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THE MEKONG ART AND CULTURE PROJECT @ META HOUSE
The Mekong Art & Culture Project spans four countries and eight art institutions across the
Mekong region – with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation and other sponsors.
Two workshops were held at Meta House Phnom Penh in March 2007.
about Mekong Art
WHAT IS A CURATOR?The Mekong Curatorial Workshop
21st to 27th of March 2007
The work of curators and the curatorial processes are still new and unfamiliar among people living in the Mekong Region.
There are very few educational curators in the region. In order to instigate curatorial practices, The Mekong Art and
Culture Project - in collaboration with Goethe Institut (Bangkok), the National Faculty of Fine Arts (Vientiane), the Meta House (Phnom Penh),
and the New Space Art Gallery (Hue) - organized The Mekong Curatorial Workshop 2007, which took place in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and
Vietnam from March to April 2007. The Meta House workshop was jointly coordinated by Jakapan Vilasineekul (Thailand) and
Nico Mesterharm (Germany) and conducted by renowned curator Naoko Usuki (Japan). From the 24 participants, Khmer artist Kong
Volleak was selected to curate a Cambodian art exhibition at Meta House in 2008, which will be put on display in other Mekong countries as well.
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(born 1964) received a B.F.A. in sculpture from Silpakorn University, Bangkok and studied art in Karlsruhe,
Germany. His works have been included in group exhibitions in Thailand since the early 1980s and are increasingly
seen in other Southeast Asian countries. He lives and works in Bangkok and teaches at Silpakorn University.
(born in Kawasaki, Japan, in 1963) lives in Yokohama, Japan.
MODERN PAINTING WORKSHOPCommunication from the Environment: A Message from Art
16th - 24th of March 2007
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The workshop was held by Thai painter Songchai Buachum (Silapakorn University Bangkok) to strengthen Thai–Cambodian relations
through art and culture. Twenty-eight students from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) were asked to observe things around them,
to perceive the beauty and affection of objects in their daily lives as w ell as in our built environment: the architecture,
that serves as a facet of Phnom Penh's cultural identity. Drawing, painting, and installation techniques were integrated
to create artwork that reflects the affection of our surroundings. The workshop was followed by an exhibition at META HOUSE.
Some of the works were also shown at RUFA.
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Born April 17, 1973. Khonkaen, Thailand. Moved to Bangkok for studying. Education: 1992-1997 B.F.A. Painting (2nd Hon.) Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University; 1997-2000 M.F.A. Painting, Silpakorn University, Bangkok. Works as an art Instructor of Painting Department at Silapakorn University Selected Group Exhibitions (from 1996): The 44th ,45th ,46th National Exhibition of Art (National Art Gallery, Bangkok); The 10th ,15th Petroleum Authority Exhibition of Art, Bangkok.; The 2nd,3rd Panasonic Contemporary Painting Exhibitionand "Art Exhibition of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty’s Accesssion to the Throne". Fenesgo Gallery (Tokyo,Japan). 2000: Award Winner, Toshiba "Brings Good Things to Life" Art Competition, Bangkok.