The life story of artist Nou Sary is one of courage and quiet determination which, after carrying him through war and dire poverty in Cambodia, brought him back to essentials.* His first Phnom Penh exhibition since leaving to study in France in the early 2000s is about “Man and Nature”—the fact that human beings are intrinsically linked to their environment whether or not they want to admit it. “It’s nature that gives us fruit and meat which keep us alive,” he said. “Then [at death] we melt with the earth and out of this grow plants and trees: We
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