IN LIV­ING MEM­ORY

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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

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