Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 12 June 2018

Greetings,

On Friday 15, from 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Going all city!, a contemporary street art exhibition collaboration from two Phnom Penh Resident artists Venk and Macmillan. Accompanying will be a screening of the international graffiti and street art documentary BOMB IT!.
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Saturday 16, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self-Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   9 am – 1 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…


Friday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Going all city!, a contemporary street art exhibition collaboration.
More info

Saturday 16, 9 am, N o w h e r e Gallery presents workshop Self-Portrait Acrylic on Canvas.
More info

 


Ongoing….


At The Plantation, The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh. Until 18 July.
More info

At Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi, including photographs, drawings and sketches.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), a photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, inspired by the history of the White Building in Phnom Penh.   On 23 June there will be a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk moderated by Meta Moeng, Creative Producer of Creative Generation.
More info

At the French Institute, New Works by Thang Sothea.   “Thang Sothea reveals through a careful set up made from traditional materials – such as hemp, wood, stones and palm leaves – forms that bring us back to a child’s imagination (kites, garlands, abacus), in which the relationship between volume and space is explored, highlighting Sothea’s first interest and field of study: architecture.  Until July 12.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Humans of Cambodia, a project inspired by Humans of New York, a photoblog and book by Brandon Stanton that collects stories of New Yorkers and others from all over the world. The photographs and stories in this exhibit were captured by six Liger Leadership Academy students, ages 11 to 13, in Phnom Penh.
More info

Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
More info

At Java Independence, 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.”
More info

In the garden of the French Institute, 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.
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

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.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

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.”
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

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.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info

 

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 June, 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 6, from 6.30 pm at The Plantation, the opening of The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh. “The series of artworks is based on abstract paintings by Flori Green, each one installed in various parts of Phnom Penh by Miguel Jeronimo, then drawn over again after being printed.” Until 18 July.
More info

Friday 8, from 6 pm at Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi, including photographs, drawings and sketches.
More info

On Saturday 9, from 6.30 pm, at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), the opening of a photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, inspired by the history of the White Building in Phnom Penh.   “Through the visual device of staircases, this series of images will bring you back to the moment when the community was preparing to move out in July 2017 in advance of the demolition of the entire building complex.” Additionally, on 23 June there will be a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk moderated by Meta Moeng, Creative Producer of Creative Generation.
More info

Also on Saturday 9, at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a dance performance choreographed by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy), a repeat of the recent Ballet Preljocaj work. $10/ $5.
More info

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 6, from 6.30 pm at The Plantation, the opening of The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh.
More info

Friday 8, from 6 pm at Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi.
More info

On Saturday 9, from 6.30 pm, at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), the opening of a photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, inspired by the history of the White Building in Phnom Penh.
More info

Saturday 9, at 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a dance performance choreographed by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy).
More info


Ongoing….


At the French Institute, New Works by Thang Sothea.   “Thang Sothea reveals through a careful set up made from traditional materials – such as hemp, wood, stones and palm leaves – forms that bring us back to a child’s imagination (kites, garlands, abacus), in which the relationship between volume and space is explored, highlighting Sothea’s first interest and field of study: architecture.  Until July 12.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Humans of Cambodia, a project inspired by Humans of New York, a photoblog and book by Brandon Stanton that collects stories of New Yorkers and others from all over the world. The photographs and stories in this exhibit were captured by six Liger Leadership Academy students, ages 11 to 13, in Phnom Penh.
More info

Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
More info

At Meta House, an exhibition, Work-In-Progess, by French photographer Marion Napolitano, documenting Phnom Penh’s changing cityscape, “a testimony of the perpetual changes of modern South-East-Asia.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
More info

At Java Independence, 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.”
More info

In the garden of the French Institute, 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.
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, the first of the 2018 Creative Generation exhibitions, this one featuring the work of Sosoth Sovankong.
More info

At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
More info

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.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

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.”
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

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.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

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.
More info

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).
More info