Learning From the Past: The Vann Molyvann Project
April 7 – June 30, 2019
In collaboration with The Vann Molyvann Project, Treeline Gallery presents a unique exhibition. This offers the opportunity to see for the first time rare models by The Vann Molyvann Project all together, including their most recent creation, a model of the Sangkum Reastr Niyum Exhibition Hall, which has just returned from Korea. The title of the exhibition, Learning From the Past is inspired by Vann Molyvann’s words, which he often repeated while talking with students and researchers. The exhibition consists of photographs, drawings and twelve models; each model represents one building typology in which Vann Molyvann worked. Drawings, as well as photographs sourced from private collections, give viewers a glimpse into the scale and scope of these projects.
“New buildings should bring tradition and heritage back to life.” - Vann Molyvann
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