Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 April, 2019

Greetings,

On Wednesday 24, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Micro Organics, an exhibition by Yim Maline. “Yim Maline’s artwork starts with walking. Walking through natural spaces, undisturbed by human intervention. The shapes and colors of flowers, roots, and trees that she observes form the basis of her compositions. It is in these quiet landscapes that Maline seeks a reconciliation with her personal history and the cycles and resilience of nature. This exhibition is included in the programme Landscape Afterwar(d)s.” Until 21 June.
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Thursday 25: get ready for this rush….

On Thursday 25 from 6 pm, at Bophana Center, Landscapes Afterwar(d)s, organised by Soko Phay and Patrick Nardin, “bringing together the artworks resulting from two workshops held in 2017 at the Royal University of Fine Arts. […] A group of young artists, both Cambodian and international, who have worked within the program’s context and on the memory of places, especially that of Phnom Penh, a city in constant turmoil. Their photographs, videos and installations show how they recognize themselves in the events of the past, through different types of archives, vestiges and testimonies. The diversity and polysemy of their works also testifies to the transition from the I to the We, from an intimate experience to a greater collective consciousness.” Until May 25.
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On Thursday 25, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118, between Riverside and Street 5), the last showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot – music photography is only a fraction of his work.
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Also on Thursday 25, from 7 pm at Cloud, the closing of the joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss, will be marked by The Extreme Minute. “How does it work? $2 gets you a minute of painting on the shared canvas (all materials provided) & an entry into the raffle. At the end of the evening one lucky person will take the collaborative masterpiece home with them.”
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And also on Thursday 25, from 7 pm at Imag’in Café-Photo-Galerie on St 93, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Transition, by Martin Jacquemin, exploring the changes affecting the Cham community living on the banks of the Mekong River.
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And also also on Thursday 25, from 8 pm at ARTillery Café on St 240½, an exhibition of woodcut artworks by Kek Soon, Bou’Sra Series.
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Finally on Thursday 25, from 8 pm, one last roll of the dice at the current Meta House location: a performance by D & S Ensemble KNM Berlin and Argentine composer Ana Maria Rodriguez, who are currently developing and rehearsing in collaboration with Cambodian dance company Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa on Drops and Seeds, a new music/dance piece to be premiered in Berlin and Phnom Penh in 2020. “In this concert set the musicians will give a preview on what they are musically working on for Drops and Seeds. Besides their instruments they might also use founded objects like cardboard boxes. There isn’t a score by the composer yet – but some raw material and sketches they will merge and explore in a common improvisation.”
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On Friday 26, at Bophana Center, from 6.30 pm, the screening of a number of short films by Vireak Sieng. “For the Cine Club on this Friday, it would be very special that Mr. Vireak Sieng will come to showcase his outstanding achievements. There are four short films, such as Arv, Waiting, Mission of Super Bean, and The Room Keeper.”
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On Friday 26 in Siem Reap, at MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space, the opening of A place for us, a group exhibition by artists of Open Studio Cambodia, based in Kampot – featuring work by Chan Phoun, Morn Chear, Pav Rasmey, Yim Mary, Long Lavy, Srey Norp, Rath Rathana and Lauren Iida. “Every piece unravels a story for the viewer, often autobiographical, from anecdotal to epic, uplifting to tragic to otherworldly.” 6 pm start, runs until 10 June.
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Saturday 27, from 7 pm at Bong the Gallery, a closing night party Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu, including live digital portrait painting.
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On Sunday 28 at TRIBE Cambodia, in Siem Reap, the opening of Elements, the first exhibition in Cambodia by UK artist Carne Griffiths. Reception from 2 – 6 pm, runs until 31 May.
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On Monday 29, Drink and Draw returns to Cloud after a brief break. Two hours with a life model in multiple poses. 7.30 pm start.
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See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 24, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Micro Organics, an exhibition by Yim Maline. The exhibition is included in the programme Landscape Afterwar(d)s organized by Soko Phay and Patrick Nardin.”
More info

Thursday 25, 6 pm at Bophana Center, Landscapes Afterwar(d)s, organised by Soko Phay and Patrick Nardin, bringing together the artworks resulting from two workshops held in 2017 at the Royal University of Fine Arts.
More info

Thursday 25, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118, between Riverside and Street 5), the last showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot.
More info

Thursday 25, 7 pm at Cloud, Marika Els and Emily Marques present The Extreme Minute. “How does it work? $2 gets you a minute of painting on the shared canvas (all materials provided) & an entry into the raffle.”
More info

Thursday 25, 7 pm at Imag’in Café-Photo-Galerie on St 93, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Transition, by Martin Jacquemin, on the Cham community living on the banks of the Mekong River.
More info

Thursday 25, from 8 pm at ARTillery Café on St 240½, an exhibition of woodcut artworks by Kek Soon, Bou’Sra Series.
More info

Thursday 25, 8 pm, at Meta House, a performance by D & S Ensemble KNM Berlin and Argentine composer Ana Maria Rodriguez of work in progress Drops and Seeds.
More info

Friday 26, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, the screening of short films by Vireak Sieng.
More info

Friday 26, 6.30 pm at MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space Siem Reap, the opening of A place for us, a group exhibition by artists of Open Studio Cambodia, based in Kampot.
More info

Saturday 27, 7 pm at Bong the Gallery, a closing night party Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
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Sunday 28, 2 pm at TRIBE Cambodia, Siem Reap, the opening of Elements, an exhibition by UK artist Carne Griffiths.
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Monday 29, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

Chinese House hosts 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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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.” Until April 25.
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At Bong the Gallery, Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
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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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
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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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