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Sun, Apr 7, 2024 2:00pm–3:00pm

Angkor Complex Exhibition Tour – With Curators Nachiket Chanchani and Sonya Rhie Mace

A colorful postcard advertises an art fair or exposition from 1922
Colonial Exposition of 1922, Marseille: Palace of Indochina, 1922, Postcard. Collection of Joel Montague
Sun, Apr 7, 2024
A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Join Nachiket Chanchani,  Curator of Angkor Complex and Associate Professor of the History of Art, and Sonya Rhie Mace, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, on an engaging tour of the exhibition that will reflect on innovations and milestones in the history of the Mekong Basin. Chanchani and Mace will discuss material and visual culture, as well as the prospects and perils of the repatriation of historical artifacts to Cambodia.  

As crises of public health, economic instability, authoritarian regimes, racial injustice, and climate change spread around the globe, millions are experiencing distress, conflict, uncertainty, and vulnerability. This troubling combination of experiences is nothing new for Cambodians. Between 1975-1979, when the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia, about a quarter of the country’s population died of infectious diseases, weapon wounds, and malnutrition. 

The exhibition Angkor Complex: Cultural Heritage and Post-Genocide Memory in Cambodia brings together more than 80 works of art spanning a millennium to present how the visual culture of Cambodia and its diaspora has changed in the face of upheavals. Angkor Complex also allows viewers to encounter the still-fresh scars of a genocide and critically appreciate the strategies evolved to nurture resilience in trying times.
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