Kumnooh has a special feature this week, an interview with Nicholas Coffill about his new book Photography in Cambodia: 1866 To The Present.
Thursday 20, at FT Gallery/Factory Phnom Penh is a Sa Sa Art Projects contemporary art exhibition and auction to raise money for the their 2023 programme. Media: Sabay News (Khmer only). From 6 pm.
Also on Thursday 20 at The Gallerist, the opening of Bloom, an exhibition by Singaporean artist Isabelle Ri, who “runs an oil paint based drawing and installation practice, her works respond to aesthetic traditions and techniques. Throughout her life, she has always been fascinated by images and how the world is represented through the eyes of others.” From 6 pm – be quick, the show only runs until Saturday evening.
Friday 21 through to Sunday 23 this weekend the 5th Khmer Literature Festival is being held in Pursat.
This weekend Rong Cheang is hosting art handling workshops by Indonesian arts collective Serrum. Saturday 22, 1-5pm and Sunday 23 from 10 am to 5 pm. In English with Khmer translation. Limited to 15 people – register here: shorturl.at/bguQ6
Opening on Saturday 22 is ID-Entities, a mixed media art exhibition with artist talks, featuring Vutha Tor, Erick Gonzalez, Robit Pen,Vannak Khun, Tyta Buth and Carlo Santoro presented by Metaestica Lab at Royal Train Square.
Also on Saturday 23, Meta House presents a South East Asian Short Film Festival. From 8.45 pm.
NyArt Studio is holding an open house on Sunday 23 featuring work by Ny Vannak and photography by Steve Porte. 12 noon – 4 pm.
On 30 October Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong presents By A Thread, a collaboration between Jean-Baptiste Phou and Sao Sreymao, an exhibition of film, photography, installation and performance that “emphatically explores communication and grief”. Exhibition opening and film screening at 4 pm, then daily film screenings at 6 pm until 27 November. An additional artist talk will be held on 19 November before a closing performance on 27 November. A participatory digital installation will also allow people to share their own stories.
Cambodianess has published a Michelle Vachon article about Sampot Sor (White Skirt), the current exhibition by Sao Sreymao at Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House.
Ikigai Arts Center will close on 30 November, after the closure of the shop on 15 November. The ongoing Cycle of Screenings will continue as planned.
Angkor Photo Festival to be held in January 2023 is now open for applications. More info
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
Apsara Angkor Art Gallery (Siem Reap)
An exhibition of the work of Phnom Penh artist Nyart.
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. New opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 3.30 pm.
A continuously rolling collection of works by mostly Cambodian artists.
Opening this week is Bloom, an exhibition by Singaporean artist Isabelle Ri, who “runs an oil paint based drawing and installation practice, her works respond to aesthetic traditions and techniques. Throughout her life, she has always been fascinated by images and how the world is represented through the eyes of others.”
An exhibition to accompany Photography in Cambodia, 1866 To The Present, a photographic collection compiled by Nicholas Coffill. Runs until 13 November. Media: Kumnooh
Abstract Escape, by Stan. “There are vibrant colors, joyful colors and spleen colors, stripes that hide and scratches that reveal shapes, then more colors appear.” Until 21 October.
Romchiek 5 Art Space
Battambang contemporary art studio. Rolling exhibitions.
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
Sampot Sor (White Skirt), a new exhibition by Sao Sreymao. Media: Cambodianess
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl. Open daily.
Photographic exhibition Contemplation by Aurelie Fischer. Until 25 October.
Regular events, classes, sessions:
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
Ikigai Arts Center is offering life drawing sessions on Sundays
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 8 October is Self-portrait Acrylic Painting, 9 am.