Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 October, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 24, as part of the When the River Reverses exhibition on show at Sa Sa Art Projects, an art history forum entitled The Nature of the Historical: Forming Worlds in Southeast Asia, by Patrick D. Flores, a collaboration between Vetika Brovoat Selapak (Art History Forum) and Sa Sa Art Projects. In English with Khmer interpretation.  From 6 pm.
More info

Also tonight, Tuesday 24, at Bophana Center, a special screening of the concert video of the recent dance performance Phka Sla, written, directed and choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and performed by Sophiline Arts Ensemble, with original music by Him Sophy.   6.30 pm, free admission.
More info

From Thursday 26Sunday 29, the Chaktomuk Short Film Festival presents 158 films in ten venues over four days for free. “Initiated by the Cambodian film collective Kon Khmer Koun Khmer in 2012, [this] is Cambodia’s largest short film festival. It has been a go-to launch pad for many independent filmmakers who went on to have great opportunities and careers in their own rights. Over the past five years, thousands of local and international filmmakers have submitted their short films to be screened in various cinemas and cultural venues across Phnom Penh. Venues include major cinemas, the French Institute, Meta House and Bophana Center.
More info

N o w h e r e Gallery offers a Rubber stamp for beginners workshop on Saturday 28, from 1 pm. Places limited, bookings essential. 
More info

Photo Phnom Penh festival, one of South East Asia’s major international photographic events, continues through the month to November 21.   A packed calendar of exhibitions, workshops and more.
More info

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Neverland Artspace will be hosting events for Inktober in Phnom Penh, including weekly Drink and Draw, weekly Sketch Circle, and an exhibition that will open November 1. There is an open call for submissions for the exhibition – closing date 31 October. Check it all out at Inktober Cambodia.
More info

The Kampot Readers and Writers Festival has launched a Cambodian Emerging Writer’s Prize, with the chance to win a trip to Australia. Simply submit your entries to krwfestival@gmail.com before midday Oct 30. Open to Cambodian nationals aged between 13 and 25 for writing in Khmer or English.

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 24, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an art history forum entitled The Nature of the Historical: Forming Worlds in Southeast Asia, by Patrick D. Flores. In English with Khmer interpretation.
More info

Tuesday 24, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, a special screening of the concert video of the recent dance performance Phka Sla, written, directed and choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and performed by Sophiline Arts Ensemble. Free admission.
More info

Wednesday 25, 7 pm, at Neverland Artspace Drink and Draw for Inktober
More info

Thursday 26, 7 pm, at Neverland Artspace Sketch Circle for Inktober
More info

Thursday 26Sunday 29, multiple times, multiple venues, the Chaktomuk Short Film Festival presents 158 films in ten venues over four days for free.
More info

Saturday 28, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery offers a Rubber stamp for beginners workshop. Places limited, bookings essential. 
More info

Photo Phnom Penh festival, one of South East Asia’s major international photographic events, continues through the month to November 21.   A packed calendar of exhibitions, workshops and more.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic exhibition, Pailin 1974, from Colin Grafton’s travels in Cambodia in the early 1970s. “In 1974, when he was living in Phnom Penh, he made a brief helicopter trip to the little town of Pailin near the Thai border. ”
More info

At For Arts’ Sake in Siem Reap, Elders of Kulen, photographs by Tram Lyrattanak, an exhibition of portraits and stories of Cambodian elders. “Deep in the forest beyond the waterfall, villages have long existed on the sacred mountains of Kulen. Their elders are the keepers of cultural heritage, traditional medicinal knowledge, and survivors of a long and difficult history.”
More info

At Meta House, a photographic exhibition by Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon of the Phnom Penh Post, Smoke on the water, documenting the Prek Toal bird sanctuary that suffered severe burning in recent years due to a climate change driven El Nino effect.
More info 

At Java Tuol Kork, the latest in the Creative Generation series The Blocks, an exhibition of paintings by recent Zaman University digital arts and design graduate Sun Lymei.
More info

SaSaBassac presents two solo exhibitions, Klah Klok by Than Sok and New Khmer Architecture, vessels by Albert Samreth.  Runs until December 9.
More info

At Cloud, Phnom Penh 69, an exhibition of paintings by Bruno Levy, recalling the city in its heyday at the end of the sixties.   Runs until November 3.
More info

At Tini Café, (St 450, Tuol Tom Pong), A Small Part, paintings by Battambang artist Nov Cheanick.   Until November 3.
More info

Java Independence hosts 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.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects,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.
More info

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.”
More info

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.

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

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s