How Invisible Voices Are Shaping Cambodia’s Art Scene
Treeline Urban Resort just took a step closer to flipping the script on Cambodian contemporary art through their latest exhibition, Invisible Voices.
Born from the Treeline Artist Grants program, this exhibition has gone beyond providing space for local artists to be heard. The journey has led six emerging local artists to hone their voices in today’s art world. Cambodia’s contemporary art is also developing its personality. Emerging opportunities for young artists to develop their skills and define what modern Cambodia means to them is helping our country’s contemporary identity take shape.
“I’m honored and excited to join this program. It is a part of my self-exploration and development in art and the architecture field,” said Mr. Vitou So, one of the six selected artists.
The precarious act of identity and culture shift is also the exploration point of Ms. Tyl Kan, one of the six chosen artists. Her brush strokes draw out the sense of identity loss, which she hopes will remind her generation to start making positive movements by showing where they’re standing right now.
Recognizing the deep value that a thriving art scene gives people and society, the Treeline Artist Grants program, supported by ISI GROUP’s KMH Foundation, took action to promote local artists’ growth. Through dialogue with mentors about their works and techniques, each artist created an original work of art that gives voice to the invisible, shedding light on nature, change, humanity and society.
With the resources and space to find their voices, the young artists could meaningfully connect with the larger public and Cambodia’s art communities.
The Invisible Voices exhibition and the Treeline Artist Grants program are important steps towards the art and design hotel’s long-term vision of establishing a thriving art foundation in Siem Reap. Treeline also envisions launching an artist-in-residence program that allows artists from across ASEAN to live and work outside of their usual environments and explore new locations, cultures and art forms.
With innovation as one of our guiding core values, ISI GROUP will continue to walk alongside Treeline to champion art programs and help shape contemporary art and design in Cambodia.
Developed by Urbanland, Treeline Urban Resort is Siem Reap’s first premium art & design hotel. Creating inspirational spaces with absolute attention to quality, durability and craftsmanship, Urbanland is a member of ISI GROUP under our Property Development division.