Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 February, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 5, 7.30 pm in Siem Reap, dance troupe New Cambodian Artists presents a special performance by three dancers and two cellists.
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On Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist talk by Pen Robit as part of his current exhibition, Thread.   In Khmer with English interpretation. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”
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This weekend the Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for their upcoming production The Great Theater of the World, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, 1 – 4.50 pm at 3 Mangos Guesthouse.
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Saturday 9, 2 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
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Sunday 10 at 7 pm at Meta House, German historian and author Jochen Voit presents his dramatic and touching graphic novel, Nieder mit Hitler, about an older East-German arrested by communist state security recollecting his life under Nazi rule. A short film introduces you to the protagonist of the story.
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Also Sunday 10, 8 pm at Raffles Le Royale, a concert by pianist Ken Lim featuring works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
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Monday 11 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
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Coming soon:

  • 3 days of dance at the French Institute, Feburary 14-16
  • Phnom Fem Fest at Chinese House, February 16, around the Phnom Penh Players’ annual performance of The Vagina Monologues.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 5, 7.30 pm in Siem Reap, New Cambodian Artists presents a special performance with two cellists.
More info

Thursday 7, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist talk by Pen Robit as part of his current exhibition, Thread.
More info

Saturday 9, 1 – 4.30 pm, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ upcoming production The Great Theater of the World.
More info

Saturday 9, 2 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh.
More info

Sunday 10, 1 – 4.30 pm, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ upcoming production The Great Theater of the World.
More info

Sunday 10, 7 pm at Meta House, German historian and author Jochen Voit presents his dramatic and touching graphic novel, Nieder mit Hitler.
More info

Sunday 10, 8 pm at Raffles Le Royale, a concert by pianist Ken Lim.
More info

Monday 11, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni. BYO materials.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
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Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
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At Martin Jacquemin Photography (St 118), the opening of Scenes/Unseen, an exhibition of photographs. “Scenes/Unseen takes the viewer on a journey to the remote peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia. Home to 68 active volcanoes, over 10 percent of the total found on land anywhere on Earth, the region is part of the “Ring of Fire”, a string of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.”
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At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
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Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
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At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
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The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
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At 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, 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 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 conceptally loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
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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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