Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 11 July, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Wednesday 11, the Literati Society of Phnom Penh holds their monthly reading at The Plantation. A wide range of speakers is promised as usual.

Thursday 12 from 6 pm, a new exhibition, Boomtown Phnom Penh, by senior Cambodian painter Chhim Sothy. “His latest series of artworks focuses on Phnom Penh’s recent city development. As a result of the rapid growth of urbanization in Phnom Penh for these past years, migration of people are moving to this capital city of Cambodia in search for having jobs, getting higher education, accessing to healthcare, and obtaining perceived prospects of a better living condition. Such an increasing urbanization contributes to both positive and negative outcomes, which will affect to social well-being of people and economic development of the city in the long run.” Until August 8.
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Also on Thursday 12, from 6.30 pm at Java Independence, The Red Chador: In Memoriam, an exhibition on loss and remembering by Anida Yoeu A little. “On April 6, 2018 Ali publicly announced the death of The Red Chador at the hands of unnamed airline officials. Ali has also launched RedChadorIsDead.com, a “digital altar” that will chronicle 99 moments of audience experiences with the Red Chador.”
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On Friday 13, from 6.30 pm at Cloud, Spooky Spoken Words – free drink for all participating speakers.
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Coming soon:

  • July 19 at Meta House, a multi-media exhibition featuring works by French painter Douglas Victor, based in Sihanoukville
  • July 22, dance flow improvisation workshop with Eric Ellul: free Introductory class open to all levels of experience.

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…


Wednesday 11, 7 pm, the Literati Society of Phnom Penh holds their monthly reading at The Plantation. A wide range of speakers is promised as usual.

Thursday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, a new exhibition, Boomtown Phnom Penh, by senior Cambodian painter Chhim Sothy.
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Thursday 12, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, The Red Chador: In Memoriam, an exhibition on loss and remembering by Anida Yoeu A little.
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Friday 13, 6.30 pm at Cloud, Spooky Spoken Words.
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Ongoing….


At The Art Bar, an art exhibition, Forbidden Love, from eight contemporary Cambodian artists: The Davido, Chaos, 12/12, Mariune, Penkuro, The Sokheng, Kakada Yi, and Apsvra.
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At the French Institute, 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.”   Until July 31.
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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 The Plantation, The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh. Until 18 July.
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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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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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