Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 28 October, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 28, at Meta House, this relatively quiet week commences with an exhibition opening. Impressions of Rajasthan is the result of Phnom Penh-based photographer Kiira Gustafson’s visit to the region last January. What is the nature of beauty and how does it interact with non-beauty? From 6 pm.
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This weekend at l’Institute français, three days of screenings from the Fête du cinéma d’animation (Festival of Animated Film) 2014, organised by the French Association of Film Animation (AFCA). A wide range of examples of the genre will be shown from Thursday 30 to Saturday 1.
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On Friday 31, the monthly Open Stage poetry night at Java Café is a special event, covering the Halloween theme. For the younger at heart, there’s Spooky Bedtime Stories for children at 6 pm, followed by a Halloween-themed movie in the playroom. The regular Writer’s meet-up at 6 pm, with poetry open mic from 7 pm: readers and writers of all languages are invited to share their scariest, creepiest and most horrifying stories and poetry!
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Down in Kampot this weekend, for two shows only, Friday 31 and Saturday 1, Hanuman Spaceman, a jungle cabaret put together by the Cambodian Space Project, Intimate Spectacle and Theatre Kantanka (Australia), Lightbox and KCDI Kampot Traditional Music School. Stage one of this vibrant, funky, psychedelic rock opera unfolds from page to stage for the first time from 8 pm at the Kampot Traditional Music School. Entry by donation.
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On Saturday 1, Bophana’s Cineclub welcomes Cédric Eloy from the Cambodia Film Commission, to present a screening of Lost In La Mancha by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, a story of a film not being made. Discussion will follow. 2 pm.
More info

For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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

In brief: new and returning…

Tuesday 28, at Meta House, opening of Impressions of Rajasthan by Phnom Penh-based photographer Kiira Gustafson. From 6 pm.
More info

Thursday 30 to Saturday 1 at l’Institute français, three days of screenings from the Fête du cinéma d’animation (Festival of Animated Film) 2014, organised by the French Association of Film Animation (AFCA).
More info

Friday 31, Open Stage poetry night at Java Café on the Halloween theme. Spooky Bedtime Stories for children at 6 pm, followed by a Halloween-themed movie in the playroom. The regular Writer’s meet-up at 6 pm, with poetry open mic from 7 pm.
More info

Friday 31 and Saturday 1, Hanuman Spaceman, a jungle cabaret put together by the Cambodian Space Project, Intimate Spectacle, Theatre Kantanka, Lightbox and Kampot Traditional Music School. From 8 pm at the Kampot Traditional Music School. Entry by donation.
More info

Saturday 1 at 2 pm, Bophana’s Cineclub presents a screening of Lost In La Mancha, a story of a film not being made, with Cédric Eloy from the Cambodia Film Commission, who will lead a discussion afterwards.
More info

Ongoing….

At Meta House, an exhibition by US artist Bruce Gunderson, Illusion And The Science Of Reality And Beyond The Rational Horizon.
More info

Chinese House presents French photographer Vincent Thouard’s Phnom Penh Street, seeking to capture the people and the life of the city.
More info

ShowBox (#11, Street 330), an exhibition Women, developed in collaboration between Myley Rattle, Uro Chimaru and Conrad Keely, showcasing several upcoming Khmer artists.
More info

Art and Silk – Structure Form Color, by German photographer Arjay Stevens, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, examining Cambodian silk weaving.

At the Institute Francais, as part of the Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City event, two parallel exhibitions, running until November 9, take different views on the development of the city, one via archival documents, the other a contemporary photographic view through the works of Chhay Kanha and Jean-François Perigois.
More info

Meta House presents Transitions, an exhibition curated by Tith Veasna that looks at the political, economic and social change brought about in Cambodia during the UNTAC period, featuring Chan Vitharin, Chhhim Sothy, Ouk Socheaty, Suos Sodavy and the curator herself.
More info

XiLiTLA at Sasa Bassac (2nd Floor, #18 Sothearos Boulevard), by Albert Samreth, a show inspired by the Mexican town Xilitla, home to Las Pozas, a scultpure garden founded by English surrealist Edward James. Until November 29.
More info

Meta House presents Tape That, tape art for the first time in Cambodia. To get a better idea, try this and this.
More info

Upstairs at Java Cafe: Inverted Sewer comprises new paintings by Meas Sokhorn, a bright red return exploring the surface and the undercurrents of Phnom Penh life.
More info
Even more info

Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) presents a multi-disciplinary exhibition Time to think featuring work by Anida Yoeu Ali, Sou Sophy, Oeur Sokuntevy, Linda Kert, Tes Vannorng, Khchao Touch and Sao Sreymao.
More info

The Hotel Cambodiana is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Asasax, under the title The Last Civilisation. Until 16 November.
More info

Lightbox, in Kampot, hosts Move Kampuchea, featuring photographic portraits, with local students of Mayibuye Cambodia acting as photographers and subjects, in a large-scale, black & white format is produced collaboration with international street art initiative, the Inside Out Project. Currently open by appointment: please contact Katharina at k.glynne [ at ] lightboxart.org to visit.
More info

Passion for Arts exhibition at Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar in Siem Reap, is comprised of 45 paintings by 14 students of the Small Art School. Runs until October 31.

The Shinta Mani Market at Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap features lots of arts, crafts for sale, as well as traditional performances. Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

3 NGO’s 1 teacher exhibition at Joe to Go cafe and restaurant in Siem Reap. A super cute exhibition of children’s artwork from three different NGOs.

Old Retold at 1961 CoWorking Lab in Siem Reap. An eclectic exhibition of contemporary artworks and South East Asian antiques.

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

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 October, 2014

Greetings all

Tonight, Tuesday 21 from 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of an exhibition by US artist Bruce Gunderson, Illusion And The Science Of Reality And Beyond The Rational Horizon. Gunderson’s work involves photographing and digitally narrating Southeast Asian folklore and landscape: “a layering of the tangible world, with glimpses of metaphysical energies and actions, which flow thinly veiled behind a sensory landscape, where realities are plural and relative.”
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Wednesday 22, the New York based Mark Morris Dance Group performs at Khmer Arts Theater in Ta Khmau at 6.30 pm. Tickets (free!) can be obtained from Amrita Performing Arts (‪#‎128G9, Sothearos Blvd.); for 10,000 riel you can travel to the venue by bus, leaving 5:30 PM in front of Phnom Penh Center.
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Also on Wednesday 22, Phnom Penh Community College commences a new schedule of midweek art workshops. The four sessions, conducted by France Damon, will be split into two sets: oil and acrylic painting. Bookings essential.
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Meanwhile, in Siem Reap, Dipika Kohli takes her conversation installation on the road. On Wednesday 22, The 1961 collaborates in hosting How do we decide? – conversation about choices, from 7pm. Here’s the registration link.
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Back in Phnom Penh on the afternoon of Friday 24, Bophana Center presents a special event for the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Reamker Storytelling. “The event will focus on the archives of Reamker by Ta Krut, part of the Cambodian audiovisual heritage and included in the UNESCO’s list Memory of the World in 2014,” and features the screening of a documentary, open discussion and music performance. From 4 pm.
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Also on Friday 24, from 7 pm, Chinese House presents French photographer Vincent Thouard’s Phnom Penh Street, seeking to capture the people and the life of the city.
More info

On Saturday 25, down in Kampot, Lightbox hosts a fundraising Golden Era Dance Party featuring Cambodian Space Project with The Spacettes, an exhibition of prints by Sticky Fingers, projection art by Stijn Deprez, and a DJ. Funds are being raised for Mayibuye Cambodia, a local not-for-profit working to provide dance and creative arts education to 300 rural children.
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The weekend comes to a culmination on Sunday 26 with the final for this year of the Piano Shop Concert Series at Meta House, a special performance to celebrate the 300th birthday of C.P.E. Bach, featuring Matthias Krug (violin), Aree Kunapongkul (piano) and Anton isselhardt (flute). Show starts at 8 pm – get advance tickets from artplusfoundation [at] gmail.com.
More info

For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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

In brief: new and returning…

Tuesday 21 from 6 pm at Meta House, an exhibition by US artist Bruce Gunderson, Illusion And The Science Of Reality And Beyond The Rational Horizon.
More info

Wednesday 22 at 6.30 pm, the New York based Mark Morris Dance Group performs at Khmer Arts Theater in Ta Khmau. Tickets (free!) can be obtained from Amrita Performing Arts (‪#‎128G9, Sothearos Blvd.); for 10,000 riel you can travel to the venue by bus, leaving 5:30 PM in front of Phnom Penh Center.
More info

Wednesday 22, Phnom Penh Community College midweek art workshops: oil and acrylic painting. Bookings essential.
More info

Wednesday 22 at 7 pm, at The 1961 in Siem Reap, Dipika Kohli‘s conversation installation How do we decide? – all about choices. Here’s the registration link.
More info
Even more info

Friday 24 at 4 pm, Bophana Center presents a special event for the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Reamker Storytelling. A documentary, open discussion and music performance.
More info

Friday 24 from 7 pm, Chinese House presents French photographer Vincent Thouard’s Phnom Penh Street, seeking to capture the people and the life of the city.
More info

Saturday 25, down in Kampot, Lightbox hosts a fundraising Golden Era Dance Party featuring Cambodian Space Project with The Spacettes, an exhibition of prints by Sticky Fingers, projection art by Stijn Deprez, and a DJ. Funds are being raised for Mayibuye Cambodia, a local not-for-profit working to provide dance and creative arts education to 300 rural children.
More info

Sunday 26 at 8 pm at Meta House, the final for this year of the Piano Shop Concert Series , a special performance to celebrate the 300th birthday of C.P.E. Bach, featuring Matthias Krug (violin), Aree Kunapongkul (piano) and Anton isselhardt (flute). Advance tickets from artplusfoundation [at] gmail.com.
More info

Ongoing….

ShowBox (#11, Street 330), an exhibition Women, developed in collaboration between Myley Rattle, Uro Chimaru and Conrad Keely, showcasing several upcoming Khmer artists.
More info

Art and Silk – Structure Form Color, by German photographer Arjay Stevens, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, examining Cambodian silk weaving.

At the Institute Francais, as part of the Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City event, two parallel exhibitions, running until November 9, take different views on the development of the city, one via archival documents, the other a contemporary photographic view through the works of Chhay Kanha and Jean-François Perigois.
More info

Meta House presents Transitions, an exhibition curated by Tith Veasna that looks at the political, economic and social change brought about in Cambodia during the UNTAC period, featuring Chan Vitharin, Chhhim Sothy, Ouk Socheaty, Suos Sodavy and the curator herself.
More info

XiLiTLA at Sasa Bassac (2nd Floor, #18 Sothearos Boulevard), by Albert Samreth, a show inspired by the Mexican town Xilitla, home to Las Pozas, a scultpure garden founded by English surrealist Edward James. Until November 29.
More info

Meta House presents Tape That, tape art for the first time in Cambodia. To get a better idea, try this and this.
More info

Upstairs at Java Cafe: Inverted Sewer comprises new paintings by Meas Sokhorn, a bright red return exploring the surface and the undercurrents of Phnom Penh life.
More info
Even more info

Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) presents a multi-disciplinary exhibition Time to think featuring work by Anida Yoeu Ali, Sou Sophy, Oeur Sokuntevy, Linda Kert, Tes Vannorng, Khchao Touch and Sao Sreymao.
More info

The Hotel Cambodiana is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Asasax, under the title The Last Civilisation. Until 16 November.
More info

Lightbox, in Kampot, hosts Move Kampuchea, featuring photographic portraits, with local students of Mayibuye Cambodia acting as photographers and subjects, in a large-scale, black & white format is produced collaboration with international street art initiative, the Inside Out Project. Currently open by appointment: please contact Katharina at k.glynne [ at ] lightboxart.org to visit.
More info

Passion for Arts exhibition at Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar in Siem Reap, is comprised of 45 paintings by 14 students of the Small Art School. Runs until October 31.

The Shinta Mani Market at Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap features lots of arts, crafts for sale, as well as traditional performances. Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

3 NGO’s 1 teacher exhibition at Joe to Go cafe and restaurant in Siem Reap. A super cute exhibition of children’s artwork from three different NGOs.

Old Retold at 1961 CoWorking Lab in Siem Reap. An eclectic exhibition of contemporary artworks and South East Asian antiques.

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 October, 2014

Greetings all,

This evening, Tuesday 14, Dipika Kohli hosts a conversation about beauty. What is it? Who gets to decide? A frank and open-ended, probably very nonlinear conversation, it should be a good night of thinking about aesthetics, or maybe just having a good time. D22 at Phnom Penh Tower at 7 pm.
More info

On Thursday 16 at ShowBox (#11, Street 330), the opening of the exhibition Women, developed in collaboration between Myley Rattle, Uro Chimaru and Conrad Keely, showcasing several upcoming Khmer artists:  contemporary thoughts about the feminine from a variety of cultural contexts.  Starts at 6 pm.More info

Also Thursday 16 sees the opening of Art and Silk – Structure Form Color, by German photographer Arjay Stevens, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, examining Cambodian silk weaving. The show runs to 14 November.

On Friday 17, choreographer Mark Morris, of Mark Morris Dance Group, will be in conversation with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts, at the Institute Francais, discussing his life, work, and artistic motivations. From 6 pm. See also Saturday’s event at Bophana Center below.
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Friday 17 from 6.30 pm at New Leaf Café in Siem Reap, the opening of an exhibition of works produced under the auspices of UK organisation Human Camera and local street children NGO Anjali House. Over the past five weeks art and photography workshops have created a body of work loosely based upon the theme of dreams for the future – a selection of the pieces will be on display and for sale. The show runs for one week only, until 24 October.
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Saturday 18 between 9 and 11 am, Java Café and Friends International are jointly presenting a craft morning on the Halloween theme. $6 per child. Reservations are not required, but the space is small, so there may be some delays at peak periods.
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In the evening on Saturday 18, Bophana Center, in association with the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, presents an exclusive screening of Dido and Aeneas, Mark Morris’ renowned dance adaption of Henry Purcell’s opera. 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
More info

The Hotel Cambodiana is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Asasax, under the title The Last Civilisation. Until 16 November.
More info

For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh

fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 14 from 7 pm, Dipika Kohli hosts a conversation about beauty. D22 at Phnom Penh Tower at 7 pm.
More info

Thursday 16 from 6 pm at ShowBox (#11, Street 330), the opening of the exhibition Women, developed in collaboration between Myley Rattle, Uro Chimaru and Conrad Keely, showcasing several upcoming Khmer artists.
More info

Thursday 16 the opening of Art and Silk – Structure Form Color, by German photographer Arjay Stevens, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, examining Cambodian silk weaving.

Friday 17 from 6 pm, choreographer Mark Morris, of Mark Morris Dance Group, will be in conversation with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts, at the Institute Francais, discussing his life, work, and artistic motivations.
More info

Friday 17 from 6.30 pm at New Leaf Café in Siem Reap, the opening of an exhibition of works produced under the auspices of UK organisation Human Camera and local street children NGO Anjali House. The show runs for one week only, until 24 October.
More info

Saturday 18 between 9 and 11 am, Java Café and Friends International are jointly presenting a craft morning on the Halloween theme. $6 per child.
More info

Saturday 18 at 6.30 pm Bophana Center, in association with the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, presents an exclusive screening of Dido and Aeneas, Mark Morris’ renowned dance adaption of Henry Purcell’s opera.
More info

Ongoing….
At the Institute Francais, as part of the Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City event, two parallel exhibitions, running until November 9, take different views on the development of the city, one via archival documents, the other a contemporary photographic view through the works of Chhay Kanha and Jean-François Perigois.
More info

Meta House presents Transitions, an exhibition curated by Tith Veasna that looks at the political, economic and social change brought about in Cambodia during the UNTAC period, featuring Chan Vitharin, Chhhim Sothy, Ouk Socheaty, Suos Sodavy and the curator herself.
More info

XiLiTLA at Sasa Bassac (2nd Floor, #18 Sothearos Boulevard), by Albert Samreth, a show inspired by the Mexican town Xilitla, home to Las Pozas, a scultpure garden founded by English surrealist Edward James. Until November 29.
More info

Meta House presents Tape That, tape art for the first time in Cambodia. To get a better idea, try this and this.
More info

Upstairs at Java Cafe: Inverted Sewer comprises new paintings by Meas Sokhorn, a bright red return exploring the surface and the undercurrents of Phnom Penh life.
More info
Even more info

Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) presents a multi-disciplinary exhibition Time to think featuring work by Anida Yoeu Ali, Sou Sophy, Oeur Sokuntevy, Linda Kert, Tes Vannorng, Khchao Touch and Sao Sreymao.

More info

The Hotel Cambodiana is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Asasax, under the title The Last Civilisation. Until 16 November.
More info

Lightbox, in Kampot, hosts Move Kampuchea, featuring photographic portraits, with local students of Mayibuye Cambodia acting as photographers and subjects, in a large-scale, black & white format is produced collaboration with international street art initiative, the Inside Out Project. Currently open by appointment: please contact Katharina at k.glynne [ at ] lightboxart.org to visit.
More info

Passion for Arts exhibition at Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar in Siem Reap, is comprised of 45 paintings by 14 students of the Small Art School. Runs until October 31.

The Shinta Mani Market at Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap features lots of arts, crafts for sale, as well as traditional performances. Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

3 NGO’s 1 teacher exhibition at Joe to Go cafe and restaurant in Siem Reap. A super cute exhibition of children’s artwork from three different NGOs.

Old Retold at 1961 CoWorking Lab in Siem Reap. An eclectic exhibition of contemporary artworks and South East Asian antiques.

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 7 October, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 7, as part of the event Once upon a time … the city of Phnom Penh at the Institute Francaise, a mini-conference entitled An Urban History of Sangkum, focusing on the architectural achievements of the post-independence period; two lectures and a panel discussion will take place in the IF screening room, starting at 6.30 pm. Simultaneously presented in French, English and Khmer.
More infoOn Wednesday 8 at 8 pm at Meta House, German filmmaker Enrique Sanchez Lansch presents his documentary The Promise Of Music, on young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and preparation for an orchestral concert in Germany. Q&A with the director after the screening.
More info

Dance troupe Sophiline Arts Ensemble returns to Chaktomuk Hall, Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 at 7 PM, then Sunday 12 at 4 pm, presenting Thunder and Lightning, based on Ream Eyso & Moni Mekhala, the traditional dance-drama of fertility that describes the origin of rain and the creation of thun­der and lightning. Tickets are available at the theatre ($15, $10, $5 and $3 for students). For information and reservations, contact tickets [at] khmerarts.org or call 092 275 073.
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This week, Cambodia Living Arts’s Plae Pakaa, performed at the National Museum of Phnom Penh, changes from off season to on season. From Thursday 9, through until the end of March 28, rotating shows will be presented six nights a week, Monday to Saturday, between 7 and 8 pm: Children of Bassac (classical and folk dance), The Story of Mak Therng (Yike theater), and The Spirit Within (theater & music). The link below tells all about the all-weather venue and performances.
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On Friday 10 at 6 pm, a new exhibition XiLiTLA opens at Sasa Bassac (2nd Floor, #18 Sothearos Boulevard), their second presentation of work by Albert Samreth, a show inspired by the Mexican town Xilitla, home to Las Pozas, a scultpure garden founded by English surrealist Edward James. This intruiging sounding exhibition runs until November 29.
More info

Saturday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the opening of a new exhibition, Tape That, which will also include live performance and a DJ set by to follow by Cambodian Documenta 13 artist Sopheap Pich. And, well, it’s all about tape. Artworks using tape as their medium, from the complex to the colourful, a kind of sticky grafitti that finds a home in underground nightclubs and abandoned buildings as well as showrooms and galleries. Two young German artists Stefan Busch and Nicolas Lawin present this art for the first time in Cambodia. To get a better idea of what is happening, try this and this.
More info

It’s time for the fortnightly Drink and Draw at Soul TEA’se on St 240 on Sunday 12. BYO materials, two hours worth of life model provided. $3 entry. 6.30 pm start.
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An advance notification on a couple of events in the coming weeks. Next Tuesday 14 at 7 pm, the Orangutan Swing crew are hosting a conversation on the topic of Beauty. Check the links here, here and here. And Phnom Penh Community College is running another midweek art class series, commencing on Wednesday 22, on acrylics and oils. And a little further ahead, Ragamuffin Cambodia is running a series of specialised art therapy training workshops – no skills, experience or previous training is required – in November. More details here.

For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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

 

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 7 from 6.30 pm at the Institute Francaise, a mini-conference entitled An Urban History of Sangkum, focusing on the architectural achievements of the post-independence period; two lectures and a panel discussion.
More info 

Wednesday 8 at 8 pm at Meta House, German filmmaker Enrique Sanchez Lansch presents his documentary The Promise Of Music, on young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, with Q&A after the screening.
More info 

Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 at 7 PM, then Sunday 12 at 4 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents Thunder and Lightning at Chaktomuk Hall. For information and reservations, contact tickets [at] khmerarts.org or call 092 275 073.
More infoThursday 9, Cambodia Living Arts’s Plae Pakaa at the National Museum of Phnom Penh changes season. Rotating shows from Monday to Saturday between 7 and 8 pm: Children of Bassac (classical and folk dance), The Story of Mak Therng (Yike theater), and The Spirit Within (theater & music).
More info

Friday 10 at 6 pm, a new exhibition XiLiTLA opens at Sasa Bassac (2nd Floor, #18 Sothearos Boulevard), by Albert Samreth, a show inspired by the Mexican town Xilitla, home to Las Pozas, a scultpure garden founded by English surrealist Edward James. Until November 29.
More info

Saturday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the opening of a new exhibition, Tape That, which will also include live performance and a DJ set by to follow by Cambodian Documenta 13 artist Sopheap Pich. Two young German artists Stefan Busch and Nicolas Lawin present tape art for the first time in Cambodia. To get a better idea of what is happening, try this and this.
More info

Sunday 12 the fortnightly Drink and Draw returns at Soul TEA’se on St 240. BYO materials, two hours worth of life model provided. $3 entry. 6.30 pm start.
More info

Ongoing….
At the Institute Francaise, as part of the Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City event, two parallel exhibitions, running until November 9, take different views on the development of the city, one via archival documents, the other a contemporary photographic view through the works of Chhay Kanha and Jean-François Perigois.
More infoMeta Housepresents Transitions, an exhibition curated by Tith Veasna that looks at the political, economic and social change brought about in Cambodia during the UNTAC period, featuring Chan Vitharin, Chhhim Sothy, Ouk Socheaty, Suos Sodavy and the curator herself.
More infoSamai Distillery (St 830 & Sothearos) presents Age, works by Thai artist Padungphon Rincom on the nature of time.
More infoChinese House hosts Aranya, works by Thai artist Aranya Khunchawattichai, dwelling on childhood and growing up.
More infoUpstairs at Java Cafe: Inverted Sewer comprises new paintings by Meas Sokhorn, a bright red return exploring the surface and the undercurrents of Phnom Penh life.
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Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) presents a multi-disciplinary exhibition Time to think featuring work by Anida Yoeu Ali, Sou Sophy, Oeur Sokuntevy, Linda Kert, Tes Vannorng, Khchao Touch and Sao Sreymao.
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Lightbox, in Kampot, hosts Move Kampuchea, featuring photographic portraits, with local students of Mayibuye Cambodia acting as photographers and subjects, in a large-scale, black & white format is produced collaboration with international street art initiative, the Inside Out Project. Currently open by appointment: please contact Katharina at k.glynne [ at ] lightboxart.org to visit.
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Passion for Arts exhibition at Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar in Siem Reap, is comprised of 45 paintings by 14 students of the Small Art School. Runs until October 31.

The Shinta Mani Market at Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap features lots of arts, crafts for sale, as well as traditional performances. Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

3 NGO’s 1 teacher exhibition at Joe to Go cafe and restaurant in Siem Reap. A super cute exhibition of children’s artwork from three different NGOs.

Old Retold at 1961 CoWorking Lab in Siem Reap. An eclectic exhibition of contemporary artworks and South East Asian antiques.

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
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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).
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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.
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In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
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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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