Limited printings series of Vann Nath’s painting will be available to purchase.
All proceeds from the sale will go to Vann Nath’s family to alleviate his medical expenses.
The Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center is very pleased
to invite you to the solidarity night and the exhibition opening:
Together we can help Mr.VANN NATH,
the famous Cambodian painter!
Friday, May 07 at 6 pm
Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center
#64, St 200, Okhnia Men, Phnom Penh
With the presence of Vann Nath’s children
Limited printings series of Vann Nath’s painting will be available to purchase. All proceeds from the sale will go to Vann Nath’s family to alleviate his medical expenses.
Le Centre de ressources audiovisuelles Bophana
vous invite à la soirée de solidarité et le vernissage de l’exposition de peintures :
Mobilisons-nous pour aider le célèbre peintre cambodgien, M.VANN NATH !
Vendredi 07 mai, 18h
Centre de ressources audiovisuelles Bophana
#64, rue 200, Okhnia Men, Phnom Penh
En présence des enfants de Vann Nath
Des reproductions photographiques de qualité seront mises en vente et tous les fonds récoltés seront reversés à la famille de Vann Nath et qui serviront à financer les frais médicaux.
Together, the sketches and paintings in this collection tll the remarkable story and horrific experience of Cambodian artist Vann Nath between December 30, 1977 and January 7, 1979.
After the exhibition was first show at the Bophanna Audiovisual Resource Center in Phnom Penh, one painting was added and in Bangkok the exhibition was renamed "Endurance." "Endure" has several meanings:
Vann Nath's paintings tell the story of his own suffering and survival. But they are also symbolic of Cambodia's suffering and survival, and they are a testament to his own and Cambodia's endurance that enables them to prevail over tragedy and pain and continue to embrace life.
The paintings and sketch in this collection are of profound historical significance. The scences depicted are based on the actual experience of the artist. They illustrate one of the darkest chapters in recent human history. Vann Nath's art is not angry, but it shouts the truth about human suffering and death under the Khmer Rough regime in Cambodia. The paintings and sketches also provide a stark warning of the human rights abuses that can, and do, occur in contemporary societies when imperfect people act in secret without checks, or when good people watch terrible things happening and do nothing.
Now the collection is being issued as a limited edition of 79 numbered and signed copies, 79 being symbolic of the year Vann Nath escaped imprisonment and almost certain death and the year that Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, was liberated from the Khmer Rough. The full collection includes fine art prints of 12 paintings and 14 sketches. Each print is signed and numbered so taht it retains its authenticity and value outside of the full collection.
Bophanna generously provided the computer files that were used to make the fine art prints in this collection, which were produced by friends of Vann Nath without pay. All of the profits from the sale of this collection go to the artist to help alleviate this medical expenses due to kidney disease.
Any and all parts of the works in this collection are the copyrighted property of the artist, Van Nath, and no part may b reproduced in any form without his expressed permission.