Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 February, 2019

Greetings,
Wednesday 27 at Meta HouseTokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.   “In September 2018 he traveled Japan with his analog camera as a street photographer.  During his four months stay in Tokyo, he has been capturing the beauty of the city, as well as its downsides such as homelessness and the prostitution industry.”  6 pm start.
Thursday 28 at Sa Sa Art Projects, a lecture by Caroline Ha Thuc entitled Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Resistance.  “Since the turn of the century, Hong Kong has been experiencing a veritable cultural renaissance. Over the last few years, the city has become an art market hotspot, welcoming more and more art galleries and hosting Art Basel Hong Kong since 2012.  Face of this avalanche of investment and transactions, what position are Hong Kong artists taking? Living in the temple of liberalism and surrounded by materialism, many develop a kind of resistance toward the system and capitalistic values. This resistance does not take the form of either denial or open conflict, it is rather a quest for new values and the posing of questions on the role of the artist in society.”  In English with Khmer interpretation.
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Thursday 28 at Meta House, from 6 pm, the opening of 3-8-20, an installation by Ingrid Heuser inspired by the Cambodian experience under the Khmer Rouge.
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Saturday 2, 6 pm at Music Arts School, the Sidewalk cellist, Clara Shandler, will perform a concert of unaccompanied cello.
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Monday 4 at CloudDrink & 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:
See you about…
Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
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In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 27, 6 pm at Meta HouseTokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.
Thursday 28, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a lecture by Caroline Ha Thuc entitled Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Resistance.  In English with Khmer interpretation.
More info
Thursday 28, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of 3-8-20, an installation by Ingrid Heuser inspired by the Cambodian experience under the Khmer Rouge.
More info
Saturday 2, 6 pm at Music Arts School, the Sidewalk cellist, Clara Shandler, will perform a concert of unaccompanied cello.
More info

Monday 4, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses.
More info

Ongoing….

exhibitions, dance performances and others
Exhibitions:
At Bong the GalleryBoys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by MariuneFalcon, and Dr0pd3d.
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At Sa Sa Art ProjectsThread 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.
At the Kampot Art GalleryKampot: 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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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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Dance:
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.
Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom PongPrumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance.  Tickets $25.
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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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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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Other:
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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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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Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 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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New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane.  “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
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