Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 July, 2018

Greetings,

On Friday 27 at Sa Sa Art Projects a talk by UuDam Tran Nguyen, a Vietnamese born artist whose work with a combination of video, performance, photography, sculpture, technology and new media, “transforms the boundaries between urban myth and popular legend to both celebrate and warn the role and impact of human progress.” He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2001, received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York City in 2005, and has exhibited widely throughout Asia, the US and Europe.   6 pm start.
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The regular Feminist Voices spoken word night returns to Cloud on Saturday 28. All forms of spoken word are encouraged: poems, stories, monologues, songs, lyrics, jokes. Share your work (or work from others) in any language. 7.45 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 27, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a talk by UuDam Tran Nguyen, a Vietnamese born artist whose work with a combination of video, performance, photography, sculpture, technology and new media, “transforms the boundaries between urban myth and popular legend to both celebrate and warn the role and impact of human progress.”
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Saturday 28, 7.45 pm at Cloud, the regular Feminist Voices spoken word night returns.
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Ongoing….


At ARTillery, Kairos, by freelance photographer and writer Miguel Jerónimo.   “A collection of everyday life encounters with philosophy.” From 6 pm.
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At Meta House, a multi-media exhibition featuring works by French painter Douglas Victor, based in Sihanoukville, who “invites you for psychedelic journey into the abstract. The artist feels inspired by nature and the cosmos, as well as a higher state of consciousness.”
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At Meta House, 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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At Java Independence, The Red Chador: In Memoriam, an exhibition on loss and remembering by Anida Yoeu Ali. “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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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 Chinese House, The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
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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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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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