Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 January, 2019

Greetings,

On Thursday 17, Phnom Penh poet Scott Bywater launches his latest volume of poetry, upon waking, in the garden at LF Social Club (St 308), with readings and signings, from 7.30 pm. The evening will include some performance of poems in collaboration with visiting double bass player Dan Davies.
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On Saturday 19, from 6 pm, the reopening party for Bong The Gallery, I don’t belong here, the first solo exhibition of artists’ collective Homeless, with photographs by Shanghai Chang, the paintings by KWN23 and the artworks of Sin Many.
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At Meta House on Saturday 19, from 7 pm, a classical concert featuring American musicians Alex Biniaz-Harris and Ambrose Soehn, who will perform their four-hand piano composition with renowned musicians Hong Samley (founding member of Baksey Cham Krong, featured in John Pirozzi’s Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten), So Savoeun, and Sinn Sethakol, grandson of Sinn Sisamouth. The performance will also feature traditional Khmer music and classic Cambodian rock & roll.
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Also at Meta House on Saturday 19, from 7 pm, a projection of work from workshops during the 14th annual Angkor Photo Festival, Southeast Asia’s longest-running photo festival. “At the core of it is a free workshop for emerging Asian photographic talents, focused on nurturing each individual’s unique vision and approach to the medium of photography. […] The 14th Edition involved 30 participants from 12 Asian countries.”
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At Cloud on Saturday 19, the regular feminist spoken word night will carry the theme Angry Feminist.
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On Sunday 20, we note with sadness what will be the last performance by long running dance company Amrita Performing Arts, at the Department of Performing Arts, 6.30 pm. Tickets available at the Amrita office or at the door.
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Coming soon:

  • At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha, January 22.
  • The monthly A Nook for Rhyme Crooks spoken word event at Cloud, January 24

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

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In brief: new and returning…



Thursday 17, 7.30 pm, Phnom Penh poet Scott Bywater launches his latest volume of poetry, upon waking, in the garden at LF Social Club (St 308), with readings and signings, from 7.30 pm.
More info

Saturday 19, 6 pm, the reopening party for Bong The Gallery, I don’t belong here, the first solo exhibition of artists’ collective Homeless, with photographs by Shanghai Chang, the paintings by KWN23 and the artworks of Sin Many.
More info

Saturday 19, 7 pm at Meta House a classical and rock’n’roll concert featuring American musicians Alex Biniaz-Harris and Ambrose Soehn alongside Hong Samley, So Savoeun, and Sinn Sethakol.
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Saturday 19, 7 pm at Meta House, a projection of work from workshops during the 14th annual Angkor Photo Festival, Southeast Asia’s longest-running photo festival.
More info

Saturday 19, 7.45 pm at Cloud, the regular feminist spoken word night will carry the theme Angry Feminist.
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Sunday 20, 6.30 pm, the last performance by long running dance company Amrita Performing Arts, at the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets available at the Amrita office or at the door.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Pol Pot regime, a photo series,What has happened here by photographer Choun Sopheap, made up of portraits of Cambodian teenagers holding placards with their questions and thoughts written on it.
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At Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Co : Contemporary and Documentary Photography Class Graduate Exhibition featuring work by nine graduates from the six month programme: Chantha Dararith, Kak Sokphirom, Ky Phiseth, Mam Chanraksmey, Mech Choulay, Mech Sereyrath, Pan Vongvichet, Pay Bunarath and You Bunchan. “The nine participants come from diverse educational backgrounds and professional fields, and they produce new works exploring diverse approaches to photography as a medium. Their works consider a range of topics including self-exploration concerning with people with disability, behavioral change caused by technology, definition toward individual gratitude, suburban settlement, reestablished railway, memories attached to notion of home, and Phnom Penh architecture.”   Until January 24.
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At the French Institute, Identities, a photographic exhibition curated by Sovan Philong – an investigation of the art of portraiture, featuring Svay Ken, Mak Remissa, Leang Seckon, Em Riem, Chov Teanly, Pha Lina, Kim Hak, Neak Sophal, Ti Tit, Soun Sayon, Nov Cheanick, Virgilio Viétez Bertola, Khun Vannak, Dareth Rosaline, Isabel Muñoz, Kong Vollak, Mang Sarith, Lim Sokchanlina, Benoît Fournier, Michael Ackerman, Felix Devisuzanne, Pierre Dmitrienko, R_M and more. From 6.30 pm.
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At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptually loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
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At Meta House a photographic exhibition, Contemporary Breath, by Mech Sereyrath, a senior student at the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. “Her work deals with air pollution in Cambodia, from the burning of fuels such as petroleum, diesel and coal in the transport, household, industrial and energy sectors to smoking cigarettes at home. Air pollution is killing millions of people around the world every year, with nine out of 10 people breathing air containing high levels of pollutants.” From 8 pm environmental films by Cambodian students will be screened.
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At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
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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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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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