KEPEXPO ARRIVES IN CAMBODIA !
KepExpo is a major event, dedicated to Kep City, taking place in two Cambodian cities, in Phnom Penh and then in Kep, as a permanent exhibition. Kep, situated on the south coast of Cambodia, was renowned as one of the most charming Cambodian Riviera location in the 1960’s.
KEPEXPO is the discovery of Modern Cambodian heritage.
An enjoyable five senses festival to approach Kep and its authentic wonders: seafood and pepper, forest sounds and unique patchwork of colorful weather, beautiful landscapes from the top of the hills down to the seaside.
Amazing architectural and urban sustainable projects imagined and modeled especially for KEPEXPO by young Cambodian students from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA).
A charming path to the Golden Age of Cambodia through rare and remarkable archives about Kep City: Old pictures, old movies, famous songs and witnesses
An attractive artistic journey through Kep produced by Cambodian creators
1 main Exhibition in Phnom Penh in 2013 offered to Kep provincial as permanent exhibition end of 2013
1 Catalogue of the exhibition published in three languages: English, French and Khmer in partnership with a Foreign publishing company
Conferences about Architecture in Cambodia and Southeast Asia
A Website to share resources about Kep: architecture, testimonies, images and sounds, interviews. It will allow the sharing and listing of any document regarding the city, including future development proposals.
Entertainment performances by the Cambodian NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak: “Sixties Cabaret”
KepExpo is based on four collaborative workshops, involving young Cambodian students and artists:
- “Architecture and Urbanism”
The partnership between Royal University of Fine Arts and School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville aims at facilitating exchange of data and know-how in order to develop a mutual approach of the concept of heritage. Participants, Cambodians and Foreigners, will explore history to draw visible sketches of old houses, create housing models and imagine the upcoming Kep.
Françoise HUGUIER, French professional photographer inspires, manages this photo studio. Young Cambodians photographers will collaborate on a same project and share their views, knowledge and experiences on how to report to the public their very own ideas and creativity of Kep’s past, present and future.
This group is goaled by the Cambodia Film Commission (CFC). Workshop will be held in Kep for shooting and Phnom Penh for editing. The CFC will test Cambodian participants. They will work and learn with a professional to develop and structure short films. Candidates will be required to submit a written presentation of their short film project about Kep to apply.
This is the crosscutting link to the other workshops, organized in partnership with BOPHANA Audiovisual Resource Center. We will collect any document regarding Kep City such as architecture sketches, leaflet event, 60’s newspapers, movies or photos. These documents will be made available to a wide public during KepExpo and thanks to the BOPHANA Center database in its free consultation space.