Modern Khmer art
You may know the art of the ancient Khmer artists, but we get you in touch with Vannak Khun, a modern Khmer artist in Phnom Penh. He will show you his sculptures, paintings and photos. You will also cook with him yummy Khmer food. Vannak’s art is sometimes stationary, sometimes a performance and sometimes a mix of all.
Khun Vannak, started as a young Cambodian photography student from Studio Images. In his photography he questions his own identity in reference to both the beliefs of his country and the actual situation in Cambodia. Numbers play an important part, both in numerology and in modern Cambodian life – with gambling becoming more popular.
Vannak Khun confronts the belief in numerology and the fact that people “have all become numbers” in many of his works. Enjoy a chat with him about modern art, his photography and his sculptures.