Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 26 January 2016

Greetings,

Wednesday 27 at Java Café, the regular (now quarterly) Open Stage event for local and visiting writers from 7.30 pm. Nope, it’s on Wednesday 3 February.  Readers this month are Australian performance poet Myley Rattle, Phina So from PEN Cambodia, and musician/writer/artist Conrad Keely. Works will be on sale at the venue.
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On Thursday 28 from 6.30 pm the French Institute presents Adorned body, transformed body, the work of Cambodian photographers Khun Vannak and Sun Vanndy, featuring explorations of body transformations through tattoos, scarification, make-up.  A tattoo booth will be available for temporary tattoos.
More info

On Saturday 30 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents their new offering for the first time: Four Religions of Phnom Penh, which will visit a Buddhist wat, a Chinese temple, a Cham mosque and a Carmelite chapel.   Booking essential.
More info

On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31Lotus Centre in Ta Khmau is running a Moving Voice Intensive workshop. Activities, led by facilitators in dance, voice, theatre and movement, will include voice and movement explorations, vocal improvisation, contact improvisation and body music, singing, moving, stillness, and meditation, in English, Khmer and French. No experience required.
More info

On Saturday 30 at Meta House at 6 pm, the opening of IN/VISIBLE, an exhibition by French/German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl, as part of a long-term project on women who have been attacked by flame or acid burns or who have tried to commit suicide out of threat in Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Pakistan, Uganda and India. Woehrl will give an artists talk at 8 pm, along with screenings of films about acid victims in Cambodia and other countries.

The recently opened bar Cloud (St 9, near end of St 308) is holding a street art workshop on Sunday 31 from 10 am through to 5 pm. Renowned street artist from Guatemala, Erick Vendetta, will pass on some tips. $20 per person, includes equipment. Special prices for Cambodian students.
More info

On Sunday 31, the first of the 2016 Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House, Domestic sphere meets mystical ecstacy, a piano excursion with Pietro Bonfilio of Milan featuring works by Mozart, Liszt, Debussy and Kabelevsky.  $10/$3. Starts at 8 pm.
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In February Phnom Penh Community College will be running a series of evening art workshops on the fundamentals of drawing, featuring artist France Damon.
More info

Coming soon, The Phnom Penh Players will present The Vagina Monologues, with three performances: Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February at Meta House. Tickets are $5 and on sale at The Box Office, Willow Boutique Hotel, Garden Cafe & Bar and Meta House. All proceeds go to SHE Investments organization.
More info

If you were waiting…. there’s just four days left to contribute to the crowdfunding appeal for The Boat floating arts centre in Phnom Penh.

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.


In brief: new and returning…


 

Thursday 28 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents Adorned body, transformed body, the work of Cambodian photographers Khun Vannak and Sun Vanndy.
More info

Saturday 30 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents their new offering for the first time: Four Religions of Phnom Penh.   Booking essential.
More info

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31Lotus Centre in Ta Khmau is running a Moving Voice Intensive workshop. Activities will be led by facilitators in dance, voice, theatre and movement. In English, Khmer and French. No experience required.
More info

Saturday 30 at Meta House at 6 pm, the opening of IN/VISIBLE, an exhibition by French/German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl, as part of a long-term project on women who have been attacked by flame or acid burns, with an artists talk at 8 pm.

Sunday 31 from 10 am, street art workshop at Cloud (St 9, near end of St 308), $20 per person, includes equipment.
More info

Sunday 31 at 8 pm, the first of the 2016 Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House, Domestic sphere meets mystical ecstacy, a piano excursion with Pietro Bonfilio.
More info

Ongoing….

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

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

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.
More info

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.  Next event, February 7.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts Vincent Broustet’s new exhibition ROAM!, a collection of 15 charcoal drawings on craft paper.
More info

At Meta House, the Liger Learning Center presents an art exhibition and limited edition book launch for The Illustrated Guide to Wildlife of Cambodia, which includes 90 new watercolours of Cambodian wildlife created by student illustrators.
More info

Bophana Center hosts the Shifting Geographies exhibition, featuring the works of Lydie Jean-dit-Pannel, Kvay Samnang, Léa Le Bricomte, Daphné Le Sergent, Patrick Nardin, and Vandy Rattana.
More info

At Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly.
More info

SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
More info

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.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

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.
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 19 January, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 19 at 7 pm at Meta House, The Mekong Review and Monument Books present the launch of Deathpower: Buddhism’s Ritual Imagination in Cambodia, by Erik W Davis, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The book, the result of three years of intensive field research, explores Buddhist rituals of death in contemporary Cambodia.
More info

On Wednesday 20, the opening at the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation of Vincent Broustet’s new exhibition ROAM!, a collection of 15 charcoal drawings on craft paper, depicting the impromptu parties held by moonlight in the Cambodian countryside, near Kampot. 6.30 pm start.
More info

On Saturday 23 at Meta House, the Liger Learning Center presents an art exhibition and limited edition book launch for The Illustrated Guide to Wildlife of Cambodia, which includes 90 new watercolours of Cambodian wildlife created by student illustrators. Many of the illustrators and scientists involved in the project will be present, and original artwork will be on sale. The exhibition and launch starts at 4 pm, followed by a wine reception and art sale from 6 pm.
More info

On Saturday 23, Sophiline Arts Ensemble will present a concert of new and experimental dance and music at the Khmer Arts Theatre in Takhmao as part of their What Next series. Tompeang Snong Russey (Bamboo Shoots) features six dance pieces, “with the intention of developing creativity among a generation of highly accomplished performers and stimulating cultural vibrancy.” The performance commences as 7 pm at the Khmer Arts Theatre, #135, Street 115 (about 300 metres from National Road 2) in Takdol Village, Takhmao (see the map). $2.50 on the door.
More info

On Sunday 24, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a tour of The New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s, visiting sites built of Vann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most prominent architect, including the 100 Houses Social Housing project, university buildings and Olympic Stadium. $15 per person, 3 hours, transport included. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org. Meet at the Post Office, 2.30 pm.
More info

Also on Sunday 24, Drink and Draw is back at Show Box. $3 entry provides you 2 hours with a life model. BYO drawing materials. 7 pm start.
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.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 19 at 7 pm at Meta House, The Mekong Review and Monument Books present the launch of Deathpower: Buddhism’s Ritual Imagination in Cambodia, by Erik W Davis, a book on Buddhist rituals of death in contemporary Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 20 at 6.30 pm, the opening at the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation of Vincent Broustet’s new exhibition ROAM!, a collection of 15 charcoal drawings on craft paper.
More info

Saturday 23 from 4 pm at Meta House, the Liger Learning Center presents an art exhibition and limited edition book launch for The Illustrated Guide to Wildlife of Cambodia, which includes 90 new watercolours of Cambodian wildlife created by student illustrators. The exhibition and launch starts at 4 pm, followed by a wine reception and art sale from 6 pm.
More info

Saturday 23 at 7 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble will present a concert of new and experimental dance and music at the Khmer Arts Theatre in Takhmao as part of their What Next series: Tompeang Snong Russey (Bamboo Shoots) features six dance pieces (see the map).   $2.50 on the door.
More info

Sunday 24 from 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a tour of The New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s, visiting sites built of Vann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most prominent architect. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 24 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box. $3 entry provides you 2 hours with a life model. BYO drawing materials.
More info


Ongoing….


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

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

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.
More info

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.  Next event, January 24.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

 Bophana Center hosts the Shifting Geographies exhibition, featuring the works of Lydie Jean-dit-Pannel, Kvay Samnang, Léa Le Bricomte, Daphné Le Sergent, Patrick Nardin, and Vandy Rattana.
More info

At Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly.
More info

Meta House hosts the exhibition Surabaya Beat by Swiss photographer Beat Presser.
More info

SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
More info

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.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

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.
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 12 January, 2016

Greetings,

All this week at Meta House, the best Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) films for 2015, which “champion eye-opening impact cinema that exemplifies excellence in its potential to inspire social change.”   Every night at 7 pm until Friday.
More info

Tonight, Tuesday 12, Bophana Center hosts the opening of the Shifting Geographies exhibition, featuring the works of Lydie Jean-dit-Pannel, Kvay Samnang, Léa Le Bricomte, Daphné Le Sergent, Patrick Nardin, and Vandy Rattana, “explorations of a territory raising questions about limits, boundaries, memory of places beyond codified figures which produce a disembodied vision.” The evening will also include a screening of Vann Nath, the Memory-Painter (2013) by Pierre Bayard and Soko Phay. 6 pm start.
More info

Opening on Thursday 14 and running through until Saturday 16 at Cambodian Living Arts is the third conference of ANCER, the Asia-Pacific Network for Cultural Education &  Research, in partnership with the Institut français du Cambodge and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Arts professionals, cultural leaders and policy makers from the region will meet to discuss and collaborate. The title is Vitality and Viability: Arts Ecosystems in Asia.
More info

On Friday 15, Bophana Center hosts Digital Archives and Forensic Aesthetics in Contemporary Art, in association with Sa Sa Art Projects and Sa Sa Bassac, an art history forum and discussion based around two recent films: Sarah Vanagt and Katrien Vermiere’s The Wave (2013) and Effi & Amir’s The Vanishing Vanishing-Point (2015). An English language event with Khmer interpretation.
More info

On Sunday 17 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offer a tour of the Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and the White Building. $15 per person, reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org.
More info

Coming up on January 31, Design Kompany presents BEGINNINGS. A mixer.  What’s opening for you in 2016? New people. New beginnings.    RSVP for the venue.  $5
More info
Even more info

The Boat floating arts centre project continues its 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

 

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…


Nightly from 7 pm through to Friday, at Meta House, the best Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) films for 2015.
More info

Tuesday 12 at 6 pm, Bophana Center hosts the opening of the Shifting Geographies exhibition, featuring the works of Lydie Jean-dit-Pannel, Kvay Samnang, Léa Le Bricomte, Daphné Le Sergent, Patrick Nardin, and Vandy Rattana.
More info

Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 at Cambodian Living Arts is Vitality and Viability: Arts Ecosystems in Asia, the third conference of ANCER, the Asia-Pacific Network for Cultural Education &  Research, in partnership with the Institut français du Cambodge and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
More info

Friday 15 at 6 pm, Bophana Center hosts Digital Archives and Forensic Aesthetics in Contemporary Art, an art history forum and discussion. English language with Khmer interpretation.
More info

Sunday 17 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offer a tour of the Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and the White Building.
More info


Ongoing….


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

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

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.
More info

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.  Next event, January 24.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

At Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly.
More info

Meta House hosts the exhibition Surabaya Beat by Swiss photographer Beat Presser.
More info

SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
More info

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.
More info

The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
More info

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.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

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.
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 5 January, 2016

Greetings,

Wednesday 6 at 8 pm at Meta House, a special concert by American avant-garde musician and composer Bob Ostertag, that will feature two sets – the first of abstract electronic sound played with a gamepad connected to a laptop, and the second a piece entitled Sooner or Later, written after a period working in El Salvador at the end of the 80s.
More info

In Battambang on Thursday 7 at 5 pm, the opening of a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly, at Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang.
More info

On Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac gallery at the White Building presents an Open Studio with artist-in-residence Tran Minh Duc, sharing work in progress based around a Vietnamese proverb, buông màn nhiếp chính (release the curtain, hold the power), exploring “the entangled and complicated histories of Cambodia and the region […] Tran presents images of political figures from Cambodian history books, which are increasingly grainy and degraded due to their repeated reproduction as inexpensive photocopies. These are presented in contrast with bright pink curtain lace purchased at Orussey Market.”
More info

Also on Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of a new exhibition, Surabaya Beat, by Swiss photographer Beat Presser, which “takes the viewer on a unique journey from Sulawesi via Zanzibar all the way down to Madagascar travelling with boats and ships on the Indian Ocean”.
More info

On the evenings of Friday 8 and Saturday 9, Java Café Independence and Meta House present twin events Latino Queer Media Arts & Film: (In)habited Identities, Performance, Pleasure, and Violence, with film screenings introduced by Mexican scholars. At 6.30 pm on Friday at Java, a film screening and talk by Dr Liliana Gallegos, featuring Rigoberto Pérezcano’s newest film, Carmin Tropical. Then at 6 pm on Saturday at Meta, Dr Jose Cesar del Toro introduces three films about dancers, which will be followed by a Q&A with Prumsodun Ok, a Cambodian Classical dancer, teacher and community leader and subject of Robert F. Douglas’ film From The Heart Of The Brahma.
More info – Java Cafe
More info – Meta House

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Saturday 9 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 Book via info [at ]phnompenhcommunitycollege.com.
More info

Khmer Architecture Tours have a full calendar for January, the next is Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo on Sunday 10. $15 per person, reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org. Further tours are scheduled for Sunday 17 and Sunday 24, and on Saturday 30 a brand new tour, Four Religions of Phnom Penh.
More info

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.  Next event, Sunday 10.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

On Sunday 10 at 7 pm, the regular Drink and Draw at Showbox – $3 entry gets you two hours with a life model. BYO drawing materials.
More info

Coming up at the end of the month, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31Lotus Centre in Ta Khmau is running a Moving Voice Intensive workshop. Activities, led by facilitators in dance, voice, theatre and movement, will include voice and movement explorations, vocal improvisation, contact improvisation and body music, singing, moving, stillness, and meditation, in English, Khmer and French. No experience required.
More info

The Boat floating arts centre project continues its 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

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 6 at 8 pm at Meta House, a special concert by American avant-garde musician and composer Bob Ostertag.
More info

Thursday 7 at 5 pm, the opening of a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly, at Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang.
More info

Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac gallery at the White Building presents an Open Studio with artist-in-residence Tran Minh Duc.
More info

Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of a new exhibition, Surabaya Beat, by Swiss photographer Beat Presser.
More info

Friday 8 at 6.30 pm on Friday at Java, a film screening and talk by Dr Liliana Gallegos, featuring Rigoberto Pérezcano’s newest film, Carmin Tropical, as part of the twin events Latino Queer Media Arts & Film: (In)habited Identities, Performance, Pleasure, and Violence.
More info

Saturday 9 at 6 pm on Saturday at Meta House, Dr Jose Cesar del Toro introduces three films about dancers, which will be followed by a Q&A with Prumsodun Ok as part of the twin events Latino Queer Media Arts & Film: (In)habited Identities, Performance, Pleasure, and Violence.
More info

Saturday 9 at Phnom Penh Community College, a double photography workshop with Jarel Roxas.   Morning and afternoon sessions Book via info [ at ] phnompenhcommunitycollege.com.
More info

Sunday 10 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours present Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo on Sunday 10. $15 per person, reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 10 at 7 pm, the regular Drink and Draw at Showbox – $3 entry gets you two hours with a life model. BYO drawing materials.
More info


Ongoing….


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

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

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.
More info

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.  Next event, January 10.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

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.
More info 

SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
More info

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.
More info

The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
More info

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.
More info

Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

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