Tonight, 6 pm at Meta House, Astrophotography Cambodia presents An Evening Under Mekong Skies, an exhibition of space and night sky images taken by Sonic Duran and his fellow astrophotographers in Cambodia: Nara Tsitra, Mardy Suong, Sereywat Chea, Koy Vireak and Piak Lim. Introductory workshops will be offered on the night and also weekly through April. From 6 pm.
Thursday 31 at The Gallerist, the opening of an exhibition of the works of TheamL. “Discover TheamL’s most emblematic paintings, portraits and life scenes of Cambodian monks.”
Friday 1 at Chhan Dina Gallery the opening of a new exhibition, Time, by the Community of Artists, a range of works from ten artists. From 2 pm and into the evening.
Emily Marques: Fire Lotus
Friday 1 at Shophouse Gallery, a closing party for Frida Falcón’s exhibition Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have, 6 pm to 9 pm. Enter at Jungle à Domicile at #91 Street 110.
You may have missed: this article in Cambodianess on the Sa Sa Art Projects exhibition Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.
Phnom Penh Players are holding cast and crew auditions on Friday 8 April for their June comedy production, Grave Affairs – a double feature of Running on Empty & Casket for Two by Jean-Pierre Martinez.
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
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters. In April an exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time, is on display. #178 St 13, near the National Museum.
Featuring works by Stan, DinArt, TheamL and Chhim Sothy. In April an exhibition of the works of TheamL. “Discover TheamL’s most emblematic paintings, portraits and life scenes of Cambodian monks.”
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
Astrophotography Cambodia presents An Evening Under Mekong Skies, an exhibition of space and night sky images taken by Sonic Duran and his fellow astrophotographers in Cambodia: Nara Tsitra, Mardy Suong, Sereywat Chea, Koy Vireak and Piak Lim. Introductory workshops will be offered weekly through April.
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.”
N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 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.” Until 1 May.
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.”
Rosewood Phnom Penh
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. Media: Cambodge magazine
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.
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée. “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
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.