Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 27 June, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 27, at Meta House from 6 pm, the opening of an exhibition by Berlin-based painter Ernst Altmann, Evergreen Apparel, a new series of drawings and gouaches reflecting on Cambodian garment workers and the social imbalances he witnesses. “Can one paint Cambodian female factory workers in their grace and dignity when their living conditions are so tough that the only reasonable reaction would be anger? How can we show our solidarity?”
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On Wednesday 28, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, painter Oeur Sokuntevy’s triumphant return to Phnom Penh with the exhibition Upside Down, new paintings produced since moving to Berlin. “Unlike her previous work, this series has more similarities to documentation than storytelling. There is a distance from the subjects that has allowed Sokuntevy, with her observant-eye, to define moments through colour and movement – an intuitive narrative that is felt rather than known.”  Also join her for an artist talk on Thursday 29 at 6.30 pm.
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Thursday 29, 7 pm at Cloud, the opening of In the endless jungle of Phnom Penh, an exhibition of sculpture, photography and mixed media by DEBKA. An art aluminium workshop will also be held until 9 pm. Runs through to 14 July. “This exhibition portraits the city’s urban jungle in its main aspects: From the chaotic traffic, sounds, human flow, and its resulting waste to the survival of the fittest and the rise of creative and artistic ideas as a mean to adjust.
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On Saturday 1, 8 pm at The Plantation, a new theatrical poetry performance with music and visual art entitled Red River: an encounter with flow from the creative team behind the WASH performances Triptych (2013) and The Next Horizon (2013) and The Stones Are Awake (2015), Scott Bywater and Warren Daly with featured guest Marianna Hensley. Limited seating, $10 a head (includes a copy of the libretto in a full colour book with paintings by Adrianna Snochowska). Bookings advised: contact scoddy67@gmail.com to secure your place.
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On Monday 3, 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.
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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.

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 27, 6 pm at Meta House from 6 pm, the opening of an exhibition by Berlin-based painter Ernst Altmann, Evergreen Apparel, a new series of drawings and gouaches reflecting on Cambodian garment workers.
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Wednesday 28, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, painter Oeur Sokuntevy’s exhibition Upside Down, new paintings produced since moving to Berlin.
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Thursday 29, 6.30 pm at Java Independence Cambodian Berlin-based painter Oeur Sokuntevy will give an artists talk alongside her exhibition Upside Down.
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Thursday 29, 7 pm at Cloud, the opening of In the endless jungle of Phnom Penh, an exhibition of sculpture, photography and mixed media by DEBKA. An art aluminium workshop will also be held until 9 pm. Until 14 July.
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Saturday 1, 8 pm at The Plantation, a new theatrical poetry performance with music and visual art entitled Red River: an encounter with flow from the creative team behind the WASH performances. Limited seating, $10 a head, bookings advised: contact scoddy67@gmail.com to secure your place.
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Monday 3, 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.
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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 Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, the Penh to Paper exhibition by Stuart Croxford, illustrations of Phnom Penh’s historic architectural landmarks.
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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.
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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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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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