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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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 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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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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