Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 4 August, 2020

Greetings:

Friday 7 at Sra’Art Gallery, an art and wine pairing event, from 6 pm.  “Like art, wine can stimulate the senses, inducing certain reactions and evoking very specific sensations to create an emotional experience.”   Ten different wines for $25, limited to 25 participants.
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Also on Friday 7, #MIRAGEinsight at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap is a projection night showcasing work submitted in response to an invitation to digital artists in Cambodia.  “Join us and be moved, surprised, amused, and inspired.”  An additional programme will be shown the following week, Friday 14.
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Saturdays in August, Java Tuol Tom Pong presents A new dawn, by dance troup New Cambodian Artists.   Doors open 6.30 pm, tickets $15.  “This piece reflects the past two years of NCA – the travels and performances in and outside of Cambodia. The international teachers and fellow artists we have worked with made us realize contemporary dance is an international language with people from all over the world cooperating together. This piece is an ode to our teachers and influences from Japan to Germany, from Britain to Holland. NCA, the world is our stage.”
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On Saturday evening from 6.30 pm, Synapse 1.0, a collaboration between Dopamine KH and Phnom Penh Dance Studio.  “For a few hours you will enter a space that has been specially prepared to stimulate your Synapses in a fun and entertaining way. We focus on bringing different aspect of arts together in one event.”  The event includes live painting, an exhibition by KOK, dance performances and DJs.
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Saturday night at Good Times X, the new gallery/hostel/rooftop bar on the corner of Sts 19 and 172, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Before the Fall: Phnom Penh 1973 – April 7th, 1975, selected photos from Dancers 1973 and Phnom Penh Before the Fall: Snapshots From a Besieged City by Colin Grafton.   Gallery talk by Colin at 6.30 pm, followed by a Japanese interpretation by Keiko Kitamura, then music from Blues Routes with special guest Sokim Keat on chapei dong veng.
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Coming soon:

  • At Meta House on Tuesday 11, the opening of a joint photographic exhibition, Cambodia before COVID, featuring the work of Steve Porte, Jean Francois Perigois, Thomas Hommeyer and Raphael Pech.  “This exhibition offers a selection of random images by four local photographers, all made prior to March 2020. The goal is simply to illustrate daily life across the country before the onset of COVID-19.”
  • Howl Cambodia is hosting a poetry night/word jam at Miss Wong’s in Siem Reap on August 13, featuring Phnom Penh poet Scott Bywater’s Siem Reap launch of his new volume the dream orchestra keeps playing the same tune
  • The next Thursday Tales event upstairs at The Exchange will be held on August 20

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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com



Ongoing….

Exhibitions:  

Java Creative Café has declared its Open Walls on-line exhibition open, with works by a variety of artists from the Phnom Penh community.  You can view it here

Sa Sa Art Projects’ current exhibition, Elements by Mech Choulay & Mech Sereyrath, runs to 7 August.  Viewing available online or gallery visit by appointment.  “The two artists use performance and personal actions in the form of photographs and videos to shed light on the resilience of nature against the destruction caused by humans.”
More info

As part of the Sra’Art Human Interaction cycle, the gallery presents work by Kok.  “Kok created his pieces by starting from a small dot of paint, putting the thousand of small dots together to create unique pieces full of color and pleasure to the eyes!”
More info

Kampot Art Gallery presents Chan Phoun and Vodka in one exhibition.  “Besides the exhibition there’s a fish room to dive through and a gift shop with Mathilda Graphic designs, upcycled jewellery, comicbooks by Nicolas C. Grey, greeting cards and art supplies.”
More info

Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute.  “It enters into her concerns regarding the portrayal of reality, in which she shows people questioning the inner working of their urban environment, which they constantly keep passing through.”
More info
Activities:

Every Wednesday at Azure Bar & Grill, Sip and Draw with Olga Shkylar – $20 for a two hour workshop; includes drawing materials and a drink.
More info

Also on Thursdays, Sra’Art is holding a kids’ art club, with art-based activities for kids of different ages through the day.
More info

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 7 July, 2020

Greetings:

Friday 10 at Sra’Art Gallery, an art and wine pairing event, from 6.30 pm.  “Like art, wine can stimulate the senses, inducing certain reactions and evoking very specific sensations to create an emotional experience.”   Ten different wines for $25, limited to 25 participants.
More info

Transpersonal Art Therapy is holding introductory group art therapy sessions at Maya Village across the Mekong on Saturday 18 and 25.  “Activities include meditation and expressive activities such as drawing, free writing and movement.”
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap are back to weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday at 6.30 pm.  Seating limited to 12 – bookings advised.
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Cloud’s Drink & Draw is back from its social distancing break with limited seating.  Two hours with a live model.   Bookings requested.  Prebooking: $4 (including $1 off your first drink)  Walk-in: $5 (including 1$ off your first drink).  Every Monday.
More info 

Creative Generation and Futures Factory invite Cambodian poets to submit their work for a a public poetry exhibition in response to the COVID-19 global crisis. Deadline is 15 July 2020.
More info

White Canvas Cambodia is a similar competition for Cambodian artists, seeking to increase the growth of the art market of South East Asia.
More info

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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com



Ongoing….

Exhibitions:  

Java Creative Café has declared its Open Walls on-line exhibition open, with works by a variety of artists from the Phnom Penh community.  You can view it here

Sa Sa Art Projects’ current exhibition, Elements by Mech Choulay & Mech Sereyrath, runs to 7 August.  Viewing available online or gallery visit by appointment.  “The two artists use performance and personal actions in the form of photographs and videos to shed light on the resilience of nature against the destruction caused by humans.”
More info


As part of the Sra’Art Human Interaction cycle, the gallery presents work by Kok.  “Kok created his pieces by starting from a small dot of paint, putting the thousand of small dots together to create unique pieces full of color and pleasure to the eyes!”  From 6 pm.
More info

At Meta House, Everything in its right place, an exhibition by Christopher Bryce Morris Wise.  “I’ve always been drawn to the perplexing mathematics of interpersonal relationships. Recently, I couldn’t help but see everything and everyone as basic shapes – some that fit, some that don’t.  Everyone angular, quartered. These shapes arrange-interact or overlap-in strange geometry. An ever-changing design that becomes a puzzle to solve, a spell to chant mantra-like alone. Solitary and separated, we exist in increasingly isolated spaces – turning inward. The square of an apartment, rectangular bed peeking at a door, the dull glow of screens reduce into even smaller vistas. Life a serrated keyhole that cuts ourselves out or in. We mystify demystification and conjure ourselves: the flat shapes that remain.”
More info

Kampot Art Gallery presents Chan Phoun and Vodka in one exhibition.  “Besides the exhibition there’s a fish room to dive through and a gift shop with Mathilda Graphic designs, upcycled jewellery, comicbooks by Nicolas C. Grey, greeting cards and art supplies.”
More info

Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute.  “It enters into her concerns regarding the portrayal of reality, in which she shows people questioning the inner working of their urban environment, which they constantly keep passing through.”
More info

Activities:

Every Wednesday at Azure Bar & Grill, Sip and Draw with Olga Shkylar – $20 for a two hour workshop; includes drawing materials and a drink.
More info

Also on Thursdays, Sra’Art is holding a kids’ art club, with art-based activities for kids of different ages through the day.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap are back to weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday at 6.30 pm.  Seating limited to 12 – bookings advised.
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 30 June, 2020

Greetings:

As part of the Sra’Art Human Interaction cycle, the gallery presents work by Kok, and on Friday 3 there will be an artist’s talk and Q&A.  From 6.30 pm.
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap are back to weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday at 6.30 pm.  Seating limited to 12 – bookings advised.
More info

Cloud’s Drink & Draw is back from its social distancing break with limited seating.  Two hours with a live model.   Bookings requested.  Prebooking: $4 (including $1 off your first drink)  Walk-in: $5 (including 1$ off your first drink).  Every Monday.
More info

Java Creative Café
has declared its Open Walls on-line exhibition open, with works by a variety of artists from the Phnom Penh community.  You can view it here

Sa Sa Art Projects’ current exhibition, Elements by Mech Choulay & Mech Sereyrath, runs to 7 August.  Viewing available online or gallery visit by appointment.  “The two artists use performance and personal actions in the form of photographs and videos to shed light on the resilience of nature against the destruction caused by humans.”
More info

Creative Generation and Futures Factory invite Cambodian poets to submit their work for a a public poetry exhibition in response to the COVID-19 global crisis. Deadline is 15 July 2020.
More info

White Canvas Cambodia is a similar competition for Cambodian artists, seeking to increase the growth of the art market of South East Asia.
More info

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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com



Ongoing….

Exhibitions:  

As part of the Sra’Art Human Interaction cycle, the gallery presents work by Kok.  “Kok created his pieces by starting from a small dot of paint, putting the thousand of small dots together to create unique pieces full of color and pleasure to the eyes!”  From 6 pm.
More info

At Meta House, Everything in its right place, an exhibition by Christopher Bryce Morris Wise.  “I’ve always been drawn to the perplexing mathematics of interpersonal relationships. Recently, I couldn’t help but see everything and everyone as basic shapes – some that fit, some that don’t.  Everyone angular, quartered. These shapes arrange-interact or overlap-in strange geometry. An ever-changing design that becomes a puzzle to solve, a spell to chant mantra-like alone. Solitary and separated, we exist in increasingly isolated spaces – turning inward. The square of an apartment, rectangular bed peeking at a door, the dull glow of screens reduce into even smaller vistas. Life a serrated keyhole that cuts ourselves out or in. We mystify demystification and conjure ourselves: the flat shapes that remain.”
More info

Kampot Art Gallery presents Chan Phoun and Vodka in one exhibition.  “Besides the exhibition there’s a fish room to dive through and a gift shop with Mathilda Graphic designs, upcycled jewellery, comicbooks by Nicolas C. Grey, greeting cards and art supplies.”
More info

Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute.  “It enters into her concerns regarding the portrayal of reality, in which she shows people questioning the inner working of their urban environment, which they constantly keep passing through.”
More info

Activities:

Cloud’s Drink & Draw is back from its social distancing break with limited seating.  Two hours with a live model.   Bookings requested.  Prebooking: $4 (including $1 off your first drink)  Walk-in: $5 (including 1$ off your first drink).  Every Monday.
More info

Every Wednesday at Azure Bar & Grill, Sip and Draw with Olga Shkylar – $20 for a two hour workshop; includes drawing materials and a drink.
More info

Also on Thursdays, Sra’Art is holding a kids’ art club, with art-based activities for kids of different ages through the day.
More info

Dance:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap are back to weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday at 6.30 pm.  Seating limited to 12 – bookings advised.
More info

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 June, 2020

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday 23 at The Box Office, the Phnom Penh Players are holding a pitch meeting for their next season.  From  7.30 pm.
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On Thursday 25 Meta House presents the second night of International Video Art Fest, screening a selection of video art from the archive at Thailand Media and Arts Festial, from 6 pm on the Meta Balcony.
More info

This weekend Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap is reopening with two nights of films from the Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2019Friday 26 is highlights and special mentions; Saturday 27 is the finalists.  CSFF director Sum Sithen will be present to host a Q&A with Cambodian filmmakers.
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As part of the Sra’Art Human Interaction cycle, on Saturday 27 the gallery presents work by Kok.  “Kok created his pieces by starting from a small dot of paint, putting the thousand of small dots together to create unique pieces full of color and pleasure to the eyes!”  From 6 pm.
More info

Creative Generation and Futures Factory invite Cambodian poets to submit their work for a a public poetry exhibition in response to the COVID-19 global crisis. Deadline is 15 July 2020.
More info

White Canvas Cambodia is a similar competition for Cambodian artists, seeking to increase the growth of the art market of South East Asia.
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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 

Ongoing….

Exhibitions:  

At Meta House, Everything in its right place, an exhibition by Christopher Bryce Morris Wise.  “I’ve always been drawn to the perplexing mathematics of interpersonal relationships. Recently, I couldn’t help but see everything and everyone as basic shapes – some that fit, some that don’t.  Everyone angular, quartered. These shapes arrange-interact or overlap-in strange geometry. An ever-changing design that becomes a puzzle to solve, a spell to chant mantra-like alone. Solitary and separated, we exist in increasingly isolated spaces – turning inward. The square of an apartment, rectangular bed peeking at a door, the dull glow of screens reduce into even smaller vistas. Life a serrated keyhole that cuts ourselves out or in. We mystify demystification and conjure ourselves: the flat shapes that remain.”
More info

Kampot Art Gallery presents Chan Phoun and Vodka in one exhibition.  “Besides the exhibition there’s a fish room to dive through and a gift shop with Mathilda Graphic designs, upcycled jewellery, comicbooks by Nicolas C. Grey, greeting cards and art supplies.”
More info

Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute, opens today, Tuesday 16.  “It enters into her concerns regarding the portrayal of reality, in which she shows people questioning the inner working of their urban environment, which they constantly keep passing through.”  There will, however, be no public opening due to health security protocols.
More info

Activities:

Every Wednesday at Azure Bar & Grill, Sip and Draw with Olga Shkylar – $20 for a two hour workshop; includes drawing materials and a drink.
More info

On Thursdays, Sra’Art is holding a kids’ art club, with art-based activities for kids of different ages through the day.
More info

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 16 June, 2020

Greetings:

Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute, opens today, Tuesday 16.  “It enters into her concerns regarding the portrayal of reality, in which she shows people questioning the inner working of their urban environment, which they constantly keep passing through.”  There will, however, be no public opening due to health security protocols.
More info

Every Wednesday at Azure Bar & Grill, Sip and Draw with Olga Shkylar – $20 for a two hour workshop; includes drawing materials and a drink.
More info

The Literati Society of Phnom Penh resumes its monthly meeting for readings this Wednesday at Villa Grange, from 7 pm.

On Thursday 17 Meta House presents the first night of International Video Art Fest, screening a selection of video art from the archive at Thailand Media and Arts Festial, from 6 pm on the Meta Balcony.
More info

Thursday Tales has been relocated to upstairs at The Exchange, and will occur on the third Thursday each month.  This week’s event will feature photographer Anders Jira, a aerialist performance by Mel Nutter, and Osokuma.
More info

Also on Thursdays, Sra’Art is holding a kids’ art club, with art-based activities for kids of different ages through the day.
More info

Kampot Art Gallery presents Chan Phoun and Vodka in one exhibition.  “Besides the exhibition there’s a fish room to dive through and a gift shop with Mathilda Graphic designs, upcycled jewellery, comicbooks by Nicolas C. Grey, greeting cards and art supplies.”
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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com


Ongoing….


Exhibitions:  

At Meta House, Everything in its right place, an exhibition by Christopher Bryce Morris Wise.  “I’ve always been drawn to the perplexing mathematics of interpersonal relationships. Recently, I couldn’t help but see everything and everyone as basic shapes – some that fit, some that don’t.  Everyone angular, quartered. These shapes arrange-interact or overlap-in strange geometry. An ever-changing design that becomes a puzzle to solve, a spell to chant mantra-like alone. Solitary and separated, we exist in increasingly isolated spaces – turning inward. The square of an apartment, rectangular bed peeking at a door, the dull glow of screens reduce into even smaller vistas. Life a serrated keyhole that cuts ourselves out or in. We mystify demystification and conjure ourselves: the flat shapes that remain.”
More info

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 June, 2020

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday 9, the opening at Meta House of Everything in its right place, an exhibition by Christopher Bryce Morris Wise.  “I’ve always been drawn to the perplexing mathematics of interpersonal relationships. Recently, I couldn’t help but see everything and everyone as basic shapes – some that fit, some that don’t. Everyone angular, quartered. These shapes arrange-interact or overlap-in strange geometry. An ever-changing design that becomes a puzzle to solve, a spell to chant mantra-like alone. Solitary and separated, we exist in increasingly isolated spaces – turning inward. The square of an apartment, rectangular bed peeking at a door, the dull glow of screens reduce into even smaller vistas. Life a serrated keyhole that cuts ourselves out or in. We mystify demystification and conjure ourselves: the flat shapes that remain.”
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On Saturday 13, upstairs at The Exchange, a one night exhibition by Troy Campbell, Long Train Running.  The evening will include poetry performed by Scott Bywater with audiovisuals from Warren Daly.  From 7 pm.
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Also on Saturday 13, Phnom Penh Players present Where Art They Now, an on-line conversation about art and life featuring PPP alumni from around the world.  Limited seating at The Box Office or tune in via Zoom.
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On Monday 14, Khmer Magic Music Bus presents a discussion about music and emotional healingwith psychotherapist Sotheary Yim, KMMB founder Seyma Thorn, programme manager Phina So and musician Cheuk Samnang, live on Facebook at 6 pm.
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Community Artists is a new effort headed by Chhan Dina to bring artists together in mutual support.  A collection of videos of individual artists is being produced – recently released are Sodavy Suos and Emily Marques.

Coming soon:

  • Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute, from June 16.  There will, however, be no public opening due to health security protocols.
  • Thursday Tales has been relocated to upstairs at The Exchange, and will occur on the third Thursday each month.  June 18 will feature photographer Anders Jira, a performance by Mel Nutter, and Osokuma.  

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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 March, 2020

Greetings:

Thursday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of War & Beauty, an exhibition of  photography by anthropologist and filmmaker David A. Feingold taken over many decades in Cambodia.  “The exhibition explores themes of war and the Khmer Rouge, dance and cultural survival, kingship, and landmines — the toxic waste of war.”
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Friday 13, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the screening of Moro Moro and Cooking in Pressure by the Bakudapan Collective, part of the public program of the exhibition Interface by XEM Collective, open through to 10 April 2020.    Bahasa Indonesia language with English subtitles.
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Also on Friday 13, 6.30 pm, an Art & Wine pairing event at Sra’Art FGallery as part of their International Women’s Day exhibition WOW – Women Of the World, a selection of artworks by ONLY women artists.  Followed on Wednesday 18 by an artist talk, where exhibiting artists will talk about their work.
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On Saturday 14, from 6 pm, an opening reception will be held at Bophana Center for Life Afloat, an exhibition organized by Women Peace Makers (WPM).  “A community living afloat on the Tonle Sap for generations explores sense of place through art and dialogue. Stories are told and painted by an artist who interprets them on a fishing boat used as a canvas. Floating village residents learn photography and take shots of the people and places they see as “home”. Explore this visual treat that takes you inside a floating village where you can float yourself and contemplate life and community on top of the Tonle Sap.”  Runs until March 31.
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Each Satuday at 7 pm during the 40 day Lenten period, at Church of Christ our Peace (Level One, #57, St 294 by the corner of St 51), a series of gatherings entitled Lent, Art and Stations of the Cross convened by Soteria Thompson and Father Gregory Whitaker.   “Each of the six weeks, we will view different artist’s rendition of Christ’s journey from the garden to the tomb, including some never before viewed station sets, read the scripture about it, spend some time praying and then creatively process the experience together.”
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Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
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Every Monday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
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Dambaul reading room is seeking volunteers to staff the space on Friday and Saturday afternoons for four weeks.
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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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:  

At Bophana Center, Life Afloat, an exhibition organized by Women Peace Makers (WPM).   “A community living afloat on the Tonle Sap for generations explores sense of place through art and dialogue. Stories are told and painted by an artist who interprets them on a fishing boat used as a canvas. Floating village residents learn photography and take shots of the people and places they see as “home”. Explore this visual treat that takes you inside a floating village where you can float yourself and contemplate life and community on top of the Tonle Sap.”  An opening reception will be held on March 14.   Runs until March 31.
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At the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition by Sous Sodavy, Dance & Gesture, along with a dance performance by Silverbell with Yannick Hugron and Philippe Lebhar.  “Born in 1955, Sous Sodavy is a Cambodian painter trained at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts of Budapest, and is now a teacher at the University of Fine Arts of Cambodia. For this exhibition, he will present unique pieces on the subject of dance, treated with infinite finesse, that he chose to apprehend through both form and substance. Lyrical and sensitive reverie, his paintings reveal how intertwined body and dance gesture really are.”
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At Sa Sa Art Projects, Interface, a group exhibition by XEM: Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam, Phan Quang, Nguyen Tranh Truc and Uudam Tran Nyugen. “XEM is an example of the relevance and the need for artist’s publications, especially in the context of Southeast Asia where exposing avenues and audiences for contemporary art are still small. Believing in chance and ritual, XEM takes on a slow, traditional approach of encounter. Readers come to learn about artworks and artists through the magazine distributed at libraries and cafés. People circulate and pass on the publication from person to person.”  Until 10 April.
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At Plantation, The New Apsaras exhibition put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”
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At One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”
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Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
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At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
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Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
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At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
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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 Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
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Dance:

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

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

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

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

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

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 March, 2020

Greetings:

At Bophana Center, Life Afloat, an exhibition organized by Women Peace Makers (WPM).   “A community living afloat on the Tonle Sap for generations explores sense of place through art and dialogue. Stories are told and painted by an artist who interprets them on a fishing boat used as a canvas. Floating village residents learn photography and take shots of the people and places they see as ‘home’. Explore this visual treat that takes you inside a floating village where you can float yourself and contemplate life and community on top of the Tonle Sap.”  An opening reception will be held on March 14.   Runs until March 31.
More info

On Thursday 5, 6.30 pm at Cloud, the Writing Through organisation’s Phnom Penh launch of An Anthology of Poems by the Magic Pencils, people of different ages and backgrounds from Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia.
More info

Friday 6 at the Futures Factory, Java Creative Cafe celebrates the five young artists selected in CREATIVE GENERATION 3:  Mech Choulay, Kong Siden, Ry Savroun, Song Seakleng and Vong Chandarey.  From 6.30 pm.
More info

Each Satuday at 7 pm during the 40 day Lenten period, at Church of Christ our Peace (Level One, #57, St 294 by the corner of St 51), a series of gatherings entitled Lent, Art and Stations of the Cross convened by Soteria Thompson and Father Gregory Whitaker.   “Each of the six weeks, we will view different artist’s rendition of Christ’s journey from the garden to the tomb, including some never before viewed station sets, read the scripture about it, spend some time praying and then creatively process the experience together.”
More info

Phnom Fem Fest, female empowerment festival at KBach Arts to be held on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8, with three exhibitions:  Eyes of Mercy  by unseen Khmer artist, Koem Keosocheat, the latest member of the KBach Collective; Endless Patience, a photo exhibit by Dignity Cambodia for Gender Equality and Srey Klang, work by local and foreign artists to raise funds for art projects with NGO CEDAW.  From 2pm.

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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:  

At the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition by Sous Sodavy, Dance & Gesture, along with a dance performance by Silverbell with Yannick Hugron and Philippe Lebhar.  “Born in 1955, Sous Sodavy is a Cambodian painter trained at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts of Budapest, and is now a teacher at the University of Fine Arts of Cambodia. For this exhibition, he will present unique pieces on the subject of dance, treated with infinite finesse, that he chose to apprehend through both form and substance. Lyrical and sensitive reverie, his paintings reveal how intertwined body and dance gesture really are.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Interface, a group exhibition by XEM: Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam, Phan Quang, Nguyen Tranh Truc and Uudam Tran Nyugen. “XEM is an example of the relevance and the need for artist’s publications, especially in the context of Southeast Asia where exposing avenues and audiences for contemporary art are still small. Believing in chance and ritual, XEM takes on a slow, traditional approach of encounter. Readers come to learn about artworks and artists through the magazine distributed at libraries and cafés. People circulate and pass on the publication from person to person.”  Until 10 April.
More info

At Plantation, The New Apsaras exhibition put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”
More info

At One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”
More info

Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

At Bong Bong Bong on Street 240½, exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.
More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

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

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

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

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 18 February, 2020

Greetings:

Thursday 20, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Interface, a group exhibition by XEM: Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam, Phan Quang, Nguyen Tranh Truc and Uudam Tran Nyugen. “XEM is an example of the relevance and the need for artist’s publications, especially in the context of Southeast Asia where exposing avenues and audiences for contemporary art are still small. Believing in chance and ritual, XEM takes on a slow, traditional approach of encounter. Readers come to learn about artworks and artists through the magazine distributed at libraries and cafés. People circulate and pass on the publication from person to person.”  Until 10 April.
More info

INTERFACE

Also Thursday 20, 7 pm at Meta House, The Interests Are At Stake – Kreuser/Cailleau, “an audiovisual performance machine / experimental analogue for prepared-Turntables, Super8 projectors and full audio-devices in three parts: TOXIC, COMPOUND, EXCHANGE.  Don’t miss this mind-boggling multi-media performance by two acclaimed artists from Germany & France, by invitation of the Goethe-Institut. Free. Come early for the best seats.”
More info

Saturday 22 at Sra’Art Gallery from 3 pm, a body painting event: artist Yalev Aroun will be performing a live painting on Helen Sea Ung.
More info

Also Saturday 22, the opening of an exhibition, The New Apsaras plus upcycled fashion show More than Human put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”  From 5 pm.
More info

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info

Coming soon:

  • February 28 at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition by Sous Sodavy, Dance & Gesture, along with a dance performance by Silverbell with Yannick Hugron and Philippe Lebhar.
  • March 1 at Meta House, a piano recital by Lithuanian pianist Martina Jatkauskaite, featuring works by Schumann, Debussy and Prokofiev.
  • The Writing Through organisation’s Phnom Penh launch of An Anthology of Poems by the Magic Pencils, people of different ages and backgrounds from Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia, at Cloud on March 5
  • Phnom Fem Fest, female empowerment festival at KBach Arts to be held on International Women’s Day, March 8 – there’s a call out for artists wishing to take part – deadline is February 23. 

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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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:  

At One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”
More info

Street Art Fest 2020 will be held through to the end of the month at 𝐖𝐁 𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐚, featuring FONKi & Yip Yew Chong.
More info

Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

At Bong Bong Bong on Street 240½, exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

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

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

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

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 11 February, 2020

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday 11 at Sra’Art, an artist talk as part of the exhibition for Cambodian Urban Art Festival 2020, featuring Poy Chhunly, Bandol (Di Dol) and Daro Sam.  From 6 pm.
More info

Also Tuesday 11, Design Kompany is in Phnom Penh for one event: How I made 50 zines with people I didn’t know.    Tickets are $13.50 online in advance or at the door. Limited seats.
More info

Regular Thursday Tales night at Number 26 Art Shop, St 118, is making a call out for actors, performers, writer, directors, peanut sellers, stage crew – Thursday Tales meets street theatre.
More info

Friday 14, from 6 pm, the Phnom Fem Fest at Lantern Sky Bar featuring live painting and music – further details still to come.
More info

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On Saturday 15, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel, at One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”  6 pm.
More info

To commemorate 55 years of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Singapore, Street Art Fest 2020 will be held from Saturday 15 through to the end of the month at 𝐖𝐁 𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐚, featuring FONKi & Yip Yew Chong.
More info

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info
Coming soon:

  • An exhibition, The New Apsaras plus upcycled fashion show More than Human put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”  On February 22.
  • Phnom Fem Fest, female empowerment festival at KBach Arts to be held on International Women’s Day, March 8 – there’s a call out for artists wishing to take part – deadline is February 23. 

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.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

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:  

Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, the exhibition Mapping Chen Damdek’s Urban Forms: “The exhibition presents four research works of four interns in Professional Placement Program, the collaboration between the University of New South Wales, the Royal University of Fine Arts, Sa Sa Art Projects and the Vann Molyvann Project.”
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

At Bong Bong Bong on Street 240½, exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland.
More info

At The Plantation until 14 February, an exhibition by Thai painter Attasit POKPONG. Selected works from Thai oil painters Natthiwut PHUANGPHI and Dusit PIMCHANGTONG are also be featured.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
More info

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

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

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

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

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info