Chhim Sothy "The Culture collapes,
The Nation vanishes"
Sculpture mixed media 120 x 50 cm
THE CULTURE COLLAPSES, THE NATION VANISHES.
By : CHHIM SOTHY
Cambodia/ born 1969
ARTIST CV

The Khmer Rouge troops were a clique without culture. When there is culture there is knowledge, and this ensures a good and dignified livelihood in society. The pictures talk about the ideological current of the Maoist doctrine that the genocidal Pol Pot regime applied in Cambodia, following the example of Chinese Cultural Revolution. Pol Pot made the national anthem of Democratic Kampuchea very famous and turned this country into a killing field- the country had fallen below zero.