Monday, October 29, 2007

Vann Nath's exhibition paintings # V

Above: In February 1978 Vann Nath is moved from the interrogation building to the workshop to begin his painting.
Above: Vann Nath looks at himself in a piece of broken glass while washing, as the -21 guards look on.
Above: The prison commander explains to Vann Nath who he should paint, including Pol Pot himself. This painting was completed in 1996.

The Vann Nath exhibition of paintings called 'Transfer' is on display at the Bophana Center in Phnom Penh. The artist painted the majority of his exhibition work earlier this year, some thirty years after his arrest & incarceration. You can gain a much better understanding of the Vann Nath and Tuol Sleng story in Rithy Panh's film, S-21, where Vann Nath confronts his former guards and interrogators face to face and asks them why. For more blog postings on Vann Nath, click here. Or visit his website.

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