Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 September, 2017

Greetings,

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday 13 from 8.30 am at Bophana Center, an artist talk and workshop to introduce Khmer artists to the oral history and dance projects of Phka Sla Krom Angkar, an organisation dedicated to addressing issues related to forced marriages under the Khmer Rouge.
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On Wednesday 13, from 6.30 pm, Java Independence hosts the opening of Invisible Conversations, installation and images by Kong Vollak. “As an artist and a teacher, Vollaks artistic impulse often coincides with an educational tendency. […] Through a collaborative project Jorng Jam (2014 – 2015) Vollak took the opportunity to interview his own family, collect their stories and to develop a deeper understanding of their experiences through his artistic work. This led to two ongoing bodies of work, one with salvaged photographs and another with clay figures, that explore memory, loss and resilience.”
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On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 at Cloud, open call for child and adult auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ annual Christmas pantomime, Unsleeping Beauty.
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Opening at Sa Sa Art Projects on Thursday 14 is When the River Reverses, a mixed media exhibition by Chu Hao Pei, Hsu Chia-Wei, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat and Than Sok, taking “environmental ecology as a means and metaphor to navigate and explore intersections of various forces” using the direction-changing Tonle Sap as an example.   From 6 pm.
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On Thursday 14, from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents a video exhibition, Je regarde le soleil (I look at the sun) by Ange Leccia. “From the sea to female faces and explosions of light, the videos of Ange Leccia offer a magma of sensations in motion. Incandescent remembrances, the images testify to a lived experience where memories conflate with dreams…”
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Also on Thursday 14 at the French Institute, Carte Blanche, a new exhibition by the students of the Institute’s photography workshop, Studio Images. From 6.30 pm. Until October 6.
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At Meta House this weekend, the Siem Reap based dance company New Cambodian Artists have two performances – Friday 15 and Saturday 16 at 7 pm – with choreography by Bob Ruijzendaal and NCA dancers Sorn Sreynith, Ny Lai, Khun Sreynuch and Kong Soengva. Free entrance.
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On Friday 15, Spoken Word #11 at The L Bar, hosted by Jenny and Morgan – including but not limited to poetry, prose, readings, jokes, raps – anything goes. From 7.30 pm.
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The N o w h e r e Gallery presents a Rubber Stamp Handkerchief workshop, Saturday 16 from 9 am. Bookings essential, spaces limited. Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas returns on September 23.
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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 13, 8.30 am at Bophana Center, an artist talk and workshop to introduce Khmer artists to the oral history and dance projects of Phka Sla Krom Angkar.
More info

Wednesday 13, 6.30 pm, Java Independence hosts the opening of Invisible Conversations, installation and images by Kong Vollak.
More info

Wednesday 13, 6 pm at Cloud, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ annual Christmas pantomime, Unsleeping Beauty.
More info

Thursday 14, 5.30 pm at Cloud, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ annual Christmas pantomime, Unsleeping Beauty.
More info

Thursday 14, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects the opening ofWhen the River Reverses, a mixed media exhibition by Chu Hao Pei, Hsu Chia-Wei, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat and Than Sok.
More info

Thursday 14, 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents a video exhibition, Je regarde le soleil (I look at the sun) by Ange Leccia.
More info

Thursday 14, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, Carte Blanche, a new exhibition by the students of the Institute’s photography workshop, Studio Images.
More info

Friday 15, 7 pm at Meta House, a performance by Siem Reap based dance company New Cambodian Artists. Free entrance.
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Friday 15, 7.30 pm, Spoken Word #11 at The L Bar, hosted by Jenny and Morgan.
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Saturday 16, 9 am, The N o w h e r e Gallery presents a Rubber Stamp Handkerchief workshop. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
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Saturday 16, 7 pm at Meta House, a performance by Siem Reap based dance company New Cambodian Artists. Free entrance.
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Ongoing….


Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
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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 Plantation, Speak Your Green, an interactive installation challenging Phnom Penh’s environmental habits, “a great opportunity for Phnom Penh to experience public art, get to know more about the current environmental issues and show environmental awareness and support.”
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At Java Tuol Kork, Ancient Legacy and an Uncertain World, architectural drawings by Chhum Limhay, part of Java’s Creative Generation series continues. The exhibition “explores imaginary cities of the future, inspired by real cities around the world and their historical legacies while employing science-fiction aesthetics. The formation of cities and urban culture is rooted in its ancient heritage which, as a result, affects the design of buildings, infrastructure and how people live in them.”
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Neverland Art Space hosts a group art exhibition, Whatever Comes featuring 13 artists from Cambodia and the region.
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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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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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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 September, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 5, an art talk by filmmaker Christopher Rompre at Neverland Artspace, on his past and future work, followed by a screening of his film The Man Who Built Cambodia. From 6.30 pm.
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Wednesday 6, 6.30 pm at The Plantation, the opening of Speak Your Green, an interactive installation challenging Phnom Penh’s environmental habits, “a great opportunity for Phnom Penh to experience public art, get to know more about the current environmental issues and show environmental awareness and support.”
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On Friday 8 at 6 pm, at The Desk Coworking Space, a Writer Project and book launch in preparation for the Khmer Literature Festival to take place at the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) in Wat Damnak, Siem Reap, 20 – 22 October.
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On Friday 8, 6.30 pm, Ancient Legacy and an Uncertain World, architectural drawings by Chhum Limhay, opens at Java Tuol Kork, as Java’s Creative Generation series continues. The exhibition “explores imaginary cities of the future, inspired by real cities around the world and their historical legacies while employing science-fiction aesthetics. The formation of cities and urban culture is rooted in its ancient heritage which, as a result, affects the design of buildings, infrastructure and how people live in them.”
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The N o w h e r e Gallery presents a Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas workshop, Saturday 9 from 1 pm. Bookings essential, spaces limited. More workshops in the weeks to come.
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On Sunday 10 at 11 am, the Classical Music Concert Series presents a Spanish guitar recital with Huy Thanh Nguyen performing works by Francisco Tarrega, Antonio Ruiz Pipó, R. Sainz de la Maza, Miguel Llobet, Federico Moreno Torroba and Enrique Granados. $10/$3.
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On Sunday 10 at 6 pm, a charity concert at the Sofitel by the local choir Musica Felice, featuring Khmer instrumentalist Tola Say and pianist Miwako Fujiwara, with a variety of European and Khmer pieces. $8/$5.
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On Monday 11, Drink and Draw at Cloud – two hours of drawing with a life model for $3. From 7.30 pm, with a special drawing class at 7 pm for an extra $1.

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 5, 6.30 pm, art talk by Christopher Rompre at Neverland Artspace, followed by a screening of his film The Man Who Built Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 6, 6.30 pm at The Plantation, the opening of Speak Your Green, an interactive installation challenging Phnom Penh’s environmental habits.
More info

Friday 8 at 6 pm, at The Desk Coworking Space, a Writer Project and book launch in preparation for the Khmer Literature Festival.
More info

Friday 8, 6.30 pm, Ancient Legacy and an Uncertain World, architectural drawings by Chhum Limhay, opens at Java Tuol Kork, as Java’s Creative Generation series continues.
More info

Saturday 9, 1 pm, The N o w h e r e Gallery presents a Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas workshop.
More info

Sunday 10 at 11 am, the Classical Music Concert Series presents a Spanish guitar recital with Huy Thanh Nguyen. $10/$3.
More info

Sunday 10 at 6 pm, a charity concert at the Sofitel by Musica Felice, featuring Khmer instrumentalist Tola Say and pianist Miwako Fujiwara. $8/$5.
More info

Monday 11, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – two hours of drawing with a life model for $3, special drawing class at 7 pm for an extra $1.


Ongoing….


Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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.

An exhibition of street art at KBach Gallery in advance of a charity auction at the Sofitel on September 10. Open until 8 September. More on KBach here.
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Neverland Art Space
hosts a group art exhibition, Whatever Comes featuring 13 artists from Cambodia and the region.
More info

Java Tuol Kork hosts Creative Generation, the first of a series of five exhibitions supporting local artists across a range of media – in this case, fashion and photography by Chang Shanghai.
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At Chinese House, 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.
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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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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 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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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.
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


DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com