Tonight at Meta House from 6 pm is Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak. “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon. For her exhibition Blush with the Past, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
Thursday 23, 6 pm at The Gallerist, meet the artist: Stan will be live painting.
Also on Thursday 23, at 7 pm, Thursday Club at Sra’Art featuring Geography of the Moon improvisations and live painting by Len.
Friday 24, 6 pm at The Plantation is the opening of Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal.
Friday 24 from 6.30 pm, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh and Tribe Art Cambodia commemorate the work of Nak Noy. $55 if you please.
Sunday 26 at YINI Teahouse in Siem Reap, an open mic poetry and word extravaganza hosted by Howl Cambodia. From 7 pm.
The Cambodian International Film Festival returns next month and will run from June 28 to July 3.
In Siem Reap on 29 June, Howl and FCC Angkor present an evening celebrating and promoting books newly published in Cambodia.
Open Studio Cambodia is featured in the latest issue of Travel + Leisure magazine. Check it out here.
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
AiR Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
LIFE WILL WIN, a fundraising exhibition for helping five organizations and volunteer groups currently in Ukraine supporting the humanitarian effort, with almost 40 different artists and more than 100 artworks. Many are artists who are currently volunteering in war affected areas, and 100% of the funds will be used to provide food, medical supplies and meet other urgent needs in the region. Until 25 June.
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 and up-and-coming painters.
“The Gallerist, located in the heart of the capital city on street 240, is driven by the only motto “art matters”. We are fortunate to be working with some of the most creative artists and strongly believe in a collaborative approach towards our projects. The Gallerist’s curators carefully choose original artworks among astonishing and unique Cambodia visual art pieces.”
Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak. “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon. For her exhibition Blush with the Past, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss. “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.” Until 3 July.
Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. Opens 24 June.
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik art space. Media: Cambodge magazine. Until 30 June.
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao. “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.” Until 16 July.
10 different artists showcase their work through to June 26. #91 Street 110 – Enter through Jungle à Domicile. Daily: 12 to 6 pm.
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth. Through until 9 July. Media: Post Khmer (in Khmer) Phnom Penh Post (English)
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl. Open daily.
Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia. Until 9 July.
Regular events, classes, sessions:
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, 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.
N o w h e r e Art Studio
A range of arts and crafts workshops at different times. Saturday 25, 9 am: block printing on fabric; Saturday 2 July, 9 am: hand-building ceramics for beginners.