Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 April 2022


This week Thursday Club returns to Sra’Art: live performance combining music and different visual artist(s) in each session.  With Geography of the Moon and artist Frida Falcon.  From 6 pm.
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Thursday Tales at The Exchange this week features Oso Kuma’s Hello Goodbye Hello art participatory performance.   
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Chhan Dina Gallery will be open on Friday 22 from 5 pm for the current exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time.  
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On Friday 22, Ikigai Arts Center with Czech NGO People in Need are hosting an art auction in support of Ukraine featuring the work of many local artists.  From 6 pm. 
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This weekend the Phnom Penh Players’ very adult pantomime Fingerella opens – it’s playing this Friday and Saturday and the next – at The Speakeasy Theatre at The Box Office.  7 pm start.  Tickets available at The Box Office
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This Saturday and next at Ikigai Arts Center:  Bowls and Paint workshop with Frida Falcon and Michaela, 10.30 am.   
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On Saturday, April 23 the Shophouse Studio hosts the opening of Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic, including an artist talk at 6 pm.  After the opening event, the gallery will be open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
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On Sunday, at Raffles Le Royal, 7 pm, a solo guitar concert by Pongpat Pongpradit paying homage to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.  $10/$3.   
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Next week: la Troupe de Théâtre Francophone de Phnom Penh performs La Cantatrice Chauve by Eugene Ionesco at the French Institute, Thursday 28, 7 pm. 
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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.

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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others

Bophana Center
Dan Anuar (Memory), an exhibition featuring works by 14 young Khmer artists, curated by Kimsan Sou.  “Memory became the main message of our first exhibition through our works on display, reminiscent of memories and experiences we have learned and experienced in the past.”   Until April 29.
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Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters.  In April an exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time, is on display.   #178 St 13, near the National Museum. 
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The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy
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La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
In the eyes of Aurelie: photography by Aurelie Fischer
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Meta House
Astrophotography Cambodia presents An Evening Under Mekong Skies, an exhibition of space and night sky images taken by Sonic Duran and his fellow astrophotographers in Cambodia: Nara Tsitra, Mardy Suong, Sereywat Chea, Koy Vireak and Piak Lim.  Introductory workshops will be offered weekly through April.   
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N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”  Until 1 May. 

Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
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Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine 

Shophouse Gallery
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic.  After the opening event on Saturday 23, the gallery will be open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
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Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
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Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
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Regular events, classes, sessions:
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
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Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
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Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
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Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
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