Kicking off on Thursday 27 is Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2022 at the French Institute. Plenty of activities at a range of venues around the city, with some exhibitions lasting until the end of November.
On Friday 28 from 5 pm, Chhan Dina Gallery presents a new exhibition by Chhan Dina.
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.
This weekend Saturday 29 and Sunday 30, at Rong Cheang, Vietnamese filmmaker and artist Nguyen Trinh Thi presents Memories, Found Materials and the Experimental Practice. “Nguyen Trinh Thi will introduce her film and media art practice, covering topics of experimentation in non-fiction filmmaking and mix-media art projects including the use of found footage, performance, and diary and essay formats. The workshop includes critique sessions where the participants can bring and discuss their works and ideas relating to keywords including film, video, moving image, documentary, sound, space, performance, landscape, history, memory, found footage, archive, indigenous, environment.” 10 am – 5 pm. In English with Khmer interpretation. Space limited to 15 people. Register here: shorturl.at/FHJOT
On Sunday 30, the very last poetry open mic will be held at Yini Teahouse, drinks from 6 pm, poetry from 7 pm.
Tuesday 1 at Meta House, an artist talk by photographer Marylise Vigneau, based in Austria and Pakistan. “Raised in a Parisian family with many skeletons in its cupboards, she developed an early taste for investigation and justice. Despite her fascination with literature, her mode of expression has become photography over time, without her knowing precisely why – maybe the mix of precision, immediacy, truth, and lies which is behind every image.”
Change of venue and dates: 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 will now be held at Meta House, opening 19 November at 5.30 pm and on display until 14 December.
The Sa Sa Art Projects contemporary art exhibition and online auction at FT Gallery/Factory Phnom Penh to raise money for their 2023 programme has received a number of write ups in the local media: Cambodianess, Phnom Penh Post, Sabay News (Khmer only) Thmey Thmey (Khmer only)
In case you missed it: Kumnooh’s special feature last week was an interview with Nicholas Coffill about his new book Photography in Cambodia: 1866 To The Present.
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.
Phnom Penh Players are now taking nominations for Chair, Treasurer, Resources, Marketing and Secretary for the 2023 committee. Fill in the nomination form here.
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.
FT Gallery/Factory Phnom Penh
Sa Sa Art Projects’ contemporary art exhibition and online auction to raise money for their 2023 programme. Media: Cambodianess, Phnom Penh Post, Sabay News (Khmer only) Thmey Thmey (Khmer only)
A continuously rolling collection of works by mostly Cambodian artists.
New location: #52C, St 240. Current exhibition is the works of Nicolas C Grey.
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 29 October is Block printing on fabric, 9 am.