Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 January, 2020

Greetings:

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Tonight, Tuesday 21, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects hosts the opening of a work in progress, Elements (This is not mine), by artist in residence Tobin Rothlein.  “Casual conversation and a first look at Rothlein’s new work, a contemporary visual exploration of the great elements (mahabhuta) through video and performance. Featuring work with drag performers Miga and Miz Rebecca.”

Starting today, a series of events as part of the Cambodia Urban Art Festival.  Tonight it’s live painting at Sra’Art, tomorrow an open air screening of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten at Futures Factory, Thursday at Meta House a series of artist talks on art and urbanism, Friday evening a party at Futures Factory with live painting including, performance by dance troupe New Cambodian Artists and more.  Additionally, Exchange Square will host lunchtime performances Wednesday to Friday by Phare Performing Arts Circus.  The closing night party on Sunday 26 is at Enfants d’Asie Cambodge on St 105 runs from 4 pm to 9 pm.
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Thursday 23 at House of Scott, the opening of Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”  From 6 pm.
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On Thursday 23, 7 pm at One Eleven Gallery, Siem Reap, A night of poetry and prose hosted by Howl Cambodia , featuring visiting Canadian poet Marsha Barber, Scott Bywater, and an open mic.
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Thursday 23 to Saturday 25, the French Institute presents three nights of contemporary theatre, acted, read and filmed, under the artistic direction of Jean-Baptiste Phou, honouring the work of Soth Polin and contemporary Cambodian playwrights.
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Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
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Every Monday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
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Coming soon:

  • exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland at Bong Bong Bong, Street 240½ opening on 31 January
  • the 4th anniversary party at Cloud will feature live painting alongside live music from Simoun and Checkered Past.

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Hour Soben, winner of the KBach Artist Competition 2018, is exhibiting first solo show, Dream, at KBach Gallery until end of January 2020.
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At The Plantation until 14 February, an exhibition by Thai painter Attasit POKPONG. Selected works from Thai oil painters Natthiwut PHUANGPHI and Dusit PIMCHANGTONG are also be featured.
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Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
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At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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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:

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
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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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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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Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

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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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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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A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
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