Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 27 January, 2015

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 27 at 7.30 pm, Java Café presents From the Atomic Bomb to Exiles: Creating Modern Fables, a talk by filmmaker Masahiro Sugano (who recently completed the eagerly awaited Kosal Kiev documentary Cambodian Son), “delving deep into his own personal histories … his motivations and process as a filmmaker—as a father, a husband and Japanese.”

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On Wednesday 28, a new Conrad Keely-curated exhibition, The City, opens at Showbox Gallery (#11, St 330, Tuol Sleng). “This exhibit seeks to explore the theme of urban living and its complexities – beautiful and ugly, real and imaginary.” Featured artists include Peter Klashorst, David Holliday, Kosal Kiev, Conrad Keely, and Bernadette Vincent. Champagne and fingerfood from 6 pm upstairs at the gallery. Runs until the February 10.
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Also on Wednesday 28, at 6.30 pm, Java Café upstairs presents Unity, the celebrated photographic work of Kim Hak, “an intimate and emotional portrayal of a country mourning the death of its former King Sihanouk.”
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On Friday 30 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts Save the change? Evolution from Student to Designer, an exhibition showcasing the work of 14 Limkokwing University graduating students in professional design, including videos, animation, typography, graphic design, and photography. The night will include participatory activity with the students.
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From Saturday 31 – continuing until the end of February – is PhotoPhnomPenh 2015, which this year features the work of around 20 Cambodian and international photographers, exhibited at ten venues across the city. The opening on Saturday night features a mass tuk-tuk tour of venue spaces (Bophana Center, Java Café, La Plantation, X-Em La Galerie,Romeet Gallery, and Chinese House) – beginning at the French Institute at 2.30 pm. Check out the wide ranging programme at the website: http://ppp.institutfrancais-cambodge.com.
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Bophana Center’s Cine Saturday this week is a 29 minute documentary, Cambodia’s other lost city: French Colonial Phnom Penh, that traces the influence of the colonial period on the architecture, planning and aesthetics of Phnom Penh. English language version. 5 pm start.
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Also on Saturday 31, SaSa Bassac presents a double opening of exhibitions curated by Roger Nelson. Day by Day, by Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, commences with an artist talk at 5 pm. Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, featuringOrawan Arunrak, Makha Sanewong Na Ayuthaya, Tada Hengsapkul, Khvay Samnang,Pen Sereypagna, Pinaree Sanpitak (with Seng Simouy and Sok Chanrado), Jakkai Siributr, Imhathai Suwatthanaslip, and Tith Kanitha, will include an artist talk by four Bangkok artists at 7 pm. In between, at 6 pm, is the official opening for both exhibitions.
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For those who recall the contemporary art/history exhibition Jorng Jam at Bophana Center during the Our City Festival last year, this on-going project has established a Facebook page –www.facebook.com/JorngJam – and is celebrating the news that Jorng Jam II will take place this May in Brisbane, Australia, with the original creative team collaborating with the local Cambodian community, thanks to funding from Arts Queensland.

For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guideLengPleng.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 27 at 7.30 pm at Java Café, From the Atomic Bomb to Exiles: Creating Modern Fables, a talk by filmmaker Masahiro Sugano (Cambodian Son), “delving deep into his own personal histories … his motivations and process as a filmmaker—as a father, a husband and Japanese.”
More info

Wednesday 28 from 6 pm at Showbox Gallery (#11, St 330, Tuol Sleng), a new Conrad Keely-curated exhibition, The City. Featured artists include Peter Klashorst, David Holliday,Kosal Kiev, Conrad Keely, and Bernadette Vincent. Runs until the February 10.
More info

Wednesday 28 at 6.30 pm at Java Café, presents Unity, the celebrated photographic work ofKim Hak, “an intimate and emotional portrayal of a country mourning the death of its former King Sihanouk.”
More info

Friday 30 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts Save the change? Evolution from Student to Designer, an exhibition showcasing the work of 14 Limkokwing University graduating students in professional design.
More info

Saturday 31 from 2.30 pm, commencing at the French Institute and spreading all over the city until the end of February, PhotoPhnomPenh 2015. Check out the wide ranging programme at the website: http://ppp.institutfrancais-cambodge.com.
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Saturday 31, 5 pm at Bophana Centre for Cine Saturday, Cambodia’s other lost city: French Colonial Phnom Penh, a documentary on influence of the colonial period on the architecture, planning and aesthetics of Phnom Penh.
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Saturday 31 from 5 pm, double exhibition opening at SaSa Bassac. Day by Day, by Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, and Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, featuring many Bangkok and Phnom Penh artists. Artist talks at 5 pm and 7 pm, official openings at 6 pm.
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Ongoing….
 

Simone Art Café (93 St, Boeung Kak Lake) presents an exhibition by street artist Anthea Missy, Holographic.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh hosts an exhibition, Alive + Hope, by photographer Kim Hak, in partnership with Sihanouk Hospital of HOPE. Until February 22.

The Teahouse (#32, St 242) presents Collages, a collection of portraits of celebrities by French artist Mario Angel.
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Meta House presents a showcase of the latest painting graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts: Sou Kimsan, Chheng Kimhong, Mom Tola, Im Pisey, Pang Darin, Sum Samnang, Thun Dina, Tep Chanthy, Yi Sophanith, and Uy Sopheaktra.
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McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
More info

Phnom Penh: City of Grids, featuring work by Sopheap Pich, Sokhorn Meas, Vollak Kong,Kimhong Chheng, and Sophal Neak, is the first exhibition at The Asia Foundation’s newCommunity Art Gallery at #59, Street 242. The show runs until the end of February. 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.

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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 20 January, 2015

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 20, Meta House presents an evening with Thierry Cruvellier, author of The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, an account of the life of Kaing Guek Eav, a.k.a Duch, culminating in his trial at the ECCC in 2009. Two documentaries about S21 will be presented at 7 pm, followed by a presentation on the book, the ECCC, and covering war crimes tribunals. The English translation of this excellent book is now available, and will be available for purchase.
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On Wednesday 21 comes the monthly poetry event Open Stage at Java Cafe, featuring Kim Philley, Chath Piersath, and Kosal Khiev. As ever, the evening commences with a writers meet up at 6 pm, performances at 7 pm, and then an open mic to follow.
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Also on Wednesday 21 at 7 pm, the opening of an exhibition by street artist Anthea Missy, Holographic, at Simone Art Café, 93 St, Boeung Kak Lake.
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On the morning of Thursday 22, spacemaker Dipika Kohli presents Self: a workshop on memoir writing, a chance to look into writing your life story, examine your narrative and your themes. Get in quick: numbers for the two hour event are limited.
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In Siem Reap on Thursday 22 is the fortnightly Spoken Arts Siem Reap night, which has a new home at KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited from 8pm.
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Also on Thursday 22, Alive + Hope opens at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, an exhibition by photographer Kim Hak, in partnership with Sihanouk Hospital of HOPE. The show runs to February 22.

On Friday 23 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the premiere of a new Cambodian documentary, Rubber in a Rice Bowl, looking at the impact of the rubber boom in rural Cambodia. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Amaury Peeters, Suon Seng and Chay Keartha, the researchers involved in the production of the documentary.
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On Friday 23 at 6 pm, Bophana Center presents an artists talk by painter Roeun Sokhom, focused on his recent exhibition focusing on French colonial buildings in Battambang.
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At Bophana Center’s regular Cine Saturday this weekend, filmmaker Sao Sopheak will present the screening of three short films: Survival Final Master; The Quiet Movement; and Ready for Change. A Q&A will follow. 5 pm start.
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On Sunday 25 between 9 am and 11 am, Wat Ounalom (northern end of Sothearos Blvd), hosts a performance of traditional Khmer instruments by a group of musicians led by Min Bona. Various instruments will also be on display until 5 pm. For more information, call 070 692 379 or 092 721 321.

On Sunday 25 at 8pm, Meta House and The Piano Shop present Telemania, a concert performance of the works of Telemann and Pisendel, featuring the violin of Markus Gundermann and the flute of Anton Isselhardt. $10/$3. Look out for the 2015 concert programme to be released next week.
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Show Box gallery is shortly hosting a group exhibit, The City, being curated by Conrad Keely. “This exhibit seeks to explore the theme of urban living and its complexities – beautiful and ugly, real and imaginary. We invite the artists of Phnom Penh to put their talents to the challenge of illustrating what this, our urban landscape, means to them.” To contribute to the show, please contact Conrad Keely or Carla at Show Box.
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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 20 at 7 pm at Meta House presents an evening with Thierry Cruvellier, author of The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, an account of the life of Kaing Guek Eav, a.k.a Duch, culminating in his trial at the ECCC in 2009.
More info

Wednesday 21 at Java Café, monthly poetry event Open Stage at Java Cafe, featuring Kim Philley, Chath Piersath, and Kosal Khiev. Writers meet up at 6 pm, performances at 7 pm, and then an open mic to follow.
More info

Wednesday 21 at 7 pm, the opening of an exhibition by street artist Anthea Missy, Holographic, at Simone Art Café, 93 St, Boeung Kak Lake.
More info

Thursday 22, spacemaker Dipika Kohli presents Self: a workshop on memoir writing, a chance to look into writing your life story, examine your narrative and your themes.
More info

Thursday 22 at 8 pm, the fortnightly Spoken Arts Siem Reap night at KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited .
More info

Thursday 22, Alive + Hope opens at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, an exhibition by photographer Kim Hak, in partnership with Sihanouk Hospital of HOPE. The show runs to February 22.

Friday 23 at 6 pm, Bophana Center presents an artists talk by painter Roeun Sokhom, focused on his recent exhibition focusing on French colonial buildings in Battambang.
More info

Friday 23 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the premiere of a new Cambodian documentary, Rubber in a Rice Bowl, looking at the impact of the rubber boom in rural Cambodia. Q&A session to follow.
More info
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Saturday 24 at 5 pm at Bophana Center, filmmaker Sao Sopheak will present the screening of three short films: Survival Final Master; The Quiet Movement; and Ready for Change. A Q&A will follow.
More info

Sunday 25 between 9 am and 11 am, Wat Ounalom (northern end of Sothearos Blvd), hosts a performance of traditional Khmer instruments. For more information, call 070 692 379 or 092 721 321.

Sunday 25 at 8pm, Meta House and The Piano Shop present Telemania, a concert performance of the works of Telemann and Pisendel. $10/$3.
More info

Ongoing….
Meta House presents a showcase of the latest painting graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts: Sou Kimsan, Chheng Kimhong, Mom Tola, Im Pisey, Pang Darin, Sum Samnang, Thun Dina, Tep Chanthy, Yi Sophanith, and Uy Sopheaktra.
More info

McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
More info

Bophana Center hosts an exhibition of watercolours by Roeun Sokhom, Old Building: French Period. The paintings focus on colonial era buildings in the artist’s home town of Battambang, their place and variety of roles within the city today. The exhibition will run through to the end of January, and will include an artists talk on Friday 23 January.
More info

Chinese House presents an exhibition of painted self portraits by Thai artist Popkapi: Weirdo Me. Until the end of January.
More info

Phnom Penh: City of Grids, featuring work by Sopheap Pich, Sokhorn Meas, Vollak Kong, Kimhong Chheng, and Sophal Neak, is the first exhibition at The Asia Foundation’s new Community Art Gallery at #59, Street 242. The show runs until the end of February. 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

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 13 January, 2015

Greetings all,Tonight, Tuesday 13 at 6 pm, Meta House presents a showcase of the of the latest painting graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts: Sou Kimsan, Chheng Kimhong, Mom Tola, Im Pisey, Pang Darin, Sum Samnang, Thun Dina, Tep Chanthy, Yi Sophanith, and Uy Sopheaktra. The exhibition will features ten new works, including several larger pieces.
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In Siem Reap on Thursday 15, McDermott Gallery Old Market hosts the opening of Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet. The work is inspired by the people and countryside of the local area, their tales and beliefs. The fun starts at 6.30 pm, the show runs until April 15th.
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On Thursday 15 at Elephant Bar, Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh, jazz pianist Mathias Aspelin and space-maker Dipika Kohli host a conversation installation entitled Math + Jazz, an opportunity to explore unexpected linkages. 6 pm start.
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On Sunday 18 between 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm at the White Building, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Bassac Genealogy, an open studio with Pen Sereypagna and students of architecture from Royal University of Fine Arts, and Parsons, the New School For Design, New York. The project examines the Bassac area of Phnom Penh from an urban/historical/community perspective.
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Also on Sunday, at 8 pm, Meta House hosts a screening of This is Sanlitun, a 2013 comedy feature film about Beijing and its people. The film is presented by scriptwriter and actor Carlos Ottery, who will participate in a Q&A session afterwards.
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Coming up at the end of January, 2015 Photo Phnom Penh, a city-wide festival of photography under the auspices of L’institut Francais, with a range of activities and sites.
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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 13 at 6 pm, Meta House presents a showcase of the of the latest painting graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts: Sou Kimsan, Chheng Kimhong, Mom Tola, Im Pisey, Pang Darin, Sum Samnang, Thun Dina, Tep Chanthy, Yi Sophanith, and Uy Sopheaktra.
More infoThursday 15 at 6.30 pm, McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the opening of Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
More info

Thursday 15 at 6 pm, at Elephant Bar, Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh, jazz pianist Mathias Aspelin and space-maker Dipika Kohli host a conversation installation entitled Math + Jazz, an opportunity to explore unexpected linkages.
More info

Sunday 18, 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm at the White Building, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Bassac Genealogy, an open studio with Pen Sereypagna and students of architecture from Royal University of Fine Arts, and Parsons, the New School For Design, New York.
More info

Sunday 18 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts a screening of This is Sanlitun, presented by scriptwriter and actor Carlos Ottery, plus Q&A.
More info
Ongoing….
Bophana Center hosts an exhibition of watercolours by Roeun Sokhom, Old Building: French Period. The paintings focus on colonial era buildings in the artist’s home town of Battambang, their place and variety of roles within the city today. The exhibition will run through to the end of January, and will include an artists talk on Friday 23 January.
More info

Romeet Gallery
presents Characters of my Inner Tales, by Battambang artist Mil Chankrim: “a personal vision of Cambodia’s trauma emerges, engaging with the impact of age to face the injuries and emotions of the past.”
More infoAt Meta House, an exhibition featuring new works from students at RUFA, the Royal University of Fine Arts.
More infoAlso at Meta House, a computer art exhibition by Italian artist Enrico Gaveglia entitled KIKONTHEROAD.
More info

The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel Phnom Penh presents Romhaur, a new photographic exhibition by Battambang based artist Loeum Lorn. The exhibition runs until January 16.

Chinese House presents an exhibition of painted self portraits by Thai artist Popkapi: Weirdo Me. Until the end of January.
More info

At the 1961 Coworking and Art Space in Siem Reap, a new presentation of The Buddhist Bug, the latest stop in a travelling life for this semi-autobiographical narrative work of artist Anida Yoeu Ali. Until January 20.
More info

Phnom Penh: City of Grids, featuring work by Sopheap Pich, Sokhorn Meas, Vollak Kong, Kimhong Chheng, and Sophal Neak, is the first exhibition at The Asia Foundation’s new Community Art Gallery at #59, Street 242. The show runs until the end of February.
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

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: weekly arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 6 January 2015

Greetings all,

Wednesday 7 at 7 pm, Meta House presents a screening of a new film, Scars of Cambodia, part of a cross-media art project by photographer Emilie Arfeuil and director Alexandre Liebert. In this spare film, without use of speech, Tut, a survivor of the regime recounts his experiences as a teenager during the Khmer Rouge period. Q&A will follow.
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Returning to the Siem Reap calendar this week on Thursday 8 is the fortnightly Spoken Arts Siem Reap, with a new venue: KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited from 8pm.
More info

On Friday 9 and Saturday 10, Bophana Center hosts a symposium entitled Time, Space, Voice: Phnom Penh’s White Building, covering urban space, politics law, art and geography, via architectural, artistic and activist approaches. The event is part of architect and urbanist Pen Sereypagna’s research residency in the White Building, hosted by Sa Sa Art Projects. Friday 12:30 pm to 5.30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am to 1 pm.
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Friday 9 at 9 pm, Meta House presents a selection of experimental film and video by 9999 Arts Group, that has been playing Gothic Lounge music and showing films at venues as varied as the legendary CBGB’s in New York City, to roadhouses in Kansas, to art galleries in East Berlin.
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On Saturday 10, 2 pm at Bophana Center, Cineclub presents a screening (title to be announced later) hosted by Cambodian-French director Davy Chou, to be followed by discussion in Khmer and English.
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Saturday 10 from 9 pm is the eighth birthday party for Meta House, leading Phnom Penh arts space established back in 2007 by German filmmaker Nico Mesterharm. The evening will feature a DJ show from the Kimchi Collective, video art, an hour of free beer and other surprises. Drop in to congratulate Nico and the team on eight years of pioneering work.
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On Sunday 11, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, a historical tour of Phnom Penh buildings. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org. Meet at the Post Office, 8:30 am.
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Sunday 11 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts an Overseas Press Club of Cambodia presentation of Finding Vivian Maier, a new documentary about a mysterious woman now recognised as a great 20th century street photographer.
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…
Wednesday 7 at 7 pm, Meta House Scars of Cambodia, part of a cross-media art project by photographer Emilie Arfeuil and director Alexandre Liebert. Q&A will follow.
More info

Thursday 8 at 8 pm is Spoken Arts Siem Reap, with a new venue: KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited.
More info

Friday 9 (12:30 pm to 5.30 pm) and Saturday 10 (9:30 am to 1 pm), Bophana Center hosts a symposium entitled Time, Space, Voice: Phnom Penh’s White Building, covering urban space, politics law, art and geography, via architectural, artistic and activist approaches.
More info
Even more info

Friday 9 at 9 pm, Meta House presents a selection of experimental film and video by 9999 Arts Group.
More info

Saturday 10 at 2 pm, Bophana Center, Cineclub presents a screening (title to be announced later) hosted by Cambodian-French director Davy Chou, to be followed by discussion in Khmer and English.
More info

Saturday 10 from 9 pm, the eighth birthday party for Meta House, leading Phnom Penh arts space, to feature a DJ show from the Kimchi Collective, video art, an hour of free beer and other surprises.
More info

Sunday 11 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, a historical tour of Phnom Penh buildings. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 11 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts an Overseas Press Club of Cambodia presentation of Finding Vivian Maier, a new documentary about a mysterious woman now recognised as a great 20th century street photographer.
More info

Ongoing….
Bophana Center hosts an exhibition of watercolours by Roeun Sokhom, Old Building: French Period. The paintings focus on colonial era buildings in the artist’s home town of Battambang, their place and variety of roles within the city today. The exhibition will run through to the end of January, and will include an artists talk on Friday 23 January.
More info

Romeet Gallery
presents Characters of my Inner Tales, by Battambang artist Mil Chankrim: “a personal vision of Cambodia’s trauma emerges, engaging with the impact of age to face the injuries and emotions of the past.”
More infoAt Meta House, an exhibition featuring new works from students at RUFA, the Royal University of Fine Arts.
More info

Also at Meta House, a computer art exhibition by Italian artist Enrico Gaveglia entitled KIKONTHEROAD.
More info

The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel Phnom Penh presents Romhaur, a new photographic exhibition by Battambang based artist Loeum Lorn. The exhibition runs until January 16.

Chinese House presents an exhibition of painted self portraits by Thai artist Popkapi: Weirdo Me. Until the end of January.
More info

At the 1961 Coworking and Art Space in Siem Reap, a new presentation of The Buddhist Bug, the latest stop in a travelling life for this semi-autobiographical narrative work of artist Anida Yoeu Ali. Until January 20.
More info

Phnom Penh: City of Grids, featuring work by Sopheap Pich, Sokhorn Meas, Vollak Kong, Kimhong Chheng, and Sophal Neak, is the first exhibition at The Asia Foundation’s new Community Art Gallery at #59, Street 242. The show runs until the end of February.
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

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).
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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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