Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 20 June, 2017

Greetings,

Wednesday 21, from 6.30 pm at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the opening of the Penh to Paper exhibition by Stuart Croxford, illustrations of Phnom Penh’s historic architectural landmarks. “The exhibition largely covers the city’s colonial-era to the angular, post-independence “new-Khmer” architecture.”
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On Friday 23, 6 pm at the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), the opening of Where Is My Land?, an exhibition comprising three-channel video installation and photography, by visual artist Khvay Samnang with dancer Nget Rady. The exhibition will run until 18 August and be accompanied by a series of lectures in Khmer and English adding historical and regional contexts. The first, Talking Through the Making of Art, by Ho Chi Minh City curator Zoe Butt will take place on Saturday 24 at 4 pm.
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On Saturday 24 at 9 pm, the improvised music of Electric Universe meets the noir poetry of John Gartland.
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On Sunday 25, 5.30 pm at the Lycee Descartes theatre space, The Hummus Theatre Factory presents STORMS!, a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. French and Non-French speakers welcome, entry $2.50.
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Brighton Stage (at Brighton International School) is offering a theatre acting course for 7-11 year olds from 10 – 14 July. Check it out here: Brighton Stage.

Coming soon

  • at Java Independence, painter Oeur Sokuntevy returns to Phnom Penh for her exhibition Upside Down, comprising new paintings produced since moving to Berlin. Exhibition opens June 28, with an artist talk on June 29.
  • In the endless jungle of Phnom Penh, an exhibition by DEBKA opening 29 June at Cloud.
  • From the creative team behind the WASH performances Triptych (2013) and The Next Horizon (2013) and The Stones Are Awake (2015), a new theatrical poetry performance with music and visual art entitled Red River: an encounter with flow at The Plantation on 1 July.

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 21, 6.30 pm at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, the opening of the Penh to Paper exhibition by Stuart Croxford, illustrations of Phnom Penh’s historic architectural landmarks.
More info

Friday 23, 6 pm at the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), the opening of Where Is My Land?, an exhibition comprising three-channel video installation and photography, by visual artist Khvay Samnang with dancer Nget Rady. Until 18 August.
More info

Saturday 24, 4 pm, at the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), Talking Through the Making of Art, a lecture by by Ho Chi Minh City curator Zoe Butt.
More info

Saturday 24, 9 pm, the improvised music of Electric Universe meets the noir poetry of John Gartland.
More info

Sunday 25, 5.30 pm at the Lycee Descartes theatre space, The Hummus Theatre Factory presents STORMS!, a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. French and Non-French speakers welcome, entry $2.50.
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.
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Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
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Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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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, Kbach Roam (Dance Pattern), an exhibition of historic photographs documenting the postures and poses of the Cambodian Royal Ballet, by George Groslier, long time director of the National Museum of Phnom Penh. The glass negatives dating from 1917 have recently been restored and digitised. Runs until September 7.
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At Meta House, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

 

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