Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 January, 2018

Greetings,

On Wednesday 24 at 6 pm at Meta House, the launch of The Punji Trap by journalist Luke Hunt, a new book about Pham Xuan An, a Communist agent ensconced with the Western media during the Vietnam War.
More info

On Friday 26, Mozart at the Mansion – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March. A special preview at FCC Mansion. Tickets $25. 7.30 pm start.
More info

Saturday 27, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Rubber Stamping for Beginners. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 4 pm.
More info

In Siem Reap, on Saturday 27, Mozart Masterpieces of Opera – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March. A special preview at Nevutu Dreams Resort. Tickets $35. 6.30 pm start.
More info

coming soon:

  • Noir Nights in Phnom Penh, exhibition of paintings by Chris Coles at Meta House, January 30.

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 24, 6 pm at Meta House, the launch of The Punji Trap by journalist Luke Hunt.
More info

Friday 26, 7.30 pm at FCC Mansion, Mozart at the Mansion – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute.
More info

Saturday 27, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Rubber Stamping for Beginners. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
More info

Saturday 27, 6.30 pm at Nevutu Dreams Resort, Siem Reap, Mozart Masterpieces of Opera – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March.
More info

 


Ongoing….



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

Sa Sa Art Projects presents Another sound, a collaborative exhibition by Chaing Mai installation artist Arnont Nongyao and Phnom Penh sound artist Khvay Leoung. “With the language barrier between the two artists, the presented work is not only a result of their collaboration but in fact also the method of their collaboration. They attempt to achieve a mutual understanding through a sonic experimentation or rather another sound language.” Show runs until 30 March.
More info

At Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day.
More info

At Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.” Runs until 4 March.

At Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.”
More info

At Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project. Runs until 31 January.
More info

At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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 16 January, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 16, 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.”   6 pm to 8 pm.
More info

On Wednesday 17, from 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Another sound, a collaborative exhibition by Chaing Mai installation artist Arnont Nongyao and Phnom Penh sound artist Khvay Leoung, featuring a live performance starting at 7 pm. “With the language barrier between the two artists, the presented work is not only a result of their collaboration but in fact also the method of their collaboration. They attempt to achieve a mutual understanding through a sonic experimentation or rather another sound language.” Show runs until 30 March.
More info

Friday 19, 7 pm at Meta House, a special dance event, in which veteran Master dancer & teacher Voan Savay will give a presentation on the history and survival of Cambodian classical dance, with a demonstration performance by Cambodian Royal Ballet principal dancers Sok Nalys and Serei Vankosaun.
More info

Saturday 20, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 5 pm.

coming soon:

  • January 21 , A Nook for Rhyme Crooks monthly spoken word event at Cloud
  • January 26, Mozart at the Mansion – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March. A special preview at FCC Mansion. Tickets $25.

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 16, 6 pm, 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.”
More info

Wednesday 17, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Another sound, a collaborative exhibition by Chaing Mai installation artist Arnont Nongyao and Phnom Penh sound artist Khvay Leoung, featuring a live performance starting at 7 pm.
More info

Friday 19, 7 pm at Meta House, a special dance event, in which veteran Master dancer & teacher Voan Savay will give a presentation on the history and survival of Cambodian classical dance, with a demonstration performance.
More info

Saturday 20, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day.
More info

At Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.” Runs until 4 March.

At Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.”
More info

At Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project. Runs until 31 January.
More info

At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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 9 January, 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 10 at Meta House, from 7 pm, screenings of films made for The Legacy Film Lab, an original film contest that aimed to give a voice to young Cambodians and encourage a new generation of filmmakers. Q&A with filmmakers following the screening.
More info

Thursday 11 at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day. “Grafton’s collection includes a rare series taken at the National Theatre in 1973, capturing some of the best dancers of the era. Marazzi Sassoon will show a series of photographs taken whilst following the Royal Ballet’s premiere in Hong Kong last year.”  From 6 pm. The evening will also feature screenings of short films about Cambodian dance.
More info

Also opening Thursday 11 is Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey, at Java Independence. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the same air, feel the same blood in their veins — and live in a completely different world.” From 6.30 pm. Runs until 4 March.

 

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Friday 12, 6 pm at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.  The old conventions are no longer able to contain the creative process and so must be abandoned.  Dramatically new ways of looking at the world lead to striking new visual images; representations that declare a new paradigm.”
More info

Also on Friday 12, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project, “the only proposed judicial reparation project that addresses the harm suffered by men and women as a result of forced marriages, and it aims to help make the ECCC’s historic hearing on sexual and gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge regime accessible to communities.”  Runs until 31 January.
More info

Later on Friday 12 at Meta House, from 9 pm, a performance of experimental electronic music by US based Kiran Arora, “using an array of tape recorders and cassettes, culling sounds from analog synthesizers, guitars, field recordings, audio test equipment, and other disparate sources into caustic electroacoustic compositions.”
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 10, 7 pm, at Meta House, from 7 pm, screenings of films made for The Legacy Film Lab, an original film contest for young Cambodians. With Q&A.
More info

Thursday 11, 6 pm at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day.
More info

Thursday 11, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place, by Nicolas C. Grey. “Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.”

Friday 12, 6 pm at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language.”
More info

Friday 12, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project.
More info

Friday 12, 9 pm at Meta House, a performance of experimental electronic music by US based Kiran Arora.
More info


Ongoing….


At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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 Gallerieslocated 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 2 January, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 2, at Mirage Siem Reap, the opening of Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.
More info

Friday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a light painting exhibition by Phnom Penh-based French artist Alias2.0, Lumiere D’Asie. “His permanent longing for transformation and variation of style is cultivated through extensive travelling as well as the search for environments and sceneries that inspire new artwork. His graphic style is rooted from the various of forms of graffiti and calligraphy existing in the world. His work oscillates between tradition and modernity. The result is an almost futuristic mix. It draws on the diversity of patterns and colors that he discovered during his travels. His creations exalt the vivacity of colors and abstract improvisations.”
More info

Saturday 6, 9 am – 11 am, a special Paint & Sip at Luna Restaurant, St 29. Parents and kids working on a painting together, with a complimentary drink. Limited places.
More info

coming soon:

  • January 11 at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day. “Grafton’s collection includes a rare series taken at the National Theatre in 1973, capturing some of the best dancers of the era. Marazzi Sassoon will show a series of photographs taken whilst following the Royal Ballet’s premiere in Hong Kong last year.”
  • January 12 at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project.
  • January 12 at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.
    And then, every so often, they change paradigms.  The old conventions are no longer able to contain the creative process and so must be abandoned.  Dramatically new ways of looking at the world lead to striking new visual images; representations that declare a new paradigm.”

    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 2, at Mirage Siem Reap, the opening of Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973.
More info

Friday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a light painting exhibition by Phnom Penh-based French artist Alias2.0, Lumiere D’Asie.
More info

Saturday 6, 9 am, a special Paint & Sip at Luna Restaurant, St 29. Parents and kids working on a painting together. Limited places.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic exhibition entitled The Women Who Build Cambodia about women working on building sites in Phnom Penh.
More info

Java Independence hosts Reverie, an exhibition by paper cut artist Lauren Iida. “Lauren transforms the flat surface of paper to a multi-dimensional sculpture, constructing layers, textures and accentuating the play of light and shadows.”   Runs to 4 January.
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 19 December, 2017

Greetings,

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 20, at Sa Sa Art Projects, there will be a reading performance by artist Yu Ji (currently living and working in Shanghai and Vienna), Half Peel Half Pulp, which “can be regarded as an experiment on reflection of her walking, her thinking, her practicing into the city.” Door opens from 6 pm, performance starts at 6:30 pm and lasts about 20 minutes with party to follow. In English and Khmer.
More info

Interfilm, one of the most important short film festivals in Europe, showcases the tremendous diversity of international short film. Festival Director Heinz Hermanns presents a selection from last year’s programme on Wednesday 20 in Kampot at Ecran (4 pm) and Couch Potatoes (8 pm) and on Saturday 23 in Phnom Penh at Meta House (7 pm).
More info

Saturday 23 from 6.30 pm at Cloud, the opening of My City, a collaborative exhibition with paintings by Rena Chheang and photographs by Miguel Jeronimo.  “A poetic approach to the theme of inequality in Phnom Penh, its rich personal stories, the contrasts and struggles that emerge from the life in the city.”
More info

Between now and Christmas,  N o w h e r e Gallery is offering personalised Christmas portraits – $8, A5 size.
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 20, 4 pm, in Kampot at Ecran, then at Couch Potatoes at 8 pm, a selection of short films from last year’s Interfilm programme.
More info

Wednesday 20, 6 pm, at Sa Sa Art Projects, a reading performance by artist Yu Ji (currently living and working in Shanghai and Vienna), Half Peel Half Pulp. In English and Khmer.
More info

Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at Cloud, the opening of My City, a collaborative exhibition with paintings by Rena Chheang and photographs by Miguel Jeronimo.  “A poetic approach to the theme of inequality in Phnom Penh, its rich personal stories, the contrasts and struggles that emerge from the life in the city.”
More info

Saturday 23, 7 pm at Meta House, a selection of short films from last year’s Interfilm programme.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic exhibition entitled The Women Who Build Cambodia about women working on building sites in Phnom Penh.
More info

At Java Tuol Kork, Abandoned Pieces, a group exhibition by architecture students from the National Technical Training Institute, focusing on the works of architecture students that have been left behind, and reflecting on the learning and creative process.  Runs until 31 December.
More info

At The Plantation, a collaborative exhibition titled Afloat. Afloat is a collective exhibition which focuses on the water and imagery of the sea as a vital element for life. The exhibition highlights the role plastics and rubbish plays in transforming our surroundings, as well as the consequences of our modern societies on individuals.” 
More info

Java Independence hosts Reverie, an exhibition by paper cut artist Lauren Iida. “Lauren transforms the flat surface of paper to a multi-dimensional sculpture, constructing layers, textures and accentuating the play of light and shadows.”   Runs to 4 January.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects,When the River Reverses, a mixed media exhibition by Chu Hao PeiHsu Chia-WeiPiyarat Piyapongwiwat and Than Sok, taking “environmental ecology as a means and metaphor to navigate and explore intersections of various forces” using the direction-changing Tonle Sap as an example.
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 Gallerieslocated 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 12 December, 2017

Greetings,

Firstly: apologies for the non-appearance of Kumnooh last week – a sudden laptop crash and extended repair period was to blame – we now slowly recovering passwords for various accounts. For the moment please use kumnooh@gmail.com for any communications.

Tonight, Tuesday 12, from 6 pm at Meta House, an exhibition entitled The Women Who Build Cambodia, photographs and the premiere screening of a documentary about women working on building sites in Phnom Penh. Includes a Q&A with filmmakers and female construction workers.
More info

Friday 15, from 6 pm at Meta House, a closing DJ party for Monsoon Photography’s exhibition Those Who Came Back, about the journey of second generation children of Cambodian refugees reconnecting with Cambodia.
More info

On Saturday 16 at 6.30 pm, Sa Sa Bassac is holding a closing night event for Than Sok’s solo exhibition Klah Klok, named for a common Cambodian dice game, for which the artist has designed a special game board. After a few rounds of the game itself, the artist will enter into a conversation about the exhibition and the ideas behind it.
More info

On Sunday 17 from 6 pm, Open Access Cambodia presents a painting exhibition, Integrity, featuring 30 artists, at Milk Tea and Bakery in Toul Tumpung.
More info

Between now and Christmas,  N o w h e r e Gallery is offering personalised Christmas portraits – $8, A5 size.
More info

Last Friday 8, at Java Tuol Kork, was the opening of Abandoned Pieces, a group exhibition by architecture students from the National Technical Training Institute, focusing on the works of architecture students that have been left behind, and reflecting on the learning and creative process.  Runs until 31 December.
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
kumnooh@gmail.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 kumnooh@gmail.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, an exhibition entitled The Women Who Build Cambodia, photographs and the premiere screening of a documentary about women working on building sites in Phnom Penh.
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Friday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, a closing DJ party for Monsoon Photography’s exhibition Those Who Came Back.
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Saturday 16, 6.30 pm, Sa Sa Bassac is holding a closing night event for Than Sok’s solo exhibition Klah Klok, named for a common Cambodian dice game, for which the artist has designed a special game board.
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Sunday 17 from 6 pm, Open Access Cambodia presents a painting exhibition, Integrity, featuring 30 artists, at Milk Tea and Bakery in Toul Tumpung.
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Ongoing….


At Java Tuol Kork, Abandoned Pieces, a group exhibition by architecture students from the National Technical Training Institute, focusing on the works of architecture students that have been left behind, and reflecting on the learning and creative process.  Runs until 31 December.
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At The Plantation, a collaborative exhibition titled Afloat. Afloat is a collective exhibition which focuses on the water and imagery of the sea as a vital element for life. The exhibition highlights the role plastics and rubbish plays in transforming our surroundings, as well as the consequences of our modern societies on individuals.” 
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At Meta House, a photographic exhibition by Steve PorteKampot Salt 2017, a look at the salt farms of Kampot and Kep and the people that work the fields. “For me, it is the people that make Cambodia special. Their friendly and gentle manner is unique in our fast-paced world, and makes this a wonderful place to live.”
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Java Independence hosts Reverie, an exhibition by paper cut artist Lauren Iida. “Lauren transforms the flat surface of paper to a multi-dimensional sculpture, constructing layers, textures and accentuating the play of light and shadows.”   Runs to 4 January.
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At Sa Sa Art Projects,When the River Reverses, a mixed media exhibition by Chu Hao PeiHsu Chia-WeiPiyarat Piyapongwiwat and Than Sok, taking “environmental ecology as a means and metaphor to navigate and explore intersections of various forces” using the direction-changing Tonle Sap as an example.
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.
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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.
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New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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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 Gallerieslocated 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 28 November, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 28, from 6.30 pm at SaSaBassac, Moving Images by Chris Chong Chan Fui, as part of the current exhibition New Khmer Architecture by Albert Samreth. “The title refers to both the technical and the emotional of theatrical treatments in documentary and fiction, through a selection of Chris’s work, including his 2008 single-channel video installation, Block B. MOVING IMAGES is the second public program.”
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Also tonight, Tuesday 28 at Meta House, a performance and talk by Austrian visual artist Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Like a Bridge, who invited three Cambodian dancers, based in Vienna, and other colleagues to participate in her project „art contains“. 7 pm start for performance and talk.
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Also also tonight, Tuesday 28, 8 pm at Meta House, a screening of Angkor’s Children, a film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. Features Q&A by executive producer Paul Feinberg.
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From Tuesday 28, Bophana Center presents a photographic exhibition, The Real Life of Communities, by the Building Community Voices group.Everyone demand for life with dignity. Natural resource is the main source of income for generations of rural communities in Cambodia. Without natural resource, they are nothing. This exhibition is one of the windows to the real live of the community who are depending on natural resource.”
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On Wednesday 29, the opening of Afloat, a collaborative exhibition at The Plantation, from 6.30 pm. “Afloat is a collective exhibition which focuses on the water and imagery of the sea as a vital element for life. The exhibition highlights the role plastics and rubbish plays in transforming our surroundings, as well as the consequences of our modern societies on individuals.”  The opening will featuring special performances with Shammi Raj Balla’s mapping installation and DJ duo Thoung Bass Cahoot.
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Thursday 30 at the French Institute, Urban eyes, an exhibition produced by urban and architectural photographer André Mérian as part of a residency working with students at Studio Images. From 6.30 pm; runs until January 19.
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Sunday 3, Neverland Artspace, hosts Phsar Art Let’s Go!: “a vision of bazaar of exchanging ideas and creativity, creating a meaningful connection with our community, and supporting the growth of emerging local independent artists, makers and designers in Cambodia.” 1 pm – 6 pm.
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Sunday 3, the Angkor Photo Festival kicks off in Siem Reap, with a wide range of exhibitions, workshops and other activities, continuing through to December 12. Check the full programme here.
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Between now and Christmas,  N o w h e r e Gallery is offering personalised Christmas portraits – $8, A5 size.
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coming soon:

  • The annual pantomime by The Phnom Penh Players, Unsleeping Beauty, will run at the Department of Performing Arts, 8 – 10 December. Tickets at Kwest Restaurant, DJ Guesthouse, Lot 369 Cafe & Bar
  • Kampot Arts Festival, January 3 – 7

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 28, 6.30 pm at SaSaBassac, Moving Images by Chris Chong Chan Fui, as part of the current exhibition New Khmer Architecture by Albert Samreth.
More info

Tuesday 28, 7pm at Meta House, a performance and talk by Austrian visual artist Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Like a Bridge, who invited three Cambodian dancers, based in Vienna, and other colleagues to participate in her project „art contains“.
More info

Tuesday 28, 8 pm at Meta House, a screening of Angkor’s Children, a film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women, with Q&A.
More info

Tuesday 28, Bophana Center presents a photographic exhibition, The Real Life of Communities, by the Building Community Voices group.
More info

Wednesday 29, 6.30 pm, the opening of Afloat, a collaborative exhibition at The Plantation, from 6.30 pm.
More info

Thursday 30, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, Urban eyes, an exhibition produced by urban and architectural photographer André Mérian as part of a residency working with students at Studio Images.
More info

Sunday 3, 1 pm – 6 pm at Neverland Artspace, Phsar Art Let’s Go!: “a vision of bazaar of exchanging ideas and creativity, creating a meaningful connection with our community, and supporting the growth of emerging local independent artists, makers and designers in Cambodia.”
More info

Sunday 3, the Angkor Photo Festival kicks off in Siem Reap, with a wide range of exhibitions, workshops and other activities, continuing through to December 12. Check the full programme here.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte, Kampot Salt 2017, a look at the salt farms of Kampot and Kep and the people that work the fields. “For me, it is the people that make Cambodia special. Their friendly and gentle manner is unique in our fast-paced world, and makes this a wonderful place to live.”
More info

Java Independence hosts Reverie, an exhibition by paper cut artist Lauren Iida. “Lauren transforms the flat surface of paper to a multi-dimensional sculpture, constructing layers, textures and accentuating the play of light and shadows.”   Runs to 4 January.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents Tales of Borneo, woodcuts by Rico Leong, from Borneo. “Rico translates his work through woodcarving and curating woodcut workshops to share with others on the traditional process of woodcut printing on both fabric and rice paper. Many of his illustrations can be found as cover art for Malaysian musicians in the punk scene, which is a subculture that holds an important position for what he stands for alongside personal experiences and opinions.”
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At Neverland Artspace, an art exhibition showcasing the daily ink drawings completed during Inktober Cambodia 2017, a month of celebration of illustrative art.
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At Meta House, a photographic exhibition, Pailin 1974, from Colin Grafton’s travels in Cambodia in the early 1970s. “In 1974, when he was living in Phnom Penh, he made a brief helicopter trip to the little town of Pailin near the Thai border. ”
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At For Arts’ Sake in Siem Reap, Elders of Kulen, photographs by Tram Lyrattanak, an exhibition of portraits and stories of Cambodian elders. “Deep in the forest beyond the waterfall, villages have long existed on the sacred mountains of Kulen. Their elders are the keepers of cultural heritage, traditional medicinal knowledge, and survivors of a long and difficult history.”
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SaSaBassac presents two solo exhibitions, Klah Klok by Than Sok and New Khmer Architecture, vessels by Albert Samreth.  Runs until December 9.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects,When the River Reverses, a mixed media exhibition by Chu Hao Pei, Hsu Chia-Wei, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat and Than Sok, taking “environmental ecology as a means and metaphor to navigate and explore intersections of various forces” using the direction-changing Tonle Sap as an example.
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
28 November, 201