Cambodia Dreaming in Siem Reap

Last minute alert for Siem Reap people: 
an exhibition opening this evening, Saturday 28, of paintings by 
Australian artist Sonia Mattson, inspired by Cambodia and Bali. 
Cambodia Dreaming at New Leaf Book Cafe.   
Sunset drinks and nibbles on the rooftop, until 8.30 pm

More info:  www.soniamattson.com

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 December, 2013

Greetings:

(Remember, if you need help finding any of the below mentioned Phnom Penh locations, most can be found on this map art_map_alt, kindly provided to the Kumnooh website by arts+society).A quiet week as Christmas hits.Bophana’s Cine Saturday this weekend, Saturday 28 at 4 pm, features two Cambodian short films, The Time Machine (2013) and Wheeling for Hope, (2008), both in Khmer with English subtitles. Free entrance: Bophana Center (St 200 between St 63 and Monivong).
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And here’s a couple of things missed from recent weeks:

In Siem Reap, McDermott Gallery Old Market has a new exhibition of lacquer pieces, Situations by Lim Muy Theam, capturing moments in the lives of Cambodians. Runs until February 28.
More info

Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) is hosting an exhibition by young artist Ben Thynal entitled Core – painting and installation exploring ideas around the individual and the community in Cambodian society. Runs until January 19.
More info

Prepare for exciting announcements from Our City Festival in the coming weeks in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang!

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In brief: new and returning…
Saturday 21 at 4pm at Bophana Center, the regular Cine Saturday features two Cambodian short films, The time machine and Wheeling for Hope.
More infoPhoto Phnom Penh continues at multiple venues across the city.
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Ongoing….

Our Books presents a collection of illustrations from its previous years of activity at Rik Reay Noodle Shop / Gallery (St 178 near St 19) through to December 28. Illustrations are by Moeu Diyadaravuth, Tek Tevin, and Chan Pisey, with colours by Sao Channa and Kim Phally.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, exhibition for Small Art School for the whole of November & December, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Secrets, new paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, at Java Café and Gallery. Until January 12.
More info

Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) is hosting an exhibition by young artist Ben Thynal entitled Core – painting and installation exploring ideas around the individual and the community in Cambodian society. Runs until January 19.
More info

This Dog Barking, a selection of works from the graphic novel by Nicolas C.Grey and James Farley, at Lotus Gallery in Battambang. Until January.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang (#87, St 2.5) is hosting Family, a selection of artworks by graduating students from Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Arts School. Until February 17.
More info

In Siem Reap, McDermott Gallery Old Market has a new exhibition of lacquer pieces, Situations by Lim Muy Theam, capturing moments in the lives of Cambodians. Runs until February 28.
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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
More info Even more info

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 December, 2013

Greetings:

(Remember, if you need help finding any of the below mentioned Phnom Penh locations, most can be found on this map art_map_alt, kindly provided to the Kumnooh website by arts+society). 

For the western holiday season, Our Books presents a collection of illustrations from its previous years of activity at Rik Reay Noodle Shop / Gallery (St 178 near St 19) through the end of the year, commencing Wednesday 18 and continuing through to Monday 28. Illustrations are by Moeu Diyadaravuth, Tek Tevin, and Chan Pisey, with colours by Sao Channa and Kim Phally.
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Wednesday 18 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects, at The White Building [map] is presenting a special evening of works by artists in residence Sok Chanrado and Blu Simon Wasem. Sound Wave: Documentation of a Performance, by Sok Chanrado, is a mixed media installation incorporating sound and vox pop; Daily Life Simulacrum, by Blu Simon Wasem, is a combination of White Building collaborations including live performance.
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More experimental collaborative arts at Bophana Center (St 200, between Monivong and St 63) on Friday 20 at 7 pm with Space Within, a performance curated by Khiang Hei. A range of performers including musicians, dancers and visual artists, with audience participation as well.
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Arts+Society is holding a public discussion and debate at Botanic Art Café on Saturday 21 at 2 pm on the topic Do Foreigners Hurt Arts?, in response to a recent Phnom Penh Post article which has encouraged at least one response. Hosted by Khiang Hei with US art academic Phally Chroy.
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On Saturday 21 at 4pm at Bophana Center, the regular Cine Saturday features three Cambodian Living Arts documentaries showcasing endangered forms of Cambodian music : Smot (poetry chanting), Classical Wedding Music (from Angkorian times) and Kong Skor (funeral music from Angkorian times).
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Common Sole is happy to welcome again dancer Céline Bacqué for a series of workshops and performances from Saturday 21 to Wednesday 25, 9am – 5pm. The dance improvisation workshop is open to beginners as well as more experienced movers. Contact and registration (space limited to 12 participants): commonsoles@gmail.com or Eric : 0972834395
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Of course Photo Phnom Penh continues at multiple venues across the city.
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And, indeed, get ready for Our City Festival, which commences in Phnom Penh on January 17, then threads through Siem Reap and finally Battambang in early February. Details forthcoming!
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Remember that for the music and poetry lover in your life, the WASH album Triptych, made in Cambodia and available here for download, makes a wonderful Christmas gift, and does not even require postage.

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In brief: new and returning…
From Wednesday 18, Our Books presents a collection of illustrations by Moeu Diyadaravuth, Tek Tevin, and Chan Pisey, with colours by Sao Channa and Kim Phally, at Rik Reay Noodle Shop / Gallery (St 178 near St 19). Until December 28
More info

Wednesday 18 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects, at The White Building [map] presents a special evening of works by artists in residence Sok Chanrado and Blu Simon Wasem.
More info

Friday 20 at 7 pm, Bophana Center presents Space Within, a performance curated by Khiang Hei. A range of performers including musicians, dancers and visual artists, with audience participation as well.
More info

Saturday 21 at 2 pm at Botanic Art Cafe, Arts+Society is holding a public discussion and debate on the topic Do Foreigners Hurt Arts? Hosted by Khiang Hei with US art academic Phally Chroy.
More info

Saturday 21 at 4pm at Bophana Center, the regular Cine Saturday features three Cambodian Living Arts documentaries showcasing endangered forms of Cambodian music.
More info

From Saturday 21 until Wednesday 25, a series of workshops by dancer Céline Bacqué, presented by Common Sole. Contact and registration (space limited to 12 participants): commonsoles@gmail.com or Eric : 0972834395
More info

Photo Phnom Penh continues at multiple venues across the city.
More info

Ongoing….

Spaces of remembrance and views of souvenirs, drawing, painting, installation and video, a Cambodian/German collaboration, at Meta House.
More info

A new exhibition of paintings by Em Riem in the lobby of the Hotel Cambodiana. Until 19 December.
More info

Secrets, new paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, at Java Café and Gallery. Until January 12.
More info

Caribbean Souls, Fantasy and Mythology, paintings by Dominican artist Marcos Guerra at Chinese House (Sisowath Quay & St 84).

More info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, exhibition for Small Art School for the whole of November & December, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

This Dog Barking, a selection of works from the graphic novel by Nicolas C.Grey and James Farley, at Lotus Gallery in Battambang. Until January.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang (#87, St 2.5) is hosting Family, a selection of artworks by graduating students from Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Arts School. Until February 17.
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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
More info Even more info

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 December, 2013

Greetings:

(Remember, if you need help finding any of the below mentioned Phnom Penh locations, most can be found on this map art_map_alt, kindly provided to the Kumnooh website by arts+society).

I have just today stumbled across a group called Spoken Arts Siem Reap. According to their Facebook page, it’s for “anyone who loves to perform – or listen to – spoken word, monologues, short narratives or any other form of lyrical expression.” Fortnightly Spoken Arts nights are held at Party House on Sok San Road, every other Tuesday from 8.30 pm. And the page also assures me it’s on tonight.
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And those literary minded who are shuttling from the north to the south this week would get an opportunity to back-to-back at the monthly Java Open Stage: Poetry open mic on Thursday 12 at 7 pm. This month the presentation will be preceded by a writers meet-up at 6 pm, an attempt to nurture a cross-language literature community in Phnom Penh. Readings and discussions and more! Recent months have seen the growing involvement of young Khmer writers along side the English and French. Downstairs at Java Café and Gallery, Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh.
More info

All across town, the fourth annual Cambodian International Film Festival continues until Thursday 12, with free screenings at l’Institute Francais, Bophana Center, Legend, Platinum and Diamond Island. You can download the full programme here.
More info
Even more info

Photo Phnom Penh also continues at multiple venues across the city.
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Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double header of art workshops this weekend, on Saturday 14. Beyond the Self, on self portraiture in the morning, and Figure Drawing in the afternoon. Final registration is due tomorrow: Wednesday 11. Email: info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
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Congratulations to Our City Festival for reaching their fundraising target. We look forward to a vibrant programme of events in January.
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If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 10, Spoken Arts Siem Reap at Party House, Sok San Road, from 8.30 pm.
More info

Thursday 12, Java Open Stage: Poetry open mic at 7 pm, after a writers’ meet-up at 6 pm. Downstairs at Java Café and Gallery, Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh.
More info

Until Thursday 12, Cambodian International Film Festival continues until Thursday 12, with free screenings at l’Institute Francais, Bophana Center, Legend, Platinum and Diamond Island. You can download the full programme here.
More info
Even more info

Photo Phnom Penh also continues at multiple venues across the city.
More info

Saturday 14, Phnom Penh Community College art workshops. Final registration is due tomorrow: Wednesday 11. Email: info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
More info

Ongoing….

Before and Today, by illustrator and cartoonist Prum Vannak, at the tiny Rik Reay Gallery (and noodle shop), on St 178 near St 19. Until 14 December.
More info

Spaces of remembrance and views of souvenirs, drawing, painting, installation and video, a Cambodian/German collaboration, at Meta House.
More info

A new exhibition of paintings by Em Riem in the lobby of the Hotel Cambodiana. Until 19 December.
More info

Secrets, new paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, at Java Café and Gallery. Until January 12.
More info

Caribbean Souls, Fantasy and Mythology, paintings by Dominican artist Marcos Guerra at Chinese House (Sisowath Quay & St 84).

More info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, exhibition for Small Art School for the whole of November & December, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

This Dog Barking, a selection of works from the graphic novel by Nicolas C.Grey and James Farley, at Lotus Gallery in Battambang. Until January.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang (#87, St 2.5) is hosting Family, a selection of artworks by graduating students from Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Arts School. Until February 17.
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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
More info Even more info

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for the week commencing 3 December 2013

Greetings:

(Remember, if you need help finding any of the below mentioned Phnom Penh locations, most can be found on this map art_map_alt, kindly provided to the Kumnooh website by arts+society).

We begin this week on Wednesday 4 upstairs at Java Café and Gallery, from 6.30 pm, the opening of a new exhibition of works by Oeur Sokuntevy, Secrets, an exploration of subconscious and dream imagery.
More info


Oeur Sokuntevy

On Friday 6 at 6 pm, at Meta House, the opening of a multi-disciplinary exhibition, Spaces of remembrance and views of souvenirs, using drawing, painting, installation and video. The project is a collaboration between Cambodian artist Chan Nawath and Germans Anja Bodanowitz and Janna Rehbein. The research by the artists was organized in cooperation with the local Memory Culture Committees of the districts and the NGO Youth for Peace.
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Also on the evening of Friday 6, the opening of a new exhibition of paintings by Em Riem in the lobby of the Hotel Cambodiana. Runs to December 19.
More info

Continuing festival season, on the fourth annual Cambodian International Film Festival commences on Saturday 7, running through to Thursday 12, at the Institute Francaise, Bophana Center, Legend Cinema and Platinum Cineplex, Sorya Mall. You can download the full programme here.
More info
Even more info

On Sunday 8, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org. $15 per person. Various locations, 8:30 am start.
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The end of year event for Drink and Draw Cambodia last weekend was shifted back to this Sunday 8, from 5 pm. Baitong Restaurant, #7 St 360, between Norodom and 51.
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And remember, it’s the last few days to assist Our City Festival in their indiegogo fundraising effort. Help get their exciting projects up early in the new year.

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Make yours a creative week, support an artist near you! Tell your friends about Kumnooh, like us on Facebook, send us things we don’t seem to know. And for rock and roll and clubs, make sure you follow LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

Note: this email can be read online at http://www.kumnooh.com

 
 
In brief: new and returning…

Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 complete the opening week for Photo Phnom Penh 2013. Most exhibitions open through December. Get all the information you need from the link below.
More info

Wednesday 4 from 6.30 pm at Java Café and Gallery, from 6.30 pm, a new exhibition of works by Oeur Sokuntevy, Secrets, an exploration of subconscious and dream imagery.
More info

Friday 6 at 6 pm, at Meta House, the opening of a multi-disciplinary exhibition, Spaces of remembrance and views of souvenirs, using drawing, painting, installation and video, Cambodian/German collaboration.
More info

Friday 6, the Hotel Cambodiana lobby, the opening of a new exhibition of paintings by Em Riem.
More info

Saturday 7 to Thursday 12, the fourth annual Cambodian International Film Festival commences at the Institute Francaise, Bophana Center, Legend Cinema and Platinum Cineplex, Sorya Mall. Download the full programme here.
More info
Even more info

Sunday 8 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org
More info

Sunday 8, from 5 pm to 7 pm, Drink and Draw Cambodia at Baitong Restaurant, #7 St 360, between Norodom and 51.
More info

 
 
Ongoing….

Once, a mixed media exhibition by Bernadette Vincent, at Feel Good Café (#79, Street 136, btw Sts 15 and 13). Until December 5.
More info

Before and Today, by illustrator and cartoonist Prum Vannak, at the tiny Rik Reay Gallery (and noodle shop), on St 178 near St 19. Until 14 December.
More info

Caribbean Souls, Fantasy and Mythology, paintings by Dominican artist Marcos Guerra at Chinese House (Sisowath Quay & St 84).

More info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, exhibition for Small Art School for the whole of November & December, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

This Dog Barking, a selection of works from the graphic novel by Nicolas C.Grey and James Farley, at Lotus Gallery in Battambang. Until January.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang (#87, St 2.5) is hosting Family, a selection of artworks by graduating students from Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Arts School. Until February 17.
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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
More info Even more info