Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 June, 2020


Tonight, Tuesday 9, the opening at Meta House of Everything in its right place, an exhibition by Christopher Bryce Morris Wise.  “I’ve always been drawn to the perplexing mathematics of interpersonal relationships. Recently, I couldn’t help but see everything and everyone as basic shapes – some that fit, some that don’t. Everyone angular, quartered. These shapes arrange-interact or overlap-in strange geometry. An ever-changing design that becomes a puzzle to solve, a spell to chant mantra-like alone. Solitary and separated, we exist in increasingly isolated spaces – turning inward. The square of an apartment, rectangular bed peeking at a door, the dull glow of screens reduce into even smaller vistas. Life a serrated keyhole that cuts ourselves out or in. We mystify demystification and conjure ourselves: the flat shapes that remain.”
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On Saturday 13, upstairs at The Exchange, a one night exhibition by Troy Campbell, Long Train Running.  The evening will include poetry performed by Scott Bywater with audiovisuals from Warren Daly.  From 7 pm.
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Also on Saturday 13, Phnom Penh Players present Where Art They Now, an on-line conversation about art and life featuring PPP alumni from around the world.  Limited seating at The Box Office or tune in via Zoom.
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On Monday 14, Khmer Magic Music Bus presents a discussion about music and emotional healingwith psychotherapist Sotheary Yim, KMMB founder Seyma Thorn, programme manager Phina So and musician Cheuk Samnang, live on Facebook at 6 pm.
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Community Artists is a new effort headed by Chhan Dina to bring artists together in mutual support.  A collection of videos of individual artists is being produced – recently released are Sodavy Suos and Emily Marques.

Coming soon:

  • Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute, from June 16.  There will, however, be no public opening due to health security protocols.
  • Thursday Tales has been relocated to upstairs at The Exchange, and will occur on the third Thursday each month.  June 18 will feature photographer Anders Jira, a performance by Mel Nutter, and Osokuma.  

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




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