Saturday, September 19, 2020

Douglas Latchford’s death reignites unresolved controversy over alleged smuggling of Cambodian antiquities

News of the death of dealer and expert in South East Asian art raises strong reactions and unanswered questions.

The tragic real-life story of the Killing Fields

"Hell on Earth." That's how the Chicago-based Cambodian sculptor Narath Tan described his home region, Pursat, to Bruce Sharp.

Cambodian Artists, Art Groups Are Facing Their Own Virus Crisis

Nov Sreyleak’s daily routine flowed as smoothly as her acrobatic movements. She would study English in the morning, after which she would work part-time at Siem Reap’s Phare Cambodian Circus.

‘He was one of a kind’: Burning Man’s beloved, blue-haired photographer — lost to...

In the middle of the night in April 1975, 5-year-old Kim Hong Pin prepared to leave his home in the Northwestern city of Battambang in Cambodia.

Ravenswood mural memorializes Cambodia’s Killing Fields

Under Pol Pot’s rule during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, more than 25 percent of the southeast Asian country’s population died from starvation and executions.
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Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art (video)

Whispered insults, social isolation, and lost opportunities -- Morn Chear is channelling the stigma he has endured since he lost both his hands a decade ago into artwork that highlights the hardships of Cambodia's disabled.

2 historic Khmer statues returned to Cambodia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and Cambodia Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, returned two Khmer statues to Cambodia during a repatriation ceremony at the National Museum of Cambodia April 3.

“What Are You?”: On Mixed-Race Identity and ‘The Buddhist Bug’

Yet, my same racial mutability also poses a threat: “How can you identify a ‘them’ if it can pass for an ‘us’?”

Jim Sanborn’s exhibition ‘Looted?’ explores authenticity and forged antiquity through Cambodian artwork

Jim Sanborn is a sculptor with a keen interest in science, art and forcing people to think. His exhibition “Looted?” is currently on display in the Williams Center for the Arts.

Russell Thomas Uses Art to Build into People’s Lives

Art takes many forms and enriches lives around the world.

Ancient Cambodian ceramics part of World Anthropology Day celebration

Under an agreement with the Cambodian government, dozens of ancient ceramic pieces were brought from Cambodia to Hawaiʻi with the understanding that they will be repatriated.

Cambodian painter Pen Robit offers snapshots of reality through his colourful art

If he didn’t become an artist, he would probably be a drug addict. Cambodian artist Pen Robit says this quietly, seriously.

Archeologists find ancient lion statue at Cambodia’s temple complex

Archeologists have unearthed a large ancient lion statue during an excavation at an ancient pond's jetty in the Banteay Chhmar temple's complex in northwest Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province, a culture official said on Tuesday.

Artist lured to Cambodia’s culture

Many commuters have a rough time with the daily asphalt grind to San Francisco.

Safeguarding a saga

Meet some of those working to ensure that Asia's splendid cultural history is not lost.

Chinese artists perform in Cambodia to celebrate upcoming Spring Festival

A troupe of artists from northwest China's Gansu province performed traditional Chinese dance, music, and martial arts here Tuesday evening to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan. 25.

Shades of Cambodia

An exhibition that displays the essence of Cambodia through the eyes of 10 of its artists.

Exhibition in honour of late princess

SRA’ Art Gallery is holding its new exhibition, Apsaras and Legends of Cambodia, in honour of the late Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, a staunch promoter of Khmer Arts who helped revive the traditional Apsara dance and the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.

Art performance in An Giang promotes Cambodian culture

An art performance programme was organised in Long Xuyen city in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on November 21 as part of the Cambodia Culture Week 2019 in Vietnam.

Can Tho exhibition spotlights Cambodian culture

An exhibition featuring Cambodian culture kicked off in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 19 as part of the Cambodia Culture Week 2019 in Vietnam.

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[Photos] The cyclos, street food and shophouses of 1950s Phnom Penh

This collection of archive images depicts Phnom Penh in April 1953, offering an insight into Cambodia on the brink of independence, a country yet to be touched by the heady development of the 60s or the tragedy of the 70s.