Tonight, Tuesday, Meta House, the presentation of the Soul Kitchen project by German visual artists Vera Lossau and Lilla von Puttkamer. The two artists aim to produce a Cambodian-German artists’ cookbook with recipes and stories of the women/artists who contribute these recipes. The project also plans for an exhibition in Berlin at the non-commercial art project space “mp43”, operated by Carola Rümper.
Thursday Tales at The Exchange, this Thursday and next, a digital tribute and remembrance for Victor Leon, aka LeoNeoArt, plus Theo Vallier. 6 – 10 pm.
This Friday the French Institute begins a three day festival to celebrate 30 years of their presence in Phnom Penh. A feast of dance (featuring the Ballet Royal du Cambodge, New Cambodian Artists, L’Ecole de Danse and more), music (including KlapYaHandz and Kong Nai), shadow puppetry, theatre, cinema, fashion and more through to Sunday evening. Free entry.
On Saturday, 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.”
On March 20 Raffles Le Royal hosts an evening of chamber music from Vienna featuring Sharon Lui on violin, Anton Isselhardt on flute, and Kathy Lo Wing on piano.
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
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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 March the work of Suos Sodavy is on display and on sale.
Featuring works by Stan, DinArt, TheamL and Chhim Sothy.
Ikigai Arts Center
Until April 20, Ikigai Arts Centre presents 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. Audience limited to eight people at a time. Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.
La Java Bleue (Kampot)
Exhibition of paintings by Paul Charles Kitchingman, until 31 March. Media: Le Petit Journal
Auspicious Charm, a group show at by artists of Colors of Cambodia in Siem Reap.
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.”
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.
For the month of March, a Frida Falcón exhibition of paintings: Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have. Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 pm.
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
The Artist event #2: Chan Dany. “For two months (February 15 – April 15), the artist will research and produce a new body of work. He wants to invite you to visit his sacred space, where his creative process will be seen from today onwards.”
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 Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
Ikigai Arts Center, as part of their interactive SELF – an introspective art experience presentation, offer a SELF-portrait class in mixed media, Saturdays at 10 am, until April 9.
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.