Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 April, 2019

Greetings,

On Wednesday 3, from 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, Light, Life, Live, an open studio with artist in residence Anurak Tanyapalit. “During the first few weeks Anurak collected flies lying dead on the floor of Sa Sa Art Projects every morning. They were roaming lamps the night before. He was particularly drawn by a book by Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which traces the development of human actions and inventions on the planet over time and their impacts. Like these flies, perhaps we can see that they come to life and then die, because of the night lamps – a human invention. The artist turns the flies into a sculpture in an organic form as if a hive floating in the air.”
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Also on Wednesday 3, from 6 pm, Chinese House hosts the opening of ELEMENTS, a “paintography” exhibition by Jean-Francois Perigois and Dominique Tricoire, “celebrating the four elements of life and surrealism between water and sky in the Kingdom of Wonder’s beautiful countryside.”
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Friday 5 and Saturday 6 at 7 pm, and Sunday 7 at 5 pm, Phnom Penh Players present The Orphan Train, a play celebrating the resilience of children, at Sovannaphum Arts Association. Tickets from The Box Office, Lot 369 and Kwest Restaurant.
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On Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, at 7.30 pm, La Troupe de Theatre Francophone de Phnom Penh presents La Maison de Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, at the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets from Kwest Restaurant, Carnets d’Asie, Cloud and Eleven One Kitchen.
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On Saturday 6, 2 pm at Cloud, the Feminist Voices Phnom Penh open mic will be on the theme of Transformative Love.
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Saturday 6, 10 am at YK Art House, a pulled string painting workshop by Zyct Artistry to explore the possibilities of using string as an art medium. Limited seating, bookings encouraged.
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Saturday 6 at Cloud, a full day charcoal workshop in two sessions – introduction in the morning and then working with a live model in the afternoon.
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Saturday 6, from 3 pm at Bophana Centre, an exhibition commemorating 15 years of NyoNyum, the oldest lifestyle free magazine in Cambodia, written in Japanese and English, which has been published since 2003.
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Saturday 6, 8 pm at Chinese House, a classical music concert featuring guitarist Huy Thanh and vocalist Ngoc Tuyen performing “a careful selection of lyric-romantic chansons, ariettas and canzones in French, Italian and Spanish.”
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Monday 8 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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See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 3, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, Light, Life, Live, an open studio with artist in residence Anurak Tanyapalit.
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Wednesday 3, 6 pm, Chinese House hosts the opening of ELEMENTS, a “paintography” exhibition by Jean-Francois Perigois and Dominique Tricoire.
More info

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 at 7 pm, and Sunday 7 at 5 pm, Phnom Penh Players present The Orphan Train, a play celebrating the resilience of children, at Sovannaphum Arts Association.
More info

Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, at 7.30 pm, La Troupe de Theatre Francophone de Phnom Penh presents La Maison de Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, at the Department of Performing Arts.
More info

Saturday 6, 2 pm at Cloud, the Feminist Voices Phnom Penh open mic on the theme of Transformative Love.
More info

Saturday 6, 10 am at YK Art House, a pulled string painting workshop by Zyct Artistry.
More info

Saturday 6, 10 am at Cloud, a full day charcoal workshop in two sessions.
More info

Saturday 6, from 3 pm at Bophana Centre, an exhibition commemorating 15 years of NyoNyum, the oldest lifestyle free magazine in Cambodia.
More info

Saturday 6, 8 pm at Chinese House, a classical music concert featuring guitarist Huy Thanh and vocalist Ngoc Tuyen.
More info

Monday 8, 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 Cloud, 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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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 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 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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