Beginning a quiet week, on Wednesday 25 MetaHouse hosts a Monument Books launch of The Factors Contributing to Cambodia’s Civil War, 1950s – 1980s/Lessons Then and Now by journalist Ek Madra, a book tracing “Cambodia’s long, difficult search for peace, security, and identity.” The author will be present, and hold a Q&A session. 7 pm start.
On Friday 27, 6 pm at Bophana Center, an artist’s talk by photographer Mak Remissa, about his exhibition Leave for 3 Days, which was a part of the PhotoPhnomPenh festival in February. The work deals with the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh in 1975, which he witnessed as a young child. A Khmer language event.
On Sunday 29 at 7 pm, MetaHouse presents the premiere screening of a new Cambodian feature film, A day in the country, that examines the dilemma of modern day arranged marriage practices in Cambodia. Writer/director Matthew Robinson of Khmer Mekong Films will hold a Q&A session afterwards.
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|Wednesday 25 at 7 pm, MetaHouse hosts a Monument Books launch of new book The Factors Contributing to Cambodia’s Civil War, 1950s – 1980s/Lessons Then and Now by journalist Ek Madra. With Q&A session. 7 pm start.
Friday 27 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, an artist’s talk by photographer Mak Remissa, about his exhibition Leave for 3 Days, which was a part of the PhotoPhnomPenh festival in February.
Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley(fiction).
At Metahouse, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, an exhibition by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman.
Java Café presents Innermost II, a collection of new paintings by Heng Ravuth, “in which he continues to explore self-portraiture and the body as a medium for expressing the human condition.”
At the French Institute, an exhibition entitled Photography, space and architecture, focusing on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
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.
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 theNational 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