The next meeting of the Phnom Penh Literati Society will be held at The Box Office on Tuesday 15 – an informal gathering for readings, presentations, poetry and prose. Starts at 7 pm sharp.
On Friday 18 at 7 pm, Sra’Art presents an artist talk by Jean-Baptiste Phou. “The first photographic project of a creator who expresses himself through words by exposing himself is a daring risk. In square and black and white, Jean-Baptiste Phou deconstructs his body, holds his camera at arm’s length, like an extension of himself, sometimes leaving a part to chance in these images that are, in turn, soft, enigmatic, sensual, graphic. He thus overcomes, as he says himself, what has paralyzed him for years: fear and modesty.”
Ongoing until the end of November, Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2022 presents a range of activities at the French Institute and other venues.
ID-Entities, a mixed media art exhibition with artist talks, featuring Vutha Tor, Erick Gonzalez, Robit Pen,Vannak Khun, Tyta Buth and Carlo Santoro presented by Metaestica Lab will now be held at Meta House, opening 19 November at 5.30 pm and on display until 14 December.
There will be a talk by Vietnamese artist Ngoc Nau on Wednesday 23 at Sa Sa Art Projects. “Ngoc Nau is currently working with various mediums such as video installation using 3D software, and other open sources on internet to creating new dimensions for video. She also works with photographic light boxes, holograms and Augmented Reality.” In English with Khmer interpreter. 6 pm.
Ikigai Arts Center will close on 30 November, after the closure of the shop on 15 November. The ongoing Cycle of Screenings will continue as planned.
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See you about…
Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others
Apsara Angkor Art Gallery (Siem Reap)
An exhibition of the work of Phnom Penh artist Nyart.
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters. New opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 3.30 pm.
A continuously rolling collection of works by mostly Cambodian artists.
Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong
By A Thread, a collaboration between Jean-Baptiste Phou and Sao Sreymao, an exhibition of film, photography, installation and performance that “emphatically explores communication and grief”. Daily film screenings at 6 pm until 27 November. An additional artist talk will be held on 19 November before a closing performance on 27 November. A participatory digital installation will also allow people to share their own stories.
10 Years After with Nget Chanpenh and Hour Seyha, marking the ten year anniversary of the first exhibition by the two Romcheik Pram artists. “Seyha and Chanpenh are 2 of the success stories that have created incredible art and narrative since graduating the Phare art school in Battambang.”
Romchiek 5 Art Space
Battambang contemporary art studio. Rolling exhibitions.
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
Sampot Sor (White Skirt), a new exhibition by Sao Sreymao. Until 9 November. Media: Cambodianess
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl. Open daily.
Regular events, classes, sessions:
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am.
N o w h e r e Art Studio
A range of arts and crafts workshops at different times. Saturday 5 November is Self-portrait acrylic painting, 9 am.