Cambodian modernism through various disciplines was already manifest during the late French colonial period – either through the colonial power or with the negotiation of Cambodian counterparts – such as in customary practices, education, literature, art and architecture. There was an insistence on departing from the previous or traditional frameworks of thinking and cultural language, into innovating new forms and expressions that were reflective of the conditions and realities of the time.
Folding Concrete presents some interwoven narratives of modernism in Cambodia through architecture and urbanism and their social and cultural histories.
Drawing from archival materials, research projects, and artworks, an exhibition presents a rich texture of architectural and cultural language that shapes and is effected by Cambodian modernism.
A series of public programmes, including talks, a tour, a workshop lab, and film screenings is also organised during the exhibition period to expand the conversation.
Curators: Sereypagna Pen and Lyno Vuth
Curatorial assistant: Many Sin
In partnership with:
Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center
Khmer Architecture Tours
Vann Molyvann Project
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