Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 7 July, 2020


Friday 10 at Sra’Art Gallery, an art and wine pairing event, from 6.30 pm.  “Like art, wine can stimulate the senses, inducing certain reactions and evoking very specific sensations to create an emotional experience.”   Ten different wines for $25, limited to 25 participants.
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Transpersonal Art Therapy is holding introductory group art therapy sessions at Maya Village across the Mekong on Saturday 18 and 25.  “Activities include meditation and expressive activities such as drawing, free writing and movement.”
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap are back to weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday at 6.30 pm.  Seating limited to 12 – bookings advised.
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Cloud’s Drink & Draw is back from its social distancing break with limited seating.  Two hours with a live model.   Bookings requested.  Prebooking: $4 (including $1 off your first drink)  Walk-in: $5 (including 1$ off your first drink).  Every Monday.
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Creative Generation and Futures Factory invite Cambodian poets to submit their work for a a public poetry exhibition in response to the COVID-19 global crisis. Deadline is 15 July 2020.
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White Canvas Cambodia is a similar competition for Cambodian artists, seeking to increase the growth of the art market of South East Asia.
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Coming soon:

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




Java Creative Café has declared its Open Walls on-line exhibition open, with works by a variety of artists from the Phnom Penh community.  You can view it here

Sa Sa Art Projects’ current exhibition, Elements by Mech Choulay & Mech Sereyrath, runs to 7 August.  Viewing available online or gallery visit by appointment.  “The two artists use performance and personal actions in the form of photographs and videos to shed light on the resilience of nature against the destruction caused by humans.”
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As part of the Sra’Art Human Interaction cycle, the gallery presents work by Kok.  “Kok created his pieces by starting from a small dot of paint, putting the thousand of small dots together to create unique pieces full of color and pleasure to the eyes!”  From 6 pm.
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At Meta House, 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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Kampot Art Gallery presents Chan Phoun and Vodka in one exhibition.  “Besides the exhibition there’s a fish room to dive through and a gift shop with Mathilda Graphic designs, upcycled jewellery, comicbooks by Nicolas C. Grey, greeting cards and art supplies.”
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Transit, an exhibition by Marie Le Mounier and Studio Images, at the French Institute.  “It enters into her concerns regarding the portrayal of reality, in which she shows people questioning the inner working of their urban environment, which they constantly keep passing through.”
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Every Wednesday at Azure Bar & Grill, Sip and Draw with Olga Shkylar – $20 for a two hour workshop; includes drawing materials and a drink.
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Also on Thursdays, Sra’Art is holding a kids’ art club, with art-based activities for kids of different ages through the day.
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap are back to weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday at 6.30 pm.  Seating limited to 12 – bookings advised.
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