Creative Generation 1 2017

“Creative Generation” is a series of exhibitions that will present the work of young Cambodian artists at Java Toul Kork. Thanks to the additional support of the sponsor, Tomato Specialized Bank, the artists will receive full subsidization for the exhibition including a small grant to produce their work. The project is inspired by the growing number of young creators, not just in the fine arts but also creative industries like fashion, architecture and design. It aims to provide a platform that celebrates and gives opportunities to young artists to showcase their work to new audiences and to learn in the process.

For this first edition of Creative Generation, Java will present 5 exhibitions, launching in August 2017. The exhibitions are selected from applications submitted by young creators ages 18-24 over the last two months. To guide the students in the process, Java worked with Vuth Lyno, Artistic Director of Sa Sa Art Projects, to run workshops to submit the application and to develop their artist statement.

Java is happy to announce the following 5 projects have been selected for the exhibition program of 2017!

11 August – 1 September: Fashion by Chang Shanghai, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Cambodia
8 September – 6 October: Drawings by Chhum Limhay, Zaman University
13 October – 5 November: Paintings by Sun Lymei, Graduate of Digital Arts and Design from Zaman University
10 November – 1 December: Prints and Photography by Srun Rida, Royal University of Fine Arts
8 – 31 December: Multi-media installation by (group) Buth Khemera, Chhang Sreyneath, Den Koemsrim, Doeur Tola, Heng Meng Kong, Horm Chenda, Meoun Visal, Met Monthary and Yin Dina, National Technical Training Institute

In total 17 applications were received, 3 as groups and 14 as solo. The selection of the 5 projects has been made by the Selection Committee formed of the following individuals:

Ms. Meta Moeng, Project Manager | Creative Generation
Meta Moeng is an independent arts manager. She is passionate about increasing access to arts and culture, building links between art communities. She has founded Kon Len Khnhom, an independent arts space, dedicated to connections in arts community and running Contemporary Art Space Tour (CAST). CAST aims to build new audiences and foster networks among artists and the arts community.

Mr. Vuth Lyno, Artistic Director | Sa Sa Art Projects
Vuth Lyno is an artist, curator and artistic director of Sa Sa Art Projects. His artistic and curatorial practice is primarily participatory in nature, exploring collective learning and experimentation, and sharing of multiple voices through exchanges. Lyno holds a Master of Art History from the State University of New York, Binghamton, supported by Fulbright fellowship.

Mr. Yean Reaksmey, Curator of Creative Programs | Java Creative Café
A native of Battambang, Reaksmey Yean is a self-proclaimed art advocate, an early-career curator, and a scholar of Southeast Asian Art history. Prior to joining Java Creative Café as its curator for creative program, Reaksmey has served as an Assistant to Performing Art department at Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS), a multicultural and multidisciplinary arts center, and the only contemporary art school in Cambodia.

Mrs. Dana Langlois, Artistic Director | Java Creative Café
Dana Langlois is an Artistic Director and curator with a background in visual arts. For more than 16 years, she has been actively involved in curating, researching and producing contemporary arts in Cambodia. She is the founder of JavaArts (since 2000 – now known as Java Creative Café), Our City Festival (2008-2014) and Sala Artspace (2006-2007).