Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 July 2022

Greetings:

This Saturday 9 at FT Gallery presents the opening of a new group exhibition: Art Culture Inside/Out, coordinated by Chhan Dina.  “Art Culture Inside/Out aims to create points of connection between established artists who already have visibility and broad representation, to create encounters, to exhibit varied and complementary styles, and to be intergenerational.”  From 4 pm.
More info  
 
Also on Saturday, at 6 pm, Sra’Art presents the closing the exhibition Understanding by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea.  
More info  
 
At Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House on Sunday 10 at 6 pm, the launch of Dancers, by Colin Grafton, including author’s talk.  Copies of the book will be on sale. 
More info  

Next Tuesday, 12 July at The Gallerist, the opening of a new exhibition of the paintings of Takakazu Yamada.
More info  

Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
has announced its closure, with a new gallery on St 240 coming soon. 

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

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Kumnooh
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
“The Gallerist, located in the heart of the capital city on street 240, is driven by the only motto “art matters”. We are fortunate to be working with some of the most creative artists and strongly believe in a collaborative approach towards our projects. The Gallerist’s curators carefully choose original artworks among astonishing and unique Cambodia visual art pieces.”
More info   
 
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh / Tribe Art Cambodia
The work of Nak Noy.  Media:  Khmer Times
 
Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong
Memory House is a photo series by emerging Cambodian-Australian artist and film-maker Allison Chhorn. The series explore traces and shadow memories of the family plastic house the artist worked in with her Cambodian refugee parents when she was younger. 
More info 
 
Meta House
Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak.  “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon.  For her exhibition Blush with the Past, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
More info
 
Plantation
Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. 
More info
 
Romchiek 5 Art Space 
Battambang contemporary art studio.  Rolling exhibitions.  
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)  Phnom Penh Post  (English)  Cambodianess (English)
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 
N o w h e r e Art Studio
A range of arts and crafts workshops at different times.  Saturday 16, 9 am: self-portrait in acrylic.

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 28 June 2022

Greetings:

The Cambodian International Film Festival starts today and runs through to July 3.  
 
Tomorrow night, Wednesday 29 at Bophana Center, the screening of a short film, Cambodia: COVID-19’s mark on art.  6 pm.  In Khmer with English subtitles. 
More info  
 
Also on Wednesday 29, Howl and FCC Angkor present an evening celebrating and promoting books newly published in Cambodia.  From 7 pm. 
 
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 from 2 pm at The Gallerist, meet the artist: Stan will be in attendance.
More info
 
On Saturday 2 pm, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong presents Memory House is a photo series by emerging Cambodian-Australian artist and film-maker Allison Chhorn. The series explore traces and shadow memories of the family plastic house the artist worked in with her Cambodian refugee parents when she was younger.  Film screening 4 pm, exhibition opening 5 pm. 
More info  
 
Ikigai Arts Center is offering a beginner class in life drawing this Sunday 3. 
More info   
 
Sunday 3, 4 pm, Metaestetica hosts a roundtable discussion: Digital Art Prints in the Age of NFTs, chaired by Carlo Santoro, moderated by Reaksmey Yean, with a range of panelists from the local artworld.  At YK Art House.    
 
Heng Ravuth has been profiled in Cambodianess – his current exhibition Myself, My Body and My Master is at Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House.

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.
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Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
“The Gallerist, located in the heart of the capital city on street 240, is driven by the only motto “art matters”. We are fortunate to be working with some of the most creative artists and strongly believe in a collaborative approach towards our projects. The Gallerist’s curators carefully choose original artworks among astonishing and unique Cambodia visual art pieces.”
More info   
 
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh / Tribe Art Cambodia
The work of Nak Noy.  Media:  Khmer Times
 
Meta House
Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak.  “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon.  For her exhibition Blush with the Past, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
More info
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”    Until 3 July.
More info
 
Plantation
Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. 
More info
 
Romchiek 5 Art Space  
Battambang contemporary art studio.  Rolling exhibitions.   
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)  Phnom Penh Post  (English)  Cambodianess (English)
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 
N o w h e r e Art Studio
A range of arts and crafts workshops at different times.  Saturday 25, 9 am: block printing on fabric; Saturday 2 July, 9 am: hand-building ceramics for beginners.

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 June 2022

Greetings:

Tonight at Meta House from 6 pm is Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak.  “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon.  For her exhibition Blush with the Past, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
More info

 

Thursday 23, 6 pm at The Gallerist, meet the artist: Stan will be live painting.
More info    
 
Also on Thursday 23, at 7 pm, Thursday Club at Sra’Art featuring Geography of the Moon improvisations and live painting by Len
More info
 
Friday 24, 6 pm at The Plantation is the opening of Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. 
More info
 
Friday 24 from 6.30 pm, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh and Tribe Art Cambodia commemorate the work of Nak Noy. $55 if you please.
 
Sunday 26 at YINI Teahouse in Siem Reap, an open mic poetry and word extravaganza hosted by Howl Cambodia.  From 7 pm. 
 
The Cambodian International Film Festival returns next month and will run from June 28 to July 3.  
 
In Siem Reap on 29 June, Howl and FCC Angkor present an evening celebrating and promoting books newly published in Cambodia. 

Open Studio Cambodia is featured in the latest issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.  Check it out here.

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…


Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
AiR Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
LIFE WILL WIN, a fundraising exhibition for helping five organizations and volunteer groups currently in Ukraine supporting the humanitarian effort, with almost 40 different artists and more than 100 artworks. Many are artists who are currently volunteering in war affected areas, and 100% of the funds will be used to provide food, medical supplies and meet other urgent needs in the region.  Until 25 June. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
“The Gallerist, located in the heart of the capital city on street 240, is driven by the only motto “art matters”. We are fortunate to be working with some of the most creative artists and strongly believe in a collaborative approach towards our projects. The Gallerist’s curators carefully choose original artworks among astonishing and unique Cambodia visual art pieces.”
More info   
 
Meta House
Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak.  “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon.  For her exhibition Blush with the Past, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
More info
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”    Until 3 July.
More info
 
Plantation
Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal.  Opens 24 June.   
More info
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
10 different artists showcase their work through to June 26.   #91 Street 110 – Enter through Jungle à Domicile.   Daily: 12 to 6 pm.
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)  Phnom Penh Post  (English)
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 
N o w h e r e Art Studio
A range of arts and crafts workshops at different times.  Saturday 25, 9 am: block printing on fabric; Saturday 2 July, 9 am: hand-building ceramics for beginners.

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 14 June 2022

Greetings:

Saturday 18, United Yoga Asia (on St 278 in Phnom Penh) presents an exhibition by Battambang artist Khchao Touch.  Exhibition opens at 9 am, with an artist talk at 5.30 pm. 
More info  

Saturday 18 at 7.30 pm Meta House presents a night of Cambodian short films, celebrating the resurgence of Cambodian film making in the last ten years.
More info  
 
Coming to Meta House on 21 June is Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak.  “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon.  For her exhibition Blush with the Past, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
 
Coming on 24 June to The Plantation is Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. 
 
In Siem Reap on 26 June, YINI Teahouse presents a poetry word extravaganza.
 
In Siem Reap on 28 June, Howl and FCC Angkor present an evening celebrating and promoting books newly published in Cambodia. 
 
The Cambodian International Film Festival returns next month and will run from June 28 to July 3.  

Open Studio Cambodia is featured in the latest issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.  Check it out here.

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.


See you about…


Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
  


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
AiR Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
LIFE WILL WIN, a fundraising exhibition for helping five organizations and volunteer groups currently in Ukraine supporting the humanitarian effort, with almost 40 different artists and more than 100 artworks. Many are artists who are currently volunteering in war affected areas, and 100% of the funds will be used to provide food, medical supplies and meet other urgent needs in the region.  Until 25 June. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Alongside the regular collection, a photographic exhibition by Loeum Lorn.  “Loeum Lorn uses ice as a canvas, highlights its patterns with colors, and surrenders to its texture, its rhythms, its flow. By dropping color on the ice, he observes their encounter and offers us moments through his photos: shapes arise, disappear, transform, in a perpetual flow. Lorn then highlights the law of impermanence and the laws of nature that govern everyone.” 
More info 
 
Meta House
Remade in Cambodia, an exhibition of photographs of recycled and hand-woven clothes.  Photos by Cambodian photographer Choun Sopheap. 
More info 
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”   
More info
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
10 different artists showcase their work through to June 26.   #91 Street 110 – Enter through Jungle à Domicile.   Daily: 12 to 6 pm
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)  Phnom Penh Post  (English)
Note: closed 7 – 10 June for private event; reopening on 11 June.
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 June, 2022

Greetings:

Opening tonight, 6 pm at Meta House, Remade in Cambodia, an exhibition of photographs of recycled and hand-woven clothes.  Photos by Cambodian photographer Choun Sopheap. 
More info  
 
On Wednesday 8, 8 pm at Cloud, Lee and Chris present an artist talk.   
More info   
 
Friday 10 at Sa Sa Art Projects , an artist talk by Battanbang artist, architect and photographer Mao Sovanchandy.  “She finds inspiration from the surrounding environment of the fast-growing context of Phnom Penh, which is full of historical and cultural values. She has an enthusiasm for photography and old heritage buildings. She often experiments with different conceptual photography that tells a story and evokes further discussion. She believes in the arts that express imagination to create reflections and trigger thoughts and build potential reimagination from a different perspective.”  In English with Khmer interpretation.  From 6 pm.   
More info  
 
Grave Affairs, the latest show from the Phnom Penh Players, featuring two plays by Jean-Pierre Martinez: Running on Empty and A Casket For Two, at Java Creative Café has its second and final weekend of performances coming up – Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday night.  Message Phnom Penh Players to book. 
 
Ikigai Arts Center presents BazART #1 artistic fair, Saturday 11:  “discover the work of different creatives, attend demonstrations or participate in activities.”  The programme includes live music performances, craft workshops and a body performance. 
More info 
 
The Cambodian International Film Festival returns in next month and will run from June 28 to July 3.  
United Yoga Asia presents an exhibition by Battambang artist Khchao Touch, on Saturday 18 June. 
Coming to Meta House on 21 June is Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak.  “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon.  For her exhibition “Blush with the Past”, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
 
Coming on 24 June to The Plantation is Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. 
 
In Siem Reap on 28 June, Howl and FCC Angkor present an evening celebrating and promoting books newly published in Cambodia. 
 
Apple Tree Productions International held their first spoken word/musical collaborative event at Botanico last night – the plan is for monthly events in the same vein.  Register your interest in getting involved at appletreeproductions.int@gmail.com.
 

 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

AiR Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh

LIFE WILL WIN, a fundraising exhibition for helping five organizations and volunteer groups currently in Ukraine supporting the humanitarian effort, with almost 40 different artists and more than 100 artworks. Many are artists who are currently volunteering in war affected areas, and 100% of the funds will be used to provide food, medical supplies and meet other urgent needs in the region.
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
A photographic exhibition by Loeum Lorn.  “Loeum Lorn uses ice as a canvas, highlights its patterns with colors, and surrenders to its texture, its rhythms, its flow. By dropping color on the ice, he observes their encounter and offers us moments through his photos: shapes arise, disappear, transform, in a perpetual flow. Lorn then highlights the law of impermanence and the laws of nature that govern everyone.” 
More info 
 
La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Remade in Cambodia, an exhibition of photographs of recycled and hand-woven clothes.  Photos by Cambodian photographer Choun Sopheap. 
More info  
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”   
More info
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
10 different artists showcase their work through to June 26.   #91 Street 110 – Enter through Jungle à Domicile.   Daily: 12 to 6 pm
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)  Phnom Penh Post  (English)
Note: closed 7 – 10 June for private event; reopening on 11 June.
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 31 May 2022

Greetings:

Saturday 4 at Sa Sa Art Projects , an artist talk by Battanbang artist, architect and photographer Mao Sovanchandy.  “She finds inspiration from the surrounding environment of the fast-growing context of Phnom Penh, which is full of historical and cultural values. She has an enthusiasm for photography and old heritage buildings. She often experiments with different conceptual photography that tells a story and evokes further discussion. She believes in the arts that express imagination to create reflections and trigger thoughts and build potential reimagination from a different perspective.”  In English with Khmer interpretation.  From 6 pm.   
More info  
 
Opening this Sunday 5 in AiR Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh, hosted by FT Gallery, is  LIFE WILL WIN, a fundraising exhibition for helping five organizations and volunteer groups currently in Ukraine supporting the humanitarian effort, with almost 40 different artists and more than 100 artworks. Many are artists who are currently volunteering in war affected areas, and 100% of the funds will be used to provide food, medical supplies and meet other urgent needs in the region. 
More info  
 
Ten different artists in mixed media showcase their work at the Shophouse Studio through to June 26.   #91 Street 110 – Enter through Jungle à Domicile.   Daily: 12 to 6 pm
 
Grave Affairs, the latest show from the Phnom Penh Players, featuring two plays by Jean-Pierre Martinez: Running on Empty and A Casket For Two, at Java Creative Café starting Friday 3.  Tickets now on sale. 
 
Apple Tree Productions is requesting expressions of interest for poets and spoken word artists to take part in a collaborative event at Botanico on 6 June.  Register your interest at appletreeproductions.int@gmail.com – deadline 1 June.   
 
Ikigai Arts Center presents BazART #1 artistic fair, Saturday 11:  “discover the work of different creatives, attend demonstrations or participate in activities.”
More info  
 
The Cambodian International Film Festival returns in next month and will run from June 28 to July 3.   

United Yoga Asia presents an exhibition by Battambang artist Khchao Touch, on Saturday 18 June. 
More info    

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
AiR Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
LIFE WILL WIN, a fundraising exhibition for helping five organizations and volunteer groups currently in Ukraine supporting the humanitarian effort, with almost 40 different artists and more than 100 artworks. Many are artists who are currently volunteering in war affected areas, and 100% of the funds will be used to provide food, medical supplies and meet other urgent needs in the region.  Opens Sunday 5 June. 
More info  
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
A photographic exhibition by Loeum Lorn.  “Loeum Lorn uses ice as a canvas, highlights its patterns with colors, and surrenders to its texture, its rhythms, its flow. By dropping color on the ice, he observes their encounter and offers us moments through his photos: shapes arise, disappear, transform, in a perpetual flow. Lorn then highlights the law of impermanence and the laws of nature that govern everyone.” 
More info 
 
La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”   
More info
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
10 different artists showcase their work through to June 26.   #91 Street 110 – Enter through Jungle à Domicile.   Daily: 12 to 6 pm
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)  Phnom Penh Post  (English)
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 May 2022

Greetings:

Tonight at The Gallerist, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Loeum Lorn.  “Loeum Lorn uses ice as a canvas, highlights its patterns with colors, and surrenders to its texture, its rhythms, its flow. By dropping color on the ice, he observes their encounter and offers us moments through his photos: shapes arise, disappear, transform, in a perpetual flow. Lorn then highlights the law of impermanence and the laws of nature that govern everyone.”  From 6 pm.
More info  
 
Wednesday 25 at Sa Sa Art Projects, a panel discussion featuring Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao, moderated by Say Tola, part of the public programme of the current exhibition Threshold, on show through to 16 July.  From 6 pm. 
More info  
 
Also Wednesday 25 at 6 pm is 100% Use Les at Cloud by artist Lee.  “Presented here are a selection of works inspired by the visualization of images of flash moments of ideas, inspired by a wide ranging array of themes and subjects but in particular from works of literature.”
More info   
 
Opening on Saturday 28 at Sra’Art is Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info  
 
On Sunday 29, Ikigai Arts Center are offering an automatism painting workshop with Frida and Maggi.   2 pm, prebooking required.
More info  
 
Grave Affairs, the latest show from the Phnom Penh Players, featuring two plays by Jean-Pierre Martinez: Running on Empty and A Casket For Two, at Java Creative Café starting 3rd June 2022.  Tickets now on sale. 
 
Apple Tree Productions is requesting expressions of interest for poets and spoken word artists to take part in a collaborative event at Botanico on 6 June.  Register your interest at appletreeproductions.int@gmail.com
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.
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Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy.  This month on display are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”   
More info
  
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929
Transformed, an exhibition  by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art.     Media: Sovrin Magazine (Khmer)
More info 
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 May 2022

Greetings:

Wednesday 18 at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery, the opening of an exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”    From 6 pm. 
More info
  

 Survivors 2 by Chankrim Mil


Friday 20 at 6 pm, Creative Apero at Ikigai Arts Center – 3D recycled composition with Eriq Henri Madsen. “ Bring colorful, unique, and interesting recycled material from home, anything you would like to incorporate in your art weaving piece such as cereal box cartons, old photographs, gift wrapping, shopping bags, movie tickets, stamps, postcards, etc… Let your imagination be!”
More info  
 
Friday 20, from 7 pm, Howl Cambodia presents Books and Verse, a night of new books including open mic poetry, at YK Arthouse.  Readers include Moni Tep, David S. Wills, Wayne McCallum and Scott Bywater
More info 
 
Also on Friday 20 at 7 pm, Java Tuol Tom Pong presents Looking for Phnom Penh, and exhibition by photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth – with artist talk in Khmer and English.  “Like all cities, Phnom Penh is complex and layered. It’s history, culture and socio-economic dynamics form the cityscape which can be decoded with a keen eye for observation. Photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth both use image-making to delve into those complexities on their search for insight and clarity. For this event they have selected pairs of images to show side-by-side that seem to characterize Phnom Penh not by what is in the images but by what is absent. It is this absence that motivates each photographer to continually look for what is “Phnom Penh.”  Register here to reserve a seat.
 
Art Pop Up by Mirella and Margarita at Shophouse Gallery this Saturday and Sunday, with some of their collected art pieces for sale.  This weekend only, 10 am to 6 pm.
 
On Saturday 21 at Meta House, “a unique digital interactive art/music/theatre “Mental-Dental” experience’, entitled My Dentist is Groovy (Teeth! The Story of Life!) Created, written and directed by James Speck, an animator and designer who has worked on Hollywood films, international television, theater productions and now, mainly concentrates on computer based real time speaking avatars.
More info  
 
Open call for artists, creatives, artisans who would like to reserve space for the Ikigai BazArt event to be held Saturday 11 June at Ikigai Arts Center.  Deadline for applications Saturday 21 May.    
More info  
 
Grave Affairs, the latest show from the Phnom Penh Players, featuring two plays by Jean-Pierre Martinez: Running on Empty and A Casket For Two, at Java Creative Café starting 3rd June 2022.  Tickets on sale from Friday 20 May. 
 
Romcheik5 Art Space announces the publication of their first book: The beginning of the journey by Seyha Hour. “This book retraces the ten-year journey since his first painting and includes both the artworks presented in our museum and those sold to private collectors.”  
More info 
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.
See you about…

Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy.  This month on display are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929
Transformed, an exhibition  by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art.    Media: Sovrin Magazine (Khmer)
More info 
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
Art Pop Up by Mirella and Margarita this Saturday and Sunday, with some of their collected art pieces for sale.  This weekend only, 10 am to 6 pm.
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July. 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 May 2022

Greetings:

This week at Sra’Art, Thursday Club with Geography of the Moon: “a live performance combining music and different visual artists in each session.”  This week the participating artist is Srdan Ilic.   From 7 pm. 
More info  
 
On Friday 13 from 6 pm,  Metaestetica’s  Storysharing: Untold Cambodia video installation will be presented at Odom Gardens
More info

On Saturday 14, Ikigai Arts Center presents Art Manners #2, on-going presentations on art history: Breaking Boundaries with Gutai.  “A radical group, one of the most important in post-war Japanese culture, active from 1954 to 1972, that completely disrupted the approach to art-making. Combining performance, painting, installation, and theatrical events, the Gutai group had a major impact on worldwide contemporary art with its energetic way of breaking boundaries!”   2 pm. 
More info  
 
Last Thursday saw the opening at Sa Sa Art Projects of Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”   Until 16 July. 
More info  
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House opened a new exhibition this week, My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July. 
 
Romcheik5 Art Space announces the publication of their first book: The beginning of the journey by Seyha Hour. “This book retraces the ten-year journey since his first painting and includes both the artworks presented in our museum and those sold to private collectors.”  
More info 
 
Coming soon:
 
Battambang artist Chankrim Mil opens a new exhibition, Survivors, at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
on Wednesday 18 May.
More info
 
Howl Cambodia presents Books and Verse, a night of new books including open mic poetry, at YK Arthouse on Friday 20 May, 7 pm.  Readers include Moni Tep, David S. Wills, Wayne McCallum and Scott Bywater
More info 
 
Also on Friday 20 May at 7 pm, Java Tuol Tom Pong presents Looking for Phnom Penh, and exhibition by photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth – with artist talk in Khmer and English.  “Like all cities, Phnom Penh is complex and layered. It’s history, culture and socio-economic dynamics form the cityscape which can be decoded with a keen eye for observation. Photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth both use image-making to delve into those complexities on their search for insight and clarity. For this event they have selected pairs of images to show side-by-side that seem to characterize Phnom Penh not by what is in the images but by what is absent. It is this absence that motivates each photographer to continually look for what is “Phnom Penh.”
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.
See you about…
Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh

Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy.  This month on display are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929
Transformed, an exhibition  by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art.     Media: Sovrin Magazine (Khmer)
More info 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  Until 16 July.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”
 
Shophouse Gallery
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic.  Gallery open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.   Until 15 May.
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July. 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 May 2022

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday, at Meta House, the opening of Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
More info 
 
On Friday at Sra’Art, the closing party for the Happy Painting exhibition by Stéphane Delaprée.  From 7 pm. 
More info 
 
This Saturday at Plantation the opening of AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   From 4 pm; until June 21.
More info  
 
Continuing at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery is Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab.  “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.”   4  – 7 pm, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May. 
 
Saturday, 6.30 pm at Ikigai Arts Center, Jean-Baptiste Phou presents two of his works: a reading of 80 words from Cambodia (in English) and a screening of My Mother’s Tongue: a journey of words (in Khmer, with English & Khmer subtitles).  “A video of evolving and moving illustrations produced by the artist Sao Sreymao accompanies the sound work; creating a visual story about the complexity of parentage.”
More info 
 
This month on display at The Gallerist are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info
 
This month at Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929 is the exhibition Transformed by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art
More info 
 
Romcheik5 Art Space announces the publication of their first book: The beginning of the journey by Seyha Hour. “This book retraces the ten-year journey since his first painting and includes both the artworks presented in our museum and those sold to private collectors.”  
More info 
 
 
Coming soon:
 
Howl Cambodia presents Books and Verse, a night of new books including open mic poetry, at YK Arthouse on Friday 20 May, 7 pm.  Readers include Moni Tep, David S. Wills, Wayne McCallum and Scott Bywater
More info 

 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.
See you about…
Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh

Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info  
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab.  “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.”   4  – 7 pm, 30 April/1 May, 7/8 May. 
More info  
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
More info
 
Shophouse Gallery
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic.  Gallery open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”  Until 6 May.  
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Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
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Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
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Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
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Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
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Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
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