Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 28 August 2018

Greetings,

On Saturday 1, the opening at Space Four Zero/Wang Dang Doodle (St 240 ½) of an exhibition of woodcuts led by Khun Gechsoun aka Soon Cambodian Women’s Woodcut Series. “Soon’s art depicts scenes of Kampot life – women workers in fishing and farming communities, as well as curious and often comical views of daily life in and around Cambodia’s tranquil but fast-developing coastal province. Soon employs and teaches local women arts and crafts skills and will bring together their works, alongside her own striking images, in a unique women’s perspective on work and life for women of the province.” From 6 pm.
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Also on Saturday 1, from 6.30 pm at Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition by Sin Many, Sign, as part of the Creative Generation series for 2018.  “Many is a self-taught artist whose work is concerned with the well-being of humanity and the inter-relationships with others and its surroundings. Inspired by the simple line drawings of American artist Keith Haring, Many works with lines and geometric shapes as a starting point for his artworks. His practices include photography, sculpture and screen printing.”  The exhibition will include a public program of a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk on Saturday 22.   Runs until October 7.
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Sunday 2 at 4 pm, a special event at the National Museum performance space, marking the 15th anniversary of dance troupe SilverBell. Tickets $1 – note limited seating is available – available at Java Café locations, Cambodian Living Arts and the French Institute. This is followed on Monday 3, 6.30 pm, by an artist talk with the dancers of SilverBell at Counterspace Theatre, Java Café Tuol Pompoung.
More info

Coming soon:

  • September 6 – 10, the Phnom Penh Players present Animal Farm, an adaptation of George Orwell’s novel into a Cambodian context, at the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets ($10) at Kwest Restaurant, Street 154 (Riverside), Box Office, Street 244 (Near St. 240) and Lot 369 Cafe & Bar, Street 454 (Russian Market) and Street 282 (BKK1).
  • The next meeting of the Phnom Penh Literati Society will be at The Plantation on September 19

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…


Saturday 1, 6 pm at Space Four Zero/Wang Dang Doodle (St 240 ½) of an exhibition of woodcuts led by Khun Gechsoun aka Soon Cambodian Women’s Woodcut Series.
More info

Saturday 1, 6.30 pm at Java Creative Café, Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition by Sin Many, Sign, as part of the Creative Generation series for 2018.
More info

Sunday 2, 4 pm, a special event at the National Museum performance space, marking the 15th anniversary of dance troupe SilverBell.
More info

Monday 3, 6.30 pm, at Counterspace Theatre, Java Café Tuol Pompoung, an artist talk with the dancers of SilverBell
More info


Ongoing….


At Bong The Gallery (St 240 ½) is Thunder and Rain or The tale of the storm goddess, a collaborative exhibition by Cambodian artists Apsvra and Penkuro, “taking on a visual redesign of classical Cambodian folktale, Moni Mekhala, and the origin of the thunderstorm.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia is offering classes in contemporary dance on Mondays, conducted by Julie Hedon at Urban Tower, BKK.
More info

At Bophana Centre, an exhibition entitled Language Barrier, an ongoing photo project by Siv Serey on the half/quarter Khmer children and the second generation Cambodian diaspora living in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “Stepping beyond his own connections to the heritage, he attempts to strip through the barricades built by other members of the diaspora and reveal the complexities and mutations of Cambodian identity, in order to find a way to express the intricacies both to outsiders and those who wear some degree of the culture.” Until September 20.
More info

At Meta House, Stanley Cubebrick – Geometric Rigour, Manual Imprecision an exhibition by Alex Pettiford, using colour and shape in bold geometric constructions. “We often make connections through symbols which stand strong and proud. But while looking for wholeness in strength we often forget the beauty of imperfection. By searching within ourselves and what we see, we allow these imperfections to come forward, and connect on a visual – and metaphorical – level. Softening our gaze, we see the chinks in the armour. When we realise these chinks, as well as strengths, are an inimitable part of us, we can appreciate their complimentary value. Imperfections make us.”
More info

At ARTillery, Kairos, by freelance photographer and writer Miguel Jerónimo.   “A collection of everyday life encounters with philosophy.”
More info

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.”
More info

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.”
More info

At Chinese House, The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
More info

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

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

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 21 August, 2018

Greetings,

On Friday 24 and Saturday 25, to commemorate the launch of Prince Manor Resort, a new recreational eco-tourism and agriculture land development project in Kandal Province, the inaugural Prince Manor Art Festival and Loop Sky Music Festival offers street art, sculpture and music performances.
More info

Also this weekend, Saturday 25/Sunday 26, The Art Bar is hosting art workshops – painting, caricature and jewelry making – at Exchange Square. $5 for early bookings, $10 at the door.
More info

Opening Sunday 26 at Bong The Gallery (St 240 ½) is Thunder and Rain or The tale of the storm goddess, a collaborative exhibition by Cambodian artists Apsvra and Penkuro, “taking on a visual redesign of classical Cambodian folktale, Moni Mekhala, and the origin of the thunderstorm.”   6 pm start.
More info

Coming soon:

  • September 1, the opening at Space Four Zero Wang Dang Doodle of an exhibition of woodcuts by Khun Gechsoun aka 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 24, from 2 pm, the inaugural Prince Manor Art Festival and Loop Sky Music Festival offers street art, sculpture and music performances.

Saturday 25, from 1.30 pm, the inaugural Prince Manor Art Festival and Loop Sky Music Festival offers street art, sculpture and music performances.
More info

Saturday 25, from 10 am, The Art Bar is hosting art workshops – painting, caricature and jewelry making – at Exchange Square.
More info

Sunday 26, from 10 am, The Art Bar is hosting art workshops – painting, caricature and jewelry making – at Exchange Square.
More info

Sunday 26, 6 pm at Bong The Gallery (St 240 ½), Thunder and Rain or The tale of the storm goddess, a collaborative exhibition by Cambodian artists Apsvra and Penkuro.
More info

 


Ongoing….


Dance Academy Cambodia is offering classes in contemporary dance on Mondays, conducted by Julie Hedon at Urban Tower, BKK.
More info

At Bophana Centre, an exhibition entitled Language Barrier, an ongoing photo project by Siv Serey on the half/quarter Khmer children and the second generation Cambodian diaspora living in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “Stepping beyond his own connections to the heritage, he attempts to strip through the barricades built by other members of the diaspora and reveal the complexities and mutations of Cambodian identity, in order to find a way to express the intricacies both to outsiders and those who wear some degree of the culture.” Until September 20.
More info

At Meta House, Stanley Cubebrick – Geometric Rigour, Manual Imprecision an exhibition by Alex Pettiford, using colour and shape in bold geometric constructions. “We often make connections through symbols which stand strong and proud. But while looking for wholeness in strength we often forget the beauty of imperfection. By searching within ourselves and what we see, we allow these imperfections to come forward, and connect on a visual – and metaphorical – level. Softening our gaze, we see the chinks in the armour. When we realise these chinks, as well as strengths, are an inimitable part of us, we can appreciate their complimentary value. Imperfections make us.”
More info

At ARTillery, Kairos, by freelance photographer and writer Miguel Jerónimo.   “A collection of everyday life encounters with philosophy.”
More info

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.”
More info

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.”
More info

At Chinese House, The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
More info

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

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

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

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 14 August, 2018

Greetings,

Wednesday 15, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Amit Goffer & Vera Lossau, two artists working in Dusseldorf, Germany. In English with Khmer translation.
More info

Also Wednesday 15, 6 pm at Bophana Centre, the opening of an exhibition entitled Language Barrier, an ongoing photo project by Siv Serey on the half/quarter Khmer children and the second generation Cambodian diaspora living in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “Stepping beyond his own connections to the heritage, he attempts to strip through the barricades built by other members of the diaspora and reveal the complexities and mutations of Cambodian identity, in order to find a way to express the intricacies both to outsiders and those who wear some degree of the culture.” Until September 20.
More info

Also also on Wednesday 15 at 6 pm, at Meta House, the opening of Stanley Cubebrick – Geometric Rigour, Manual Imprecision by Alex Pettiford, using colour and shape in bold geometric constructions. “We often make connections through symbols which stand strong and proud. But while looking for wholeness in strength we often forget the beauty of imperfection. By searching within ourselves and what we see, we allow these imperfections to come forward, and connect on a visual – and metaphorical – level. Softening our gaze, we see the chinks in the armour. When we realise these chinks, as well as strengths, are an inimitable part of us, we can appreciate their complimentary value. Imperfections make us.”
More info

This weekend, Saturday 18/Sunday 19, and the following weekend, The Art Bar is hosting art workshops – painting, caricature and jewelry making – at Exchange Square. $5 for early bookings, $10 at the door.
More info

Saturday 18 at 7.45 pm, Cloud’s Feminist Voices spoken word event – mental wellness edition. This event will also be fundraising for two Cambodian lecturers to go abroad for a ten day training in counseling and psychology.
More info

Coming soon:

Dance Academy Cambodia is commencing classes in contemporary dance on Mondays beginning 20 August. Classes conducted by Julie Hedon at Urban Tower, BKK.
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 15, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Amit Goffer & Vera Lossau.
More info

Wednesday 15, 6 pm at Bophana Centre, the opening of an exhibition entitled Language Barrier, an ongoing photo project by Siv Serey on the half/quarter Khmer children and the second generation Cambodian diaspora living in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 15, at 6 pm, at Meta House, the opening of Stanley Cubebrick – Geometric Rigour, Manual Imprecision by Alex Pettiford, using colour and shape in bold geometric constructions.
More info

Saturday 18/Sunday 19, The Art Bar is hosting art workshops – painting, caricature and jewelry making – at Exchange Square.
More info

Saturday 18, 7.45 pm, Cloud’s Feminist Voices spoken word event – mental wellness edition.
More info


Ongoing….


At ARTillery, Kairos, by freelance photographer and writer Miguel Jerónimo.   “A collection of everyday life encounters with philosophy.” From 6 pm.
More info

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.”
More info

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.”
More info

At Chinese House, The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
More info

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

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

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

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 7 August, 2018

Greetings,

On Saturday 11, at the early time of 4 pm, A Nook for Rhyme Crooks spoken word returns to Cloud, with guest poet Phorn Phanoeurn.
More info

On Sunday 12, 6 pm at Raffles Le Royal, pianist Ken Min Lim performs Beethoven’s Grande Sonata Pathetique, Fantasy and Sonata in C minor by Mozart And Intermezzo Op 117 by Brahms.
More info

On Monday 13, 7.30 pm at Cloud, a Drink & Draw Masterclass for beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni – how to draw a live model. BYO materials. $5.
More info

Coming soon:

  • From August 15th at Bophana Centre, Language Barrier, an ongoing photo project on the half/quarter Khmer children and the second generation Cambodian diaspora living in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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…


Saturday 11, 4 pm, A Nook for Rhyme Crooks spoken word at Cloud, with guest poet Phorn Phanoeurn.
More info

Sunday 12, 6 pm at Raffles Le Royal, pianist Ken Min Lim performs Beethoven’s Grande Sonata Pathetique and others.
More info

Monday 13, 7.30 pm at Cloud, a Drink & Draw Masterclass for beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni.
More info


Ongoing….


At ARTillery, Kairos, by freelance photographer and writer Miguel Jerónimo.   “A collection of everyday life encounters with philosophy.” From 6 pm.
More info

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.”
More info

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.”
More info

At Chinese House, The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
More info

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

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

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