Archive for November, 2011

Waiting for Sunrise

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Dear Media Representative,

I would like to invite you to Romeet Gallery’s upcoming exhibition on the Wednesday the 7th of December. It is a Solo exhibition by an young Cambodian artist who trained at Phare Ponleu Selapak visual art school.

A Talk on Asia Art Archive | Monday 28, 6:30-8pm

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Please join us:


Who:     Janet Chan with Than Thanaren

What:    Talk | Archive as
Method: A Talk on Asia Art Archive (AAA)

When:   Monday 28,  November, 6:30-8pm

Where:  SA SA BASSAC, #18 (upstairs) Sothearos Blvd.

Language: English – Khmer


About the

Janet Chan’s talk will introduce audiences to a
number of strategic aspects of Asia Art Archive’s projects and programmes since
its foundation in 2000, with focus on how AAA’s various research initiatives set
up framework for its collection development and public programmes, and
ultimately, how AAA envisions itself in networking/mapping the region. Than Thanaren, head of archiving at Bophana
Audiovisual Resource Center, Phnom Penh, will translate and moderate the


About the speaker

Janet Chan
joined Asia Art Archive (AAA) in 2007 to serve as its first Research
Coordinator. Key projects she has administered over the years include: AAA Research Grant (2007 onwards); AAA Residency Programme (2007 onwards);
October Contemporary’ (2008, 2009);
and ‘Action Script: Symposium on
Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia
’ (2010). Her major
duties include coordinating the archive’s Research+ Team, currently stationed
in research posts in 6 Asian cities, and working closely with the Head of
Research+ to develop in-depth research projects, public programmes, focused
collections, and to oversee overall acquisitions of the archive. Janet is
currently supervising a number of AAA’s digitisation and archiving projects in
the region.


earned a master’s degree in new media art studies at the University of Hong
Kong, Department of Comparative Literature, in 2004. In addition to AAA, Janet
has been proactively engaged in a number of independent art initiatives such as
wrongplace, a Hong Kong-based
research collective (2008 onwards) and GuLLDY,
an artist collective committed to exploring open-source applications in media
art (2003-2007).


Based in Hong Kong, Asia Art Archive (AAA) is an independent
art organizations dedicated to documenting the recent history of contemporary
art in Asia within an international context. For details about AAA, please


About the

Than Thanaren is currently Archives Department
Manager at Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre in Phnom Penh. She earned a
Masters degree in Media and Cultural Project Management, European Center for
Research, Training and Education in Digital Media, INA’Sup, France (2010) and a
Bachelor’s degree in French Literature, Royal University of Phnom Penh/RUPP
(2002). Than has Diplomas in Journalism, RUPP (2002); French Professorate,
Foreign Language Institute Cambodia (2002); English Media + Culture
Communication, Pannassastra University, Phnom Penh (2004); Audiovisual Research
Analysis, Audiovisual National Institute, France. Than has contributed to many
notable projects including as Project Executive on Indexing the Radio
Collection of His Majesty the King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Audiovisual
National Institute, France (2009). She has directed or produced both
documentary and feature films and contributed papers to international
conferences including both the Second and Third Asian Seminar on Audiovisual

 For more details about Bophana, please visit



SA SA BASSAC is a gallery and resource center dedicated to
creating, facilitating, producing, and sharing contemporary visual culture in
and from Cambodia.

Cambodia Drink & Draw

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

We’re finally having our second Drink & Draw session. Please look at the flyer for all the information.

Keep in mind, that if you’re interested in attending, you MUST R.S.V.P. so we have a good idea of how many people will be attending. Very Important. We will also send you directions to everyone who R.S.V.P.’s.

I’d also like to advertise Human Rights Kickboxing taught by Richard Weir. Want a great work-out plus the best Kickboxing training EVER?? Go to “Human Rights Kickboxing – training every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30pm, at Home Of English Building E, St. 288, between streets 51 and 57. Bring Shorts, friends and smiles, although the latter two will be provided if you don’t have them.

Cambodia Studies Conference 2012

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Call for papers for a Cambodia Studies
conference here at NIU in September 2012
Judy Ledgerwood
Department of Anthropology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Call for Papers

Friday, November 18th, 2011