Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 28 January, 2014

Greetings.This week opens with a special celebration today, Tuesday 28, at Cambodian Living Arts (Sothearos Blvd, near St 194), marking their 15th anniversary with a new retrospective exhibition looking back on its major achievements. The evening starts at 4 pm a screening of Where Elephants Weep, the CLA-commissioned Cambodian rock opera; there is an official opening at 6 pm, and a performance of traditional artforms, including Pinpeat, Mohaori and Chhayam, by a troupe of professional Cambodian artists. The accompanying exhibition, open until March 15, provides a behind-the-scenes look at 15 years of archival photos and video, including a listening station loaded with recordings by CLA artists.
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Also on Tuesday 28 (in English) and then again on Wednesday 29 (in Khmer), a public lecture by Phalika Ngin, at Bophana Center (St 200, between St 63 and Monivong) on identifying the faces on the Bayon at Angkor Thom. 6 pm to 8 pm.
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On Wednesday 29, from 9 am to 12 pm, Tim Robertson is providing a demonstration of the encaustic medium (beeswax and tree resin), and how to use it to paint or transfer images. The event takes place near Psar Chas (Old Market) in Phnom Penh. Limited space: please join the event or email timothyirobertson [insert at] gmail.com ASAP.
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After an astonishing ten days in Phnom Penh, the helterskelter activities of Our City Festival this weekend move to Siem Reap, where exhibitions, performances, screenings and pop-up events will stretch across the city. Check it all out at their website.
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Upcoming evening art workshops at Phnom Penh Community College by France Damon: Light & Shadow (Wednesday 29) and Colour (Wednesday 5 February). Register at: info [at] phnompenhcommunitycollege.com.
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For the imaginative photographer, Knai Bang Chatt in Kep are running a photo competition, offering a private dinner for two on the private jetty for the winner. Closing date February 28. More details here.

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 28 from 4 pm at Cambodian Living Arts (Sothearos Blvd, near St 194), 15th anniversary celebrations: a new retrospective exhibition, a screening of Where Elephants Weep, the CLA-commissioned Cambodian rock opera, and a performance of traditional artforms, including Pinpeat, Mohaori and Chhayam, by a troupe of professional Cambodian artists.
More info     Even more infoTuesday 28 (in English) and Wednesday 29 (in Khmer), a public lecture by Phalika Ngin, at Bophana Center (St 200, between St 63 and Monivong) on identifying the faces on the Bayon at Angkor Thom. 6 pm to 8 pm.
More info     Even more info

Wednesday 29, from 9 am to 12 pm, demonstration of the encaustic medium (beeswax and tree resin), by Tim Robertson. Near Psar Chas (Old Market) in Phnom Penh.
More info

Friday 31 on-going… Our City Festival this weekend moves to Siem Reap, where exhibitions, performances, screenings and pop-up events will stretch across the city. Check it all out at their website.
More info

Ongoing….

Interpretations, exhibition of paintings by Polish born Phnom Penh resident Adrianna Snochowska, at Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until February 8.
More info

Family Portraits, organised by Jorng Jam, at Bophana Centre (St 200, between St 63 and Monivong). Film, photography and mixed media discover the stories of people living in Phnom Penh during the Golden Age. Until February 8
More info

Phnom Penh Painter, a retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Svay Ken (1933-2008), marking the fifth anniversary of his death. At Meta House. Until February 9
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

In Battambang, Lotus Gallery, on St 2.5, presents the The darkness of the countryside, an exhibition by Battambang artists Nget Chanpenh and Hour Seyha. Runs until March.

Phnom Penh: Rescue Archeology, a group exhibition featuring video and a reading station, at SaSaBassac (second floor, #18 Sothearos, near St 178). Artists involved include Amy Lee Sanford, Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina, Sok Chanrado, Svay Sareth, Than Sok and Tith Kanith. Until March 15
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2009. 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
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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 January, 2014

Greetings.

Until Sunday 26 Our City Festival continues its ecstatic romp through Phnom Penh with a wide range of activities; too many to list them all here (although some have grabbed Kumnooh’s attention). Next weekend OCF heads to Siem Reap, and the following weekend winds up the hectic month in Battambang.

Tonight, Tuesday 21, from 8.30pm at Siem Reap Party House, Sok San Road, the fortnightly Spoken Arts event – read, sing, act, perform, in whatever language you please.
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Meanwhile, in Phnom Penh, tonight at Meta House from 6 pm, as part of Our City Festival, the opening of Phnom Penh Painter, a retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Svay Ken (1933-2008), marking the fifth anniversary of his death.
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Phnom Penh Entertainment by Svay Ken

And Wednesday 22 at 6 pm at SaSaBassac (second floor, #18 Sothearos, near St 178), the opening of Phnom Penh: Rescue Archeology, a group exhibition featuring video and a reading station, as part of Our City Festival. Artists involved include Amy Lee Sanford, Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina, Sok Chanrado, Svay Sareth, Than Sok and Tith Kanith.
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Opening at 3 pm on Saturday 25 at Bophana Centre (St 200, between St 63 and Monivong) is Family Portraits, organised by Jorng Jam. Film, photography and mixed media have been used by five young Cambodian artists to discover the intimate stories and historical photographs of people living in Phnom Penh during the Golden Age. Another Our City Festival event.
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On Saturday 25 the January Phnom Penh Photo Walk will take place, wandering clutching cameras and snapping after meeting at Meta House at 4 pm.
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Up in Siem Reap this Sunday 26, art goes to the streets with the Sok San Festival. We are promised “Sk8 crew + film installation + eco arts workshop + clean up recycling campaign + a crazy clown + a body popping tap dancer + a fire wheel spinning knife man + freaky fancy dress + vaudeville circus + DJs + poets + funny folks + kite flying + wing making + wall painting + laughing + dancing.” From 10 am until late.
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Back in Phnom Penh, to end the weekend, at 8 pm on Sunday 26, Meta House (Gallery) presents a Gong Xi Fa Chai/New Year Classical Concert with TRIOthlon: Markus Gundermann (violin), Tara Mar (violoncello) and Anton Isselhardt (flute) perform works by Dittersdorf, Gluck, Sammartini and Haydn.
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SaSa Art Projects has just launched a new website, www.whitebuilding.org, using short films, photographs and audio recordings to document and celebrate the life of this Phnom Penh landmark. A beautifully designed and rich site, well worth exploring.

A chance to taste some Khmer literature without leaving the comfort of your screen: now available for download, The Book of Five Fictions, an e-book in English and Khmer by Im Chanboracheat, which may be published in hard copy later.

Finally, congratulations to Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture for the Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film, and to all those involved in the Staging Cambodia in Berlin this week, particularly Fabian’s friends the Cambodian Space Project and Marc Eberle.

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In brief: new and returning…

Tuesday 21, from 8.30pm at Siem Reap Party House, Sok San Road, the fortnightly Spoken Arts event – read, sing, act, perform, in whatever language you please.
More info

Tuesday 21 from 6 pm at Meta House, Phnom Penh Painter, a retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Svay Ken (1933-2008), marking the fifth anniversary of his death.
More info

Wednesday 22 at 6 pm at SaSaBassac (second floor, #18 Sothearos, near St 178), the opening of Phnom Penh: Rescue Archeology, a group exhibition featuring video and a reading station. Artists involved include Amy Lee Sanford, Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina, Sok Chanrado, Svay Sareth, Than Sok and Tith Kanith.
More info

Saturday 25 at 3 pm at Bophana Centre (St 200, between St 63 and Monivong) is Family Portraits, organised by Jorng Jam. Film, photography and mixed media have been used by five young Cambodian artists to discover the intimate stories and historical photographs of people living in Phnom Penh during the Golden Age.
More info

Saturday 25 from 4 pm, the January Phnom Penh Photo Walk, meeting at Meta House.

Sunday 26 from 10 am, the Sok San Festival in Siem Reap. “Sk8 crew + film installation + eco arts workshop + clean up recycling campaign + a crazy clown + a body popping tap dancer + a fire wheel spinning knife man + freaky fancy dress + vaudeville circus + DJs + poets + funny folks + kite flying + wing making + wall painting + laughing + dancing.” From 10 am until late.
More info

Sunday 26 at 8 pm, Meta House (Gallery) presents a Gong Xi Fa Chai/New Year Classical Concert with TRIOthlon: Markus Gundermann (violin), Tara Mar (violoncello) and Anton Isselhardt (flute) perform works by Dittersdorf, Gluck, Sammartini and Haydn.
More info

Until Sunday 26 Our City Festival continues to offer a wide range of activities in Phnom Penh.

 
 
Ongoing….

Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, Interpretations, exhibition of paintings by Polish born Phnom Penh resident Adrianna Snochowska. Until February 8.
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

In Battambang, Lotus Gallery, on St 2.5, presents the The darkness of the countryside, an exhibition by Battambang artists Nget Chanpenh and Hour Seyha. Runs until March.

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2009. 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 14 January, 2014

Greetings.

On Friday 17, the long anticipated Our City Festival ’14 (Art, Architecture and Ideas) kicks off in Phnom Penh, with a multitude of events taking place through until Sunday 26, before heading off to new programmes in Siem Reap January 31-Feb 2) and then Battambang (Feb 7 – 9). Phnom Penh events are centred around The Mansion (cnr Sothearos and St 178, behind the FCC) and the White Building (cnr Sothearos and St 194), with pop-events city-wide.

Festival highlights include: official opening featuring everything plus the kitchen sink, tuk-tuks covered in knitting, a musical cyco tour and dance flash mob, open air film screenings, exhibitions, lectures, guided tours… something for everyone? Looks like it.
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On Friday 17 at 6 pm in Battambang, Lotus Gallery, on St 2.5, presents the opening of The darkness of the countryside, a new exhibition by Battambang artists Nget Chanpenh and Hour Seyha. Runs until March.

At Meta House on Saturday 18 at 6 pm, Kon Khmer Koun Khmer (Cambodian films, Cambodian Youth), offer a taste of this year’s annual FilmCAMp/Chaktomuk Short Film Festival, including screenings of last year’s winners, presentations and Q&A. Many local film professionals will be in attendance.
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Fabian Hipp

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In brief: new and returning…
From Friday 17, Our City Festival ’14 (Art, Architecture and Ideas) in Phnom Penh. Events are centred around The Mansion (cnr Sothearos and St 178, behind the FCC) and the White Building (cnr Sothearos and St 194), with pop-events city-wide. Through to Sunday 26.
More info

Friday 17 at 6 pm in Battambang, Lotus Gallery, on St 2.5, presents the opening of The darkness of the countryside, a new exhibition by Battambang artists Nget Chanpenh and Hour Seyha. Runs until March.

Saturday 18 at 6 pm, Kon Khmer Koun Khmer (Cambodian films, Cambodian Youth), offer a taste of this year’s annual FilmCAMp/Chaktomuk Short Film Festival, including screenings of last year’s winners, presentations and Q&A.
More info

Ongoing….

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, Cambodia Dreaming, paintings by Australian artist Sonia Mattson, inspired by Cambodia and Bali.
More info      Even 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

Rik Reay Gallery and Noodle Shop (St 178 near St 19), Our Books exhibition My New Year’s Resolution, featuring works by Tek Tevin, Sin Yang Pirom, Sao Sreymao, Moeu Diyadaravuth, Chan Pisey, Kong Monirath, Peou Ty, Prum Vannak, and Pal Poursith, with colors by Kim Phally. You can also see the entire set as a feature on Khmer Connection. Contemporary Khmer comic artists to present NEW thoughts, resolutions, reflections, and aspirations. Until January 21
More info

Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, Interpretations, exhibition of paintings by Polish born Phnom Penh resident Adrianna Snochowska. Until February 8.
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 7 January, 2014

Greetings.

Tonight, Tuesday 7 is the fortnightly Spoken Arts night in Siem Reap. Write, read, sing, perform, as the spirit moves. At Siem Reap Party House on Sok San Road, from 8.30 pm.
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US documentary maker Robert Lieberman presents two films with Q&A at Meta House this week, on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8, from 7 pm. On Tuesday, They call it Myanmar: Lifting the curtain (2012) is followed at 9 pm by further Burmese related docos. Then on Wednesday, Last Stop Kew Gardens (2008), about the children of European refugees from Nazi Europe.
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Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 8, at 6.30 pm, Java Café and Gallery hosts the launch of Volume Seven of the Nou Hach Literary Journal, celebrating the writers and writing of Cambodia. The event will feature poetry and story readings by Chanphal Sok, Chheangly Yeng, Anna Mattsson, and other award-winning writers, plus an open mic to end the evening.
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On Thursday 9 at 6 pm a new exhibition opens at the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh: Interpretations, by Polish born Phnom Penh resident Adrianna Snochowska (who, incidentally, was involved in the WASH collaboration last year). In paintings inspired by the sights and sounds of Cambodia, and the ebb and flow of music, the artist seeks to evoke both emotion and contemplation.
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(Adrianna Snochowska)

Also on Thursday 9, the monthly Open Stage Poetry returns to Java Café & Gallery, hosted by Greg Bem. Sarah Heady and Tanya Holtland, who are visiting Cambodia from San Francisco, California, will be special guests on the night. This will be an official Cambodia release for Sarah Heady’s new book of poetry Niagara Transnational and Greg Bem’s new e-book of poetry Nine Nights in Cambodia. The reading starts at 7 pm, but writers are encouraged to come at 6 pm for the monthly writers meet-up, and to stay after the reading for the multi-lingual open mic. All styles of writing, poetry or otherwise, and in any language, are welcome.
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And after what appears to be a quiet weekend, come Sunday 12, why not get up early and head out to discover Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, hosted by Khmer Architecture Tours. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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New to Kumnooh this week was an passing introduction to The Writing Alliance, which describes itself as “a platform for Cambodian youth to share their idea and youth issue throughout writing.”
http://www.writingalliance.net/

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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 7 Spoken Arts night at Siem Reap Party House on Sok San Road, from 8.30 pm.
More info

Tuesday 7 at Meta House, 7 pm, US documentary maker Robert Lieberman presents They call it Myanmar: Lifting the curtain (2012) with Q&A,followed at 9 pm by further Burmese related docos.
More info    Even more info

Wednesday 8 at Meta House, 7 pm, US documentary maker Robert Lieberman presents Last Stop Kew Gardens (2008), about the children of European refugees from Nazi Europe, with Q&A.
More info

Wednesday 8 launch of Volume Seven of the Nou Hach Literary Journal, at Java Café and Gallery, featuring readings and an open mic. From 6.30 pm.
More info

Thursday 9 at 6 pm, Interpretations, exhibition of paintings by Polish born Phnom Penh resident Adrianna Snochowska, opens at the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until February 8.
More info

Thursday 9 the monthly Open Stage Poetry at Java Café & Gallery, hosted by Greg Bem, featuring Sarah Heady and Tanya Holtland. The reading starts at 7 pm. Monthly writers meet-up from 6 pm; multi-lingual open mic after the reading.
More info

Sunday 12 Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, hosted by Khmer Architecture Tours. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
More info

Ongoing….

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, Cambodia Dreaming, paintings by Australian artist Sonia Mattson, inspired by Cambodia and Bali.
More info      Even 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

Rik Reay Gallery and Noodle Shop (St 178 near St 19), Our Books exhibition My New Year’s Resolution, featuring works by Tek Tevin, Sin Yang Pirom, Sao Sreymao, Moeu Diyadaravuth, Chan Pisey, Kong Monirath, Peou Ty, Prum Vannak, and Pal Poursith, with colors by Kim Phally. You can also see the entire set as a feature on Khmer Connection. Contemporary Khmer comic artists to present NEW thoughts, resolutions, reflections, and aspirations. Until January 21.
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 1 January, 2014

Greetings and welcome to the international new year of 2014.

Kumnooh is pleased that even in a such a quiet week there’s still fresh and exciting things to report.

Opening today, Wednesday 1, and running for three weeks at the Rik Reay Gallery and Noodle Shop (St 178 near St 19), is the Our Books exhibition My New Year’s Resolution, featuring works by Tek Tevin, Sin Yang Pirom, Sao Sreymao, Moeu Diyadaravuth, Chan Pisey, Kong Monirath, Peou Ty, Prum Vannak, and Pal Poursith, with colors by Kim Phally. You can also see the entire set as a feature on Khmer Connection. Contemporary Khmer comic artists to present NEW thoughts, resolutions, reflections, and aspirations.
More info


(Sao Sreymao)

Fancy a little poetry? Expat scene-buster Greg Bem has speed-published an ebook online, Nine Nights in Cambodia, for free download. Check it out here. Greg has already been bring newly written pieces along to the Java poetry open mics in recent months, and we look forward to hearing more. In the meantime, we can read.

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

For rock and roll and clubs, make sure you follow LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 1 at the Rik Reay Gallery and Noodle Shop (St 178 near St 19), Our Books exhibition My New Year’s Resolution, featuring works by Tek Tevin, Sin Yang Pirom, Sao Sreymao, Moeu Diyadaravuth, Chan Pisey, Kong Monirath, Peou Ty, Prum Vannak, and Pal Poursith, with colors by Kim Phally. You can also see the entire set as a feature on Khmer Connection. Contemporary Khmer comic artists to present NEW thoughts, resolutions, reflections, and aspirations. Until January 21

More info

Ongoing….

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, Cambodia Dreaming,
paintings by Australian artist Sonia Mattson, inspired by Cambodia and Bali.
More info Even 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