Gallery: SurVivArt Offers a Creative Look at Global Issues and Happines...

Sophal Neal turned her focus to the role of the woman in her Cambodian village, asking women about their relationship to food and cooking, and creating a collective installation of the pots the women use to cook in every day. The women smeared their pots with paint and arranged them in a pyramid, which sat near photographs of them and descriptions of their interviews.

What makes a good life? This was the question that the Heinrich Böll Foundation asked a series of artists from Cambodia, Thailand, Nigeria, Myanmar and the Czech Republic. With the question in mind, the artists generated works that look at water issues, food issues, consumer goods and general contentment. In an series dubbed SurVivArt, their program features everything from sculpture to an international happiness survey.

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