Angkor Wat

This exhibition was the outcome of an academy-wide project jointly managed and nurtured by the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts (ISEAA) and the academic schools in NAFA. Ranging from fashion to architectural models, illustrations and mixed media installations, this multidisciplinary showcase highlighted works by 4 teams of students who had embarked on a field trip to Angkor for resource and inspiration in November 2016. The exhibition opening featured a line-up of performances by NAFA students, including gamelan ensemble music, storytelling and Cambodian dance.

This creative output was the result of a unique collaboration that involved over 120 students and lecturers that placed the UNESCO site of Angkor Wat on an unprecedented scale as subject matter and creative stimulus. The manifestation of the programming was critically integrated into the curriculum and modules to expand the academic investigations of conventional disciplines into the realm of Southeast Asian art and art history.


Exhibition opening on 28 February 2017, NAFA, Lim Hak Tai Gallery

Installation view of the exhibtion

Gamelan performance of 'Asuras vs. Devas: The Churning of the Ocean of Milk' during the exhibition opening

‘Beauty of Origin’ - Installation work by students Andreas Tanjaya, Jeon Dawoon, Shirley Tan Xue Yi, Ting Jing Yi and Wong Kai Ting

Performance of ‘Walking Through Angkor Wat’ during the exhibition opening

Theatre students performing a movement piece titled 'Repetition and Iteration' at the exhibition opening