Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 July 2022


On Friday 22, Sa Sa Art Projects (St 350, off St 95) presents an open studio with artist Mao Sovanchandy, from 6 pm.  “Chandy is a graduate architect and artist whose work centers around urban identity, environment and reflections of culture, and preservation. Her works are often reminiscent of old heritage buildings that allow audiences to reconnect with past memories and reflect on presence and future.”
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This Saturday and Sunday new community art studio Rong Chea (St 308) presents There’s no Place: An embroidery installation project with Jakkai Siributr.  Saturday 2 – 6 pm (with breaks) and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm (with lunch break).  In English with Khmer translation, space is limited to 15 people.
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On Saturday 23, Sra’Art presents the opening of Painting Hope by Van Chhovorn, from 6 pm.
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Last week the dance troupe New Cambodian Artists held an invited guests only performance at their new space at StudioNow, Koh Pich.  Check out their Facebook page for a review of the night by Andy Brower. 

Next week, Thursday 28, Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for cast and crew for their next production, 12-8, a comedy written and directed by Samithi Sok.    

Coming up: Sunday 31 July, in Siem Reap, Howl Cambodia and Yini Teahouse collaborate once again for the last Sunday of the month open mic poem salon.
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This November the Chamnor Arts Festival returns to Battambang, as reported in the Phnom Penh Post.

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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Fabian Hipp

Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others

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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FT Gallery
Group exhibition coordinated by Chhan Dina: Art Culture Inside/Out. “Art Culture Inside/Out aims to create points of connection between established artists who already have visibility and broad representation, to create encounters, to exhibit varied and complementary styles, and to be intergenerational.” 
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The Gallerist

A new exhibition of the paintings of Takakazu Yamada.
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Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
/ Tribe Art Cambodia
The work of Nak Noy.  Media:  Khmer Times
Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong
Memory House is a photo series by emerging Cambodian-Australian artist and film-maker Allison Chhorn. The series explore traces and shadow memories of the family plastic house the artist worked in with her Cambodian refugee parents when she was younger.   Until 11 September. 
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Meta House
Fake Activism!, an exhibition by CIA First International School students.  “Their objective was to find humour with relation to activism. This led students to work together in groups to find synthesis between idea, concept, and physical creation of 2 and 3-D works.”
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Convergence, a dual exhibition by artworks from two different artists, Théo Vallier and Grégory Gosselin, who both work with metal. 
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Romchiek 5 Art Space 
Battambang contemporary art studio.  Rolling exhibitions.  
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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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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N o w h e r e Art Studio
A range of arts and crafts workshops at different times. 

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