Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 5 with Erin Gleeson

Svay Sareth, Mon Boulet, 2011, metal, 200 cm sphere, courtesy of the artist and SA SA BASSAC

Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 5, with Erin Gleeson and Leeza Ahmady
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

Leeza Ahmady and Erin Gleeson, co-curators of the Season of Cambodia Visual Art program, IN RESIDENCE, will discuss the curatorial process that brought together 10 Cambodian contemporary artists, one curator, 14 New York institutions, and numerous international scholars, critics, and curators for two months of residencies and public programs. IN RESIDENCE opens up a significantly visible dialogue around contemporary art practice in Cambodia to New York City audiences.

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This program is a co-collaboration between ICI and AhmadyArts, and presented as part of IN RESIDENCE, the Visual Art Program of Season of Cambodia, a Living Arts Festival. Season of Cambodia is a special initiative of Cambodian Living Arts in partnership with Cambodia’s leading arts organizations and New York’s most vibrant cultural and academic institutions. The Festival features more than 125 Cambodian performing and visual artists at New York City’s stages, screens, galleries, and public spaces, creating a broad and dynamic platform for Cambodia’s cultural treasures to be shared with an international audience. For more information about IN RESIDENCE program and complete schedule of events, click here.

May 14, 2013

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Leeza Ahmady

Born in Afghanistan and based in New York, Leeza Ahmady is an independent curator, the Director of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), and dOCUMENTA(13) Agent. Ahmady has traveled widely in Central Asia, presenting the largely unknown artists of the region in international art forums such as the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, and Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. She directs Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), an annual event initiated by the Asia Society, New York, comprising a series of special exhibitions, lectures, and performances at leading city museums and galleries. Ahmady’s efforts in complicating categorical notions about Asia have resulted in an expanded list of participating artists, and a broad consortium of venues that support the initiative, such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Erin Gleeson

Erin Gleeson is a curator focusing on contemporary art in Cambodia. Current projects include Season of Cambodia visual arts residency and the public program IN RESIDENCE, NYC; the exhibition and book Phnom Penh: Rescue Archeology/ Contemporary Art and Urban Change in Cambodia ifa, Germany; and the 4th Singapore Biennale. She was a nominee for the 2012 ICI Independent Vision Award and the recipient of a 2013 Foundation for Arts Initiatives travel grant. Gleeson is currently Artistic Director of SA SA BASSAC, an exhibition and residency space and reading room dedicated to facilitating, archiving, and mediating contemporary art projects and dialogues in and from Cambodia.

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