Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 12 June 2018

Greetings,

On Friday 15, from 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Going all city!, a contemporary street art exhibition collaboration from two Phnom Penh Resident artists Venk and Macmillan. Accompanying will be a screening of the international graffiti and street art documentary BOMB IT!.
More info

Saturday 16, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self-Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   9 am – 1 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…


Friday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Going all city!, a contemporary street art exhibition collaboration.
More info

Saturday 16, 9 am, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self-Portrait Acrylic on Canvas.
More info

 


Ongoing….


At The Plantation, The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh. Until 18 July.
More info

At Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi, including photographs, drawings and sketches.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), a photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, inspired by the history of the White Building in Phnom Penh.   On 23 June there will be a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk moderated by Meta Moeng, Creative Producer of Creative Generation.
More info

At the French Institute, New Works by Thang Sothea.   “Thang Sothea reveals through a careful set up made from traditional materials – such as hemp, wood, stones and palm leaves – forms that bring us back to a child’s imagination (kites, garlands, abacus), in which the relationship between volume and space is explored, highlighting Sothea’s first interest and field of study: architecture.  Until July 12.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Humans of Cambodia, a project inspired by Humans of New York, a photoblog and book by Brandon Stanton that collects stories of New Yorkers and others from all over the world. The photographs and stories in this exhibit were captured by six Liger Leadership Academy students, ages 11 to 13, in Phnom Penh.
More info

Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
More info

At Java Independence, Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
More info

In the garden of the French Institute, Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
More info

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

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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

SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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

 

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 June, 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 6, from 6.30 pm at The Plantation, the opening of The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh. “The series of artworks is based on abstract paintings by Flori Green, each one installed in various parts of Phnom Penh by Miguel Jeronimo, then drawn over again after being printed.” Until 18 July.
More info

Friday 8, from 6 pm at Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi, including photographs, drawings and sketches.
More info

On Saturday 9, from 6.30 pm, at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), the opening of a photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, inspired by the history of the White Building in Phnom Penh.   “Through the visual device of staircases, this series of images will bring you back to the moment when the community was preparing to move out in July 2017 in advance of the demolition of the entire building complex.” Additionally, on 23 June there will be a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk moderated by Meta Moeng, Creative Producer of Creative Generation.
More info

Also on Saturday 9, at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a dance performance choreographed by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy), a repeat of the recent Ballet Preljocaj work. $10/ $5.
More info

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…


Wednesday 6, from 6.30 pm at The Plantation, the opening of The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh.
More info

Friday 8, from 6 pm at Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi.
More info

On Saturday 9, from 6.30 pm, at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), the opening of a photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, inspired by the history of the White Building in Phnom Penh.
More info

Saturday 9, at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a dance performance choreographed by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy).
More info


Ongoing….


At the French Institute, New Works by Thang Sothea.   “Thang Sothea reveals through a careful set up made from traditional materials – such as hemp, wood, stones and palm leaves – forms that bring us back to a child’s imagination (kites, garlands, abacus), in which the relationship between volume and space is explored, highlighting Sothea’s first interest and field of study: architecture.  Until July 12.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Humans of Cambodia, a project inspired by Humans of New York, a photoblog and book by Brandon Stanton that collects stories of New Yorkers and others from all over the world. The photographs and stories in this exhibit were captured by six Liger Leadership Academy students, ages 11 to 13, in Phnom Penh.
More info

Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Work-In-Progess, by French photographer Marion Napolitano, documenting Phnom Penh’s changing cityscape, “a testimony of the perpetual changes of modern South-East-Asia.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
More info

At Java Independence, Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
More info

In the garden of the French Institute, Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
More info

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

At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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

SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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 May, 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 30, at 6 pm, Artist talk by photographer and performance artist Khun Vannak at Sa Sa Art Projects. In Khmer with English interpretation.
More info

Also on Wednesday 30, from 8 pm at Cloud, A nook for rhyme crooks this month features poet Yeng Chheangly. Writers and readers of all kinds are invited to contribute.
More info

Opening Thursday 31 at the French Institute, New Works by Thang Sothea.   “Thang Sothea reveals through a careful set up made from traditional materials – such as hemp, wood, stones and palm leaves – forms that bring us back to a child’s imagination (kites, garlands, abacus), in which the relationship between volume and space is explored, highlighting Sothea’s first interest and field of study: architecture.  From 6.30 pm, runs until July 12.
More info

This weekend the Phnom Penh Players bring to the stage I am a Camera, a 1951 Broadway play by John Van Druten adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, re-adapted for Phnom Penh. Thursday 31 – Saturday 2 at 7.30 pm, then Sunday 3 at 2.30 pm, at St 63 Bassak Restaurant (St 308).  A performance follows on 9 June in Siem Reap.
More info

On Sunday 3, a charity concert at Sofitel by Musica Felice, featuring choral works by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Karl Jenkins, as well as new arrangements of well known pieces using traditional Khmer instruments.  6 pm to 8 pm.
More info

Coming soon:

  • The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh featuring visual artists Flori Green, Miguel Jerónimo and Eric Gu at The Plantation, opening June 6.

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…


Wednesday 30, at 6 pm, artist talk by photographer and performance artist Khun Vannak at Sa Sa Art Projects.
More info

Wednesday 30, 8 pm at Cloud, A nook for rhyme crooks this month features poet Yeng Chheangly. More info

Thursday 31, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, New Works by Thang Sothea.
More info

Thursday 31 – Saturday 2 at 7.30 pm, then Sunday 3 at 2.30 pm, at St 63 Bassak Restaurant (St 308), I am a Camera, presented by the Phnom Penh Players.
More info

Sunday 3, 6 pm, a charity concert at Sofitel by Musica Felice.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, an exhibition, Humans of Cambodia, a project inspired by Humans of New York, a photoblog and book by Brandon Stanton that collects stories of New Yorkers and others from all over the world. The photographs and stories in this exhibit were captured by six Liger Leadership Academy students, ages 11 to 13, in Phnom Penh.
More info

Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Work-In-Progess, by French photographer Marion Napolitano, documenting Phnom Penh’s changing cityscape, “a testimony of the perpetual changes of modern South-East-Asia.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
More info

At Java Independence, Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
More info

In the garden of the French Institute, Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
More info

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

At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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

SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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 May, 2018

Greetings,

Friday 18 through to Sunday 20, the Phnom Penh Players are auditioning for their September production Animal Farm at 3Mangos Guesthouse.   Ages 13+.
More info

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, the Azahar Foundation Center for Peace, Yoga and Arts present Sister, a photographic and video exhibition, “portraying young Khmer women who are bending old gender patterns, and shaping new opportunities for their fellow sisters in Cambodia.” Both days 10 am to 8 pm.
More info

On Saturday 19, the opening of the Counterspace Theatre at Java Creative Café Toul Tom Poung (Street 468 near the corner of Street 163), “a new addition to the Phnom Penh performing arts scene that plans to present a regular program of dance, music, poetry, film, talks and more.” The evening will include a programme of dance and performance by the resident dance company NATYARASA, choreographed by Prumsodun Ok. Entry is free but you must reserve your seat at https://www.last2ticket.com/en/events/863/
More info

Sunday 20 at Meta House, from 5 pm, the Concord Ensemble present a chamber concert of Massenet, Brahms, Mozart and Dvorak featuring Nathan Harmon, Verity Van Rooyen, Ashley Pensinger-Sok and Zoe Dayan.
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…


Friday 18, 6 pm at 3Mangos Guesthouse: Phnom Penh Players auditions for Animal Farm.
More info

Saturday 19, 10 am – 8 pm, at the Azahar Foundation Center for Peace, Yoga and Arts present Sister, a photographic and video exhibition.
More info

Saturday 19, 2 pm at 3Mangos Guesthouse: Phnom Penh Players auditions for Animal Farm.
More info

Saturday 19, 6.30 pm, the opening of the Counterspace Theatre at Java Creative Café Toul Tom Poung with dance performance. Entry is free but you must reserve your seat at https://www.last2ticket.com/en/events/863/
More info

Sunday 20, 10 am – 8 pm, at the Azahar Foundation Center for Peace, Yoga and Arts present Sister, a photographic and video exhibition.
More info

Sunday 20, 2 pm at 3Mangos Guesthouse: Phnom Penh Players auditions for Animal Farm.
More info

Sunday 20 at Meta House, from 5 pm, the Concord Ensemble present a chamber concert of Massenet, Brahms, Mozart and Dvorak.
More info


Ongoing….


Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Work-In-Progess, by French photographer Marion Napolitano, documenting Phnom Penh’s changing cityscape, “a testimony of the perpetual changes of modern South-East-Asia.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
More info

At Java Independence, Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
More info

In the garden of the French Institute, Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
More info

At Meta House, to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the opening of an exhibition, Marx Still Matters: The Poor, The Rich And The Bicentenary Of The Father Of Communism. The show includes works by Mil Chankrim, Chea Kor, Sous Sodavy, Rath Soly, Saen Samnang,Choun Sopheap, Chhim Sothy, Ernst Altmann, Lena Braun, Nick Gray, Alex Pettiford, Bjela Proßowsky, Janelle Retka and Julien Sellon.
More info

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

At the French Institute, an exhibition, New Works, by one of Cambodia’s finest artists, Leang Seckon. “His composition puts together objects, incense, maps, and bits of advertising posters.”   Until May 26.
More info

At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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

SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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 8 May, 2018

Greetings,

On Wednesday 9, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artists talk by Din Chan (Singaporean artist and designer) and Prumsodun Ok (artist, teacher, writer, and director).   From 6 pm. An event in English with Khmer translation.
More info

On Friday 11 (after postponement of the originally announced Friday 4 event), 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents the opening of Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

On Saturday 12, 6 pm, at Meta House, an exhibition, Work-In-Progess, by French photographer Marion Napolitano, documenting Phnom Penh’s changing cityscape, “a testimony of the perpetual changes of modern South-East-Asia.”
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…


Wednesday 9, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artists talk by Din Chan and Prumsodun Ok. In English with Khmer translation.
More info

Friday 11, 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents the opening of Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi.
More info

Saturday 12, 6 pm, at Meta House, Work-In-Progess, by French photographer Marion Napolitano, documenting Phnom Penh’s changing cityscape.
More info


Ongoing….


At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
More info

At Java Independence, Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition by the Peace Mask Project, Hear, Listen.  Look, See. Touch, Feel., a collaborative workshop, exhibit, and research “to bring together people of all ethnic groups to explore perceptions and transform negative sentiment against the Other.”
More info

In the garden of the French Institute, Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
More info

At Meta House, to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the opening of an exhibition, Marx Still Matters: The Poor, The Rich And The Bicentenary Of The Father Of Communism. The show includes works by Mil Chankrim, Chea Kor, Sous Sodavy, Rath Soly, Saen Samnang,Choun Sopheap, Chhim Sothy, Ernst Altmann, Lena Braun, Nick Gray, Alex Pettiford, Bjela Proßowsky, Janelle Retka and Julien Sellon.
More info

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

At the French Institute, an exhibition, New Works, by one of Cambodia’s finest artists, Leang Seckon. “His composition puts together objects, incense, maps, and bits of advertising posters.”   Until May 26.
More info

At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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

SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 1 May 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 2, from 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
More info

Also Wednesday 2, from 7 pm at Tacos Kokopelli, Phnom Penh based poet and songwriter Scott Bywater launches his new book of poems, The Mushroom Chronicles, with a series of readings interspersed throughout the evening. With sales and signings.
More info

Friday 4, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by the Peace Mask Project, Hear, Listen. Look, See. Touch, Feel., a collaborative workshop, exhibit, and research “to bring together people of all ethnic groups to explore perceptions and transform negative sentiment against the Other.”
More info

On Friday 4, 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents the opening of Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

On Friday 4, 6.30 pm, in the garden of the French Institute, the opening of Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
More info

Saturday 5N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop on Self Portrait: Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   9 am – 1 pm.
More info

Saturday 5 at Meta House, 6 pm, to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the opening of an exhibition, Marx Still Matters: The Poor, The Rich And The Bicentenary Of The Father Of Communism. The show includes works by Mil Chankrim, Chea Kor, Sous Sodavy, Rath Soly, Saen Samnang,Choun Sopheap, Chhim Sothy, Ernst Altmann, Lena Braun, Nick Gray, Alex Pettiford, Bjela Proßowsky, Janelle Retka and Julien Sellon.
More info

Saturday 5 from 7.45 pm at Cloud, a spoken word event, Feminist Voices. All forms of spoken word are encouraged.
More info

Starting Saturday 5, weekly performances of contemporary dance by New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap.
More info

On Sunday 6, at Chenla Theatre, Fragments, a series of choreographies created by Angelin Preljocaj performed by Ballet Preljocaj with six Cambodian dancers. Tickets $15, from the French Institute.
More info

Coming soon:

  • Musica Felice Charity Concert, Sofitel, June 3: choral works by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Karl Jenkins, as well as new arrangements of well known pieces using traditional Khmer instruments.

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…


Wednesday 2, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth.
More info

Wednesday 2, 7 pm at Tacos Kokopelli, Phnom Penh based poet and songwriter Scott Bywater launches his new book of poems, The Mushroom Chronicles, with a series of readings interspersed throughout the evening.
More info

Friday 4, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by the Peace Mask Project, Hear, Listen. Look, See. Touch, Feel., a collaborative workshop, exhibit, and research.
More info

Friday 4, 6.30 pm, at Bophana Center the opening of Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

Friday 4, 6.30 pm, in the garden of the French Institute, the opening of Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists.
More info

Saturday 5N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop on Self Portrait: Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   9 am – 1 pm.
More info

Saturday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the opening of an exhibition, Marx Still Matters: The Poor, The Rich And The Bicentenary Of The Father Of Communism.
More info

Saturday 5, 7.45 pm at Cloud, a spoken word event, Feminist Voices.
More info

Saturday 5, 6.30 pm, the first of now weekly performances of contemporary dance by New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap.
More info

Sunday 6, at Chenla Theatre, Fragments, a series of choreographies performed by Ballet Preljocaj with six Cambodian dancers.
More info


Ongoing….


At the French Institute, an exhibition, New Works, by one of Cambodia’s finest artists, Leang Seckon. “His composition puts together objects, incense, maps, and bits of advertising posters.”   Until May 26.
More info

At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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, notably Waiting for Ice – Melt by Nget Chanpenh.
More info

SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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 24 April, 2018

Greetings,

On Thursday 26 at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition, New Works, by one of Cambodia’s finest artists, Leang Seckon. “His composition puts together objects, incense, maps, and bits of advertising posters.”   6.30 pm, until May 26.
More info

Thursday 26, 7 pm at The Art Bar, Fashion Revolution Cambodia presents a drink and draw event.  $25 includes two drinks and an artist led painting session. “The fashion sketching style session will feature a live model wearing a piece that has been sustainability and ethically made by a local Khmer designer.”
More info

On Friday 27 at Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the opening of the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong. From 6.30 pm.
More info

On Sunday 29, from 9 am until 6 pm, at the Sleuk Rith Art Gallery at the National Institute of Education, a peace mask demonstration workshop. “Feel free to join in at any time to simply observe and learn from our master artist and conflict transformation experts on how they have been using art to build peace and better understand the Other around the world.” To be followed by an exhibition opening at Meta House on May 4.
More info

Also on Sunday 29, 8 pm, an ArtPlus Foundation concert at The Pavilion Hotel featuring soprano Ai Iwasaki accompanied by pianist Hisako Tanahashi, performing Handel’s nine German hymns. Note only 26 seats are available. $10/$3.
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 26, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition, New Works, by one of Cambodia’s finest artists, Leang Seckon.
More info

Thursday 26, 7 pm at The Art Bar, Fashion Revolution Cambodia presents a drink and draw event.  $25 includes two drinks and an artist led painting session.
More info

Friday 27, 6.30 pm at Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the opening of the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
More info

Sunday 29, 9 am – 6 pm, at the Sleuk Rith Art Gallery at the National Institute of Education, a peace mask demonstration workshop.
More info

Sunday 29, 8 pm, at The Pavilion Hotel, soprano Ai Iwasaki accompanied by pianist Hisako Tanahashi perform Handel’s nine German hymns. Note only 26 seats are available.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, Identicity: a visual dialogue about life in the urban habitat: a multidisciplinary exhibition by Cambodian and international artists curated by Miguel Jerónimo reflecting on Phnom Penh and how the city shapes the existence of its inhabitants.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition by Steve Porte featuring a selection of portraits of Phnom Penh musicians.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

At Java Independence Monument, a new exhibition of artworks by Romcheik 5 artists Nget Chanpenh and Mil Chankrim, About Destiny: Two Perspectives. “Chanpenh’s series of paintings titled Tattooed Children explores how individual fates are determined by social status or situation […] Chankrim’s series of watercolors titled Back to Images features wiry and strangely proportioned figures in varying hues.”
More info

At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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, notably Waiting for Ice – Melt by Nget Chanpenh.
More info

SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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