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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.”
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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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