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The classical guitar has yet to develop a following in Cambodia. But that does not discourage Italian musician Salvatore Foderà—it is the reason he found the time to come back here.

April 21, 2014

Home is where the paint is. At least it is in a new gallery by Fani Llaurado and Dina Chhan at the FCC Mansion in Phnom Penh, which opened Thursday evening. Black and white photographs capture Cambodians’ attempts to turn abandoned public spaces—a cinema, a hotel, a cemetery—into private living spaces.

April 12, 2014

It was textiles that brought Indian traders to Southeast Asia over a millennium ago, and it was textiles that brought India and Cambodia together this week for the opening of the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem Reap City.

April 10, 2014

When Alain Gascuel produced his first atlas in 2003, it was a matter of necessity. Cambodia’s roads had been mapped in the 1980s. Then, with the country engulfed in conflicts through the 1990s, no update had been done for years.

April 6, 2014

Som Bunnarith is looking for a job. He has two university degrees, one in marketing, another in English. He speaks Thai. He is eloquent and hard working. He is also blind and disfigured, the result of an acid attack nine years ago.

April 6, 2014

The second charity auction ever held in Cambodia by the international auction house Christie’s ended Sunday with $26,260 being raised for two local arts organizations.

March 31, 2014

Aspiring filmmakers from Cambodia and Southeast Asia will see their creations on the silver screen this weekend as the Chaktomuk Festival showcases an array of short films and documentaries in five Phnom Penh venues.

March 27, 2014

What happens when a scene of everyday life gets shown through a distorting prism? This was the question that inspired “Abstractions,” a new joint exhibition by artist Chhim Sothy and photographer Arjay Stevens. The artists hoped to embark on an exploration of the nature of visual reality, and to encourage viewers to look at the physical world without preconceived ideas about colors or shapes.

March 24, 2014

For years, Leang Seckon dreamed of having a home near Angkor that would be an extension of his art. Profoundly Buddhist, he believed that this would happen when it was meant to happen. For over 10 years, he kept the idea of such a house, set among flowers and trees, in the back of his mind. He knew that the perfect piece of land would surface in time.

March 24, 2014

In Nicolas Grey’s striking installation “Horror Vacui: The Interior World” at Java Cafe, art seems to detach itself from the wall and seep into the physical world. His complex pen-and-ink drawings engulf a host of domestic objects: a bowl, a spoon, a table, a briefcase.

March 24, 2014
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