Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 February, 2018

Greetings,

On Wednesday 7, from 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, as part of the Another Sound exhibition by Arnont Nongyao with Khvay Loeung, a special event Collective Media Spaces: Listening from the Archive. The event comprises the playing of selections from Cambodian National Radio in 1971 & 1984, by Maggie Jack, with discussion to follow. “The first two files are traditional pieces of music performed and recorded in the late 1960s and produced in 1971. The third file is a 38 minute Ayai comedy about villagers preparing for Cambodian New Year, performed and recorded in 1984.”  Event in Khmer and English.
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Also Wednesday 7, at Bophana Center, in partnership with Vimana Organisation, the opening of an exhibition, Kep, Cinema and photo-souvenir, a selection of unique photos of the seaside at Kep-sur-mer in the 1960s, from a private collection never seen before. From 6.30 pm, with live music from 7 pm. Runs until the end of February.
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On Thursday 8 at The Plantation, a joint exhibition by Takakazu Yamada and Chhan Dina, Market – Disoriented, “which explores the theme of Cambodia’s market as the archetypal element of Cambodian culture and authenticity. This exhibition is a tribute to 65 years of friendship between Cambodia and Japan.” From 6.30 pm.
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Saturday 10 at Cloud, from 7.30 pm, a special spoken word/poetry open mic, Feminist Voices.
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coming soon:

  • an evening of music at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, works by Stamitz, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven performed by a trio led by Anton Isselhadt, February 18
  • The Vagina Monologues (20th anniversary performances) at Chinese House, February 22 – 24

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 7, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, as part of the Another Sound exhibition, a special event Collective Media Spaces: Listening from the Archive.
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Wednesday 7, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, the opening of an exhibition, Kep, Cinema and photo-souvenir, a selection of unique photos of the seaside at Kep-sur-mer in the 1960s.
More info

Thursday 8, 6.30 pm at The Plantation, a joint exhibition by Takakazu Yamada and Chhan Dina, Market – Disoriented, “which explores the theme of Cambodia’s market as the archetypal element of Cambodian culture and authenticity.”
More info

Saturday 10, 7.30 pm at Cloud, a special spoken word/poetry open mic, Feminist Voices.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House, Noir Nights in Phnom Penh, an exhibition of paintings by Chris Coles.
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At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5, notably Waiting for Ice – Melt by Nget Chanpenh.
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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.”
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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.
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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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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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