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Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Samnang Khvay

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With his UNTITLED series Samnang Khvay fixes attention on a development that is having a deep influence on the urban planning of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh and the lives of thousands of poor families: the privatization and filling of public lakes for the benefit of developers. Khvay distances himself from the traditional practice of documentary photography by photographing himself while he pours a bucket of sand over himself, a metaphor that is open to various interpretations.

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Biography

Samnang Khvay (Cambodia, 1982) was trained as a painter at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, from which he graduated in 2006. His work has frequently been seen in his own country, but also in France and Japan, where he was artist in residence at the Tokyo Wonder Site. Khvay lives and works in Phnom Penh.

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00