Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 March, 2019

Greetings,

Wednesday 27 at Cloud, a painting workshop, Experimental Landscapes, hosted by Jabeen Ghauri. Limited spaces. From 6.30 pm.
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On Friday 29 at Bophana Center, the screening of three artists films by Khvay Samnang, who will also introduce the works.
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Also Friday 29, 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss. “Some portals lead to more darkness, and an escape seems impossible. Other portals offer glimpses of Light, and offers you a place of rest. My Portal, My Abyss is an eclectic selection of paintings by Marika Els and Emily Marques portraying their experiences with the concepts of movement, change, as well as the instability of stability. ”
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Saturday 30 at Cloud, a puppet construction workshop with Marika Els, from 2 pm. Note the following Saturday Cloud will host a full day charcoal workshop.
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Also on Saturday, from 4 pm, KBach Gallery will celebrate their two year anniversary with an exhibition, live painting, music and a charity auction of Devada art from Phnom Penh Fem Fest at The Factory Phnom Penh.
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The last night at the current location of long running multi-disciplinary venue Meta House will be celebrated with a DJ party on Saturday 30 from 7 pm. Meta House will be reopening again in a new location soon.

Sunday 31, 1 pm at The Art Bar, an art and photography exhibition, H-Box.
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On Sunday 31, 6 pm, on the waterfront next to Besun Temple, Arey Ksatr village, on the eastern bank of the Mekong, a dance performance, Beloved, by Prumsodun Ok & NATARASA, “a special offering of new dance and music […] experience Khmer conceptions of art as spiritual technology take on contemporary life.”
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Monday 1 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

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In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 27, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a painting workshop, Experimental Landscapes, hosted by Jabeen Ghauri.
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Friday 29, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, the screening of three artists films by Khvay Samnang.
More info

Friday 29, 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss.
More info

Saturday 30, 2 pm at Cloud, a puppet construction workshop with Marika Els.
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Saturday 30, 4 pm, KBach Gallery will celebrate their two year anniversary with an exhibition, live painting, music and a charity auction at The Factory Phnom Penh.
More info

Sunday 31, 1 pm at The Art Bar, an art and photography exhibition, H-Box.
More info

Sunday 31, 6 pm, next to Besun Temple, Arey Ksatr village, Beloved, by Prumsodun Ok & NATARASA.More info

Monday 1, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses.
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At Meta House, Towards the Future. “The last show at the present space will be a collection of drawings, paintings and photographs, conceived by renowned local and international artists such as Kong Vollak, Svay Ken, Tith Veasna, Sokuntak Piteak, Sokuntevy Oeur, Tim Page, Chath Piersath, Guenther Uecker, Ernst Altmann, Ingo Seliger, Conrad Keely and many others.”
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At Bong the Gallery, Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
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At The Plantation, a new exhibition of works by painter Chhan Dina. “The paintings in Dina’s latest exhibition are in striking contrast to her previous work. She has been using Chinese ink, almost monochrome, but still showcasing her characteristic themes – birds and the natural world as a metaphor for human life.”
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At the French Institute, 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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At Java Independence Monument, Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition 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.”
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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 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:

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm.
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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.

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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