Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 March, 2019

Greetings,

On Thursday 7, from 6.30 pm, the opening of a new exhibition by Em Riem at the French Institute. “His polymorphous work is often uncategorisable, evolving between visual arts, installations, sculptures or performances. It questions, by the use of local materials, the essential relationship between man and the many cycles of Nature. For this exhibition, Em Riem made the decision to create his installation as a spectacular, lyrical and mysterious environment.” Until March 30.
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On Friday 8 at Java Independence Monument, the opening of Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition and book signing by Nicolas C. Grey. “In an age that has been called “post-truth” due to the exposure of social media manipulation by political and corporate agendas, this exhibition, Counterfeit Narratives, Nicolas C. Grey cuts through to the immediacy of the human experience. But post-truthism is not a new idea to the art world. Artists have long drawn attention to our subjective reality and psychological conditioning.” From 6.30 pm
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Later on Friday 8, from 8 pm, LF Social Club hosts an International Women’s Day event featuring a first half of spoken word performances by Jenny Pisani, Fatima Shehata and Jess Anna, to be followed after a break by musical performances.
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Saturday 9, at 2 pm, an artist talk with H O M E L E S S Artists Collective KWN23, Shanghai Chang and Many Sin – accompanying 180°, their exhibition at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap.
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Also on Saturday 9 at Cloud, the regular Feminist Voices spoken word event presents its everyday activism edition, with two sessions both including an open mic, one at 2 pm featuring mostly younger speakers, and then another at the more regular timeslot of 7 pm. A market of stalls will be held in between.
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Also also on Saturday 9, at Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a closing party for the joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d. From 6 pm.
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On Monday 11, from 7 pm at Chinese House, a special concert International Women’s Day event, She is in You, of compositions and orchestral arrangements by Metta Legita, Carrie Herbert and Clara Shandler, sung by Rhiannon Johnson and Marianna Hensley with an impressive ensemble of strings, woodwinds and percussion.
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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:

 

See you about…

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…


Thursday 7, 6.30 pm, the opening of a new exhibition by Em Riem at the French Institute.
More info

Friday 8, 6.30 pm at Java Independence Monument, the opening of Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition and book signing by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

Friday 8, 8 pm, LF Social Club hosts an International Women’s Day event featuring a first half of spoken word performances followed by musical performances.
More info

Saturday 9, 2 pm, an artist talk with H O M E L E S S Artists Collective KWN23, Shanghai Chang and Many Sin at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap.
More info

Saturday 9, 2pm and again at 7 pm at Cloud, the regular Feminist Voices spoken word event presents its everyday activism edition. A market of stalls will be held in between.
More info

Saturday 9, 6 pm, at Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a closing party for the joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

Monday 11, 7 pm at Chinese House, a special concert International Women’s Day event, She is in You, of compositions and orchestral arrangements by Metta Legita, Carrie Herbert and Clara Shandler.
More info

Monday 11, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At Meta House, Tokyo 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.”
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At Meta House, the opening of 3-8-20, an installation by Ingrid Heuser inspired by the Cambodian experience under the Khmer Rouge.
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At Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
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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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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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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.
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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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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:

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.
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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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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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