Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 8 August, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 8 at Jazz Club Phnom Penh, an evening of classical music with Ai Iwasaki (vocal), Misato Nakaishi (piano) and Hero Kubota (vocal). 6 pm – 9 pm.
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Wednesday 9 at Chinese House, the opening of Phnom Penh Primitive: Night of the Iguana a new exhibition of paintings by Julien Poulson, founder of The Cambodian Space Project, inspired by Phnom Penh nightlife and the music of Iggy Pop. From 7 pm.
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At Meta House on Thursday 10 from 7 pm: Literature Club – Sensing Change and Transformation, featuring poets and writers including Aye Chan (Myanmar), Di Lu Galay (Myanmar), Sascha Reh (Germany) and Jesus Sepulveda (Chile) alongside Cambodian participants. The reading is part of a series of workshops as part of the Sylt Foundation´s programme Transformation & Identity, Trauma & Reconciliation being held in Phnom Penh this week.
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On Friday 11 at Java Toul Kork (20A Street 337), the Creative Generation Launch Party features the first exhibition of a series of five to be held throughout the remainder of the year, this one featuring fashion designs and photography by Chang Shanghai.   6 pm – 10 pm.
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Also on Friday 11, The N o w h e r e Gallery hosts a sound art performance by members of the Jogja Noise Bombing community of Yogyajarka, Indonesia, featuring Bossbattle (USA), Tsaatan (INA), CoffeeFaith (INA) and Giga Destroyer (INA) as part of their South East Asia tour, with lights and live visual projections by Phnom Penh based artists.   Entrance by donation. 8 pm.
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The N o w h e r e Gallery presents a Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas workshop, Saturday 12 from 1 pm. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   On Saturday 19, it will be Rubber Stamping for Beginners.
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On Saturday 12, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist’s talk and Q&A with Khvay Samnang and Nget Rady, the final in a series of public programs to accompany the exhibition Where Is My Land? presenting various contexts for the work.  From 4 pm, in Khmer with English translation.
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Also on Saturday 12, from 6 pm, The L Bar presents Weird, an exhibition of work by two young Khmer artists, Chea Som Oun and Youling Vann. “Overthinking can kill our beauty and what we are hiding is not always ugly.”   “All people around the world are difference. No one the same even tough twin brother or sister we all different.”
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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 8, 6 pm, at Jazz Club Phnom Penh, an evening of classical music with Ai Iwasaki (vocal), Misato Nakaishi (piano) and Hero Kubota (vocal).
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Wednesday 9, 7 pm at Chinese House, the opening of Phnom Penh Primitive: Night of the Iguana a new exhibition of paintings by Julien Poulson, inspired by Phnom Penh nightlife and the music of Iggy Pop.
More info

Thursday 10, 7 pm at Meta House: Literature Club – Sensing Change and Transformation, featuring poets and writers including Aye Chan (Myanmar), Di Lu Galay (Myanmar), Sascha Reh (Germany) and Jesus Sepulveda (Chile) alongside Cambodian participants.
More info

Friday 11, 6 pm at Java Toul Kork (20A Street 337), the Creative Generation Launch Party features an exhibition of fashion designs and photography by Chang Shanghai.
More info

Friday 11, 8 pm, The N o w h e r e Gallery hosts a sound art performance by members of the Jogja Noise Bombing community of Yogyajarka, Indonesia as part of their South East Asia tour, with lights and live visual projections by Phnom Penh based artists.
More info

Saturday 12, 1 pm, The N o w h e r e Gallery presents a Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas workshop. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
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Saturday 12, 4 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist’s talk and Q&A with Khvay Samnang and Nget Rady to accompany the exhibition Where Is My Land?. In Khmer with English translation.
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Saturday 12, 6 pm, The L Bar presents Weird, an exhibition of work by two young Khmer artists, Chea Som Oun and Youling Vann.
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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 Meta House, Waiting for the Ice Melt, an exhibition in which the artist Nget Chanpenh of the Romcheik 5 Collective of Battambang retraces a 18-month period living under the influence of crystal meth.
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Meta House hosts Mythology of Form, an exhibition of pieces by German painter and Phnom Penh resident Clement Jesch.
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At the Insider Gallery at the Intercontinental Hotel, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte, Salt 2017, documenting the work of salt farmers in Kampot Province.

Bophana Center hosts a photographic exhibition by Jessica Austin, Fulbright Scholar 2016/17, Spectral Memories of the Screen: the After-Life of Cambodia’s Heritage Cinemas. “Photos taken inside old cinemas in Kampong Cham, Battambang, Kampot, and Kratie invite the viewer to enter these public spaces that have had many lives and now exist between memory and obliteration.”
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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.”
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At the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), 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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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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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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