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

Greetings,

Due to unforeseen events Kumnooh is late this week and we were unable to tell you about These Walls by Jenna Hang at ARTillery which opened last night. Pop in and see it any time in Art Alley.
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Opening tonight, Wednesday 21 from 6 pm at The Plantation is Feel Free by Alias 2.0. “Feel Free will explore the evolution of Cambodia and the artist through abstract graffiti and found material installations using metal and wood collected from the city’s poorest neighborhoods.  Matter is never created nor destroyed, only transformed.”
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Also tonight, Wednesday 21 at Meta House from 7 pm, a night of screenings of animated films from the 33rd International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin.
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Note that the poetry reading by Scott Bywater that was to take place tonight at Wang Dang Doodle by Space Four Zero (on Street 240½) has been postponed.

On Saturday 24, Cloud is hosting a Feminist Voices spoken word night: all forms of spoken word are encouraged. From 7.45 pm.
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Also on Saturday 24, the Phnom Penh Players are taking The Vagina Monologues to Siem Reap, with two shows (2 pm and 6.30 pm) at The Republic.
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Sunday 25, 5 pm at Meta House, the second edition of Cambodian Youth – Live with a focus on women. “Young and inspiring women will come and talk about the situation of women in Cambodia through their own experiences.”
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Also on Sunday 25 at Meta House, a classical music concert featuring prizewinners from the ILBA International Music Competition. From 5 pm.
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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 21 from 6 pm at The Plantation is Feel Free by street artist Alias 2.0.
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Wednesday 21 at Meta House from 7 pm, animated films from the 33rd International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin.
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Saturday 24, 7.45 pm, Cloud is hosting a Feminist Voices spoken word night: all forms of spoken word are encouraged.
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Saturday 24, 2 pm and 6.30 pm, the Phnom Penh Players present The Vagina Monologues at The Republic, Siem Reap.
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Sunday 25, 5 pm at Meta House, the second edition of Cambodian Youth – Live with a focus on women.
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Sunday 25, 5 pm at Meta House, a classical music concert featuring prizewinners from the ILBA International Music Competition.
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Ongoing….


At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
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At Chinese House RETRO-TROPICAL-CAMBO-KITSCH, a photo-exhibition on street meditation towards a Cambodian Pop-Art, by Miguel Jerónimo. “Photography doesn’t need to be a mere means to represent reality, it can be a way to deconstruct it in an abstract form. Using street photography as raw-material for artistic purposes instead of focusing only on its actual content.”
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At Java Independence Monument, 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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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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At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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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 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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