Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 March, 2018

Greetings,

The 8th Cambodian International Film Festival kicked off yesterday – with screenings at multiple venues around Phnom Penh until Sunday 11.
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Thursday 8 sees the opening of Java Café Tuol Tom Pung, a complex that will include a theatre space for dance, drama, readings and screenings.   Pop in to check out the new café, and stay tuned for updates on this new development.  From 7 am.
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On Friday 9, from 5.30 pm, the latest in the Vetika Brovoat Selapak/Art History Forum series, featuring a talk by Jim Mizerski on Angkor’s First Photographers and Early Photography in Cambodia at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, South Campus #184, on Norodom Boulevard.   “This lecture will introduce the study of early photography in Cambodia. Early (mid-nineteenth century) photographers in Cambodia were non-residents from Saigon and elsewhere, and a few resident amateur photographers who were engaged in other professions.” In English with Khmer translation, free entrance.
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At Java Independence Monument on Friday 9, from 6.30 pm, a new exhibition of artworks by Romcheik 5 artists Nget Chanpenh and Mil Chankrim, About Destiny: Two Perspectives. “Chanpenh’s series of paintings titled Tattooed Children explores how individual fates are determined by social status or situation […] Chankrim’s series of watercolors titled Back to Images features wiry and strangely proportioned figures in varying hues.”
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Also on Friday 9, 7 pm at Cloud, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Chris Nedlitz, Angkor 2018: Backup Memories.   “During my visit to the temples of Angkor, I looked at visitors who were equipped with digital boxes as I was. Capable of stopping time, we catch ‘our’ moments like soap bubbles.”
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In Siem Reap, For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, on Saturday 10, the opening of Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.  From 10.45 am.
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On Saturday 10, 7.30 pm at Chaktomuk Theatre, the long awaited event A Cambodian Magic Flute, a semi-staged opera with a mix of international and local performers. Tickets selling fast: Last2TicketAsia.
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Also on Saturday 10 from 8 pm at Cloud, the monthly A Nook for Rhyme Crooks: “a dead-poets society-esque safe space dedicated to creative expression, nonjudgmental acceptance, and the culture of listening. […] This month Nook is celebrating the International Women’s Right Day featuring special guest poet AND live music with Sas and Jess.”
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N o w h e r e Art Studio offers a new series of art activities, Urban Sketch, starting Sunday 11. The first will be held from 8 am – 10 am at the Royal Palace Phnom Penh. Suitable for all levels – $5. BYO Materials.
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Also on Sunday 11, at 6 pm at the Scholar Library (St 298), a poetry night entitled In My Skin: Loving Yourself. The featured reader is Khmer American spoken word artist Peuo Tuy, with an open mic to follow.
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Note that Space Four Zero, art, print and vinyl shop, formerly on Street 118, has now moved to newly refurbished premises on Street 240½ (near ARTillery) under the name Space Four Zero Wang Dang Doodle. Artists looking for an exhibition space are encouraged to make contact.

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…


The 8th Cambodian International Film Festival screenings at multiple venues around Phnom Penh until Sunday 11.
More info

Thursday 8, 7 am, sees the opening of Java Café Tuol Tom Pung, a complex that will include a theatre space for dance, drama, readings and screenings.
More info

Friday 9, 5.30 pm at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, the latest in the Vetika Brovoat Selapak/Art History Forum series, featuring a talk by Jim Mizerski on Angkor’s First Photographers and Early Photography in Cambodia. In English with Khmer translation, free entrance.
More info

Friday 9, 6.30 pm at Java Independence Monument, a new exhibition of artworks by Romcheik 5 artists Nget Chanpenh and Mil Chankrim, About Destiny: Two Perspectives.
More info

Friday 9, 7 pm at Cloud, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Chris Nedlitz, Angkor 2018: Backup Memories.   “During my visit to the temples of Angkor, I looked at visitors who were equipped with digital boxes as I was. Capable of stopping time, we catch ‘our’ moments like soap bubbles.”
More info

Saturday 10, 10.45 am, at For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery in Siem Reap, the opening of Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim.
More info

Saturday 10, 7.30 pm at Chaktomuk Theatre, the long awaited event A Cambodian Magic Flute, a semi-staged opera with a mix of international and local performers.
More info

Saturday 10, 8 pm at Cloud, the monthly A Nook for Rhyme Crooks, celebrating the International Women’s Right Day featuring special guest poet and live music.
More info

Sunday 11, 8 am at the Royal Palace Phnom Penh, N o w h e r e Art Studio offers an Urban Sketch workshop.   Suitable for all levels – $5. BYO Materials.
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Sunday 11, 6 pm at the Scholar Library (St 298), a poetry night entitled In My Skin: Loving Yourself with featured reader Khmer American spoken word artist Peuo Tuy and open mic.
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Ongoing….


At the Insider Gallery, at The Great Duke Phnom Penh (formerly the InterContinental Hotel), Thrive, an exhibition by artist and photographer Rena Cheang. “The artworks shown here try to reflect and represent, despite social challenges, a truly Cambodian determination to thrive and flourish.”
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At Meta House 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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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 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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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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