Join us for an art discussion with art curator Pierrette Van Cleve
You Khin- Unlocking Cages and Chains:
The Khmer Rouge 's disruption of Cambodian Fine Art
Sunday, October 14, 2012
1:30 - 3 p.m.
at the home of Producers Club members Lizbeth Ecke & David Meyer
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Light hors d'oeuvres (cheese & charcuterie board, appetizers, desserts) and beer & wine will be served.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.
About You Khin
the Khmer Rouge annihilated any proponents of art and culture during
its 4 year Communist rampage throughout Cambodia in the late1970s, one
artist – only by the fortune of serendipity – was spared. You Khin
lived to paint the story of a diaspora. Utilizing gripping, evocative
Impressionist brushstrokes, Khin conveys not only the confusion of his
experience in exile, but also his hope for Cambodia’s future. Imagined
through second-hand stories gleaned from his homeland and inspired by
his nomadic travels throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, You
Khin’s artwork mends the glaring gap in Cambodian art history, and
contextualizes the contemporary art emerging from a country that has yet
to fully recover from its traumatic past.
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