclothes.
His most recent success was a fashion presentation to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the French Institute in Phnom Penh which met with a standing ovation.
Garden of desire is a boutique gallery of creative jewelry design that promoteS both emerging and established jewelry artists and designers in the field of art and design. The Gallery, founded by Ly Pisith, houses contemporary and conceptual yet functional wearable art as well as sculptural objects and textile accessories.
It is the natural world that has become a major influence within the work of our designers. The unique shapes and textures found in nature are incorporated throughout the entire collection which uses a range of materials from solid silver structure, natural stones to unusual mixed media. They exude an impeccable style that is elegant and sensual, akin to a second skin. These eclectic collections from around the world identify every item of jewelry as a work of art in its own right, come together to redefine jewelry design and ideas of today.
Ly Pisithfounded Garden of Desire in 2008 and has been dedicated to designing and promoting international and regionally based jewellery artists. He was formally working as a designer of fashion spectacles for Alain Mikkli, Stark and a clutch of other haute couture international names. His distinct color palette of contrasting hues and unique use of texture has become his signature style which is largely sourced by many.
Web Site :www.gardenofdesire-asia.com
The Charity Auction by Chrisrtie’s at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra
26 Old August Site
Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh
will take place on March 11 at 3pm.
To attend, you must be registered in advance of the sale. Pre registration forms for the event are available at “No Problem” Mansion, #55 Street 178, across from the National Museum.
Following the exhibition on March 2012, Christie’s will conduct an auction to sell a choice of art pieces. The benefits of the sale will go to “Cambodia Living Art,” an association that supports young Cambodian artists.
It is the very first time that Christie’s comes to Cambodia for such an event.
More informations here : http://www.christies.com/features/welcome
The Creators Exhibition 2012 will take place in "No Problem" from March 3 to March 11 with the opening Friday,
Discovery, Encounters, Exchanges
Cambodia is a meeting point for many designers, artists, designers, artisans, fashion designers inspired by its culture and who used the products and commodities of the country.
The artists and creators show, which will begin on March 3, invites you to (re)discover major creators.Sharing and exchange are at the heart of this third edition, with thoughtful dialogues in the luxuriant garden of the « No Problem » colonial villa.
A circuit, imagined by more than twenty Cambodian and international artists, will transport us to different universes where we can appreciate works freely, while interacting totally with the site, since the new creations will use this circuit as its raw material.
No one is enclosed in his own bubble. Atmospheres come together, assemble, and then disappear.
This is an invitation to discovery, exchange, and wonderment.
Sovan Philong :
Born in 1986 in Cambodia. Lives and works in Phnom Penh.
Reporter and photographer for the daily newspaper Phnom Penh Post. Philong Sovan discovered photography while training with Mak Remissa, and further developed his skills working in Studio Image at the CCF. In 2009 his work was presented at the Rencontres d'Arles during the "Night of the Year" festival, as well as at the PhotoPhnomPenh festival.
It came naturally, given a helping hand to the Recreation project.
Thank you again for his work.
Here are some photos taken during the last weekend.
One last day to contemplate the works in peace.
To take the time to review more details of these sweet little notes that we had escaped.
We are enjoy to share with you, all of this photos.
I hope you had a good time this night,
if not please feel free to visit us :)
Anyway, here are some photos to remember the wonderful moments.
The making off begins ...
Some pictures to show you the work done when mounting of the exhibition.
Thanks for them.
See you soon .