IN LIVING MEMORY
A memorial commemorating the grim evacuation of Phnom Penh on 17 April 1975 will finally be unveiled in the city on 7 December. The project, titled “For Those Who Are No Longer Here”, is a continuation of the work of French-Cambodian artist Ing Phousera. Phousera has been working on the memorial since 2012, after he realised during a trip to Phnom Penh that there was no public monument that marked the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge. The artist hopes that he can create a “place of remembrance” in the city. The monument will act as a constant and visible reminder of the tragedy and provide a place for people to gather to honour those who lost their lives.
WHERE AND WHEN? PHNOM PENH, 7 DECEMBER