Wedding, 2009

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Wedding, 2009

By Khvay Samnang

Digital C-Print, Series of 14, 60 x 90 cm, Edition of 9 + 1AP

 

In the colorful and witty series Wedding (2009), Khvay Samnang offers a behind the scenes ticket for the ever-popular social event of marriage. He unfolds a chronology of present-day enactment and adaptation of centuries old rituals with subtlety and humor: the exhausted bride in her dressing room; obligatory staging of rituals recorded on video cassette; multiple costume changes ranging between royal court and 1980s fashions share in common the bright and the handmade; the prayer ceremony with elders and the party amongst youth.

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