Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 June, 2018

Greetings,

On Thursday 28 at the French Institute, a new exhibition, People & Space, by Khiev Kanel and Le Studio Images.   “One can find multiple meanings for the words “people” and “space”. Here, Khiev Kanel wants to show the relationship between the two notions. Space is nothing without the people living in it. People are nothing without their environment. Even if they inhabit what surrounds them every day, they are, in a way, similar to objects or sculptures in an environment that does not belong to them. With this exhibition, Khiev Kanel wants to show how the interactions between environment and living statues unfold.”   From 6.30 pm, until July 31.
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On Saturday 30, from 5 pm, at Sa Sa Art Projects, Body of Sorrow a performance by Khun Vannak, Khiev Kanel, Ly Tong Yean, Mok Sombo and Sao Sreymao as part of the current exhibition Stride by Khun Vannak.  “By showing the differences of gestures, perception – describing the pain of the body, the soul and in the society as for human being. It’s explaining the suffering of people by people we loved, people around us, without sympathy for the animals, there are less hope in searching for condolence for the safe and wisdom for humans.” The performance takes place between 6pm and 7pm, with cocktails until late.
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Coming soon:

  • July 5, Classical guitar concert and workshop by Pongawat Pongpradit at Simphony School of Art and Music
  • July 7, an illustration workshop by Sarah Marcni: Faces of women, at Cloud. Bookings required.
  • July 12 at Java Independence, The Red Chador: In Memoriam, an exhibition on loss and remembering by Anida Yoeu Ali

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…


Thursday 28, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a new exhibition, People & Space, by Khiev Kanel and Le Studio Images.   Until July 31.
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Saturday 30, 5 pm, at Sa Sa Art Projects, Body of Sorrow a performance by Khun Vannak, Khiev Kanel, Ly Tong Yean, Mok Sombo and Sao Sreymao as part of the current exhibition Stride by Khun Vannak.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House a photographic exhibition, Monk Life, by Dutch photographer Michael Klinkhamer, who has been documenting daily temple life at the Areyaksat pagoda in Phnom Penh since 2013.
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At Chinese House, The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
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At Meta House, Going all city!, a contemporary street art exhibition collaboration from two Phnom Penh Resident artists Venk and Macmillan.
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At The Plantation, The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh. Until 18 July.
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At Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi, including photographs, drawings and sketches.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
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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.
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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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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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