Posts by Veasna Chum

Preah Kunlong, 2019

Preah Kunlong, 2019 by Khvay Samnang Installation of 11 sculptures (Recycled bronze, Steel), Edition of 5 + 1AP     Preah Kunlong emerges out of the artist’s engagement with the Chong communities of Areng Valley in the South-west of Cambodia. In 2014, the Cambodian government enlisted the support of the Chinese company Sinohydro to construct…

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Popil, 2018

Popil, 2018 By Khvay Samnang Commissioned by Haus der Kunst Choreographers and dancers by Mot Pharan and Sot Sovanndy Two-channel video, color, sound, 21’59” looped, Edition of 5 + 2AP Installation of 2 mask sculptures (woven vines, steel, variable dimensions), Edition of 5 + 1Ap Digital C-Print, 60 x 90 cm, Edition of 4 +…

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Samnang Cow Taxi Moves Sand, 2011

Samnang Cow Taxi Moves Sand, 2011 By Khvay Samnang Single-channel HD video, color, sound, 18’30”, Edition of 5 + 1AP   In a 2011 performance in Phnom Penh, Samnang Cow Taxi Moves Sand, the artist elaborated this impulse to help his community, practically and symbolically. This time, Khvay walked the city’s streets, filling his rickshaw…

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Samnang Cow Taxi at Asakusa, 2010

Samnang Cow Taxi at Asakusa, 2010 By Khvay Samnang Single-channel HD video, color, sound, 4’11”   In an ongoing performance piece, Samnang Cow Taxi, Khvay Samnang pulls a simple cart around the city, using humor and endurance to reveal notable aspects of both the location and the artist’s relationship to it. The first manifestation of…

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Reminder, 2008

Reminder, 2008 By Khvay Samnang Single-channel video, 51’48”   In 2008, cross-media artist Khvay Samnang was asked to take portraits of 800 high school students for their graduation. Through the process of repeating so many individual shots, Khvay unwittingly recreated the vision of mug shots of S-21, or Tuol Sleng, a Phnom Penh high school…

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