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Artist Sopheap Pich and curator June Yap talk about the genesis and significance of his 2011 sculpture Morning Glory, discussing the ways in which it reflects both Cambodian history and his own personal experiences. Pich explains that the work’s form and title allude to the repressive regime of the Khmer Rouge, during which the readily available plant became an important source of nutrition for an often-starving populace. They also reflect on the scale of the work, which took six months to make. [March 2014]

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