Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 June, 2022


Opening tonight, 6 pm at Meta House, Remade in Cambodia, an exhibition of photographs of recycled and hand-woven clothes.  Photos by Cambodian photographer Choun Sopheap. 
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On Wednesday 8, 8 pm at Cloud, Lee and Chris present an artist talk.   
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Friday 10 at Sa Sa Art Projects , an artist talk by Battanbang artist, architect and photographer Mao Sovanchandy.  “She finds inspiration from the surrounding environment of the fast-growing context of Phnom Penh, which is full of historical and cultural values. She has an enthusiasm for photography and old heritage buildings. She often experiments with different conceptual photography that tells a story and evokes further discussion. She believes in the arts that express imagination to create reflections and trigger thoughts and build potential reimagination from a different perspective.”  In English with Khmer interpretation.  From 6 pm.   
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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 has its second and final weekend of performances coming up – Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday night.  Message Phnom Penh Players to book. 
Ikigai Arts Center presents BazART #1 artistic fair, Saturday 11:  “discover the work of different creatives, attend demonstrations or participate in activities.”  The programme includes live music performances, craft workshops and a body performance. 
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The Cambodian International Film Festival returns in next month and will run from June 28 to July 3.  
United Yoga Asia presents an exhibition by Battambang artist Khchao Touch, on Saturday 18 June. 
Coming to Meta House on 21 June is Blush with the Past, a new exhibition of paintings by Ny Vannak.  “Sculptures of antiquity, from both the west and east, are recreated on canvas, blooming with elaborate pigmentation; a vigorous approach to reinventing ancient portraiture, from David to the Bayon.  For her exhibition “Blush with the Past”, Ny Vannak combines her interest in the wide world of faces and her love of vivid colour.”
Coming on 24 June to The Plantation is Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. 
In Siem Reap on 28 June, Howl and FCC Angkor present an evening celebrating and promoting books newly published in Cambodia. 
Apple Tree Productions International held their first spoken word/musical collaborative event at Botanico last night – the plan is for monthly events in the same vein.  Register your interest in getting involved 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

LIFE WILL WIN, a fundraising exhibition for helping five organizations and volunteer groups currently in Ukraine supporting the humanitarian effort, with almost 40 different artists and more than 100 artworks. Many are artists who are currently volunteering in war affected areas, and 100% of the funds will be used to provide food, medical supplies and meet other urgent needs in the region.
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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
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.” 
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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
Remade in Cambodia, an exhibition of photographs of recycled and hand-woven clothes.  Photos by Cambodian photographer Choun Sopheap. 
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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.
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. 
Shophouse Gallery
10 different artists showcase their work through to June 26.   #91 Street 110 – Enter through Jungle à Domicile.   Daily: 12 to 6 pm
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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)  Phnom Penh Post  (English)
Note: closed 7 – 10 June for private event; reopening on 11 June.
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
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Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
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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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