This Friday 15 sees the opening of a new community art studio, Rong Chea, on St 308 in the Bassac Lane precinct. “A space for the Cambodian visual art communities to experiment and develop their practices by having free access to a shared studio. […] The space is available for one year, from July 2022 to June 2023. […] Confirmed artists and specialists who lead the workshops include BOLOHO (China), Mit Jai Inn (Thailand), Leang Seckon (Cambodia), Nha San Collective (Vietnam), Siddharta Perez (Philippines-Singapore), Sopheap Pich (Cambodia), Farid Rakun of Ruangrupa (Indonesia), Serrum (Indonesia), Jakkai Siributr (Thailand), and Zen Teh (Singapore).” From 6 pm.
Next Tuesday Meta House presents Fake Activism!, an exhibition by CIA First International School students. “Their objective was to find humour with relation to activism. This led students to work together in groups to find synthesis between idea, concept, and physical creation of 2 and 3-D works.”
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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.
Group exhibition coordinated by Chhan Dina: Art Culture Inside/Out. “Art Culture Inside/Out aims to create points of connection between established artists who already have visibility and broad representation, to create encounters, to exhibit varied and complementary styles, and to be intergenerational.”
A new exhibition of the paintings of Takakazu Yamada.
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh / Tribe Art Cambodia
The work of Nak Noy. Media: Khmer Times
Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl. Open daily.
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 16, 9 am: self-portrait in acrylic.