Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 27 October 2015

Greetings,

Beginning tonight, Bophana Center, in collaboration with the French Institute, the Centre for Khmer Studies and UNESCO, presents a series of screenings to mark the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage entitled Archives at Risk: Protecting the World’s Identities – Memories of Indochina. On Tuesday 27, Bophana hosts Princesse d’Angkor (1939, 24min) and La Cité engloutie (1947, 16min), with a lecture by Dr. Henri Locard, from 6 pm. Further screenings continue through to Wednesday 4.

Tonight – and every Tuesday – at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night encourages writers and readers to share performance of created or borrowed work. From 7.30 pm, down Soksan Road.
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Wednesday 28 at 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Netflix and Chill, in which Nathan LaFrenais Vidler “investigates social boundaries, the influence of technological advancements on relationships, and how the anonymity one is granted when making the transition from the real world to the virtual world influences behaviour.”
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Also on Wednesday 28, from 6.30 pm, Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events.  “Guests are encouraged to interact and participate in a live painting in response to the displayed works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet […] to highlight the strengths in both traditional and contemporary art. The collaborative painting will be auctioned once completed, with a portion of proceeds to be donated to Java Arts following the loss of works of local artists in the recent fire.   RSVP here.  Exhibition continues until 28 November.
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Also on Wednesday 28, Java Café’s monthly Open Stage poetry and writing night features Nguon Sivngim and Ramon Stoppelenburg, with open mic to follow. From 7 pm.
More info

Thursday 29 at 7.30 pm at The Exchange Restaurant on Street 47 in Phnom Penh, the official media launch of the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival. From 6 pm the venue will be open presenting an exhibition of limited edition art prints by Sticky Fingers, with a performance by Julien Poulson.
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On Friday 30, brand new arts venue/gallery Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet. A range of artists around the world have contributed to the exhibition. Lop Loy aims to be “a unique voice in the community by furnishing a gallery and performance space geared toward emerging homegrown talent and its connoisseurs. Exhibitions vary in style as the gallery strives to showcase the diversity of the contemporary art scene.
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This Saturday 31 Phnom Penh Community College presents double bill painting workshops with Chelsea Middendorf – a morning session of still life oil painting followed in the afternoon by abstract oil painting.   Registration – for one or both – is essential: send email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
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The Cambodian International Film Festival, to be held December 4 – 10, is calling for volunteers to assist in the organising and running of the event in areas from ticketing to communication to interpretation/translation to tech support. Deadline for application is November 13.

Seismopolite, a Norwegian-English quarterly promoting dialogue between the arts and politics is calling for papers on the politics of south east Asian contemporary art for an upcoming issue. Proposals required by November 12, final deadline December 6.

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 27, Bophana Center hosts Princesse d’Angkor and La Cité engloutie, with a lecture by Dr. Henri Locard, as part of Archives at Risk: Protecting the World’s Identities – Memories of Indochina. Further screenings continue through to Wednesday 4.

Tuesday 27, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Wednesday 28 at 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Netflix and Chill, by Nathan LaFrenais Vidler.
More info

Wednesday 28, from 6.30 pm, Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events, featuring collaborative live painting and the works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet. RSVP here. Exhibition continues until 28 November.
More info

Wednesday 28 from 7 pm, Java Café’s monthly Open Stage poetry and writing night features Nguon Sivngim and Ramon Stoppelenburg, with open mic to follow. From 7 pm.
More info

Thursday 29 at 7.30 pm at The Exchange Restaurant on Street 47, the official media launch of the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, with an exhibition of limited edition art prints by Sticky Fingers.
More info

Friday 30 at 6 pm, Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet.
More info

Saturday 31 Phnom Penh Community College presents double bill painting workshops with Chelsea Middendorf. Registration – for one or both – is essential: send email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
More info


Ongoing….


Meta House presents an exhibition by German artist Günther Uecker entitled Winds of the souls of the dead, for the Cambodian children, (“Wind der Seelen der Toten, für die Kinder der Khmer”), his response to visiting S21.
More info

At Java Café, Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy.
More info

The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation hosts David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes.
More info

Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan.
More info

At Bophana Center 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

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

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 20 October, 2015

Greetings,

At Meta House tonight, Tuesday 20 at 6 pm, the opening of an exhibition by German artist Günther Uecker entitled Winds of the souls of the dead, for the Cambodian children, (“Wind der Seelen der Toten, für die Kinder der Khmer”), his response to visiting S21 and viewing the photographic record there. An interview with the artist, led by Dr Johannes Odenthal, of the Berlin Academy of the Arts, will be screened.
More info

Meanwhile, from 7.30 pm tonight, in Siem Reap, at Tim’s Greasy Spoon, Spoken Arts presents their (newly) weekly open mic night with a focus on (but not limited to) poetry and writing.
More info

Then later on still tonight, for something a little different, at Doors in Phnom Penh, a cross-over piano recital, featuring three pianists (Gabi Faja, Philippe Javelle and Metta Legita) playing 20 minute sets each: no scores, no notes, just whatever comes out. Starts at 8.30 pm.
More info

Opening at Java Café on Wednesday 21, at 6.30 pm, is Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, Thankfully the works were not destroyed in the recent fire in the buildings behind Java. Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, is an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy. This is his third solo exhibition.
More info

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Also on Wednesday 21, the opening of David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes, at The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation. From 6 pm.
More info

On Thursday 22 from 7 pm, Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan. “The series depicts his artistic journey through the years and each work is the result of fun contemplation and experiments on trippy psychedelic music. His works are a parody of daily life, like black comedy films.”
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Saturday 24 at Bophana Center’s Cine Club, a special presentation and screening by Kavich Neang, a seasoned Cambodian filmmaker at the age of 26. 2 pm start.
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The date for the next Dipika Kohli-led Phnom Penh exclusive conversation salons has been set: Sunday 25. The theme is time: that which we have and do not have, that is making and that is passing.   Who’s this for? “Anyone interested in a change from the usual conversations in Phnom Penh, anyone who likes philosophy, anyone who is up for meeting new people in a light, fun partylike style but with real content.” RSVP by Wednesday 21.
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If you haven’t heard yet, the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival on the first weekend in November – a range of events featuring local and visiting writers, performers and the like. Check the website for the great range of sessions and presentations.
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 20 at 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by German artist Günther Uecker entitled Winds of the souls of the dead, for the Cambodian children, (“Wind der Seelen der Toten, für die Kinder der Khmer”), his response to visiting S21.
More info

Tuesday 20 at 7.30 at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, Spoken Arts poetry and writing open mic.
More info

Tuesday 20 at 8.30 at Doors, a cross-over piano recital, featuring three pianists (Gabi Faja, Philippe Javelle and Metta Legita)
More info

Wednesday 21, at 6.30 pm, at Java Café, the opening of Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy.
More info

Wednesday 21, from m6 pm at The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation, the opening of David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes.
More info

Thursday 22 from 7 pm, Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan.
More info

Saturday 24 at Bophana Center’s Cine Club, a special presentation and screening by Kavich Neang, a seasoned Cambodian filmmaker at the age of 26.
More info

Sunday 25, by RSVP, a conversation salon on the subject of Time. RSVP by Wednesday 21.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, an exhibition by a visual artist, visual DJ and designer Antoni Grzybek, 288 Square Centimeters, featuring a series of aluminium plates with round corners.
More info

At Bophana Center 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

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

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: Cambodia arts for week commencing 13 October, 2015

Greetings,

Kumnooh notes the sad news this past week of the fire at the rear of Java Café, affecting many families living in the building, and the destruction of art works, archives and equipment. Efforts are being made to assess the losses; look out for upcoming fundraising activities to assist the artists.

After a quiet Pchum Ben week, it’s a busy Sunday 18. At Meta House at 6 pm, London based Performance Exchange presents Shakespeare’s Kings and Clowns, a romp through royalty and buffoonery via a number of familiar characters. Entry $8.   Reservations: 023-218 987 or 010-312 333.

For a more laid back and artistic approach, at 7 pm Show Box offers Drink and Draw – as ever, $3 gives you two hours with a life model. Let the booze be your muse. B.Y.O drawing materials
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And at 8 pm, at Meta House, ArtPlus Foundation and The Piano Shop present Masterpieces of Romanticism, as part of their 2015 classical music concert series. Pianist Poom Prommachart performs works by Frederic Chopin and Nikolai Medtner. Entry $10/$3.
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On an uplifting note to end this week, with the support of UNESCO, Phnom Penh is getting a floating arts centre. Dana Langlois of Java Arts and entrepreneur Alexis de Suremain are planning to convert an old boat currently docked on the Tonle Sap into a cultural icon for the city. They want your help to christen it – there’s still a few days before entries close on – yes, of course – Sunday. Name the Boat.

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…


Sunday 18 at 6 pm at Meta House, Performance Exchange presents Shakespeare’s Kings and Clowns, a romp through royalty and buffoonery via a number of familiar characters. Entry $8.   Reservations: 023-218 987 or 010-312 333.

Sunday 18 at 6 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box. $3 for you two hours with a life model. B.Y.O drawing materials
More info

Sunday 18 at 8 pm, at Meta House, Masterpieces of Romanticism – pianist Poom Prommachart performs works by Frederic Chopin and Nikolai Medtner. Entry $10/$3.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, an exhibition by a visual artist, visual DJ and designer Antoni Grzybek, 288 Square Centimeters, featuring a series of aluminium plates with round corners.
More info

At Bophana Center 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

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

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: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 October, 2015

Greetings,

Throughout October and November, the French Institute of Cambodia is running Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing), a series of events that will include conferences and film screenings and other happenings. The action starts tonight, Tuesday 6, at 6.30 pm, with the 2015 Architecture contest awards ceremony, with the exhibition of models created by students from six architecture schools in Cambodia on the topic The Immeuble-villa. On Thursday 8 at 6.30 pm architects Kang Hok, Ivan Tizianel and Yvon Chalm will discuss the history of the immeuble-villa concept, developed by Le Corbusier in the 1920s. Friday 9 from 5 pm, you can enjoy a double feature: Jacques Tati’s films Mon Oncle and Playtime. Finally for this week, on Saturday 10 at 10 am the screening of a documentary, Le Siecle de Le Corbusier, examining the architect’s life and work.
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This week for Bophana Center’s Cine Soiree, on Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8, present About My Father, the story of a civil party involved in the first ECCC trial in 2009, and Kbal Neakta, the head of our ancestors. Presentations are at 6.30 pm, entry by donation.
More info

Also on Tuesday 6, at 8.30 pm, Meta House presents Zaha Hadid – Who Dares Wins, a documentary about the Iraqi-British architect commissioned to design the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh.
More info

On Wednesday 7 from 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of an exhibition by visual artist, visual DJ and designer Antoni Grzybek, 288 Square Centimeters, featuring a series of aluminium plates with round corners.  “As a substitute for canvas, the Polish artist works on them, draws on them, paints on them, alters or scratches the surface. In its formal sophistication and atmospheric vitality, the work questions traditional painting even as it adheres to tradition. The result is a sketchbook of memories, day dreams and imaginative loop holes in the universe of Antoni Grzybek.”
More info

On Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8, from 7 pm, Meta House presents Polish Animation Now!, a mini-festival curated by Antek Grzybek, teacher of classic and experimental animation at Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn, Poland. “Over 60 shorts introduce you to the wicked world of Polish animation, from the first puppet-animated film ever by Wladyslaw Starewicz to contemporary Oscar-winners.”
More info

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On Thursday 8, from 6 pm, Phnom Penh Community College presents a two hour low light photography workshop with Leonard Reyes. Please bring a DSLR camera, Tripod if possible and a small flashlight. Beginners welcome. To register send email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
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On Friday 9, a double event at SaSa Bassac. From 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, on the rooftop of the White Building, Noise Hypnotising with Chinese musician and poet Yan Jun. “The audience is invited to bring their own earphones and join a sonic experience of rich, high frequency sound, which may make them sleep, wake up, or change their state of mind. The sound is improvised with and responsive to the sound of the environment and audience’s movement.” Afterwards, from 6.30 pm – 8 pm, SaSa Art Projects’ Pisaot artist-in-residence Clare Olivares will hold an open studio to share work and reflections from her four week residency.
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Bophana Center’s Cine Club on Saturday 10 at 2 pm features Our friends at the bank, a 1998 documentary about the World Bank and its relationship with the developing world. The film will be introduced by journalist and film maker Anne-Laure Porée.
More info

On Sunday 11 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, “a historical introduction to the urban planning of Phnom Penh and its colonial and religious architecture.” Reservations essential, 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 6, 6.30 pm, at the French Institute of Cambodia, the 2015 Architecture contest awards ceremony, with the exhibition of models created by students from six architecture schools in Cambodia. Official opening of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Tuesday 6 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center Cine Soiree presents About My Father, the story of a civil party involved in the first ECCC trial in 2009.
More info

Tuesday 6, at 8.30 pm, at Meta House, Zaha Hadid – Who Dares Wins, a documentary about the Iraqi-British architect commissioned to design the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh.
More info

Wednesday 7 from 6 pm, at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by a visual artist, visual DJ and designer Antoni Grzybek, 288 Square Centimeters, featuring a series of aluminium plates with round corners.
More info

Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8, from 7 pm, Meta House presents Polish Animation Now!, a mini-festival curated by Antek Grzybek, teacher of classic and experimental animation at Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn, Poland.
More info

Thursday 8, from 6 pm, at Phnom Penh Community College, a two hour low light photography workshop with Leonard Reyes.
More info

Thursday 8 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center Cine Soiree presents Kbal Neakta, the head of our ancestors.
More info

Thursday 8, 6.30 pm, at the French Institute of Cambodia, architects Kang Hok, Ivan Tizianel and Yvon Chalm will discuss the history of the immeuble-villa concept, developed by Le Corbusier in the 1920s, as part of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Friday 9 from 5 pm at the French Institute of Cambodia, a Jacques Tati’s double feature, as part of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Friday 9, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, at SaSa Bassac, on the rooftop of the White Building, Noise Hypnotising with Chinese musician and poet Yan Jun.
More info

Friday 9 from 6.30 pm – 8 pm, SaSa Art Projects’ Pisaot artist-in-residence Clare Olivares will hold an open studio to share work and reflections from her four week residency.
More info

Saturday 10 at 10 am at the French Institute of Cambodia, the screening of a documentary, Le Siecle de Le Corbusier, examining the architect’s life and work, as part of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Saturday 10 at 2 pm, Bophana Center’s Cine Club features Our friends at the bank, a 1998 documentary about the World Bank and its relationship with the developing world, introduced by journalist and film maker Anne-Laure Porée.
More info

Sunday 11 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations essential, contact@ka-tours.org.
More info


Ongoing….


At Bophana Center, 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

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.
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SaSaBassac hosts a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
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Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong.
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The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition of shadow puppets, Lights & Shadows.
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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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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