The City in Time: Contemporary Art and Urban Form in Vietnam and Cambodia (Hardcover)

The City in Time: Contemporary Art and Urban Form in Vietnam and Cambodia By Pamela N. Corey Cover Image
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In The City in Time, Pamela N. Corey provides new ways of understanding contemporary artistic practices in a region that continues to linger in international perceptions as perpetually "postwar." Focusing on art from the last two decades, Corey connects artistic developments with social transformations as reflected through the urban landscapes of Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh. As she argues, artists' engagements with urban space and form reveal ways of grasping multiple and layered senses and concepts of time, whether aligned with colonialism, postcolonial modernity, communism, or postsocialism.

The City in Time traces the process through which collective memory and aspiration are mapped onto landscape and built space to shed light on how these vibrant Southeast Asian cities shape artistic practices as the art simultaneously consolidates the city as image and imaginary. Featuring a dynamic array of creative productions that include staged and documentary photography, the moving image, and public performance and installation, The City in Time illustrates how artists from Vietnam and Cambodia have envisioned their rapidly changing worlds.

About the Author

Pamela N. Corey is assistant professor of art and media studies at Fulbright University Vietnam.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780295749235
ISBN-10: 0295749237
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: October 29th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English