Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 December, 2015


Wednesday 23 at Bophana Centre, the My Community photo exhibition, featuring works elicited by the NGO Building Community Voices, who provide grassroots training in information dissemination, including photography, interviewing and writing skills and production. A group discussion will be held from 9 am, and guests are invited to vote on their favourite photograph. Exhibition runs until January 10.
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The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop is a regular gathering of Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. Events held every second Sunday – this week on Sunday 27.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

Coming up in the new year at Phnom Penh Community College, a double photography workshop with Jarel Roxas, an American documentary and lifestyle photographer/videographer from southern California.   Morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday 9 January. Book via info [ at ] phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
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The Boat floating arts centre project has just launched a crowdsourcing campaign. “We want to create the most exciting and creative venue Phnom Penh has ever seen! A place where everyone can come to meet, drink and experience art in unexpected ways. A place where artists, dancers, musicians and filmmakers can create and showcase new work.  A place where everyone can discover something new.” Lots more exciting information and a range of perks over at the Indiegogo page.

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

Fabian Hipp



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 23, 9 am at Bophana Centre, the My Community photo exhibition, featuring works elicited by the NGO Building Community Voices. Exhibition runs until January 10.
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Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
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Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
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Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
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The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
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The D22, on the 22nd floor of Phnom Penh Tower, in association with Laäsai Art, presents This is My Town, the first Cambodian exhibition by Thai artist GEE (Jirawat Pramphet), using street dogs and cats to illustrate the machinations of human society.
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The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
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The French Institute presents Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel. The exhibition traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume in the trilogy.
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Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
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ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia.
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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


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