South South Dialogue

A collaboration of our South African branch with cultural institutions, partners, artists and writers with other countries of the global South.

Minnette Vári, The Revenant, 2013. Video stills. Single-channel looped video with stereo audio. 3'02".

We are pleased to present together with our partner Sa Sa Art Projects a screening of video works by Pisaot artist-in-residence Minnette Vári in Phnom Penh. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the artist and curator Vuth Lyno, with engagement from the audience.

South African artist Minnette Vári (b. 1968) works in diverse media, from ink drawing to video installations, often incorporating performance elements into reworked media and historical documentary footage. She is known for work that examines the discomforts and desires at the heart of personal, political and historical narratives. Her work has been associated with exhibitions and conferences exploring themes of identity and the body, transition, politics, mythology, trauma and history.
Since the early nineties, Vári has exhibited her work has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions such as the Second Johannesburg Biennale (1997), the Venice Biennale (2001 and 2007), and the 10th Biennale of Havana (2009). Vári holds a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Pretoria in 1997 and lectures in Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg. More about Minnette Vári at
About Pisaot
Pisaot is an experimental art residency program for Cambodian artists, as well as selected international guests, to undertake a period of usually 6-8 weeks living and working in the Sa Sa Art Projects space, at the White Building of central Phnom Penh. During each residency, artists are encouraged to experiment in their practice. Artists-in-residence will be encouraged to try new ways to use different media and/or to explore new ideas that expand the artists’ current practices and challenge the possibility of art.

Saturday 8 August 2015, 6pm
Meta House #37 Sothearos Blvd.
Phnom Penh
In English and Khmer
More information: 092 961 974 |