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The First Cambodian Visual Arts Open

by Lakshmi Kumar

SOPHEAP PICH and LINDA SAPHAN, Les Dames, 2005, iron-on photographs, cotton, 81 x 81 cm.

When one thinks of Cambodia, a country rich with a long history and a more recent tragic one, an international art event is not the first thing to spring to mind. But the Cambodian art world is trying to change that with the upcoming Visual Arts Open (VAO), a "celebration” running December 9-31, at the New Art Gallery in Phnom Penh. The VAO attempts to raise awareness among…

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