Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 11 September, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 11 from 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a group show, Shape of You, featuring Cambodian and international artists such as Chath Piersath, Em Sattya, Conrad Keely, Rodney Dickson, Ingo Seliger, Fernando Aceves. Paintings exhibited are part of the Meta House collection.
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On Wednesday 12, Sa Sa Art Projects presents 0: Open studio and Fanzine Project with current Pisaot artists-in-residence Amit Goffer and Vera Lossau (Germany). Studio opens from 2 pm, reception starts at 6 pm. The studio will remain open for Thursday 13 and Friday 14, 10 am – 6 pm.
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On Wednesday 12, Dance Academy Cambodia kicks off a new class: Lady Style Dance, which combines a variety of dance techniques, from Latin, Vogue, and Modern to Jazz Funk and more. Every Wednesday from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).   Also check out their other dance classes on offer.
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On Thursday 13 at Cloud, artist and poet Phavine Phung launches her new volume of poetry, On the Hilltop of Hampstead Heath. “The book tells stories of being a woman living in a patriarchal society and liberating one’s desires. It’s about a celebration of being a human.” Readings and book signings on the night.   From 7 pm.
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On Saturday 15, N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 5 pm.
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On Saturday 15, from 6 pm at Neverland Art Space, the opening of a collaborative exhibition, Open your I, the work of American illustrator Chamomile Diddell and photographer and writer Miguel Jeronimo. “Prejudices. Misconceptions. Assumptions. Have you noticed how your brains automatically associate shapes with objects? Or how the way we perceive ourselves, including body and even identity, varies accordingly to observations from a stranger or our best friend?”
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The next in The Piano Shop Classical Series at Meta House on Sunday 16 will feature the music of Mozart along with readings of his letters in both German and Khmer. From 5 pm. $10/$3.
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Monday 17 at Cloud, Drink & Draw with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm, with a special drawing class commencing at 7 pm.
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Coming soon:

  • The next meeting of the Phnom Penh Literati Society will be at The Plantation on September 19
    Cloud’s regular spoken word open mic, Feminist Voices, on September 20: roots and sky edition.
  • Khmer Literature Festival in Battambang, September 21-23.
  • An exhibition closing event at Bong The Gallery (St 240 ½) for Thunder and Rain or The tale of the storm goddess, a collaborative exhibition by Cambodian artists Apsvra and Penkuro, September 23.

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…


Tuesday 11, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a group show, Shape of You, featuring Cambodian and international artists from the Meta House collection.
More info

Wednesday 12, from 2 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents 0: Open studio and Fanzine Project with current Pisaot artists-in-residence Amit Goffer and Vera Lossau (Germany). Reception from 6 pm.
More info

Wednesday 12, Dance Academy Cambodia kicks off a new class: Lady Style Dance, which combines a variety of dance techniques, from Latin, Vogue, and Modern to Jazz Funk and more.
More info

Thursday 13, 7 pm at Cloud, artist and poet Phavine Phung launches her new volume of poetry, On the Hilltop of Hampstead Heath.
More info

Saturday 15, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
More info

Saturday 15, 6 pm at Neverland Art Space, the opening of a collaborative exhibition, Open your I, the work of American illustrator Chamomile Diddell and photographer and writer Miguel Jeronimo.
More info

Sunday 16, 5 pm, The Piano Shop Classical Series at Meta House features the music of Mozart along with readings of his letters in both German and Khmer.
More info

Monday 17, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. Also special drawing class commencing at 7 pm.
More info


Ongoing….


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.”
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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.” 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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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.”
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Dance Academy Cambodia is offering classes in contemporary dance on Mondays, conducted by Julie Hedon at Urban Tower, BKK.
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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.
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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.”
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
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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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