Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 1 May 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 2, from 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
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Also Wednesday 2, from 7 pm at Tacos Kokopelli, Phnom Penh based poet and songwriter Scott Bywater launches his new book of poems, The Mushroom Chronicles, with a series of readings interspersed throughout the evening. With sales and signings.
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Friday 4, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by the Peace Mask Project, Hear, Listen. Look, See. Touch, Feel., a collaborative workshop, exhibit, and research “to bring together people of all ethnic groups to explore perceptions and transform negative sentiment against the Other.”
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On Friday 4, 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents the opening of Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
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On Friday 4, 6.30 pm, in the garden of the French Institute, the opening of Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
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Saturday 5N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop on Self Portrait: Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   9 am – 1 pm.
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Saturday 5 at Meta House, 6 pm, to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the opening of an exhibition, Marx Still Matters: The Poor, The Rich And The Bicentenary Of The Father Of Communism. The show includes works by Mil Chankrim, Chea Kor, Sous Sodavy, Rath Soly, Saen Samnang,Choun Sopheap, Chhim Sothy, Ernst Altmann, Lena Braun, Nick Gray, Alex Pettiford, Bjela Proßowsky, Janelle Retka and Julien Sellon.
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Saturday 5 from 7.45 pm at Cloud, a spoken word event, Feminist Voices. All forms of spoken word are encouraged.
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Starting Saturday 5, weekly performances of contemporary dance by New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap.
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On Sunday 6, at Chenla Theatre, Fragments, a series of choreographies created by Angelin Preljocaj performed by Ballet Preljocaj with six Cambodian dancers. Tickets $15, from the French Institute.
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Coming soon:

  • Musica Felice Charity Concert, Sofitel, June 3: choral works by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Karl Jenkins, as well as new arrangements of well known pieces using traditional Khmer instruments.

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 2, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth.
More info

Wednesday 2, 7 pm at Tacos Kokopelli, Phnom Penh based poet and songwriter Scott Bywater launches his new book of poems, The Mushroom Chronicles, with a series of readings interspersed throughout the evening.
More info

Friday 4, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by the Peace Mask Project, Hear, Listen. Look, See. Touch, Feel., a collaborative workshop, exhibit, and research.
More info

Friday 4, 6.30 pm, at Bophana Center the opening of Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

Friday 4, 6.30 pm, in the garden of the French Institute, the opening of Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists.
More info

Saturday 5N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop on Self Portrait: Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   9 am – 1 pm.
More info

Saturday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the opening of an exhibition, Marx Still Matters: The Poor, The Rich And The Bicentenary Of The Father Of Communism.
More info

Saturday 5, 7.45 pm at Cloud, a spoken word event, Feminist Voices.
More info

Saturday 5, 6.30 pm, the first of now weekly performances of contemporary dance by New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap.
More info

Sunday 6, at Chenla Theatre, Fragments, a series of choreographies performed by Ballet Preljocaj with six Cambodian dancers.
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Ongoing….


At the French Institute, an exhibition, New Works, by one of Cambodia’s finest artists, Leang Seckon. “His composition puts together objects, incense, maps, and bits of advertising posters.”   Until May 26.
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At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
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At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
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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 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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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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