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From Cambodia to NYC: Art in the Diaspora // April 24 – 28, 2013

These are the three events Anida Yoeu Ali conceived for NYC:


From Cambodia to NYC: Art in The Diaspora
Wed April 24 – “Legacy of Now” Panel Discussion & Reception – A/P/A Institute at NYU (NYC)
Fri April 26 – “Generation Return: Version 1.5” – Project Reach (Chinatown)
Sat April 27 – “1975” Art Exhibition – TOPAZ ARTS  (Woodside, NY)


Wednesday April 24, 2013, 6pm-9pm
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, in partnership with Season of Cambodia, an Initiative of Cambodian Living Arts presents

Legacy of Now

A Roundtable Discussion and Reception 

Curated & Moderated by Anida Yoeu Ali
Featuring Amy Lee Sanford, LinDa Saphan, Pete Pin, and Prumsodun Ok

A/P/A Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY

Details Here: http://www.apa.nyu.edu/
Please RSVP Here 

In the aftermath of war, over 1 million Cambodian refugees fled with their families to rebuild their lives in other countries. From near artistic annihilation, the cultural arts of Cambodia were valiantly recovered and preserved by Cambodians inside and outside of the country thus leading to a unique contemporary intersection. For twenty-first century Cambodians, art has begun to question and engage the present. Recognizing the critical global and local contributions of Cambodian diaspora artists, this roundtable discussion features an intergenerational group of visual and performing artists to share their experiences and ideas. Panelists will address issues of transnational identities and the ways in which the act of returning “home” functions as an important point of encounter or departure for their artistic practices. Curated and moderated by Anida Yoeu Ali, this panel will feature dancer/choreographer Prumsodun Ok, photographer Pete Pin, conceptual artist Amy Lee Sanford, and visual artist/scholar LinDa Saphan.


Friday April 26, 2013, 8pm-11pm
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, free Dimensional, and Studio Revolt present

Generation Return: Version 1.5

A Community Concert and Forum
on Art + Justice in the Cambodian Diaspora

Featuring: Hip Hop, R&B Music, Spoken Word and Video Screenings

By Bochan, praCh Ly, Anida Yoeu Ali, Kosal Khiev & Studio Revolt

Project Reach NYC (in Chinatown)
39 Eldridge St, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10002

Sliding Scale: $5-$10 donation or pay what you can
More Info here: http://studio-revolt.com/?p=1090
or  here: http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/event/generation-return-version-1-5/

Generation Return: Version 1.5 is an evening of spoken word, hip-hop, and video screenings featuring urban voices from Phnom Penh to NYC. The line up includes performances by Bochan Huy, praCh Ly, Anida Yoeu Ali, Kosal Khiev, and video selections by Studio Revolt. This event highlights artistic practice as a means to address issues of collective legacy and contemporary justice. Featured Cambodian American artists are actively engaged in international dialogues and community activism through art. The event title is a reference to the “1.5 Generation”, individuals who either “came of age” under the Khmer Rouge or were born in refugee camps. As products of war and as intergenerational witnesses to genocide, 1.5-generation Cambodian American artists have been on the frontlines of capturing the traumatic past and pushing for international justice.

A Moderated community discussion on justice and the Cambodian American community to follow with Dr. Cathy Schlund-Vials and 1Love Movement

Community Co-sponsors: 1Love movement, 391 Films/KlapYaHandz, Anvaya, Cambodian Town Film Festival, Detention Watch Network, Families for Freedom, Mekong NYC, The Orphanage Productions, Red Scarf Revolution, Tiny Toones



Art Exhibition of Cambodian Diasporic Women
Curated by Chương-Đài Võ,
Featuring Works by Anida Yoeu Ali, Amy Lee Sanford, & LinDa Saphan,

Saturday April 27, 2013, 6pm-8pm

55-03 39th Avenue

Woodside, NY 11377
Event Title: 1975

Opening reception: April 27, 2013, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: April 27-May 26, 2013, by appointment & Saturday Noon-4pm
Location: Topaz Arts, 55-03 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

1975 is an exhibition curated by Chương-Đài Võ, featuring works by Anida Yoeu Ali, Amy Lee Sanford, and LinDa Saphan. Ali’s photographs and video installation recall life in a refugee camp following the fall of the Khmer Rouge; Sanford’s video and photographs share a difficult history, the turmoil of the late 1960s and 1970s, as told in letters written by a father she never knew; and Saphan’s drawings of current-day Phnom Penh take us back to her mother’s memories of living there. This exhibition is presented by TOPAZ ARTS, Inc., with funds from NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Puffin Foundation, and numerous individual donors.

Details Here: http://www.topazarts.org/visual-arts/