The portrait king: Cambodian artist draws praise from Beyonce’s mother

Publication date 15 July 2019 | 11:25 | ICT

A recent portrait of Beyonce from a promotional poster for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King by Cambodian artist Bennie has received high praise – no less than from the global superstar’s own mother.



  • Photo exhibition celebrating Kingdom’s historical buildings

    Publication date 08 July 2019 | 11:49 | ICT

    If historical buildings pique your interest but you don’t have time to explore the length and breadth of Cambodia, a photo exhibition set to be held in Phnom Penh will offer the chance to see a collection of photos featuring the cou

  • Celebrating Asean cinema: Thirty films vie for top prize

    Publication date 03 July 2019 | 11:34 | ICT

    Thirty films from Southeast Asia as well as China, South Korea and Japan are all set to celebrate Asean Cultural Year at the 5th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday at Paragon Cineplex and SF World Cinema.

  • Tutankhamun sculpture’s auction in London sparks Egyptian outcry

    Publication date 02 July 2019 | 13:53 | ICT

    A 3,000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun – the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut – goes under the hammer this week in London despite an outcry from Cairo.

  • Watercolour paintings portray journey from kickboxer to artist

    Publication date 01 July 2019 | 11:22 | ICT

    An unlikely journey to become an artist has been portrayed by a former kickboxer and tuk-tuk driver in a series of 20 watercolour paintings that make up his first solo exhibition Dreamscapes, set to open this week.

  • The brothers putting modern twist on traditional Ting Mong

    Publication date 24 June 2019 | 09:33 | ICT

    As the sun rises, a family in Kandal province are already busy making large puppets named Ting Mong in their workshop on the ground floor of their wooden house.

  • Boundary breaking designer striving to promote local fashion, products

    Publication date 17 June 2019 | 10:50 | ICT

    Menh Chanvanda’s hobby of making outfits and headpieces from natural materials has made her famous, with her work featured on Asia’s Next Top Model’s Facebook page and Vietnamese news outlets.

  • Feeling blessed

    Publication date 10 June 2019 | 15:42 | ICT

    Residents paint their bodies and faces at a parade in Prek Pnov district on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Friday.

  • Social responsibility, environmentalism with Cambodian artist Chan Sophorn

    Publication date 10 June 2019 | 10:57 | ICT

    A collection of more than 30 paintings and three wooden sculptures produced over the course of a decade by Chan Sophorn is finally on display for all to enjoy after years in hiding, with the artist aiming to raise awareness of the i

  • After generations, the family behind lacquer masks fear possible demise

    Publication date 03 June 2019 | 11:30 | ICT

    Since Lakhon Khol Wat Svay Andet was enlisted on Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding at a ceremony in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis last November, interest in this traditional masked dr

  • Classical Khmer dance being given a makeover to appeal to the young

    Publication date 27 May 2019 | 11:12 | ICT

    Named after Cambodia’s national flower and inspired by traditional Khmer dance, the new contemporary dance known as romdoul premiered at the 6th Khmer Cultural Festival in April, receiving rapturous applause for its creativity and l