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

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s