For the first time, the Institut français in Cambodia is presenting an exhibition devoted to all kinds of textiles where threads, cloths, loincloths, krama, mats, tablecloths, mappes mix and get mixed up in each other. This exposition groups together threads of lives, as the textiles are presented. Cloths from the collection of the Cambodia National Museum, costumes and fabrics from the Cambodia royal ballet, the emblematic krama fabric worn by all generations of Cambodians, these textile sets will be shown with contemporary woven works as well as clothes from today and yesterday. The Institut français in Cambodia has invited Myriam Omar Awadi to present her performance with the involvement of Cambodian dancers.
Myriam Omar Awadi
Myriam Omar Awadi is a Franco-Comorian artist, born in Paris in 1983. She lives and works on Réunion. She shows her work regularly in exhibitions, fairs and residencies on Réunion, mainland France, in countries around the Indian ocean and abroad. She has been teaching performance practices at the École supérieure d’art of Réunion since 2013. She has been a member of the La Box/ Run space collective since 2016 where she founded the Paroles Paroles laboratory in collaboration with the Yohann Quëland de Saint-Pern artist. She also works in live performance as a scenographer and light designer.
Chiromani Boule à facettes, Myriam Omar Awadi
Performance installation, 2012
Fabric covered in embroidered sequins, four projectors (mini-cut outs).
Production assistant: Loise Braganza
Embroider: Ashfag Shaikh
Collection: Frac Réunion
Online conference « Au fil des idées » ,Thursday, June 10, at 1.30 pm.
The online conference "Au fil des idées" is organised as part of the « Natte, Nappe, Mappe » exhibition and the cultural season of the Institut français in Cambodia about textile, creation and innovation.
Participants : Myriam Omar Awadi, artist, Julie Crenn, critic of art and curator, Eric Raisina, fashion designer, Em Riem, artist, designer Director of the X-em Gallery, Valentin Rodriguez, Cultural Attaché culturel and assistant director of the Institut français in Cambodia.
The work “Chiromani, boule à facettes” by Myriam Omar Awadi is a proposition of FRAC Réunion as part of the La COLLECTION. La COLLECTION is a programme of the Institut français which aims to match a high-quality French cultural offer with the expectations / needs of the network to feed its programming, while guaranteeing its "lightness" of implementation to facilitate its dissemination.
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