January 26 – March 31, 2019
Treeline Gallery’s first group exhibition, Face Forward, pays attention to the past and looks forward from now to the future. The exhibition features artworks by Sopheap PICH, THANG Sothea, NOV Cheanick, Asasax, and HKA & Partners.
Each of the featured artists address the past through their practice of contemporary art, highlighting questions regarding consumption and production. Some of the works reflect the transfer of knowledge, exposing a process that is usually reserved for the artist’s studio. These artists are active at a time that has a completely different precondition to that of their forbearers. They have their roots in history in different ways, each telling their story uniquely, and making their artworks come alive in their own ways.
By bringing together Cambodian artists from different generations and
with divergent practices, this exhibition in the historic city of Siem Reap invites a special reflection on these various connections. The selection of works in the exhibition are from the collection of Treeline Urban Resort, and the collections of the artists.
"I love the art, architecture, history of Angkor. But this is the new generation. Angkor should inspire, not stop us. Never restrict us.” Thang Sothea