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Commune councils have always been intended to govern local affairs—at least in principle. But from their very inception more than a century ago, those running the country have used them more for political purposes than to meet the needs and welfare of residents.
This is one of the inspirations behind “Deep in the Wood,” an exhibition of artworks conceived by Mr. Seyha and his fellow artist Bor Hak that opens today in Phnom Penh.
Come voting day on June 4, at least 15,000 independent observers recruited by the Committee for Free and Fair Elections (Comfrel) will be on duty at polling stations to ensure that voters feel free to cast their votes as they wish.
Visitors to the Institut Francais tonight will be met by life-size cardboard characters inspired by the 2D animations and illustrations of Phare Creative Studio, a new social enterprise that helps fund NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang City.
Karen Hartmann’s passion for art goes back to a memorable day in February 1963 when her father hauled her onto his shoulders so she could see, over the heads of thousands, a very special painting exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum in her hometown, New York City.
A rare politician, Keat Chhon retained favor with several regimes over a career spanning more than 50 years, through some of Cambodia’s most stormy times
In the introduction to his book “Photography in Southeast Asia, A Survey,” artist and researcher Zhuang Wubin cautions against valuing news photographers less than those who focus on art installations or themed exhibitions.
The theme of the exhibition is as intriguing as Cambodia itself: a land in which events of the past 50 years continue to weigh on people, even those far too young to have witnessed them.
When French-Canadian photographer Serey Siv embarked on a project two years ago to photograph ordinary life across small-town Cambodia, his goal was far from simple.
Each photograph makes a statement, showing personal solidarity with the Adhoc 5. There are 365 in all: one photo for each day the activists have spent in jail.
A blue-black cityscape of skyscrapers towering over trees; traditional wooden fishing boats bobbing on the water. The latest work from artists and students from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) manages to perfectly capture the beauty of the Phnom Penh landscape.
A new book explores the difficult task of rebuilding Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge forces fled Phnom Penh in 1979
A destitute mother and child sitting amid dark stones, a meager plate of rice in front of them; a happy worker smiling in a field of golden rice with a bright blue sky above. Two very different images of rice, but both relevant in today’s world.
A country in which inequity in nearly every aspect of life leaves little hope for those who are not a part of, or do not have access to, the ruling CPP network and its system of privilege; where the Bar Association only admits 35 to 70 lawyers a year although hundreds graduate annually; where tens of thousands of workers are stranded in Phnom Penh, unable to secure the most menial job, and have no prospects if they were to return to their provinces.
Documenta, one of Europe’s most prestigious arts events, announced on Thursday that Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang will be among 150 contemporary artists taking part in the show opening in Athens on Saturday and moving to Kassel, Germany, on June 10.
Ushering in the Khmer New Year with a splash of color, Institut Francais will turn over its grounds to circus artists on Saturday afternoon.
A man sits on stage wearing a tie, white shirt and jacket. Then, one woman in a short dress appears with another in an eccentric outfit wearing an orange wig, and takes away his clothes.
In the early 2000s, the first generation of post-war visual artists emerged from Phnom Penh’s Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA).
There is a saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. U.S. artist John Melvin is proof of that. His latest installation makes use of some of the thousands of plastic bottles discarded each day by those living and playing in Siem Reap City.
When a country goes through a devastating war, the return to peace usually involves a “baby boom” for a few years as soldiers arrive home and want to rebuild their lives and families, according to French researcher Patrick Heuveline.