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Exhibition | Identities. A proposal by Sovan Philong Exhibition | Identities. A proposal by Sovan Philong
Photo : ©Neak Sophal Philong Sovan, a Cambodian artist photographer of great renown, intervenes here as curator of an exhibition on the subject of... Exhibition | Identities. A proposal by Sovan Philong
Photo : ©Neak Sophal

Philong Sovan, a Cambodian artist photographer of great renown, intervenes here as curator of an exhibition on the subject of portrait, of which we know that it is one of the oldest themes of art, which has produced an abundant literature of historians, philosophers of artists trying to explain its theoretical foundations.

By bringing together and confronting paintings, signs, sculptures, photographs, ancient and contemporary objects that form or use the face, he tries to question what is often hidden behind these representations. Showing someone at some point or questioning what is hidden beyond appearances remains one of the essential keys to understanding the portrait. In this exhibition, the issue is also the look that the artist offers on works others than his own, which allows for new insights on his own imagination of creator.

Check out the artists chosen by Sovan Philong for this exhibition: Svay Ken, Mak Remissa, Leang Seckon, Em Riem, Chov Teanly, Pha Lina, Kim Hak, Neak Sophal, Ti Tit, Soun Sayon, Nov Cheanick, Virgilio Viétez Bertola, Khun Vannak, Dareth Rosaline, Isabel Muñoz, Kong Vollak, Mang Sarith, Lim Sokchanlina, Benoît Fournier, Michael Ackerman, Felix Devisuzanne, Pierre Dmitrienko, R_M and more!

Identities. A proposal by Sovan Philong
Opening on Thursday 10 January at 6:30pm
Running until February 2
IFC Gallery
Free entrance