Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 20 February 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Wednesday 21, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Surfaith, an open studio with artist-in-residence Tengshing Kazama. “Tengshing Kazama researches the everyday “faith” in the background of customs and practices from the standpoint of a Japanese monk. He will present “Ebb” series which started from 2011’s Japanese big earthquake. All the works to be presented at the open studio are new works that he made during his stay at Sa Sa Art Projects.”  Studio opens from 2pm, reception starts at 6pm.
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The next meeting and reading of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh will be on Wednesday 21 at The Plantation, starting at 7 pm. A range of writers and readers perform a wide variety of material in prose and poetry.

Thursday 22 at Meta House, from 6 pm, Fernando Aceves‘ Travel Diary – 10 Years In South East Asia, the work of Mexican painter Fernando Aceves Humana, the co-founder of the Char (dry point) RUFA etching and lithography workshop.
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This weekend, Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 at 6.30 pm, the Phnom Penh Players present 20th anniversary performances of The Vagina Monologues at Chinese House. Tickets (selling fast) at Lot 369, The Box Office, Kwest and The French Element.
https://www.facebook.com/events/153021225411003/

In Siem Reap on Saturday 24, an exhibition and auction of paintings by Scottish/Greek artist Neovi Vlassopoulou Wales at Strangefruit & Jam Gallery, with proceeds to be donated to the Women’s Resource Centre. From 7 pm.
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coming soon:

  • Choreographic Rarities 2018, a collaboration between dance schools Children of Bassac, Phnom Penh, and the Conservatoire for Dance in Bagnolet, France, at the French Institute, March 3
  • A Cambodian Magic Flute, semi-staged opera at Chaktomuk Theatre, March 10

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
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In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 21, 2 PM, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Surfaith, an open studio with artist-in-residence Tengshing Kazama. Reception starts at 6pm.
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Wednesday 21, 7 pm, the next meeting of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh at The Plantation.

Thursday 22, 6 pm at Meta House, Fernando Aceves‘ Travel Diary – 10 Years In South East Asia, the work of Mexican painter Fernando Aceves Humana.
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Thursday 22Saturday 24, 6.30 pm, the Phnom Penh Players present 20th anniversary performances of The Vagina Monologues at Chinese House.
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Saturday 24, 7 pm, an exhibition and auction of paintings by Scottish/Greek artist Neovi Vlassopoulou Wales at Strangefruit & Jam Gallery, Siem Reap.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic re-exhibition by German photographer Astrid Schulz capturing “how people who live and work in Phnom Penh feel about the city they call home”, printed the book Phnom Penh: Capital City by Michael Waibel.
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At Bophana Center, in partnership with Vimana Organisation, 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. Runs until the end of February.
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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.”
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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.

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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