Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 1 November, 2022


Tonight, Tuesday, at Meta House, an artist talk by photographer Marylise Vigneau, based in Austria and Pakistan.  “Raised in a Parisian family with many skeletons in its cupboards, she developed an early taste for investigation and justice.   Despite her fascination with literature, her mode of expression has become photography over time, without her knowing precisely why – maybe the mix of precision, immediacy, truth, and lies which is behind every image.”
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On Friday 4 from 5 pm, Chhan Dina Gallery presents a new exhibition by Chhan Dina – held over from last week due to road construction works on St 13.

Thursday 3 at Meta House, a concert of folk music performances – organised by Asian Music in Peoples’ Peace and Progress.  Acts include Messenger Band from Cambodia; Chi Suwichan, Jenny Kuewa, and Pik Kornkranok from Thailand; Jess Santiago, Bong Ramiro, and Village Idiots from the Philippines; and Vedi Sinha from India.
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At Rong Cheang on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6, 10 am – 5 pm, a workshop entitled Light Mission by Mit Jai Inn.   In English with Khmer translation.  Space limited to 15 people. Please register here: shorturl.at/PVW27
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Ongoing until the end of November, Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2022 presents a range of activities at the French Institute and other venues.    
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Change of venue and dates: ID-Entities, a mixed media art exhibition with artist talks,  featuring Vutha Tor, Erick Gonzalez, Robit Pen,Vannak Khun, Tyta Buth and Carlo Santoro presented by Metaestica Lab will now be held at Meta House, opening 19 November at 5.30 pm and on display until 14 December.
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The next meeting of the Phnom Penh Literati Society  will be held at The Box Office on Tuesday 15 – an informal gathering for readings, presentations, poetry and prose.  Starts at 7 pm sharp. 

Ikigai Arts Center will close on 30 November, after the closure of the shop on 15 November.   The ongoing Cycle of Screenings will continue as planned.

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

Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Apsara Angkor Art Gallery (Siem Reap)
An exhibition of the work of Phnom Penh artist Nyart.

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.  New opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 3.30 pm.  
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FT Gallery/Factory Phnom Penh
Sa Sa Art Projects contemporary art exhibition and online auction to raise money for their 2023 programme.  Media: Cambodianess, Phnom Penh Post, Sabay News (Khmer only) Thmey Thmey (Khmer only)

The Gallerist
A continuously rolling collection of works by mostly Cambodian artists.
Opening this week is Bloom, an exhibition by Singaporean artist Isabelle Ri, who “runs an oil paint based drawing and installation practice, her works respond to aesthetic traditions and techniques. Throughout her life, she has always been fascinated by images and how the world is represented through the eyes of others.”
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Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong
By A Thread, a collaboration between Jean-Baptiste Phou and Sao Sreymao, an exhibition of film, photography, installation and performance that “emphatically explores communication and grief”.  Daily film screenings at 6 pm until 27 November.  An additional artist talk will be held on 19 November before a closing performance on 27 November.  A participatory digital installation will also allow people to share their own stories.  
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Meta House
An exhibition to accompany Photography in Cambodia, 1866 To The Present, a photographic collection compiled by Nicholas Coffill.   Runs until 13 November.   Media: Kumnooh
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Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
New location: #52C, St 240.  Current exhibition is the works Chan Phuon and his mentor Nicolas C Grey.

Romchiek 5 Art Space
Battambang contemporary art studio.  Rolling exhibitions.  

Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
Sampot Sor (White Skirt), a new exhibition by Sao Sreymao.  Until 9 November.   Media:  Cambodianess
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Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
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Regular events, classes, sessions:

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.  Saturday 5 November is Self-portrait acrylic painting, 9 am.  


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