This book tells the story of Svay Ken and his wife following the events and adventures of their faimly as they live through the tumultuous last sixty years of Cambodia's history. As a hotel waiter working in Phnom Penh for more than thrity years, Svay began to paint everyday Cambodian life during the last years of work at the hotel when he was about sixty years old. After his wife died in 2000, he wrote what he called 'the story of her life'. At the invitation of Reyum Institute of Arts and Culture, he began to paint pictures to go along with his written text. This book and the accompanying exhibition are the culmination of the project. The exhibition was held at Reyum Institute of Arts and Culture in June 2001.
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Onsite

author

Ken SVAY

Location code MON.KES2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2001

No of pages

48

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Painted Stories: The Life of a Cambodian Family from 1941 to the Present
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Painted Stories: The Life of a Cambodian Family from 1941 to the Present

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