The Cambodian International Film Festival starts today and runs through to July 3.
Tomorrow night, Wednesday 29 at Bophana Center, the screening of a short film, Cambodia: COVID-19’s mark on art. 6 pm. In Khmer with English subtitles.
Also on Wednesday 29, Howl and FCC Angkor present an evening celebrating and promoting books newly published in Cambodia. From 7 pm.
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 from 2 pm at The Gallerist, meet the artist: Stan will be in attendance.
On Saturday 2 pm, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong presents Memory House is a photo series by emerging Cambodian-Australian artist and film-maker Allison Chhorn. The series explore traces and shadow memories of the family plastic house the artist worked in with her Cambodian refugee parents when she was younger. Film screening 4 pm, exhibition opening 5 pm.
Ikigai Arts Center is offering a beginner class in life drawing this Sunday 3.
Sunday 3, 4 pm, Metaestetica hosts a roundtable discussion: Digital Art Prints in the Age of NFTs, chaired by Carlo Santoro, moderated by Reaksmey Yean, with a range of panelists from the local artworld. At YK Art House.
Heng Ravuth has been profiled in Cambodianess – his current exhibition Myself, My Body and My Master is at Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House.
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 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.”
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh / Tribe Art Cambodia
The work of Nak Noy. Media: Khmer Times
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.
Romchiek 5 Art Space
Battambang contemporary art studio. Rolling exhibitions.
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.
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) Cambodianess (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, 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.
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.