Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 29 September 2015

Greetings,

Up in Siem Reap tonight, Tuesday 29 at 7.30 pm, the return of Spoken Arts, an open mic night focusing on poetry and prose, but open to inspiration of all kinds. New venue: Tim’s Greasy Spoon, on Soksan Road, next to Reggae Bar.
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On Wednesday 30, 7 pm at Meta House, a screening of the documentary Cyclo Diaries (2011, 54 min), “a humorous and irreverent documentary about a month-long journey by cyclo from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by two Australians”. Co-director Marty Sharples will hold a Q&A following the screening.
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On Thursday 1, Inner Healing Therapy is holding a trial class in Chakra Sounds Meditation, from 5:30pm- 7:00pm. Experience deep, peaceful inner silence through the use of vocal sounds and music to open and harmonize the 7 chakras. Limited places are available: register before Wednesday 30 September at charlene@innerhealing-therapy.com
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On Friday 2, from 6.30 pm, Bophana Center hosts the official opening of an exhibition of photographs and archival materials by Prum Ero, Phnom Penh’s Corner Architecture, focusing on areas around the city’s markets – Psar Thmei, Psar Kandal, Psar Chas, Psar Olympic and Psar Orussey – and the adaptions made by successive waves of architectural styles.   Runs to 30 October.  
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For those with an interest in creativity, thought and ideas, Dipika Kohli plans to hold a conversation – in which nobody is wrong and nothing can be confirmed, only asserted with whatever style one can muster – about time, at a time and place to be mutually agreed upon by participants. The window to put your hand up is open until October 10.

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 29 at 7.30 pm, at Tim’s Greasy Spoon, Siem Reap, the return of Spoken Arts, an open mic night focusing on poetry and prose.
More info

Wednesday 30 at 7 pm at Meta House, a screening of the documentary Cyclo Diaries. Co-director Marty Sharples will hold a Q&A following the screening.
More info

Thursday 1 at 5.30 pm, Inner Healing Therapy is holding a trial class in Chakra Sounds Meditation, from 5:30pm- 7:00pm. Limited places are available: register before Wednesday 30 September at charlene@innerhealing-therapy.com
More info

Friday 2, from 6.30 pm, Bophana Center hosts the official opening of an exhibition of photographs and archival materials by Prum Ero, Phnom Penh’s Corner Architecture, focusing on areas around the city’s markets.   Runs to 30 October.  
More info


Ongoing….


Tuesdays, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh presents Inside/Out, a group show featuring the work of eight artists: Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy, Frederikke Tu, Bernadette Vincent, Anna Sudra, Marcel Wanders, Christopher Bryce Morris and Ouk Chim Vichet, each tackling the theme in their own style. Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment.
More info

SaSaBassac hosts a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong.
More info

The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition of shadow puppets, Lights & Shadows.
More info

The French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm.
More info

At Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

ARTillery Cafe in Siem Reap, near Wat Bo Street, presents My City, a collection of paintings by young artist Chheang Rena, showcasing the brokenness of the city due to poverty and corruption.

More info

At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.

More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts 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

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 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor 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. Friday is a dance show, Saturday opera, and Sunday large shadow puppets. 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 adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 September, 2015

Greetings,

On Friday 25 at 6 pm, Bophana Center presents the Filmmakers Without Borders Student Film Festival, featuring eight short films representing a range of styles, made by grade 7 to 10 students as part of a Children for Change project by FWB and Jake Wachtel. A Q&A will be held following the screening.
More info

Opening on Saturday 26 at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh is Inside/Out, a group show featuring the work of eight artists: Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy, Frederikke Tu, Bernadette Vincent, Anna Sudra, Marcel Wanders, Christopher Bryce Morris and Ouk Chim Vichet, each tackling the theme in their own style. The resulting works range from explorations of landmines to domestic violence, spiritual heritage and body image. The show runs until October 26; the gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment.
More info

On Saturday 26 at 2 pm Bophana Center’s Cine Club presents a screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up, introduced by a lover of Italian cinema, Daniel Mattes.
More info

Also on Saturday 26, at 6 pm, SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals. The exhibition runs until 28 November.
More info

On Sunday 27, from 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a three hour tour of selected works by 1960s Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
More info

Music educator, ethnomusicologist and percussionist and presenter Andy Gleadhill will offer a day-long training seminar on world music and composition at Logos International School on Sunday, November 15.  Sessions will include lots of interactive and hands-on learning. Find more information along with registration and payment details here:. Andy is also available the following week for full or half-day workshops with students at schools in the area.

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…


Friday 25 at 6 pm, Bophana Center presents the Filmmakers Without Borders Student Film Festival, featuring eight short films representing a range of styles, made by grade 7 to 10 students. A Q&A will be held following the screening.
More info

Saturday 26 at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh opens Inside/Out, a group show featuring the work of eight artists: Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy, Frederikke Tu, Bernadette Vincent, Anna Sudra, Marcel Wanders, Christopher Bryce Morris and Ouk Chim Vichet, each tackling the theme in their own style. Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment.
More info

Saturday 26 at 2 pm Bophana Center’s Cine Club presents a screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up, introduced by a lover of Italian cinema, Daniel Mattes.
More info

Saturday 26, at 6 pm, SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
More info

Sunday 27, from 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a three hour tour of selected 1960s era works by Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
More info


Ongoing….


Tuesdays, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong.
More info

The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition of shadow puppets, Lights & Shadows.
More info

The French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm.
More info

At Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

ARTillery Cafe in Siem Reap, near Wat Bo Street, presents My City, a collection of paintings by young artist Chheang Rena, showcasing the brokenness of the city due to poverty and corruption.
More info

At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts 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

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 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor 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. Friday is a dance show, Saturday opera, and Sunday large shadow puppets. 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 adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 15 September 2015

Greetings,

At Samai Distillery on Thursday 17 from 6 pm, the opening of an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Thai artist Chanachai Tongloon (Yao), For the love of human figures. Samai is located at #9B, St 830 (off Sothearos Blv near the Russian Embassy).
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Commencing Thursday 17 and continuing to Sunday 20, Bophana Center and the French Institute present Carte Blanche to Rithy Panh, French-Cambodian film director and co-founder of Bophana Centre screenings of seven films including his own La France est notre Patrie (France is our mother country) and The Missing Picture. The season kicks off with a special opening at the French Institute on Thursday 17 at 6 pm, with a Q&A and cocktail reception to follow the presentation of La France est notre Patrie. Organisers warn: doors open at 5.30 pm, please arrive early to ensure seating,
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The Piano Shop/ArtPlus Foundation’s 2015 concert series continues at Meta House on Sunday 20 with Esterhazy Divertimento. Trio Melange (Ashley Pensinger, violin; Tara Mar, violoncello; Anton Isselhardt, flute) perform works by Haydn, Pergolesi and Boccherini. Tickets $10/$3, 8 pm start. Contact 077787038 / 016 985828 or by email: artplusfundation@gmail.com.
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.


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 17 from 6 pm, the opening of an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Thai artist Chanachai Tongloon (Yao), For the love of human figures.
More info

Thursday 17 at 6 pm at the French Institute the opening of Carte Blanche to Rithy Panh with the presentation of La France est notre Patrie. A Q&A and cocktail reception will follow. Screenings continuing through to Sunday 20 at Bophana Center and the French Institute seven films The Missing Picture.
More info

Sunday 20 at 8 pm Meta House presents Esterhazy Divertimento. Trio Melange (Ashley Pensinger, violin; Tara Mar, violoncello; Anton Isselhardt, flute) perform works by Haydn, Pergolesi and Boccherini. Contact 077787038 / 016 985828 or by email: artplusfundation@gmail.com.
More info


Ongoing….


Tuesdays, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong.
More info

The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition of shadow puppets, Lights & Shadows.
More info

The French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm.
More info

Meta House presents Cambodians in Germany, a photographic exhibition by Buntha “Alex” Thoeurng, a look at the experience of life in East Germany for young Khmer in the 1980s.
More info

At Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.
More info

The front balcony space of a Khmer apartment is hosting a mobile made out of litter made by Trash Talkers for the Second Terrain Biennial. The mobile will be found hanging at #29 Street 173, 1.5 blocks directly west of the Russian Market. Until September 20.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

ARTillery Cafe in Siem Reap, near Wat Bo Street, presents My City, a collection of paintings by young artist Chheang Rena, showcasing the brokenness of the city due to poverty and corruption.
More info
At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) hosts No Boundaries, featuring the work of ten artists, five Cambodian (Kong Vollak, Chhin Taingchhea, Prom Vichet, Pen Robit, Nov Cheanick) and five Indonesian (Antonius Kho, Diyano Purwadi, Ipong Purnama Sidhi, Lenny Ratnasari Weichert, Tiarma Sirait), a co-display with Java Café. Until September 22.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts 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

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 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor 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. Friday is a dance show, Saturday opera, and Sunday large shadow puppets. 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 adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 8 September 2015

Greetings,

A new series of body music classes commence at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) this Tuesday 8, 6.30 – 7.30 pm (and then weekly thereafter) presented by Eric Ellul – teach yourself how to play your body as a musical instrument.   “You’ll learn how to integrate body, voice and rhythm and how to improve your improvisational skills.” Sessions are free, with no experience required.
More info

On Wednesday 9 at 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong. “The work quite literally illuminates the dark corners and the unseen of Phnom Penh. The carefully composed images and the artificial light seem almost theatrical. But when asked about this, Philong responded that he never posed his subjects. He merely unveiled their natural drama.”
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Also on Wednesday 9, at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the premiere of Christophe Gargiulo’s documentary film The Last Shore (2013, 56 min), offering a rare glimpse of life in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Director will be present and hold a Q&A.
More info

Commencing Thursday 10 at 7 pm (and then weekly thereafter), theatre workshops in the drama hall at the French school – all languages are welcome.
More info

On Friday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents highlights from recent Cambodian entries in Tropfest South East Asia, including three 2015 winners, two 2014 winners, and other submissions.
More info

This Saturday 12, Phnom Penh Community College presents double photography workshops with Leonard Reyes: 9 am – 12.30 pm, Master your Camera, and in the afternoon, 1.30 – 5 pm, Introduction to street photography. Registration essential.
More info

On Sunday 13, from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a public tour viewing central Phnom Penh by cyclo. $15 per person including cyclo transport. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 8, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, the first of a series of body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Wednesday 9 at 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong.
More info

Wednesday 9 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the premiere of Christophe Gargiulo’s documentary film The Last Shore (2013, 56 min), life in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Director will be present and hold a Q&A.
More info

Thursday 10 at 7 pm (and then weekly thereafter), theatre workshops in the drama hall at the French school – all languages are welcome.
More info

Friday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents highlights from recent Cambodian entries in Tropfest South East Asia.
More info

Saturday 12, Phnom Penh Community College presents double photography workshops with Leonard Reyes: 9 am – 12.30 pm, Master your Camera, and in the afternoon, 1.30 – 5 pm, Introduction to street photography.   Registration essential.
More info

On Sunday 13, from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a public tour viewing central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
More info


Ongoing….


The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition of shadow puppets, Lights & Shadows.
More info

The French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm.
More info

Meta House presents Cambodians in Germany, a photographic exhibition by Buntha “Alex” Thoeurng, a look at the experience of life in East Germany for young Khmer in the 1980s.
More info

At Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.
More info

The front balcony space of a Khmer apartment is hosting a mobile made out of litter made by Trash Talkers for the Second Terrain Biennial. The mobile will be found hanging at #29 Street 173, 1.5 blocks directly west of the Russian Market. Until September 20.
More info

Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
More info

ARTillery Cafe in Siem Reap, near Wat Bo Street, presents My City, a collection of paintings by young artist Chheang Rena, showcasing the brokenness of the city due to poverty and corruption.
More info

At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) hosts No Boundaries, featuring the work of ten artists, five Cambodian (Kong Vollak, Chhin Taingchhea, Prom Vichet, Pen Robit, Nov Cheanick) and five Indonesian (Antonius Kho, Diyano Purwadi, Ipong Purnama Sidhi, Lenny Ratnasari Weichert, Tiarma Sirait), a co-display with Java Café. Until September 22.
More info

Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts 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

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 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor 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. Friday is a dance show, Saturday opera, and Sunday large shadow puppets. 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 adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 1 September 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 1, at 7.30 pm and 9 pm, Sundance Riverside (79 Sisowath Quay), presents premiere screenings of a new short film, Quicksand, produced by students of the multimedia course at the Limkokwing University Cambodia as their final year project.
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On Wednesday 2 from 6 pm, The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition Lights & Shadows, a display of 40 sbek thom (giant shadow puppets), constructed to present excerpts from the traditional Reamker, the Cambodian version of the Indian epic Ramayana. The evening will include a 25 minute performance with the puppets, from 7.30 pm.
More info

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(Photo credit: Alicia Guthert, The Cambodia Daily)

On Thursday 3 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm, at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports. Featured photographers include Cheng Maly, Chhoeng Mola, Hourt Vuthy, Khiev Kanel, Keo Sangva, Ou Vunnarun, Sarun Dina, Soun Sayon, Thorng Vuthy, and Ung Ratha.
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Also on Thursday 3, Meta House hosts a Cambodian filmmaker night with Davy Chou, who will screening his short film Cambodia 2099 (2014) as well as the 2011 documentary Golden Slumbers, resurrecting the heyday of Cambodian cinema in the 60s and 70s. From 7 pm.
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On Friday 4 at Bophana Center, from 6 pm, a cocktail reception for their on-going exhibition Crossed Views on Cambodia, a collaborative exhibition featuring works of Ricardo Casal and recent Royal University of Fine Arts graduates Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm. The show continues until September 27.
More info

SaSaBassac’s Vann Molyvann Project Summer School 2015 concludes on Saturday 5 with a reception from 5 pm to 8 pm, with presentations to mark the closing of the research and work of architects, students and others over the last three months.
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Also on Saturday 5, Meta House presents a special pre-screening of Gilles Sainsily’s Enchanted by Cambodia, a documentary built on aerial footage of the Kingdom. There will be a Q&A with the director after the screening.
More info

On Sunday 6 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw returns to Show Box – $3 entry gives you two hours with a life model, BYO materials as the spirit moves you.
More info

Note that as of yesterday, the long running LadyPenh.com guide has relaunched itself as PhnomPenhWeek – listing a broad swathe of Phnom Penh activities, from comedy to yoga to popcorn to restaurants.

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 1, at 7.30 pm and 9 pm, Sundance Riverside (79 Sisowath Quay), premiere screenings of a new short film, Quicksand, produced by students of Limkokwing University Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 2 from 6 pm, The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition Lights & Shadows, with a 25 minute puppetry performance from 7.30 pm.
More info

Thursday 3 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm.
More info

Thursday 3 from 7 pm, Meta House hosts a Cambodian filmmaker night with Davy Chou, screening Cambodia 2099 and Golden Slumbers.
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Friday 4, 6 pm at Bophana Center, a cocktail reception for the on-going exhibition Crossed Views on Cambodia, a collaborative exhibition featuring works of Ricardo Casal and recent Royal University of Fine Arts graduates.
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Saturday 5, 5 pm – 8 pm, SaSaBassac’s Vann Molyvann Project Summer School 2015 concludes with a reception and presentations.
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Saturday 5 at 7 pm, Meta House presents Gilles Sainsily’s Enchanted by Cambodia, a documentary built on aerial footage of the Kingdom, with Q&A.
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Sunday 6 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box – $3 entry for two hours, BYO materials.
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Ongoing….


Meta House presents Cambodians in Germany, a photographic exhibition by Buntha “Alex” Thoeurng, a look at the experience of life in East Germany for young Khmer in the 1980s.
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At Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. A cocktail reception with the artists will be held on Friday 4 September.
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The front balcony space of a Khmer apartment is hosting a mobile made out of litter made by Trash Talkers for the Second Terrain Biennial. The mobile will be found hanging at #29 Street 173, 1.5 blocks directly west of the Russian Market. Until September 20.
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Java Café presents Scar, the result of an impromptu residency by Chath Piersath that involved the reworking of old paintings and creation of entirely new pieces. Until September 4
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Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
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ARTillery Cafe in Siem Reap, near Wat Bo Street, presents My City, a collection of paintings by young artist Chheang Rena, showcasing the brokenness of the city due to poverty and corruption.
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At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
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The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) hosts No Boundaries, featuring the work of ten artists, five Cambodian (Kong Vollak, Chhin Taingchhea, Prom Vichet, Pen Robit, Nov Cheanick) and five Indonesian (Antonius Kho, Diyano Purwadi, Ipong Purnama Sidhi, Lenny Ratnasari Weichert, Tiarma Sirait), a co-display with Java Café. Until September 22.
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Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
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Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
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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.
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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 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor 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. Friday is a dance show, Saturday opera, and Sunday large shadow puppets. 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 adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com