New opening hours from this week for Shophouse Studio – 12 to 6 pm daily. The current exhibition is Phnom Penh is for Pineapple by Srdan Ilic. #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
Wednesday 27, Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth. “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” From 6 pm, until 28 May.
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
Thursday 28, La Troupe de Théâtre Francophone de Phnom Penh performs La Cantatrice Chauve by Eugene Ionesco at the French Institute, 7 pm.
This weekend – Friday and Saturday night, and now with an added Saturday matinee – the Phnom Penh Players’ very adult pantomime Fingerella at The Speakeasy Theatre at The Box Office. 7 pm start. Tickets available at The Box Office.
This Saturday at Ikigai Arts Center: Bowls and Paint workshop with Frida Falcon and Michaela, 10.30 am.
New this weekend at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery is Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab. “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.” Saturday and Sunday this week and next, 4 – 7 pm.
On Sunday 1, a special event for the final day of N o w h e r e Art Studio’s 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.” 1 – 5 pm, with silkscreen and life figure workshops offered.
Next Tuesday, 3 May, at Meta House, the opening of Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation. The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy. Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
You may have missed this brief video piece on Ny Vannak at work in her Nyart Gallery (in Khmer).
Frida Falcon paints while Geography of the Moon improvises – Thursday Club at Sra’Art, Thursday 21 April, 2022
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others
Dan Anuar (Memory), an exhibition featuring works by 14 young Khmer artists, curated by Kimsan Sou. “Memory became the main message of our first exhibition through our works on display, reminiscent of memories and experiences we have learned and experienced in the past.” Until April 29.
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, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary and Chhim Sothy.
La Java Bleue (Kampot)
In the eyes of Aurelie: photography by Aurelie Fischer.
Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab. “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.” 4 – 7 pm, 30 April/1 May, 7/8 May.
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.”
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic. Gallery open from 12 to 6 pm daily. #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
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
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.