Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 30 January, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 30 from 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Noir Nights in Phnom Penh, an exhibition of paintings by Chris Coles, with a performance by the band Krom from 8 pm.
More info

Also tonight, Tuesday 30 from 6.30 pm at TINI, PP Readers and Writers Meet-up #4, the first for 2018, hosted by the PP Book Club, “to talk about books, reading, writing, poetry and more over drinks.”
More info

Thursday 1 sees the official opening of The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), featuring a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5, notably Waiting for Ice – Melt by Nget Chanpenh. 5 pm – 7 pm.
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On Thursday 1 from 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artists talk by Japanese artist and practicing Zen monk Tengshing Kazama, in Japanese with Khmer interpretation. “Tengshing works with various media including drawing, sculpture, installation and performance, often drawing on an exploration of the rituals.”
More info

This weekend, La Troupe de Théâtre Francophone de Phnom Penh presents three performances of a musical, 12 Hommes en colère (12 Angry Men) at the Department of Performing Arts, St 173. Friday 2 and Saturday 3 at 7.30 pm, Sunday 4 at 5.30 pm.
More info

Saturday 3, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Hand Built Pottery. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 4 pm.
More info

coming soon:

  • Market – Disoriented, at The Plantation, a joint exhibition by Takakazu Yamada and Chhan Dina, opens February 8

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 30, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Noir Nights in Phnom Penh, an exhibition of paintings by Chris Coles, with a performance by the band Krom from 8 pm.
More info

Tuesday 30, 6.30 pm at TINI, PP Readers and Writers Meet-up #4, the first for 2018, hosted by the PP Book Club.
More info

Thursday 1, 5 pm, the official opening of The Kampot Art Gallery featuring a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Thursday 1, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artists talk by Japanese artist and practicing Zen monk Tengshing Kazama, in Japanese with Khmer interpretation.
More info

Friday 2, 7.30 pm, a musical, 12 Hommes en colère (12 Angry Men) at the Department of Performing Arts, St 173.
More info

Saturday 3, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Hand Built Pottery. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
More info

Saturday 3, 7.30 pm, a musical, 12 Hommes en colère (12 Angry Men) at the Department of Performing Arts, St 173.
More info

Sunday 4, 5.30 pm, a musical, 12 Hommes en colère (12 Angry Men) at the Department of Performing Arts, St 173.
More info


Ongoing….



SaSaBassac
presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
More info

Sa Sa Art Projects presents Another sound, a collaborative exhibition by Chaing Mai installation artist Arnont Nongyao and Phnom Penh sound artist Khvay Leoung. “With the language barrier between the two artists, the presented work is not only a result of their collaboration but in fact also the method of their collaboration. They attempt to achieve a mutual understanding through a sonic experimentation or rather another sound language.” Show runs until 30 March.
More info

At Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.” Runs until 4 March.

At Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.”
More info

At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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

 

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 January, 2018

Greetings,

On Wednesday 24 at 6 pm at Meta House, the launch of The Punji Trap by journalist Luke Hunt, a new book about Pham Xuan An, a Communist agent ensconced with the Western media during the Vietnam War.
More info

On Friday 26, Mozart at the Mansion – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March. A special preview at FCC Mansion. Tickets $25. 7.30 pm start.
More info

Saturday 27, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Rubber Stamping for Beginners. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 4 pm.
More info

In Siem Reap, on Saturday 27, Mozart Masterpieces of Opera – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March. A special preview at Nevutu Dreams Resort. Tickets $35. 6.30 pm start.
More info

coming soon:

  • Noir Nights in Phnom Penh, exhibition of paintings by Chris Coles at Meta House, January 30.

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 24, 6 pm at Meta House, the launch of The Punji Trap by journalist Luke Hunt.
More info

Friday 26, 7.30 pm at FCC Mansion, Mozart at the Mansion – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute.
More info

Saturday 27, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Rubber Stamping for Beginners. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
More info

Saturday 27, 6.30 pm at Nevutu Dreams Resort, Siem Reap, Mozart Masterpieces of Opera – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March.
More info

 


Ongoing….



SaSaBassac
presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
More info

Sa Sa Art Projects presents Another sound, a collaborative exhibition by Chaing Mai installation artist Arnont Nongyao and Phnom Penh sound artist Khvay Leoung. “With the language barrier between the two artists, the presented work is not only a result of their collaboration but in fact also the method of their collaboration. They attempt to achieve a mutual understanding through a sonic experimentation or rather another sound language.” Show runs until 30 March.
More info

At Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day.
More info

At Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.” Runs until 4 March.

At Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.”
More info

At Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project. Runs until 31 January.
More info

At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 16 January, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 16, SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”   6 pm to 8 pm.
More info

On Wednesday 17, from 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Another sound, a collaborative exhibition by Chaing Mai installation artist Arnont Nongyao and Phnom Penh sound artist Khvay Leoung, featuring a live performance starting at 7 pm. “With the language barrier between the two artists, the presented work is not only a result of their collaboration but in fact also the method of their collaboration. They attempt to achieve a mutual understanding through a sonic experimentation or rather another sound language.” Show runs until 30 March.
More info

Friday 19, 7 pm at Meta House, a special dance event, in which veteran Master dancer & teacher Voan Savay will give a presentation on the history and survival of Cambodian classical dance, with a demonstration performance by Cambodian Royal Ballet principal dancers Sok Nalys and Serei Vankosaun.
More info

Saturday 20, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 5 pm.

coming soon:

  • January 21 , A Nook for Rhyme Crooks monthly spoken word event at Cloud
  • January 26, Mozart at the Mansion – excerpts from the upcoming production Mozart at Angkor: A Cambodian Magic Flute, to be staged in March. A special preview at FCC Mansion. Tickets $25.

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 16, 6 pm, SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms.”
More info

Wednesday 17, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Another sound, a collaborative exhibition by Chaing Mai installation artist Arnont Nongyao and Phnom Penh sound artist Khvay Leoung, featuring a live performance starting at 7 pm.
More info

Friday 19, 7 pm at Meta House, a special dance event, in which veteran Master dancer & teacher Voan Savay will give a presentation on the history and survival of Cambodian classical dance, with a demonstration performance.
More info

Saturday 20, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day.
More info

At Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.” Runs until 4 March.

At Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.”
More info

At Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project. Runs until 31 January.
More info

At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 January, 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 10 at Meta House, from 7 pm, screenings of films made for The Legacy Film Lab, an original film contest that aimed to give a voice to young Cambodians and encourage a new generation of filmmakers. Q&A with filmmakers following the screening.
More info

Thursday 11 at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day. “Grafton’s collection includes a rare series taken at the National Theatre in 1973, capturing some of the best dancers of the era. Marazzi Sassoon will show a series of photographs taken whilst following the Royal Ballet’s premiere in Hong Kong last year.”  From 6 pm. The evening will also feature screenings of short films about Cambodian dance.
More info

Also opening Thursday 11 is Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place,
artworks by Nicolas C. Grey, at Java Independence. “Anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.   Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the same air, feel the same blood in their veins — and live in a completely different world.” From 6.30 pm. Runs until 4 March.

 

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Friday 12, 6 pm at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.  And then, every so often, they change paradigms.  The old conventions are no longer able to contain the creative process and so must be abandoned.  Dramatically new ways of looking at the world lead to striking new visual images; representations that declare a new paradigm.”
More info

Also on Friday 12, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project, “the only proposed judicial reparation project that addresses the harm suffered by men and women as a result of forced marriages, and it aims to help make the ECCC’s historic hearing on sexual and gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge regime accessible to communities.”  Runs until 31 January.
More info

Later on Friday 12 at Meta House, from 9 pm, a performance of experimental electronic music by US based Kiran Arora, “using an array of tape recorders and cassettes, culling sounds from analog synthesizers, guitars, field recordings, audio test equipment, and other disparate sources into caustic electroacoustic compositions.”
More info

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 10, 7 pm, at Meta House, from 7 pm, screenings of films made for The Legacy Film Lab, an original film contest for young Cambodians. With Q&A.
More info

Thursday 11, 6 pm at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day.
More info

Thursday 11, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Anemoia: Strange Feelings from Another Place, by Nicolas C. Grey. “Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by.”

Friday 12, 6 pm at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language.”
More info

Friday 12, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project.
More info

Friday 12, 9 pm at Meta House, a performance of experimental electronic music by US based Kiran Arora.
More info


Ongoing….


At Mirage Siem Reap, Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.”
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 Gallerieslocated 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

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 January, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 2, at Mirage Siem Reap, the opening of Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.
More info

Friday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a light painting exhibition by Phnom Penh-based French artist Alias2.0, Lumiere D’Asie. “His permanent longing for transformation and variation of style is cultivated through extensive travelling as well as the search for environments and sceneries that inspire new artwork. His graphic style is rooted from the various of forms of graffiti and calligraphy existing in the world. His work oscillates between tradition and modernity. The result is an almost futuristic mix. It draws on the diversity of patterns and colors that he discovered during his travels. His creations exalt the vivacity of colors and abstract improvisations.”
More info

Saturday 6, 9 am – 11 am, a special Paint & Sip at Luna Restaurant, St 29. Parents and kids working on a painting together, with a complimentary drink. Limited places.
More info

coming soon:

  • January 11 at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day. “Grafton’s collection includes a rare series taken at the National Theatre in 1973, capturing some of the best dancers of the era. Marazzi Sassoon will show a series of photographs taken whilst following the Royal Ballet’s premiere in Hong Kong last year.”
  • January 12 at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project.
  • January 12 at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.
    And then, every so often, they change paradigms.  The old conventions are no longer able to contain the creative process and so must be abandoned.  Dramatically new ways of looking at the world lead to striking new visual images; representations that declare a new paradigm.”

    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 2, at Mirage Siem Reap, the opening of Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973.
More info

Friday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a light painting exhibition by Phnom Penh-based French artist Alias2.0, Lumiere D’Asie.
More info

Saturday 6, 9 am, a special Paint & Sip at Luna Restaurant, St 29. Parents and kids working on a painting together. Limited places.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic exhibition entitled The Women Who Build Cambodia about women working on building sites in Phnom Penh.
More info

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.
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