Wednesday 23, meet the artists Chhim Sothy and Chhan Dina at Chhan Dina Gallery, 2 pm – 7 pm.
Thursday 24, at The Exchange, Thursday Tales features Theo Vallier and Thierry de Roland Peel. From 6 pm.
Friday 25 at Factory is the launch party for the Murals for Cambodia festival – events through the weekend including live music and DJs and an artists talk on Sunday at 4 pm.
Starting Friday at Ikigai Arts Centre is SELF – an introspective art experience: “a journey of exploration through the non-visible part of the SELF, towards the Unconscious. Through four different spaces, the visitor, guided by sounds and movements, will take an hour to dive into the Unconscious, th uncontrolled part of the SELF.” Created by Miguel Jeronimo, Rady Nget, Erick Gonzalez, Shanghai Chang and Shiva. February 25 – April 20; audience limited to eight people at a time. Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.
The Writers & Readers Table is up and running at The Bean Embassy in Siem Reap, a collaboration between the cafe, Howl Cambodia and Angkor International Festival of the Arts. “The Table is a place to read, to be inspired, and create.” With a special competition: two free room-nights at Song Saa Private Island will be won by the best poem left in the dedicated Table notebook (also open to email entries: firstname.lastname@example.org). Also the Instagram post featuring the Table that gets the most likes wins one free room-night. The competitions run until September 30.
Opening March 2: Auspicious Charm, a group show at Meta House
by artists of Colors of Cambodia in Siem Reap.
Opening March 19: N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch will showcase 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others
Chhan Dina Gallery
Newly opened at #178 St 13, near the National Museum. An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career will be augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters. In February the work of Chhim Sothy is on display and on sale.
Featuring works by Stan, DinArt, TheamL and Chhim Sothy.
MHOPe, a collaborative media project and an open-air exhibition on food systems in Cambodia, featuring work from photographers such as Pidor Ham, Daniel Eang, Roun Ry, Mean Lux, Chansakun Chea, Ken Bo, Shunsuke Miyatake, Cindy Liu, Raphael Pech, Yann Bigant, Kim Sokvisal, Thomas Cristofoletti, Miguel Jeronimo and Joaquin Barata. Food stalls, talks and activities – until Saturdays and Sundays until March 3.
The Past is the Road to the Future by Chan Phuon. “For these works are made according to the changing situation of Cambodia. The current rich in all kinds of machines and the development of new machines in the future. Some people who live in the modern world and are obsessed with new technologies, in part, lose their identity, which is rich in art and culture. And those people will have to face a wandering life that does not know who they are.”
Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget. “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.”
The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik art space.
Sa Sa Art Projects
Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno. Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time. Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure. A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings. Until 31 March.
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
Soft opening and fundraiser, featuring artwork by Chan Dany, Chea Sereyroth, Chhim Sothy, Heng Ravuth, Khiev Kanel, Pen Robit, Sao Sreymao, Srey Bandaul and Svay Ken.
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl. Open daily.
From Digital To Tangible, by Rodrigo Garzón, self-taught visual artist from Mexico City, currently living in Phnom Penh, and Jash Pushkin an all-round Russian artist best known for his colorful tattoo-orientated art. Media: CambodgeMag
Regular events, classes, sessions:
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Mondays (no teacher) and Thursdays (with teacher), 6.30 pm
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.