Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 August 2022

Greetings:

Last night (apologies, it’s open until 23 September) at Sa Sa Art Project was a book launch and exhibition opening, Ti Prasap: The Larry Strange Cambodia Collection.  “In Khmer, Ti Prasap means a place where things converge or come together, but it is more useful to think of it as a place where things transform each other in an active confluence over the course of time. It is a place where a process or a journey occurs – one that is full of varied actions and is still in development, with new possibilities continually forming. Acknowledging this course of time and journey enables us to consider the factors and forces that facilitate such transformation.”  
More info  
 
Thursday Club – postponed from last week – returns this week (tonight!) with the eclectic music duo Geography of the Moon and live painting by guest artist Kwan at Sra’Art Studio.  From 6 pm.  
 
Next Thursday, 1 September, Bophana Center, in collaboration with the Center for Khmer Studies, presents a conference entitled King Sisowath’s Dancers featuring Dr Lucie Labbé 
and Samedy Suong.  English language event.
More info    
 
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September Rong Cheang presents workshops by Leang Seckon on making collages.  Khmer language event, spaces limited to 15. 
More info  
 
Monday 5 September at Footprints Café in Siem Reap, an evening of books – Snakes, Dancers and Dangerous Lives – featuring author talks by Colin Grafton, Nicholas Coffill and Doug Gordon (for Hang Achariya).
More info    
 
Tuesday 6 September at Meta House is the opening of Mekong Trashures, a collection of artworks made from rubbish collected from the rivers surrounding Phnom Penh.  “If you are an artist based in Phnom Penh and interested in participating don’t hesitate to contact katja@wildplastic.com.”  6 pm start. 
More info  
 
The Phnom Penh Literati Society is resuming monthly meetings on Tuesday 6 September at The Box Office – an informal gathering for readings, presentations, poetry and prose.  For more info contact Roberto Longo.

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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See you about…

Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
  


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
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.    
More info

The Gallerist

A continuously rolling collection of works by mostly Cambodian artists.
More info 

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. 
More info 
 
Meta House
In Collaboration: Lars Breuer and Koem Kosocheat, “a new and ambitious installation.”
More info  

Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
New location: #52C, St 240
Reflections, Kak Sokphirom’s photographs of Phare Ponleu Selpak circus as an art form.  Until 25 September. 
 
Plantation
Abstract Escape, an exhibition by Stan.  “There are vibrant colours, joyful colours and spleen colours, stripes that hide and scratches that reveal shapes, then more colours appear.”
More info
 
Romchiek 5 Art Space 
Battambang contemporary art studio.  Rolling exhibitions.  
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Exhibition Ti Prasap: The Larry Strange Cambodia Collection.  “In Khmer, Ti Prasap means a place where things converge or come together, but it is more useful to think of it as a place where things transform each other in an active confluence over the course of time. It is a place where a process or a journey occurs – one that is full of varied actions and is still in development, with new possibilities continually forming. Acknowledging this course of time and journey enables us to consider the factors and forces that facilitate such transformation.”  
More info  
 
Shophouse Studio Gallery
What’s Your Gold, an exhibition by art therapist Hiratsuka Niki and Miguel Jeronimo, based around the Japanese craft of kintsugi as a process of healing after experiences of sex trafficking.   10 am – 6 pm, Monday to Sunday, until 10 September
More info
  
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Painting Hope by Van Chhovorn.  Until 3 September.
More info    
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 
N o w h e r e Art Studio
A range of arts and crafts workshops at different times. 
 

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