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Khvay Samnang

Newspaper Man / Human Nature

part of Staging Cambodia

Khvay Samnang is an internationally renowned video and performance artist who will open an exhibition of selected works at the beginning of the thematic weekend. His installations “Human Nature” and “Newspaper Man” can be seen on the 2nd floor of HAU2 and as large-format projections in the windows of the HAU2 offices from January 16 to 19. Using subtle humour and containing messages that can’t be deciphered at first glance, Khvay Samnang is one of a generation of young Cambodian artists who are attempting to reinterpret their own history, contentious current events, and traditional cultural prac- tices. Khvay Samnang works from the unabashed perspective of a participant, searching through everyday life for unresolved problems that he thinks require an intervention, even if it is only a symbolic one.
Past dates
January 2014
Concept: Michael Laub/ Remote Control Productions, Annemie Vanackere.
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Phare Ponleu Selpak Association, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen and House on Fire with the support of the Cultural programme of the European Union.
Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Norwegian Association for Performing Arts.