The field of contemporary art, or the “the art of today”, is still at an infant stage here.
It was a cheerful night at Meta house last Wednesday, 29th, as Leang Seckon, one of Cambodia’s Contemporary Artist put on display his solo exhibition with 7 paintings, 2 installations, 5 original songs, and his dance performance.
On Friday, Meta House honoured a legendary war photographer with an exhibition featuring some masterpieces from his collection along with a screening of a feature documentary following his first journey to Cambodia.
HISTORY buffs and photography enthusiasts can rejoice today for a special event at Meta House dedicated to highlighting the images of Southeast Asia, with the main focus on legendary war photojournalist Tim Page.
Last Thursday, the reopened Meta House held the first concert in its downstairs gallery space, with frequent performers Blues Routes – Colin Grafton on harmonica and vocals, Pavel Ramirez on guitar and Keiko Kitamura on percussion – but with a twist.
Meta House, a long term player in the transient cultural landscape of Phnom Penh, last weekend held a soft opening for its brand new location on St 178.
The much-loved Nicolaus Mesterharm is no stranger to those in the arts scene and is best known as the person behind Meta House in Phnom Penh. Nico, as he is fondly referred to, was recently awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Ouch Savy is the female protégé of chapei master Kong Nay but in Meta House, last weekend, she showed that she was not bound by tradition when she collaborated with Norwegian pianist Ingolv Haaland and bassist Torbjorn Tveit.
DJ Jasmine Li started her musical journey as a child prodigy at the age of 5. She first started playing the Pipa, a lute-like stringed instrument with over two millennia of Chinese tradition before venturing into modern electronic music.
Shanghai based electronic music artist Jasmine Li has been DJing for over a decade. Jasmine has elevated electronic music in China and remains on the forefront of Asia’s contemporary underground house and techno scene.
Luke Hunt said the idea of writing the book started when he had a major graduate project in 1989. He started the first parts of Punji Trap in 1992.
US-born artist Chris Coles is uniquely gifted. He has the innate ability to intimately capture on canvas denizens of the nightlife in go-go bars and brothels.
French street artist Alias2.0 (who also DJs as Watt’s Up) held a light-painting photography show in Meta House last week.
As a young man growing up in England, Colin Grafton yearned for warmer and more exotic surroundings, so in 1969 he packed his bags and travelled overland to Asia.
The project, spearheaded by Meta House in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth, Education and Sports (MoEYS), is a wider part of the reparations agreement undertaken by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
Students of the Modern Ethnic Design Centre showed off the fruits of their labour, with five finalists being selected to take their newly created collections to Germany.