The big event this week is Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City, at the Institute Francaise, in collaboration with the Heritage Mission of Cambodia and Bophana Center. The city has again recently been keen to remind us that it was once mostly lakes and wetlands, and sometimes the reclamation seems only temporary: this event examines the history of the urban space of Phnom Penh, featuring two exhibitions, film screenings, conferences and an architecture contest. The launch commences at 6.30 pm this evening, Tuesday 30, at the Institute.
Two parallel exhibitions, opening tonight and running until November 9, take different views on the development of the city, one via archival documents, the other a contemporary photographic view through the works of Chhay Kanha and Jean-François Perigois. Screenings through the weekend, Thursday 9 to Saturday 11, then jumping to Saturday 18, include a range of feature films on the theme of the city, from Lang’s Metropolis to Fellini’s Roma; Rithy Panh’s One Night after the War to Sihanouk’s Twilight.
On Wednesday 1 at 6 pm, Meta House presents Transitions, an exhibition curated by Tith Veasna that looks at the political, economic and social change brought about in Cambodia during the UNTAC period. Five Cambodian artists – Chan Vitharin, Chhhim Sothy, Ouk Socheaty, Suos Sodavy and the curator herself – use abstract painting, photography and installation to develop the themes of change, suffering, and finding positive transitions.
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On Saturday 4, one can participate in part two of Now What?, a conversation series about life paths, under the auspices of Orangutan Swing at Orange, a waffle café on St 63. From 10.30 am to noon, an open, engaged conversation for the curious. RSVP for detailed directions to dipika (at) orangutanswing (dot) com
For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.
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|Tuesday 30 from 6.30 pm at the Institute Francaise, as part of the Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City event, two parallel exhibitions, running until November 9, take different views on the development of the city, one via archival documents, the other a contemporary photographic view through the works of Chhay Kanha and Jean-François Perigois.
More infoOn Wednesday 1 at 6 pm, Meta House presents Transitions, an exhibition curated by Tith Veasna that looks at the political, economic and social change brought about in Cambodia during the UNTAC period, featuring Chan Vitharin, Chhhim Sothy, Ouk Socheaty, Suos Sodavy and the curator herself.
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Thursday 9 to Saturday 11, at the Institute Francaise, as part of the Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City event, a range of feature films on the theme of the city, from Lang’s Metropolis to Fellini’s Roma to Rithy Panh’s One Night after the War.
Saturday 4 from 10.30 am to noon, Orangutan Swing presents Now what?, a conversation series about life paths on stretching over two weeks at Orange, a waffle café on St 63. RSVP to dipika (at) orangutanswing (dot) com
|Upstairs at Java Cafe: Inverted Sewer comprises new paintings by Meas Sokhorn, a bright red return exploring the surface and the undercurrents of Phnom Penh life.
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(St 830 & Sothearos) presents Age, works by Thai artist Padungphon Rincom on the nature of time.
A new exhibition of works by Em Riem is currently on display in the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation (St 184). Hello Sally! features 17 abstract works.
Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) presents a multi-disciplinary exhibition Time to think featuring work by Anida Yoeu Ali, Sou Sophy, Oeur Sokuntevy, Linda Kert, Tes Vannorng, Khchao Touch and Sao Sreymao.
At Le Saint Georges, tapas bar and restaurant (#111, St 136), Phnom Penh Streets by DownTown Collective, a photography exhibition featuring works by Jean-Francois Perigois and Jason Sacchettino.
Lightbox, in Kampot, hosts Move Kampuchea, featuring photographic portraits, with local students of Mayibuye Cambodia acting as photographers and subjects, in a large-scale, black & white format is produced collaboration with international street art initiative, the Inside Out Project. Currently open by appointment: please contact Katharina at k.glynne [ at ] lightboxart.org to visit.
Passion for Arts exhibition at Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar in Siem Reap, is comprised of 45 paintings by 14 students of the Small Art School. Runs until October 31.
The Shinta Mani Market at Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap features lots of arts, crafts for sale, as well as traditional performances. Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.
3 NGO’s 1 teacher exhibition at Joe to Go cafe and restaurant in Siem Reap. A super cute exhibition of children’s artwork from three different NGOs.
Old Retold at 1961 CoWorking Lab in Siem Reap. An eclectic exhibition of contemporary artworks and South East Asian antiques.
New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact email@example.com