Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 February, 2019

Greetings,

Wednesday 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

On Thursday 21 Meta House is hosting a night of poetry, Bluebird, with a long list of readers and an open mic as well. 8 pm start.
More info

Saturday 23 at Cloud, Feminist Voices Phnom Penh hosts a spoken word open mic on the topic everyday sexism. All forms of spoken word are encouraged. From 7.45 pm.
More info

Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at the Institute of Foreign Languages (Russian Blvd), presented by Cambodian Living Arts, a performance by Harpeth Rising, a chamberfolk trio from Cincinnati, Ohio. “Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.”   In performance with Sam Rocker, Chamroeun Sophea and Chheng Heang. On Sunday they play Epic Arts in Kampot, and on the following Tuesday at the University of South-East Asia in Siem Reap.
More info

Monday 25 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh.
More info

Thursday 21, 8 pm at Meta House, a night of poetry, Bluebird.
More info

Saturday 23, 7.45 pm at Cloud, Feminist Voices Phnom Penh hosts a spoken word open mic on the topic everyday sexism.
More info

Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at the Institute of Foreign Languages (Russian Blvd), a performance by Harpeth Rising, a chamberfolk trio from Cincinnati, Ohio.
More info

Monday 25, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others



Exhibitions:

At Meta House, Digital Apsara, an exhibition of works by Italian Siem Reap-based digital artist Claudio Fiori, “a collection of figurative and esoteric digital works, inspired by his dreams, thoughts, moods and sentiments, as well as Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.”
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptually loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

 

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 February, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Digital Apsara, an exhibition of works by Italian Siem Reap-based digital artist Claudio Fiori, “a collection of figurative and esoteric digital works, inspired by his dreams, thoughts, moods and sentiments, as well as Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.”
More info

Thursday 14 to Saturday 16, 3 days of dance at the French Institute, featuring performances by Nam Narim, New Cambodian Artists, Hun Pen and Belle. 7 pm each night.
More info

Friday 15 at Sa Sa Art Projects an artists talk by artist Thai artist Anurak Tanyapalit, in English with Khmer translation. “He investigates different media: painting, installation, site-specific, public art space, photography, and maps. Anurak is interested in expressing his own abstractions. This has led to experimental works that question different tangible objects.“   From 6 pm.
More info

Also on Friday 15, 6 pm at Bophana Center, Sunflower Special, the presentation of five short films produced in 2018 by young Cambodian directors with the Sunflower Film Alliance.
More info

On Saturday 16, N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 5 pm.
More info

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 at Chinese House, the Phnom Penh Players’ annual performances of The Vagina Monologues.  The Saturday performance is part of the inaugural Phnom Fem Fest, a celebration of feminist arts of all strains, including paintings, photography, music, dance and spoken word. Noon to midnight.
More info

Saturday 16 from 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, the opening of Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

Monday 18 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon:

 

see you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Digital Apsara, an exhibition of works by Italian Siem Reap-based digital artist Claudio Fiori.
More info

Thursday 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16, 7 pm, at the French Institute, 3 days of dance featuring performances by Nam Narim, New Cambodian Artists, Hun Pen and Belle.
More info

Friday 15, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects an artists talk by artist Thai artist Anurak Tanyapalit, in English with Khmer translation.
More info

Friday 15, 6 pm at Bophana Center, Sunflower Special, the presentation of five short films produced in 2018 by the Sunflower Film Alliance.
More info

Saturday 16, 1 pm at N o w h e r e Gallery, a workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential.
More info

Friday 15 at 7 pm, Saturday 16 at 5 pm and Sunday 17 at 7 pm, Chinese House, the Phnom Penh Players’ annual performances of The Vagina Monologues.

Saturday 16, noon to midnight at Chinese House, the inaugural Phnom Fem Fest, a celebration of feminist arts of all strains, including paintings, photography, music, dance and spoken word.
More info

Saturday 16, 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, the opening of Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

Monday 18 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

At Martin Jacquemin Photography (St 118), the opening of Scenes/Unseen, an exhibition of photographs. “Scenes/Unseen takes the viewer on a journey to the remote peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia. Home to 68 active volcanoes, over 10 percent of the total found on land anywhere on Earth, the region is part of the “Ring of Fire”, a string of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
More info

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptually loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 February, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 5, 7.30 pm in Siem Reap, dance troupe New Cambodian Artists presents a special performance by three dancers and two cellists.
More info

On Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist talk by Pen Robit as part of his current exhibition, Thread.   In Khmer with English interpretation. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”
More info

This weekend the Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for their upcoming production The Great Theater of the World, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, 1 – 4.50 pm at 3 Mangos Guesthouse.
More info

Saturday 9, 2 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

Sunday 10 at 7 pm at Meta House, German historian and author Jochen Voit presents his dramatic and touching graphic novel, Nieder mit Hitler, about an older East-German arrested by communist state security recollecting his life under Nazi rule. A short film introduces you to the protagonist of the story.
More info

Also Sunday 10, 8 pm at Raffles Le Royale, a concert by pianist Ken Lim featuring works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
More info

Monday 11 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon:

  • 3 days of dance at the French Institute, Feburary 14-16
  • Phnom Fem Fest at Chinese House, February 16, around the Phnom Penh Players’ annual performance of The Vagina Monologues.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 5, 7.30 pm in Siem Reap, New Cambodian Artists presents a special performance with two cellists.
More info

Thursday 7, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist talk by Pen Robit as part of his current exhibition, Thread.
More info

Saturday 9, 1 – 4.30 pm, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ upcoming production The Great Theater of the World.
More info

Saturday 9, 2 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh.
More info

Sunday 10, 1 – 4.30 pm, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ upcoming production The Great Theater of the World.
More info

Sunday 10, 7 pm at Meta House, German historian and author Jochen Voit presents his dramatic and touching graphic novel, Nieder mit Hitler.
More info

Sunday 10, 8 pm at Raffles Le Royale, a concert by pianist Ken Lim.
More info

Monday 11, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni. BYO materials.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

At Martin Jacquemin Photography (St 118), the opening of Scenes/Unseen, an exhibition of photographs. “Scenes/Unseen takes the viewer on a journey to the remote peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia. Home to 68 active volcanoes, over 10 percent of the total found on land anywhere on Earth, the region is part of the “Ring of Fire”, a string of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
More info

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

At Bong The Gallery, I don’t belong here, the first solo exhibition of artists’ collective Homeless, with photographs by Shanghai Chang, the paintings by KWN23 and the artworks of Sin Many.
More info

At Meta House, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Pol Pot regime, a photo series,What has happened here by photographer Choun Sopheap, made up of portraits of Cambodian teenagers holding placards with their questions and thoughts written on it.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptally loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 January, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 29 at Meta House, the opening of Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.” From 6 pm.
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

On Thursday 31, 7 pm at Martin Jacquemin Photography (St 118), the opening of Scenes/Unseen, an exhibition of photographs. “Scenes/Unseen takes the viewer on a journey to the remote peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia. Home to 68 active volcanoes, over 10 percent of the total found on land anywhere on Earth, the region is part of the “Ring of Fire”, a string of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects on Friday 1 at 6 pm, the opening of Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

Also on Friday 1, 8 pm at Cloud, a performance by multi-media cross-genre Chinese duo Guiguisuisui featuring songs, theatre, live painting and live animation, encouraging audience involvement. “Guiguisuisui blends electronic and live sounds to create the backdrop for interactive theatre performances which feature a cast of characters from an imagined future and past.”  For Kampot audiences they will play Karma Traders tonight, Tuesday 29. A brief interview will appear in the Khmer Times weekend edition this Friday.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Monday 4, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink & Draw with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. $3.
More into

Coming soon:

see you about….

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 29, 6pm at Meta House, the opening of Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois.
More info

Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance.
More info

On Thursday 31, 7 pm at Martin Jacquemin Photography (St 118), the opening of Scenes/Unseen, an exhibition of photographs of the remote peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia.
More info

Friday 1, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction.”
More info

Friday 1, 8 pm at Cloud, a performance by multi-media cross-genre Chinese duo Guiguisuisui featuring songs, theatre, live painting and live animation, encouraging audience involvement.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance.
More info

Monday 4, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink & Draw: a live model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing….


At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
More info

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

At Bong The Gallery, I don’t belong here, the first solo exhibition of artists’ collective Homeless, with photographs by Shanghai Chang, the paintings by KWN23 and the artworks of Sin Many.
More info

At Meta House, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Pol Pot regime, a photo series,What has happened here by photographer Choun Sopheap, made up of portraits of Cambodian teenagers holding placards with their questions and thoughts written on it.
More info

At the French Institute, Identities, a photographic exhibition curated by Sovan Philong – an investigation of the art of portraiture, featuring Svay Ken, Mak Remissa, Leang Seckon, Em Riem, Chov Teanly, Pha Lina, Kim Hak, Neak Sophal, Ti Tit, Soun Sayon, Nov Cheanick, Virgilio Viétez Bertola, Khun Vannak, Dareth Rosaline, Isabel Muñoz, Kong Vollak, Mang Sarith, Lim Sokchanlina, Benoît Fournier, Michael Ackerman, Felix Devisuzanne, Pierre Dmitrienko, R_M and more.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptally loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 January, 2019

Greetings,

On Thursday 17, Phnom Penh poet Scott Bywater launches his latest volume of poetry, upon waking, in the garden at LF Social Club (St 308), with readings and signings, from 7.30 pm. The evening will include some performance of poems in collaboration with visiting double bass player Dan Davies.
More info

On Saturday 19, from 6 pm, the reopening party for Bong The Gallery, I don’t belong here, the first solo exhibition of artists’ collective Homeless, with photographs by Shanghai Chang, the paintings by KWN23 and the artworks of Sin Many.
More info

At Meta House on Saturday 19, from 7 pm, a classical concert featuring American musicians Alex Biniaz-Harris and Ambrose Soehn, who will perform their four-hand piano composition with renowned musicians Hong Samley (founding member of Baksey Cham Krong, featured in John Pirozzi’s Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten), So Savoeun, and Sinn Sethakol, grandson of Sinn Sisamouth. The performance will also feature traditional Khmer music and classic Cambodian rock & roll.
More info

Also at Meta House on Saturday 19, from 7 pm, a projection of work from workshops during the 14th annual Angkor Photo Festival, Southeast Asia’s longest-running photo festival. “At the core of it is a free workshop for emerging Asian photographic talents, focused on nurturing each individual’s unique vision and approach to the medium of photography. […] The 14th Edition involved 30 participants from 12 Asian countries.”
More info

At Cloud on Saturday 19, the regular feminist spoken word night will carry the theme Angry Feminist.
More info

On Sunday 20, we note with sadness what will be the last performance by long running dance company Amrita Performing Arts, at the Department of Performing Arts, 6.30 pm. Tickets available at the Amrita office or at the door.
More info

Coming soon:

  • At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha, January 22.
  • The monthly A Nook for Rhyme Crooks spoken word event at Cloud, January 24

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…



Thursday 17, 7.30 pm, Phnom Penh poet Scott Bywater launches his latest volume of poetry, upon waking, in the garden at LF Social Club (St 308), with readings and signings, from 7.30 pm.
More info

Saturday 19, 6 pm, the reopening party for Bong The Gallery, I don’t belong here, the first solo exhibition of artists’ collective Homeless, with photographs by Shanghai Chang, the paintings by KWN23 and the artworks of Sin Many.
More info

Saturday 19, 7 pm at Meta House a classical and rock’n’roll concert featuring American musicians Alex Biniaz-Harris and Ambrose Soehn alongside Hong Samley, So Savoeun, and Sinn Sethakol.
More info

Saturday 19, 7 pm at Meta House, a projection of work from workshops during the 14th annual Angkor Photo Festival, Southeast Asia’s longest-running photo festival.
More info

Saturday 19, 7.45 pm at Cloud, the regular feminist spoken word night will carry the theme Angry Feminist.
More info

Sunday 20, 6.30 pm, the last performance by long running dance company Amrita Performing Arts, at the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets available at the Amrita office or at the door.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Pol Pot regime, a photo series,What has happened here by photographer Choun Sopheap, made up of portraits of Cambodian teenagers holding placards with their questions and thoughts written on it.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Co : Contemporary and Documentary Photography Class Graduate Exhibition featuring work by nine graduates from the six month programme: Chantha Dararith, Kak Sokphirom, Ky Phiseth, Mam Chanraksmey, Mech Choulay, Mech Sereyrath, Pan Vongvichet, Pay Bunarath and You Bunchan. “The nine participants come from diverse educational backgrounds and professional fields, and they produce new works exploring diverse approaches to photography as a medium. Their works consider a range of topics including self-exploration concerning with people with disability, behavioral change caused by technology, definition toward individual gratitude, suburban settlement, reestablished railway, memories attached to notion of home, and Phnom Penh architecture.”   Until January 24.
More info

At the French Institute, Identities, a photographic exhibition curated by Sovan Philong – an investigation of the art of portraiture, featuring Svay Ken, Mak Remissa, Leang Seckon, Em Riem, Chov Teanly, Pha Lina, Kim Hak, Neak Sophal, Ti Tit, Soun Sayon, Nov Cheanick, Virgilio Viétez Bertola, Khun Vannak, Dareth Rosaline, Isabel Muñoz, Kong Vollak, Mang Sarith, Lim Sokchanlina, Benoît Fournier, Michael Ackerman, Felix Devisuzanne, Pierre Dmitrienko, R_M and more. From 6.30 pm.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptually loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At Meta House a photographic exhibition, Contemporary Breath, by Mech Sereyrath, a senior student at the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. “Her work deals with air pollution in Cambodia, from the burning of fuels such as petroleum, diesel and coal in the transport, household, industrial and energy sectors to smoking cigarettes at home. Air pollution is killing millions of people around the world every year, with nine out of 10 people breathing air containing high levels of pollutants.” From 8 pm environmental films by Cambodian students will be screened.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 January, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 8, from 6 pm at Meta House, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Pol Pot regime, the opening of a photo series,What has happened here by photographer Choun Sopheap, made up of portraits of Cambodian teenagers holding placards with their questions and thoughts written on it.
More info

On Wednesday 9, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Co : Contemporary and Documentary Photography Class Graduate Exhibition featuring work by nine graduates from the six month programme: Chantha Dararith, Kak Sokphirom, Ky Phiseth, Mam Chanraksmey, Mech Choulay, Mech Sereyrath, Pan Vongvichet, Pay Bunarath and You Bunchan. “The nine participants come from diverse educational backgrounds and professional fields, and they produce new works exploring diverse approaches to photography as a medium. Their works consider a range of topics including self-exploration concerning with people with disability, behavioral change caused by technology, definition toward individual gratitude, suburban settlement, reestablished railway, memories attached to notion of home, and Phnom Penh architecture.”   Until January 24.
More info

On Thursday 10 at the French Institute, Identities, a photographic exhibition curated by Sovan Philong – an investigation of the art of portraiture, featuring Svay Ken, Mak Remissa, Leang Seckon, Em Riem, Chov Teanly, Pha Lina, Kim Hak, Neak Sophal, Ti Tit, Soun Sayon, Nov Cheanick, Virgilio Viétez Bertola, Khun Vannak, Dareth Rosaline, Isabel Muñoz, Kong Vollak, Mang Sarith, Lim Sokchanlina, Benoît Fournier, Michael Ackerman, Felix Devisuzanne, Pierre Dmitrienko, R_M and more. From 6.30 pm.
More info

On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13, Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for their upcoming children’s production The Orphan Train at Bambujaya Learning Community (#15 Street 9, between St 294 and 308), 9 am – 12.30 pm both days.
More info

Saturday 12 at Cloud, a puppet construction workshop with Marika Els: how to construct a movable mouth rod puppet & play. Bookings essential, $20 including drinks and materials. 2 – 5 pm.
More info

Also Saturday 12, 6.30 pm at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, the opening of a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptally loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

Coming soon:

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 8, 6 pm at Meta House, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Pol Pot regime, the opening of a photo series,What has happened here by photographer Choun Sopheap.
More info

Wednesday 9, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Co : Contemporary and Documentary Photography Class Graduate Exhibition featuring work by nine graduates from the six month programme.
More info

Thursday 10, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, Identities, a photographic exhibition curated by Sovan Philong – an investigation of the art of portraiture.
More info

Saturday 12, 9 am – 12.30 am, Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for their upcoming children’s production The Orphan Train.
More info

Saturday 12, 2 pm at Cloud, a puppet construction workshop with Marika Els: how to construct a movable mouth rod puppet & play. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 12, 6.30 pm at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, the opening of a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng.
More info

Sunday 13, 9 am – 12.30 am, Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for their upcoming children’s production The Orphan Train.
More info


Ongoing….


 

At Meta House a photographic exhibition, Contemporary Breath, by Mech Sereyrath, a senior student at the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. “Her work deals with air pollution in Cambodia, from the burning of fuels such as petroleum, diesel and coal in the transport, household, industrial and energy sectors to smoking cigarettes at home. Air pollution is killing millions of people around the world every year, with nine out of 10 people breathing air containing high levels of pollutants.”
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 1 January, 2019

Greetings,

Thursday 3, 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a special dance performance, Ponleu
by Yon Davy, Kem Sopheak and Voung Sokpheng, as a closing for the exhibition Immerse: Contemporary Art Class Graduate Exhibition, that features works by Chhun KimlyKhiev KanelKong DaraKong SidenLok ChanmakaraMok SomboPrak Dalin(Kwan) So Sothsovankong and Sou Sophy.  Note performance is 15 minutes only.
More info

Thursday 3 at Cloud, the closing night of And then I lost my mind, an exhibition of paintings by Marika Els, , including “a performance piece of sorts” “Sometimes the process of creation is even more important than the product you end up with. Art can survive life and live beyond the artist’s lifespan but sometimes the death of a piece can encourage growth.” From 7 pm.
More info

Coming soon:

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 3, 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a special dance performance, Ponleu
by Yon Davy, Kem Sopheak and Voung Sokpheng, as a closing for the exhibition Immerse: Contemporary Art Class Graduate Exhibition.
More info

Thursday 3, 7 pm at Cloud, the closing night of And then I lost my mind, an exhibition of paintings by Marika Els.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House a photographic exhibition, Contemporary Breath, by Mech Sereyrath, a senior student at the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. “Her work deals with air pollution in Cambodia, from the burning of fuels such as petroleum, diesel and coal in the transport, household, industrial and energy sectors to smoking cigarettes at home. Air pollution is killing millions of people around the world every year, with nine out of 10 people breathing air containing high levels of pollutants.” From 8 pm environmental films by Cambodian students will be screened.
More info

At Cloud a new exhibition by South African painter Marika Els, And then I lost my mind. “Her paintings and work are a synthesis of expressionism, surrealism, and whatever else she feels like experimenting with, at any given moment. She enjoys challenging herself artistically in order to find new ways to escape and express her reality. When she can’t use words, she paints.”
More info

Stories of Reality
, a photographic exhibition by Caroline Chevalier and le Studio Images, at the French Institute.   “Caroline Chevalier transforms reality into movie sets telling enigmatic stories. A theater in which reality takes on many forms, this exhibition, created in collaboration with the students of Le Studio Images, will take the wanderer into a world of dreams and mystery. The exhibit will also showcase a sound creation by David Laurent, founder of Ateliers de L’Image et du Son in Marseilles, France.”
More info

At Meta House, a multimedia, multi-artist exhibition, Plastic Kingdom, curated by Portuguese photographer Miguel Jeronimo, featuring works by a large selection of Cambodian and international artists on the issue of the impact of plastic on the environment.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Wake up, think of love, Open Studio Kampot’s debut exhibition at Artillery (St 240 ½), showcasing new work in a variety of mediums from emerging Khmer artists in Kampot as well as a selection of works in cut paper by Lauren Iida, originally from Seattle, Washington.
More info

At Java Creative Cafe, Independence Monument, the opening of 81472: Sacred ink lotus art by Battambang-based artist and Australian-native Morrison Polkinghhorne. “Morrison’s unique ink made from lotus is in many ways as remarkable, and unexpected, as the final art. Morrison creates this from charred lotus petals distilled with Battambang rainwater.”  Until January 6.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerising monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info