Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 18 September, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 18, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of The Inner Temple, an exhibition of paintings by Anna Gusarova (Ukraine) inspired by Khmer culture.
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Wednesday 19, 6.30 pm, at the Counterspace Theatre at Java Tuol Tom Pong, a Character Building Improv workshop conducted by Evan Heiser.
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The next meeting of the Phnom Penh Literati Society will be at The Plantation on Wednesday 19. A series of readings of selected writings by the readers themselves and others. 7.30 pm.

Thursday 20, Cloud’s regular spoken word open mic, Feminist Voices: roots and sky edition. “’Roots’ – what and where are your roots? What do they mean to you? What makes you feel grounded? ‘Sky’- what is sacred or divine for you? What connects you to the unseen?” 7 pm start.
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  • This weekend in Battambang, the Khmer Literature Festival, Friday 21 – Sunday 23.
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    On Saturday 22, 4 pm, at the National Museum, the premiere of a Khmer language theatre project commissioned by Cambodian Living Arts, Who am I? – the life story of a girl on a quest to find her identity. Adapted and directed by: Soung Sopheak from an original idea by Uy Latavann. $5.
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    Sunday 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. From 5.30 pm.
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    Monday 24 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:

  • An exhibition of work produced at Cloud Drink and Draw sessions, 29 September
  • Woodcut printmaking workshops with Rico Leong at N o w h e r e Gallery, 29 September and 1 October. 
  • Salon: Arts & Letters Society Phnom Penh, 2 October: “A real life popup conversation salon. Artists, writers, designers, illustrators, and media-makers of all varieties are invited to join us, talk shop, mix, mingle, and discover new things.” Also: a zinemaking workshop, 5 – 7 October: “Meet new people. Make a zine. Share the journey of the creative process over this unique, once-off weekend conversation salon cum real life workshop.”
  • Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2018 at ten locations throughout the city, 5 October to 5 November
  • The International Music Festival Phnom Penh, the classical music event of the year, on the theme Music and Migration, 1 – 4 November at Raffles Le Royal and Meta House.
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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 18, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of The Inner Temple, an exhibition of paintings by Anna Gusarova.
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Wednesday 19, 6.30 pm, at the Counterspace Theatre at Java Tuol Tom Pong, a Character Building Improv workshop.
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Wednesday 19, 7.30 pm, readings by the Phnom Penh Literati Society at The Plantation.

Thursday 20, 7 pm, Cloud’s regular spoken word open mic, Feminist Voices: roots and sky edition.
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Friday 21 – Sunday 23 in Battambang, the Khmer Literature Festival.
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Saturday 22, 4 pm, at the National Museum, the premiere of Khmer language theatre piece Who am I? – the life story of a girl on a quest to find her identity. $5.
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Sunday 23, 5.30 pm, 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.
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Monday 24, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw with Sarah Marcni.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House, 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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Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
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At Neverland Art Space, 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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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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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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