Last night (apologies, it’s open until 23 September) at Sa Sa Art Project was a book launch and exhibition opening, Ti Prasap: The Larry Strange Cambodia Collection. “In Khmer, Ti Prasap means a place where things converge or come together, but it is more useful to think of it as a place where things transform each other in an active confluence over the course of time. It is a place where a process or a journey occurs – one that is full of varied actions and is still in development, with new possibilities continually forming. Acknowledging this course of time and journey enables us to consider the factors and forces that facilitate such transformation.”
Thursday Club – postponed from last week – returns this week (tonight!) with the eclectic music duo Geography of the Moon and live painting by guest artist Kwan at Sra’Art Studio. From 6 pm.
Next Thursday, 1 September, Bophana Center, in collaboration with the Center for Khmer Studies, presents a conference entitled King Sisowath’s Dancers featuring Dr Lucie Labbé
and Samedy Suong. English language event.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September Rong Cheang presents workshops by Leang Seckon on making collages. Khmer language event, spaces limited to 15.
Monday 5 September at Footprints Café in Siem Reap, an evening of books – Snakes, Dancers and Dangerous Lives – featuring author talks by Colin Grafton, Nicholas Coffill and Doug Gordon (for Hang Achariya).
Tuesday 6 September at Meta House is the opening of Mekong Trashures, a collection of artworks made from rubbish collected from the rivers surrounding Phnom Penh. “If you are an artist based in Phnom Penh and interested in participating don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.” 6 pm start.
The Phnom Penh Literati Society is resuming monthly meetings on Tuesday 6 September at The Box Office – an informal gathering for readings, presentations, poetry and prose. For more info contact Roberto Longo.
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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See you about…
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.
A continuously rolling collection of works by mostly Cambodian artists.
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. Until 11 September.
In Collaboration: Lars Breuer and Koem Kosocheat, “a new and ambitious installation.”
New location: #52C, St 240
Reflections, Kak Sokphirom’s photographs of Phare Ponleu Selpak circus as an art form. Until 25 September.
Abstract Escape, an exhibition by Stan. “There are vibrant colours, joyful colours and spleen colours, stripes that hide and scratches that reveal shapes, then more colours appear.”
Romchiek 5 Art Space
Battambang contemporary art studio. Rolling exhibitions.
Sa Sa Art Projects
Exhibition Ti Prasap: The Larry Strange Cambodia Collection. “In Khmer, Ti Prasap means a place where things converge or come together, but it is more useful to think of it as a place where things transform each other in an active confluence over the course of time. It is a place where a process or a journey occurs – one that is full of varied actions and is still in development, with new possibilities continually forming. Acknowledging this course of time and journey enables us to consider the factors and forces that facilitate such transformation.”
Shophouse Studio Gallery
What’s Your Gold, an exhibition by art therapist Hiratsuka Niki and Miguel Jeronimo, based around the Japanese craft of kintsugi as a process of healing after experiences of sex trafficking. 10 am – 6 pm, Monday to Sunday, until 10 September
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl. Open daily.
Painting Hope by Van Chhovorn. Until 3 September.
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.