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Bomb Ponds

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© Courtesy of the artist & Asia Society Museum
Bomb Ponds

725 Park Avenue
at 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
February 26th, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013

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Tue-Sun 11-6, Fri 11-9
TAGS:  
photography, video-art

DESCRIPTION

Bomb Ponds, a special presentation in the Asia Society Vistor Center, is a series of photographs and a one-channel video by Cambodian artist Vandy Rattana (b. 1980) that explores the U.S. bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. The serenity of Vandy’s poignant images belies the violent history of the landscape.  An accompanying video records the memories of ordinary Cambodians in their own words and is a moving testament to their resilience in the face of these unwarranted acts of violence undertaken by the U.S. government.