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Cambodia: War and Beauty
October 3 - October 15Free
Cambodia is often depicted in the public imagination as either the land of Angkor and Apsaras or the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge. An American writer once referred to the countries of Southeast Asia as “the Lands of Cruelty and Charm”. However, Cambodia is more than death and decoration. It is people who have struggled and survived war and atrocities, displacement, and political and social chaos, all the while working to preserve their culture. That culture now faces the new threat of unconstrained overdevelopment.
This is the focus of the photo exhibition “Cambodia: War and Beauty”, organized by SEA Junction and Ophidian, on 3-15 October 2023 on the curved wall, 3rd floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). This photographic retrospective, exhibited previously in FCC Angkor by Avani and Meta House in Phnom Penh in 2020 and Paris in 2022, presents a collection of black and white and color photos taken by David A. Feingold, a research anthropologist and an award-winning documentary filmmaker, over the last six decades in Cambodia.
While fostering a better understanding and appreciation of Cambodia’s history, culture, and society, the exhibition aims to showcase the contradictory and complementary elements of Cambodian culture in a historical context.
SEA Junction, established under the Thai non-profit organization Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies (ForSEA), aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions- from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 407-8 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium), SEA Junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org
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