From October 21 to November 21
Part of Bassac Front Development (Riverfront) in the 60s, White Building was designed by a Cambodian architect Lu Ban Hap, over sighted by Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann and Russian born engineer Vladimir Bodiansky. Inaugurated in 1963 as “Municipal Apartments” for low to middle class families. After victory over Khmer Rouge in 1979, Ministry of Culture & Fine Arts had gathered survivors’ artists by offering few hundred families each apartment for living in the White Building as it is next to former national theatre, Preah Suramarit.
The photographer spend the last two months before the destruction of the building in July 2017 with the mostly 2500 people living there. Looking at the objects they left in their places he documents in a poetic approach their lives. Kim Hak continues with this series is work about History and Memory.