Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 May, 2017

Greetings,

Java Tuol Kork is preparing for an exhibition, Creative Generation, for art students and young artists working in painting/drawing, photography, fashion, design and architecture – submissions open until June 10. A workshop will be held on Wednesday 24 at Char Rufa, Royal University of Fine Arts, 5 pm – 7 pm. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

Thursday 25 at DJ Guesthouse (St 29), a live painting event by Flori Green, self taught painter and tattooist, followed by music trivia night. From 4.30 pm.
More info

Stand up comedy at Show Box on Friday 26 featuring Chris Henry (Scotland), Steven Halcrow (also Scotland) and Nathan Jaiyeola (US) presented by Comedy in Cambodia. Doors open 7.30 pm, show starts 8.30 pm. Tickets on the door $7, or $5 in advance from the venue.
More info

Saturday 27 from 7.30 pm, Spoken World #9 at The L Bar featuring a range of writers and readers.
More info

On Sunday 28 Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 28 at 8 pm at Meta House, the Classical Music Concert Series continues with La Belle Epoque, featuring works by Ravel, Boulanger, Faure, Roussel, Gaubert and Chaminade performed by Misato Nakahisi (piano) and Anton Isselhardt (flute). $10/$3
More info

On Monday 29, from 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3, plus optional extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

Coming soon:

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.


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 24, 5 pm, workshop at RUFA for Java Tuol Kork exhibition, Creative Generation, for art students and young artists. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

Thursday 25, from 4.30 pm at DJ Guesthouse (St 29), a live painting event by Flori Green, self taught painter and tattooist. From 4.30 pm.
More info

Friday 26, 8.30 pm, Stand up comedy at Show Box featuring Chris Henry (Scotland), Steven Halcrow (also Scotland) and Nathan Jaiyeola (US).
More info

Saturday 27, 7.30 pm, Spoken World #9 at The L Bar featuring a range of writers and readers.
More info

Sunday 28, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 28, 8 pm at Meta House, the Classical Music Concert Series continues with La Belle Epoque: Misato Nakahisi (piano) and Anton Isselhardt (flute). $10/$3
More info

Monday 29, 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3.
More info


Ongoing….


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

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At Meta House, a photographic exhibition by Phnom Penh based German artist Svenja Burgwinkel, featuring drag queens from Phnom Penh’s famous Blue Chilli bar, as part of LGTBi Pride week.
More info

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
More info

Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
More info

SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August.
More info

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

At Romchiek 5 in Battambang, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. Until 29 May.
More info

At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.
More info

Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
More info

At the National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
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

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).

More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in 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 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 16 May, 2017

Greetings,

To begin a busy Wednesday 17, Cambodian Living Arts presents an artist talk by Tran Luong, performance and visual artist, independent curator and major figure in creating space for critical contemporary art in Vietnam. The event runs from 5.30 – 7.30 pm and the talk, Politics of Art Spaces/The Guerrilla Shows, commences at 6.30 pm.
More info

On Wednesday 17, from 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Phnom Penh based German artist Svenja Burgwinkel, featuring drag queens from Phnom Penh’s famous Blue Chilli bar, as part of LGTBi Pride week.
More info

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation on Wednesday 17, from 6.30 pm, the opening of the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
More info

Also on Wednesday 17 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
More info

Thursday 18 at the French Institute, the launch of Phare Creative Studio, a social enterprise supporting the Phare Ponleu Selpak artist community through job creations and artistic projects in animation, graphic design, illustration, video and sound. The launch will include an exhibition, live painting and a concert. From 6 pm.
More info

This month’s readings by the Literati Society of Phnom Penh will be held on Thursday 18 at The Plantation. 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

On Friday 19, SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August, and include other events, including a film screening and discussion on Monday 22 – see below. 6 pm start.
More info

On Friday 19 from 9 pm at Meta House, electronic-based band Electric Universe is augmented by readings from poets Choun Sopheap and John Gartland.
More info

On Sunday 21 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four religions of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Monday 22, Sa Sa Bassac and Anti-Archive present Dreaming And Driving, a screening of films by Taipei-based artist Chia-En Jao (Taxi)and Phnom Penh-based filmmaker Davy Chou (Cambodia 2099), and a discussion that will include curator Erin Gleeson, as part of Sa Sa Bassac’s group exhibition On Attachments and Unknowns. 6.30 start.
More info

Coming soon:

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.


In brief: new and returning…


 

Wednesday 17, 5.30 pm, Cambodian Living Arts presents an artist talk by Vietnamese artist Tran Luong, Politics of Art Spaces/The Guerrilla Shows.
More info

Wednesday 17, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Svenja Burgwinkel, featuring drag queens from Phnom Penh’s famous Blue Chilli bar, as part of LGTBi Pride week.
More info

Wednesday 17, 6.30 pm at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, the opening of the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus.
More info

Wednesday 17, 6.30 pm at Bophana Centre a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects to support environmental health challenges.
More info

Thursday 18, 6 pm at the French Institute, the launch of Phare Creative Studio, a social enterprise supporting the Phare Ponleu Selpak artist community through job creations and artistic projects, to include an exhibition, live painting and a concert.
More info

Thursday 18, 7 pm at The Plantation, this month’s readings by the Literati Society of Phnom Penh.

Friday 19, 6 pm, SaSa Bassac presents the opening of a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann.
More info

Friday 19, 9 pm at Meta House, electronic-based band Electric Universe is augmented by readings from poets Choun Sopheap and John Gartland.
More info

Sunday 21, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four religions of Phnom Penh. Reservations essential.
More info

Monday 22, 6.30 pm, Sa Sa Bassac and Anti-Archive present Dreaming And Driving, a screening of films by Taipei-based artist Chia-En Jao (Taxi)and Phnom Penh-based filmmaker Davy Chou (Cambodia 2099), with Q&A
More info


Ongoing….


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

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

At Romchiek 5 in Battambang, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. Until 29 May.
More info

At Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap, Cambodia reawakening: a year after the Khmer Rouge, a photo exhibition by US author and former journalist John Burgess in collaboration with education NGO Anjali House. Cambodian teenagers react – with poems, stories or personal reflections – to photographs of their country in 1980. Until May 17.

More info
At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.

More info
Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
More info

At the National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
More inf

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
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

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in 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 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 9 May, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 9, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

neak sophal
Wednesday 10, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, in collaboration with Sa Sa Bassac, the launch of a new book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey by Zhuang Wubin, with a panel discussion featuring the author, Neak Sophal, and Sovan Philong.
More info

On Thursday 11 at 6.30 pm, Logos International School presents their Secondary Showcase for grades 6 – 12, including hand chimes, percussion ensemble and choir.   House #928,  Street 1015, Phnom Penh Thmei. Tickets are $1.

On Saturday 13, from 5 pm to 10 pm, Cloud hosts A Nook for Rhyme Crooks: “a dead-poets society-esque safe space dedicated to creative expression, non-judgmental acceptance, and the culture of listening. It is where all lovers of expression are welcome to share anything they feel fit. Poems, prose, stories, rhymes, lyrics, spoken word, performances, etc., in all languages are encouraged and welcomed.”
More info

On Sunday 14 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Phnom Penh resident and ambient composer Warren Daly has recently released a new four track EP in collaboration with Philip Wilkerson, River Mixes, and an accompanying video for the track Kiss her once for me. The EP available now on Bandcamp.

Coming soon:

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.


In brief: new and returning… 


Tuesday 9, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. Until June 25.
More info

Wednesday 10, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, in collaboration with Sa Sa Bassac, the launch of a new book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey by Zhuang Wubin, with a panel discussion.
More info

Thursday 11, 6.30 pm, Logos International School presents their Secondary Showcase for grades 6 – 12.   House #928,  Street 1015, Phnom Penh Thmei.

Saturday 13, 5 pm – 10 pm, Cloud hosts A Nook for Rhyme Crooks: an evening of free expression. Poems, prose, stories, rhymes, lyrics, spoken word, performances in all languages are encouraged and welcomed.
More info

Sunday 14, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations essential.
More info


Ongoing….


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

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At Romchiek 5 in Battambang, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. Until 29 May.
More info

At Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap, Cambodia reawakening: a year after the Khmer Rouge, a photo exhibition by US author and former journalist John Burgess in collaboration with education NGO Anjali House. Cambodian teenagers react – with poems, stories or personal reflections – to photographs of their country in 1980. Until May 17.
More info

At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.
More info

Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
More info

At the National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
More info

Bophana Centre presents the opening of Phnom Penh Before the Fall: Snapshots from a Beseiged City, an exhibition by Colin Grafton made up of photographs from the city in 1975. From 6.30 pm.
More info

At Chinese House, Sticky Fingers Gallery presents Yesterday Once More, an exhibition of paintings and collages by Julien Poulson (founder of the Cambodian Space Project), images in preparation for a music theatre production of the same name, based on the disappearance of Golden Era singer Pov Vannary.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
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

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in 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 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 2 May, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 2 at Meta House from 6.30 pm, I am your sister and I am a construction worker, a photographic exhibition and talk to mark International Labour Day. Until May 7.
More info

Wednesday 3 from 7 pm at Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap, the opening of Cambodia reawakening: a year after the Khmer Rouge, a photo exhibition by US author and former journalist John Burgess in collaboration with education NGO Anjali House. Cambodian teenagers react – with poems, stories or personal reflections – to photographs of their country in 1980. $10 donation to Anjali House. Open to the public from May 4 to May 17.
More info

On Friday 5 from 8.30 pm, comedy open mic at Box Office hosted by Comedy in Cambodia.
More info

On Saturday 6, Cloud hosts an art auction of works by Student Artists of Phnom Penh, whose collaborative art exhibition Connections has been on display for a couple of weeks. Auction commences will take place 4.30 – 6.30 pm. “The exhibition is a fundraiser to help build a future program of collaboration among international and local schools through the arts.”
More info

On Sunday 7 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Coming soon:

  • Tuesday May 9 to 25 June at Java Independence, Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.”
    More info
  • Wednesday 10 May at Java Independence, in collaboration with SaSaBassac, the launch of a new book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey by Zhuang Wubin, with a panel discussion featuring the author, Neak Sophal, and Sovan Philong.

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.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 2, 6.30 pm at Meta House, I am your sister and I am a construction worker, a photographic exhibition and talk to mark International Labour Day.
More info

Wednesday 3, 7 pm at Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap, the opening of Cambodia reawakening: a year after the Khmer Rouge, a photo exhibition by US author and former journalist John Burgess in collaboration with education NGO Anjali House. Open to the public from May 4 to May 17.
More info

Friday 5, 8.30 pm, comedy open mic at Box Office hosted by Comedy in Cambodia.
More info

Saturday 6, 4.30 – 6.30 pm, Cloud hosts an art auction of works by Student Artists of Phnom Penh, whose collaborative art exhibition Connections has been on display for a couple of weeks.
More info

Sunday 7, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations essential.
More info


Ongoing….


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

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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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 Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.
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Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
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At the National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
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The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
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At The Plantation, Wednesday 29, Hospitality, an exhibition by the Yamada School of Art. “Hospitality? “The shade of the forest after hard work in the sun.” “The blue and green pool of an urban resort. “A sleeping beauty seen from above, relaxed and safe.” “A piano awaiting someone to sit in front of it and play.” “The visual gift of the world from a hotel room”… 9 young Khmer artists and their tutor in a stimulating art show.”
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Bophana Centre presents the opening of Phnom Penh Before the Fall: Snapshots from a Beseiged City, an exhibition by Colin Grafton made up of photographs from the city in 1975. From 6.30 pm.
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Java Café Independence presents The Object(s) of Collecting, a exhibition made up of items from the collections of Cambodian arts collectors “to share their love, passion, taste, and their (hi)stories […] promoting collectorship, patronage, and art appreciation.”
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At Chinese House, Sticky Fingers Gallery presents Yesterday Once More, an exhibition of paintings and collages by Julien Poulson (founder of the Cambodian Space Project), images in preparation for a music theatre production of the same name, based on the disappearance of Golden Era singer Pov Vannary.
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Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
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The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
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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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The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
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Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in 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 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