RUFA Exhibition

RUFA Exhibition


In addition to the Visual Arts Open, the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh has a student exhibition from December 13 to 22.

This banner hangs just above an anti-Sam Rainsy Party banner, which most public higher education institutions have been displaying prominently for the last few months. To me this shows that art does not necessarily have to be political, but the world of money and politics is never that far away.

These two worlds also intersected at the recent performance by Cambodian Living Arts’ students from the Tonle Bassac community. Wrapped up in this poignant ‘farewell’ performance are concerns about land rights, traditional arts, and community cohesion. More on that to follow.

Also upcoming are some weekend performances from the students at Reyum Art school. (I will post more information if I can find the flyer.) Lots going on!

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