The beginning of this month saw us moving back to our office after the crazy traffic of the Royal Funeral. We quickly settled back into our routine, with the minor (and welcome) disruption of a new son for Office / Project Manager Soeun Klo!
We were pleased to welcome writer/critic Andreas Knigge from Germany, who had some comics projects to discuss. Our Books was represented at BarCamp Angkor in a talk on e-books and e-comics! Work also continued on the Our Day Anthology and collation of artwork for a new exhibition.
We wrapped up February with the premiere of our exhibition space at ‘Rik Reay’ restaurant on Street 178, 69c, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Our premiere exhibition featured art from ’24 Hour Comics Day 2012′ by Sao Sreymao, Veejay Joson, Peou Ty, Seng Visal, Kim Phally, Sin Yang Pirom, and Chan Pisey.
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Press Release: Our Books is pleased to announce the ‘soft launch’ of our permanent exhibition space at ‘Rik Reay‘ Restaurant, Street 178, 69c.
Our first exhibition features art from ’24 Hour Comics Day 2012′ by Sao Sreymao, Veejay Joson, Peou Ty, Seng Visal, Kim Phally (Our Books Graphic Designer), Sin Yang Pirom, and Chan Pisey. (Running from February 28th to March 12.)
By exhibiting at a local Khmer restaurant, we aim to engage people with comics outside of a gallery context, as a part of their daily life.
Future exhibitions will feature a diverse selection of art, from NGO outreach projects to new creative efforts from local artists.
Rik Reay restaurant is open from 6am to 12 noon. For further exhibition inquiries, please get in touch with Our Books.
A visit today with Andreas Knigge from Germany!
Andreas is a comics scholar / writer with Cambodian family, and is turning his eye to Cambodian comics.
We were happy to oblige and shared numerous comics, research, and ideas.
You can see more of his work at: http://www.acknigge.de
(Photo credit: Vannak Eng)
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For more about the meetup, click below for the full report.