Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 November, 2017

Greetings,

Wednesday 22 is the first birthday of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh, they will celebrate with the usual monthly readings at The Plantation (St 184). From 7.30 pm.

N o w h e r e Gallery offers one extra Woodcut Printmaking workshop by Rico Leong, from Borneo, alongside his exhibition Tales of Borneo, on Friday 24, 6 pm. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
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Cloud’s regular poetry/spoken word event, A Nook for Rhyme Crooks, returns on Saturday 25 featuring a wide variety of performers – open to all who would like to contribute.
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This weekend back to back performances by Chinabot, a platform and collective created to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music and visual arts, featuring Lafidki (Cambodia) and Pisitakun (Thailand) in Cambodia as part of their 2017 Europe / Asia Tour. Friday 24 at Meta House, and Saturday 25 at Neverland Artspace.
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Saturday 25 and Sunday 26, the third and final weekend of the International Phnom Penh Music Festival, Pianomania (The Piano: A European success story), continues at the InterContinental Phnom Penh – international performers and works, each introduced with a pre-concert talk.   Tickets: $9 any time before the day of the concert, $12 on the concert day, $3 students and children.
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The Women International Group will hold its traditional Christmas Fair in the Canadian International School, Elite Street, Koh Pich, on Sunday 26, from 9 am to 5 pm with a wide range of activities.
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coming soon:

  • At Meta House, a performance and talk by Austrian visual artist Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Like a Bridge, who invited three Cambodian dancers, based in Vienna, and other colleagues to participate in her project „art contains“, November 28.
  • Afloat, a collaborative exhibition at The Plantation featuring special performances with Shammi Raj Balla’s mapping installation and DJ Duo, Thoung Bass Cahoot, November 29
  • At Neverland Artspace, “Phsar Art Let’s Go! is a vision of bazaar of exchanging ideas and creativity, creating a meaningful connection with our community, and supporting the growth of emerging local independent artists, makers and designers in Cambodia.” Sunday, December 3.
  • Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, December 3 – 12
  • The annual pantomime by The Phnom Penh Players, Unsleeping Beauty, will run at the Department of Performing Arts, 8 – 10 December. Tickets at Kwest Restaurant, DJ Guesthouse, Lot 369 Cafe & Bar
  • Kampot Arts Festival, January 3 – 7

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 22, 7.30 pm, the first birthday of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh, readings at The Plantation (St 184).

Friday 24, 6 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery offers a Woodcut Printmaking workshop by Rico Leong, from Borneo, alongside his exhibition Tales of Borneo.
More info

Friday 24, 9 pm, at Meta House, performance by Chinabot, a platform and collective created to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music and visual arts.
More info

Saturday 25, 7 pm, day five of the International Phnom Penh Music FestivalPianomania (The Piano: A European success story) at the InterContinental Phnom Penh. Pre-concert talk at 6 pm.
More info

Saturday 25, 8 pm, Cloud’s regular poetry/spoken word event, A Nook for Rhyme Crooks, featuring a wide variety of performers – open to all who would like to contribute.
More info

Saturday 25, 8 pm at Neverland Artspacem performance by Chinabot, a platform and collective created to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music and visual arts.
More info

Sunday 26, from 9 am, the Women International Group will hold its traditional Christmas Fair in the Canadian International School, Elite Street, Koh Pich.
More info

Sunday 26, 7 pm, the last concert in the International Phnom Penh Music FestivalPianomania (The Piano: A European success story) at the InterContinental Phnom Penh. Pre-concert talk at 6 pm.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte, Kampot Salt 2017, a look at the salt farms of Kampot and Kep and the people that work the fields. “For me, it is the people that make Cambodia special. Their friendly and gentle manner is unique in our fast-paced world, and makes this a wonderful place to live.”
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Java Independence hosts Reverie, an exhibition by paper cut artist Lauren Iida. “Lauren transforms the flat surface of paper to a multi-dimensional sculpture, constructing layers, textures and accentuating the play of light and shadows.”   Runs to 4 January.
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N o w h e r e Gallery presents Tales of Borneo, woodcuts by Rico Leong, from Borneo. “Rico translates his work through woodcarving and curating woodcut workshops to share with others on the traditional process of woodcut printing on both fabric and rice paper. Many of his illustrations can be found as cover art for Malaysian musicians in the punk scene, which is a subculture that holds an important position for what he stands for alongside personal experiences and opinions.”
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At Neverland Artspace, an art exhibition showcasing the daily ink drawings completed during Inktober Cambodia 2017, a month of celebration of illustrative art.
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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. ”
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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.”
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SaSaBassac presents two solo exhibitions, Klah Klok by Than Sok and New Khmer Architecture, vessels by Albert Samreth.  Runs until December 9.
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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.
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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.

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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