Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 May 2022


Tonight at The Gallerist, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Loeum Lorn.  “Loeum Lorn uses ice as a canvas, highlights its patterns with colors, and surrenders to its texture, its rhythms, its flow. By dropping color on the ice, he observes their encounter and offers us moments through his photos: shapes arise, disappear, transform, in a perpetual flow. Lorn then highlights the law of impermanence and the laws of nature that govern everyone.”  From 6 pm.
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Wednesday 25 at Sa Sa Art Projects, a panel discussion featuring Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao, moderated by Say Tola, part of the public programme of the current exhibition Threshold, on show through to 16 July.  From 6 pm. 
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Also Wednesday 25 at 6 pm is 100% Use Les at Cloud by artist Lee.  “Presented here are a selection of works inspired by the visualization of images of flash moments of ideas, inspired by a wide ranging array of themes and subjects but in particular from works of literature.”
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Opening on Saturday 28 at Sra’Art is Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
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On Sunday 29, Ikigai Arts Center are offering an automatism painting workshop with Frida and Maggi.   2 pm, prebooking required.
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Grave Affairs, the latest show from the Phnom Penh Players, featuring two plays by Jean-Pierre Martinez: Running on Empty and A Casket For Two, at Java Creative Café starting 3rd June 2022.  Tickets now on sale. 
Apple Tree Productions is requesting expressions of interest for poets and spoken word artists to take part in a collaborative event at Botanico on 6 June.  Register your interest at appletreeproductions.int@gmail.com
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

Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
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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 and up-and-coming painters.    
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The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy.  This month on display are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
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La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
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Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”   
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AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929
Transformed, an exhibition  by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art.     Media: Sovrin Magazine (Khmer)
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Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
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Regular events, classes, sessions:
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
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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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