Cambodian Artist Leang Seckon: When the Head and Body Unite
Why We Recommend it
The esteemed artist’s Hong Kong show introduces new works broaching subjects pertaining to contemporary Cambodian society with nuance and vivacity.
This is Leang Seckon’s second solo presentation in Hong Kong—following a solo booth at Art Basel in 2015.
The title of the exhibition, When Head and Body Unite, references the recent repatriations of ancient stone statuary to Cambodia, and serves as a unifying metaphor for Cambodia’s healing after the wars and Khmer Rouge rule.
The collection (2015-17) touches on stories of repatriation of cultural artefacts, the annual flooding of the Tonle Sap river in Cambodia and contemporary cultural phenomena.