Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 31 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Opening today, Tuesday 31 – but without an official reception, it appears – at theSofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, is Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director. Looks like quite something for those of us that love those tantalisingly few old black and white photographs of Phnom Penh… and you have four months to find the time to get there.
More info
Even more info

On Saturday 4, Phnom Penh Community College presents a double art workshop. From 9 – 12.30, personal journals using collage; then from 1.30 to 5 pm, reviewing, critiquing and mimicking the work of the abstract oils of Gerhard Richter. To register, send an email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
More info

On Saturday 4, the French Institute presents an afternoon with filmmaker Davy Chou, discussing the past, present and future of Cambodian cinema, including screenings of his films Golden Slumbers and Cambodia 2099. A French language event with interpretation into Khmer and English. 3 pm start.
More info
Even more info

Also on Saturday 4 at Bophana Center, A miserable village, the 2006 film of a play performed by the Yike artists of the Fine Arts School retelling the story of the French Protectorate era, a 1925 protest in a village in Kompong Chhnang. 5 pm start.
More info

On Sunday 5 at 8 pm, MetaHouse hosts a Classical Series concert featuring the Banz String Quartet from Bamber, Germany, with a special appearance by Cambodian flautist Him Savy, with works by Beethoven, Mozart and Boccerini. $10/$3. For reservations and additional information please contact 077 787 038 or 016 985 828.
More info

ShowBox Gallery is planning a group exhibition to open on April 8, Black and White: The Ultimate Duality, and invites Cambodia-based artists to submit their work, all mediums welcome. Contact Conrad or Carla at the Showbox Gallery via email: showboxpp@gmail.com

For a more rock’n’roll 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.comand 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 31 at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

Saturday 4 from 9 am, Phnom Penh Community College double art workshop: Personal journals using collage, and the work of the abstract oils of Gerhard Richter.
More info

Saturday 4 at 3 pm, the French Institute presents an afternoon with filmmaker Davy Chou, discussing the past, present and future of Cambodian cinema, including screenings of his films Golden Slumbers and Cambodia 2099.
More info
Even more info

Saturday 4 at 5 pm at Bophana Center, A miserable village, the 2006 film of a play performed by the Yike artists of the Fine Arts School.
More info

Sunday 5 at 8 pm at MetaHouse, the Banz String Quartet from Bamber, Germany, with a special appearance by Cambodian flautist Him Savy.
More info

Ongoing….

Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley(fiction).
More info

At Metahouse, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, an exhibition by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman.
More info

Java Café presents Innermost II, a collection of new paintings by Heng Ravuth, “in which he continues to explore self-portraiture and the body as a medium for expressing the human condition.”
More info

Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19), presents Undivided Nature; the death within life / the life within death a new solo exhibition by Battambang based artist Sin Rithy.
More info
Even more info

At the French Institute, an exhibition entitled Photography, space and architecture, focusing on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
More info

At The Plantation, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sothea, a set of 30 sculptures representing the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
More info
Even more info

At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
More info

McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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 theNational 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 adult ballet and yoga. 136/19 corner #114 level 1
For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
More info
Even more info

Advertisements

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Beginning a quiet week, on Wednesday 25 MetaHouse hosts a Monument Books launch of The Factors Contributing to Cambodia’s Civil War, 1950s – 1980s/Lessons Then and Now by journalist Ek Madra, a book tracing “Cambodia’s long, difficult search for peace, security, and identity.” The author will be present, and hold a Q&A session. 7 pm start.
More info

On Friday 27, 6 pm at Bophana Center, an artist’s talk by photographer Mak Remissa, about his exhibition Leave for 3 Days, which was a part of the PhotoPhnomPenh festival in February. The work deals with the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh in 1975, which he witnessed as a young child. A Khmer language event.
More info
Even more info

On Sunday 29 at 7 pm, MetaHouse presents the premiere screening of a new Cambodian feature film, A day in the country, that examines the dilemma of modern day arranged marriage practices in Cambodia. Writer/director Matthew Robinson of Khmer Mekong Films will hold a Q&A session afterwards.
More info
Even more info

For a more rock’n’roll 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 25 at 7 pm, MetaHouse hosts a Monument Books launch of new book The Factors Contributing to Cambodia’s Civil War, 1950s – 1980s/Lessons Then and Now by journalist Ek Madra. With Q&A session. 7 pm start.
More info

Friday 27 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, an artist’s talk by photographer Mak Remissa, about his exhibition Leave for 3 Days, which was a part of the PhotoPhnomPenh festival in February.
More info
Even more info

Sunday 29 at 7 pm, MetaHouse presents the premiere screening of a new Cambodian feature film, A day in the country. With Q&A session.
More info
Even more info

Ongoing….

Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley(fiction).
More info

At Metahouse, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, an exhibition by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman.
More info

Java Café presents Innermost II, a collection of new paintings by Heng Ravuth, “in which he continues to explore self-portraiture and the body as a medium for expressing the human condition.”
More info

Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19), presents Undivided Nature; the death within life / the life within death a new solo exhibition by Battambang based artist Sin Rithy.
More info
Even more info

At the French Institute, an exhibition entitled Photography, space and architecture, focusing on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
More info

At The Plantation, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sothea, a set of 30 sculptures representing the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
More info
Even more info

At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
More info

McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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 theNational Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
More info

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 17, 6 pm at Metahouse. the opening of a new exhibition, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman. The show comprises a selection of photographs examining the experience of Jews in Asia, focusing on Bombay, Calcutta and Phnom Penh.
More info

The latest of the Cambodian Living Arts bi-montly Ket Leng Leng (Think for fun) events, on Wednesday 18, will feature a presentation by Sok Rachny, EPIC Arts finance manager, on the topic of Social Enterprise and Sustainability of EPIC Arts. The talk will be held at 6 pm at the CLA office (Sothearos Blvd, just south of St 294), and includes snacks and refreshments.
More info

Also on Wednesday 18, Java Café hosts the opening of Innermost II, a collection of new paintings by Heng Ravuth, “in which he continues to explore self-portraiture and the body as a medium for expressing the human condition.” Check here for last week’s short profile in the Cambodia Daily. The evening commences at 6.30 pm; the show runs until April 26.
More info

Innermost 4, Sin Rithy

On Thursday 19 at 6 pm, Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19), presents Undivided Nature; the death within life / the life within death a new solo exhibition by Battambang based artist Sin Rithy, which will be augmented by a live painting performance. “Sin Rithy makes this exhibition literally alive, by including living animals and textiles waving in the wind. Nature, not in its botanical aspect but instead referring to the human being, the intrinsic instinct, represented through animals, conflict, canvas, wood or portraits is the main subject of Rithy’s works; but with this omniscient question: what is full and what is empty?”
More info
Even more info

On Friday 20, Metahouse offers a taste of the German capital with Sound of Berlin, featuring DJs and live performance, and including projections by film maker Mark Eberle whose documentary on the Cambodian Space Project, The Rise of a Pop Diva, recently premiered on BBC TV. From 9 pm.
More info

On Sunday 22, the Classical Series 3 concert at Metahouse features a piano and vocal duo from Bandung, Indonesia, Metta Legita and Helen Nanlohy, whose work combines the western classical musical forms with tradltional Indonesian harmonies and scales, while exploring the relationship between written texts and improvisation. Show starts at 8 pm – arriving at 7.45 pm to avoid traffic problems is recommended. Reservations/contact: 077 787038
More info

For a more rock’n’roll 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 17 at 6 pm at Metahouse. the opening of a new exhibition, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman.
More info

Wednesday 18 at 6 pm, Cambodian Living Arts presents a presentation by Sok Rachny, EPIC Arts finance manager, on the topic of Social Enterprise and Sustainability of EPIC Arts.
More info

Wednesday 18 at 6.30 pm, Java Café hosts the opening of Innermost II, a collection of new paintings by Heng Ravuth, “in which he continues to explore self-portraiture and the body as a medium for expressing the human condition.”
More info

Thursday 19 at 6 pm, Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19), presents Undivided Nature; the death within life / the life within death a new solo exhibition by Battambang based artist Sin Rithy, which will be augmented by a live painting performance.
More info
Even more info

Friday 20 from 9 pm, Metahouse offers a taste of the German capital with Sound of Berlin, featuring DJs and live performance, and including projections by film maker Mark Eberle.
More info

Sunday 22 at 8 pm, the Classical Series 3 concert at Metahouse features a piano and vocal duo from Bandung, Indonesia, Metta Legita and Helen Nanlohy. Reservations/contact: 077 787038
More info

Ongoing….

Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley(fiction).
More info

At the French Institute, an exhibition entitled Photography, space and architecture, focusing on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
More info

At The Plantation, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sothea, a set of 30 sculptures representing the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
More info
Even more info

At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
More info

McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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 theNational Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
More info

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 March 2015

Greetings all,

On Wednesday 11 at 6.30 pm, the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) opens its second exhibition, Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley (fiction). The show runs through to June.
More info

Postcard (front)

A special powerhouse edition of the monthly Java Café Open Stage poetry night on Wednesday 11 will feature Cambodian stars Anida Yoeu Ali and Kosal Khiev, joined by Botswana poet TJ Dema. From 7 pm.
More info

On Thursday 12 at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition entitled Photography, space and architecture.   The works, by of a group of photography students under the guidance of Alban Lécuyer and Sovan Philong, focuses on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
More info

On Saturday 14 from 2 pm, a special Art Festival is being presented by Develop Boeng Kak Art, featuring a range of music and street art. Entry $5/$2, children free!
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the renowned circus and arts organisation, celebrates its 20th birthday with a gala event at the Sofitel Phnom Penh on Sunday 15 from 2.30 pm, featuring a circus show, charity auction and live painting.
More info

For a more rock’n’roll 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.comand 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 11 at 7 pm, at Java Café, the monthly Open Stage poetry night featuring Anida Yoeu Ali, Kosal Khiev and TJ Dema.
More info

Wednesday 11 at 6.30 pm, Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley (fiction), at the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242).
More info

Thursday 12 at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition entitled Photography, space and architecture, focusing on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
More info

Saturday 14 from 2 pm, a special Art Festival is being presented by Develop Boeng Kak Art, featuring a range of music and street art. Entry $5/$2, children free!
More info

Sunday 15 from 2.30 pm, Phare Ponleu Selpak celebrates its 20th birthday with a gala event at the Sofitel Phnom Penh on, featuring a circus show, charity auction and live painting.
More info

Ongoing…

Garude Restaurant/Gallery (#21, St 466, off Monivong Blvd, south of Mao Tse Tung Blvd), presents Kar Chabphtaem – New Beginnings, featuring range of artists, both local and international, diverging cultural and artistic backgrounds.
More info

At The Plantation, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sothea, a set of 30 sculptures represent the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
More info
Even more info

At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
More info

McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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 theNational 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 3 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday 4 at Garude Restaurant/Gallery (#21, St 466, off Monivong Blvd, south of Mao Tse Tung Blvd), a new exhibition Kar Chabphtaem – New Beginnings, featuring range of artists, both local and international, diverging cultural and artistic backgrounds. “Artists were asked to predict what this year would ultimately illustrate to them. Is it destined to be much the same, perhaps life shattering, almost certainly enlightening, probably somewhat brutal and scatted with liberal pinches of the chaotic…?” Liberal pinches of the chaotic will commence at 6 pm.
More info

On Thursday 5 at 6 pm, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sotheaopens at The Plantation. A set of 30 sculptures represent the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
More info
Even more info

Friday 6 at 6.30 pm, Java Café presents a public talk by arts development consultantDr. Irene Leung, Culture as Resilience: Demystifying systems thinking in the arts, to be followed by a panel discussion with Chea Sopheap, Dana Langlois, Kang Rithisal,Nico Mesterharm, Prim Phloeun and Sophiline Cheam Shapiro. The event is part of a weekend long program Our City: In Transition, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, and co-designed by founder of Our City Festival Dana Langlois and Irene Leung.
More info

On the afternoon of Saturday 7, at 1 pm, a free orchestral concert Sailing in Music will be held by the Worldship Orchestra (WSO) and the Angkor National Youth Orchestra at Kizuna Hall, CJCC Phnom Penh. The Japanese based WSO is visiting Cambodia to perform free concerts and workshops for children. A second concert ($10 including a cocktail) will be held in Siem Reap at Ecole Paul Dubrule on Monday 9.
More info

At Phnom Penh Community College on Saturday 7, an afternoon session on still life oil painting presented by Katsiaryna Montague. To register, emailinfo@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
More info

At Bophana Center on Saturday 7, the screening of two short documentaries by filmmaker Sao Sopheak to celebrate the International day for women’s right and world peace. Two girls against the rain and The Beauty and the Beat will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 5 pm start.
More info

On Saturday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Transparency, an exhibition by Hannah Mills “created to celebrate, through art, the beauty and strength of transgender women … through extensive research on Hinduism, Buddhism and Transgender people’s roles in India and Cambodia these pieces were created and built upon layers of meanings through imageries, which are significant to both religious cultures.”
More info

On Saturday 7 in Battambang, workshop/studio/art space Romcheik Pram celebrates the opening of their new building with their first exhibition, The beginning of the journeyby Hour Seyha, a retrospective of this young artist’s work. “… from his first foray into painting to his latest creation, a journey through the dazzlings, hesitations, researches, false trails, return in his steps, despondency, compromises…”. From 5 pm.
More info

At Meta House on Sunday 8 at 8 pm, a concert by Australian new-music collectivehalfsound, two young Melbourne based saxophonists working from a base in western art music to test the barriers of collaborative sonic experimentation. Definitely worth a look.
More info
Even more info

For a more rock’n’roll 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.comand ask to be added to the venue/artists list. We are only as good as the information we receive.

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

In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 4, 6 pm at Garude Restaurant/Gallery (#21, St 466, off Monivong Blvd, south of Mao Tse Tung Blvd), a new exhibition Kar Chabphtaem – New Beginnings, featuring range of artists, both local and international, diverging cultural and artistic backgrounds.
More info

Thursday 5 at 6 pm, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sotheaopens at The Plantation. A set of 30 sculptures represent the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
More info
Even more info

Friday 6 at 6.30 pm, Java Café presents a public talk by arts development consultant Dr. Irene Leung, Culture as Resilience: Demystifying systems thinking in the arts, to be followed by a panel discussion.
More info

Saturday 7 at 1 pm, a free orchestral concert Sailing in Music will be held by the Worldship Orchestra (WSO) and the Angkor National Youth Orchestra at Kizuna Hall, CJCC Phnom Penh.
More info

Saturday 7, 1.30 – 5 pm, an afternoon session on still life oil painting presented by Katsiaryna Montague. Registrations essential, emailinfo@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
More info

Saturday 7 at 5 pm at Bophana Center, the screening of two short documentaries by filmmaker Sao Sopheak to celebrate the International day for women’s right and world peace. Two girls against the rain and The Beauty and the Beat will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
More info

Saturday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Transparency, an exhibition by Hannah Mills “created to celebrate, through art, the beauty and strength of transgender women”.
More info

Saturday 7 at 5 pm in Battambang, workshop/studio/art space Romcheik Pram celebrates the opening of their new building with their first exhibition, The beginning of the journey by Hour Seyha.
More info

Sunday 8 at 8 pm at Meta House, a concert by Australian new-music collective halfsound, two young Melbourne based saxophonists working from a base in western art music to test the barriers of collaborative sonic experimentation. Definitely worth a look.
More info
Even more info

Monday 9 in Siem Reap at Ecole Paul Dubrule on Monday 9, orchestral concert Sailing in Music by the Worldship Orchestra (WSO) and the Angkor National Youth Orchestra.
More info

Ongoing….

At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
More info

Java Café, 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.”
More info

SaSa Bassac presents a parallel exhibitions: 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.
More info

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