Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 March, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 19, from 6 pm, the last exhibition at Meta House’s current location: Towards the Future. “The last show at the present space will be a collection of drawings, paintings and photographs, conceived by renowned local and international artists such as Kong Vollak, Svay Ken, Tith Veasna, Sokuntak Piteak, Sokuntevy Oeur, Tim Page, Chath Piersath, Guenther Uecker, Ernst Altmann, Ingo Seliger, Conrad Keely and many others.”
More info

The Kok Thlok arts organisation is presenting twice weekly shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday at 6.30 pm.
More info

Saturday 23, 7 pm at Bong the Gallery, the opening of Zombie Museum, by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
More info

Monday 25 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

From Monday 18 through to early April, Phnom Penh art and urban project Currents 19 at multiple locations in the city. “The interdisciplinary program brings together artists, architects, urbanists, performers, academics, students, filmmakers and city residents to engage, share, and propose the ways we understand the communities and the cities we inhabit and ourselves, which are still in a process of forming and being formed.”
More info

Coming soon:

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 19, from 6 pm, the last exhibition at Meta House’s current location: Towards the Future.
More info

Friday 22, 6.30 pm at the National Library, Kok Thlok presents shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances.
More info

Saturday 23, 7 pm at Bong the Gallery, the opening of Zombie Museum, by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
More info

Sunday 24, 6.30 pm at the National Library, Kok Thlok presents shadow puppet and Khmer theatre performances.
More info

Monday 25, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink & Draw Masterclass beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At The Plantation, a new exhibition of works by painter Chhan Dina. “The paintings in Dina’s latest exhibition are in striking contrast to her previous work. She has been using Chinese ink, almost monochrome, but still showcasing her characteristic themes – birds and the natural world as a metaphor for human life.”
More info

At the French Institute, a new exhibition by Em Riem at the French Institute. “His polymorphous work is often uncategorisable, evolving between visual arts, installations, sculptures or performances. It questions, by the use of local materials, the essential relationship between man and the many cycles of Nature. For this exhibition, Em Riem made the decision to create his installation as a spectacular, lyrical and mysterious environment.” Until March 30.
More info

At Java Independence Monument, Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition by Nicolas C. Grey. “In an age that has been called “post-truth” due to the exposure of social media manipulation by political and corporate agendas, this exhibition, Counterfeit Narratives, Nicolas C. Grey cuts through to the immediacy of the human experience. But post-truthism is not a new idea to the art world. Artists have long drawn attention to our subjective reality and psychological conditioning.”
More info

At Meta House, Tokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.  “In September 2018 he traveled Japan with his analog camera as a street photographer. During his four months stay in Tokyo, he has been capturing the beauty of the city, as well as its downsides such as homelessness and the prostitution industry.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info
Other:

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

 

 

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 March, 2019

Greetings,

Today, Tuesday 12 at Bophana Centre, from 4 pm, a panel discussion, Reflection on Khmer Rouge History from Perspective of Younger Generation, featuring classical dance instructor Om Yuvanna, Keo Seyha of the Karuna organization, history student Oem Sela and painter Sang Nan, as part of Sang Nan’s exhibition Four Decades since the Fall of the Khmer Rouge that opened over the weekend.
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Wednesday 13, from 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a dance performance by Jory Horn, When Smoke Escapes the Body. “Including the elements of fire as an ignition to release a trapped soul and water as the metaphor for rebirth, this piece speaks of spirituality through the lens of Jory’s Cambodian mother’s past traumas and the strength it has taken to build a new life and raise a family of eight on foreign soil.”
More info

Wednesday 13 through to Saturday 16, nightly at 7.30 pm, performances of Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House. Tickets $10 on sale from the venue, Rambutan Resort, Lot 369 Cafe & Bar – both TTP and BOOK. Proceeds will go to Chouk Sar clinic, an organisation that supports the local LGBTI community.
More info

Thursday 14, 5 pm at Meta House, finissage of the exhibition project 3-8-20 by German artist Ingrid Heuser, who attempts to honor the nameless victims of the Khmer Rouge, including a special performance.
More info

On Saturday 16, the Street 93 Festival at the old Boeng Kak Lakeside, “11 hours of art and music in the street,” including activities for children, DJs, live music and more. From 3 pm.
More info

Saturday 16 at The Plantation, the opening of Flying Higher, a new exhibition of works by painter Chhan Dina. “The paintings in Dina’s latest exhibition are in striking contrast to her previous work. She has been using Chinese ink, almost monochrome, but still showcasing her characteristic themes – birds and the natural world as a metaphor for human life. Along with Dina’s creations, about 20 paintings by her art students from Symphony Music and Art school will be on display.” From 6 pm.
More info

On Sunday 17, 6 pm at Meta House, a classical concert featuring performances by IBLA prizewinners. Each summer hundreds of musicians and composers from all over the world join the IBLA international music competitions. $10/$3
More info

From Monday 18 through to early April, Phnom Penh art and urban project Currents 19 at multiple locations in the city. No details of events as yet, but “the interdisciplinary program brings together artists, architects, urbanists, performers, academics, students, filmmakers and city residents to engage, share, and propose the ways we understand the communities and the cities we inhabit and ourselves, which are still in a process of forming and being formed.”
More info

Monday 18 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon

 

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


 

Tuesday 12, 4 pm at Bophana Centre, a panel discussion, Reflection on Khmer Rouge History from Perspective of Younger Generation, featuring classical dance instructor Om Yuvanna, Keo Seyha of the Karuna organization, history student Oem Sela and painter Sang Nan.
More info

Wednesday 13, 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a dance performance by Jory Horn, When Smoke Escapes the Body.
More info

Wednesday 13, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
More info

Thursday 14, 5 pm at Meta House, finissage of the exhibition project 3-8-20 by German artist Ingrid Heuser.
More info

Thursday 14, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
More info

Friday 15, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
More info

Saturday 16, 3 pm, Street 93 Festival at the old Boeng Kak Lakeside, “11 hours of art and music in the street.”
More info

Saturday 16, 6 pm at The Plantation, the opening of Flying Higher, a new exhibition of works by painter Chhan Dina and her students.
More info

Saturday 16, 7.30 pm, Shanghai Cabaret by the Phnom Penh Players, at Chinese House.
More info

Sunday 17, 6 pm at Meta House, a classical concert featuring performances by IBLA prizewinners.
More info

Monday 18, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni.
More info

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At the French Institute, a new exhibition by Em Riem at the French Institute. “His polymorphous work is often uncategorisable, evolving between visual arts, installations, sculptures or performances. It questions, by the use of local materials, the essential relationship between man and the many cycles of Nature. For this exhibition, Em Riem made the decision to create his installation as a spectacular, lyrical and mysterious environment.” Until March 30.
More info

At Java Independence Monument, Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition by Nicolas C. Grey. “In an age that has been called “post-truth” due to the exposure of social media manipulation by political and corporate agendas, this exhibition, Counterfeit Narratives, Nicolas C. Grey cuts through to the immediacy of the human experience. But post-truthism is not a new idea to the art world. Artists have long drawn attention to our subjective reality and psychological conditioning.”
More info

At Meta House, Tokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.  “In September 2018 he traveled Japan with his analog camera as a street photographer. During his four months stay in Tokyo, he has been capturing the beauty of the city, as well as its downsides such as homelessness and the prostitution industry.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info
Other:

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 March, 2019

Greetings,

On Thursday 7, from 6.30 pm, the opening of a new exhibition by Em Riem at the French Institute. “His polymorphous work is often uncategorisable, evolving between visual arts, installations, sculptures or performances. It questions, by the use of local materials, the essential relationship between man and the many cycles of Nature. For this exhibition, Em Riem made the decision to create his installation as a spectacular, lyrical and mysterious environment.” Until March 30.
More info

On Friday 8 at Java Independence Monument, the opening of Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition and book signing by Nicolas C. Grey. “In an age that has been called “post-truth” due to the exposure of social media manipulation by political and corporate agendas, this exhibition, Counterfeit Narratives, Nicolas C. Grey cuts through to the immediacy of the human experience. But post-truthism is not a new idea to the art world. Artists have long drawn attention to our subjective reality and psychological conditioning.” From 6.30 pm
More info

Later on Friday 8, from 8 pm, LF Social Club hosts an International Women’s Day event featuring a first half of spoken word performances by Jenny Pisani, Fatima Shehata and Jess Anna, to be followed after a break by musical performances.
More info

Saturday 9, at 2 pm, an artist talk with H O M E L E S S Artists Collective KWN23, Shanghai Chang and Many Sin – accompanying 180°, their exhibition at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap.
More info

Also on Saturday 9 at Cloud, the regular Feminist Voices spoken word event presents its everyday activism edition, with two sessions both including an open mic, one at 2 pm featuring mostly younger speakers, and then another at the more regular timeslot of 7 pm. A market of stalls will be held in between.
More info

Also also on Saturday 9, at Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a closing party for the joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d. From 6 pm.
More info

On Monday 11, from 7 pm at Chinese House, a special concert International Women’s Day event, She is in You, of compositions and orchestral arrangements by Metta Legita, Carrie Herbert and Clara Shandler, sung by Rhiannon Johnson and Marianna Hensley with an impressive ensemble of strings, woodwinds and percussion.
More info

Monday 11 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon:

 

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 7, 6.30 pm, the opening of a new exhibition by Em Riem at the French Institute.
More info

Friday 8, 6.30 pm at Java Independence Monument, the opening of Counterfeit Narratives, an exhibition and book signing by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

Friday 8, 8 pm, LF Social Club hosts an International Women’s Day event featuring a first half of spoken word performances followed by musical performances.
More info

Saturday 9, 2 pm, an artist talk with H O M E L E S S Artists Collective KWN23, Shanghai Chang and Many Sin at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap.
More info

Saturday 9, 2pm and again at 7 pm at Cloud, the regular Feminist Voices spoken word event presents its everyday activism edition. A market of stalls will be held in between.
More info

Saturday 9, 6 pm, at Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a closing party for the joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

Monday 11, 7 pm at Chinese House, a special concert International Women’s Day event, She is in You, of compositions and orchestral arrangements by Metta Legita, Carrie Herbert and Clara Shandler.
More info

Monday 11, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At Meta House, Tokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.  “In September 2018 he traveled Japan with his analog camera as a street photographer. During his four months stay in Tokyo, he has been capturing the beauty of the city, as well as its downsides such as homelessness and the prostitution industry.”
More info

At Meta House, the opening of 3-8-20, an installation by Ingrid Heuser inspired by the Cambodian experience under the Khmer Rouge.
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info
Other:

N o w h e r e Gallery presents frequent workshops such as Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas, Bookbinding for beginners and Brush lettering for beginners. Bookings always essential, spaces limited. Mostly Saturdays and Sundays although occasionally midweek.
More info

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 February, 2019

Greetings,
Wednesday 27 at Meta HouseTokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.   “In September 2018 he traveled Japan with his analog camera as a street photographer.  During his four months stay in Tokyo, he has been capturing the beauty of the city, as well as its downsides such as homelessness and the prostitution industry.”  6 pm start.
Thursday 28 at Sa Sa Art Projects, a lecture by Caroline Ha Thuc entitled Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Resistance.  “Since the turn of the century, Hong Kong has been experiencing a veritable cultural renaissance. Over the last few years, the city has become an art market hotspot, welcoming more and more art galleries and hosting Art Basel Hong Kong since 2012.  Face of this avalanche of investment and transactions, what position are Hong Kong artists taking? Living in the temple of liberalism and surrounded by materialism, many develop a kind of resistance toward the system and capitalistic values. This resistance does not take the form of either denial or open conflict, it is rather a quest for new values and the posing of questions on the role of the artist in society.”  In English with Khmer interpretation.
More info
Thursday 28 at Meta House, from 6 pm, the opening of 3-8-20, an installation by Ingrid Heuser inspired by the Cambodian experience under the Khmer Rouge.
More info
Saturday 2, 6 pm at Music Arts School, the Sidewalk cellist, Clara Shandler, will perform a concert of unaccompanied cello.
More info

Monday 4 at CloudDrink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon:
See you about…
Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.
In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 27, 6 pm at Meta HouseTokyo Story, an exhibition by young German photographer Niclas Vincent Morgenthal.
Thursday 28, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a lecture by Caroline Ha Thuc entitled Hong Kong Contemporary Art: Resistance.  In English with Khmer interpretation.
More info
Thursday 28, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of 3-8-20, an installation by Ingrid Heuser inspired by the Cambodian experience under the Khmer Rouge.
More info
Saturday 2, 6 pm at Music Arts School, the Sidewalk cellist, Clara Shandler, will perform a concert of unaccompanied cello.
More info

Monday 4, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses.
More info

Ongoing….

exhibitions, dance performances and others
Exhibitions:
At Bong the GalleryBoys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by MariuneFalcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info
At Sa Sa Art ProjectsThread by Pen Robit.  “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
At the Kampot Art GalleryKampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info 

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:
Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance.  “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.”  Tickets $18.
Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom PongPrumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance.  Tickets $25.
More info
Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:
The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308.  Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required.  $10/session (2 hours).
More info
Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane.  “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 February, 2019

Greetings,

Wednesday 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

On Thursday 21 Meta House is hosting a night of poetry, Bluebird, with a long list of readers and an open mic as well. 8 pm start.
More info

Saturday 23 at Cloud, Feminist Voices Phnom Penh hosts a spoken word open mic on the topic everyday sexism. All forms of spoken word are encouraged. From 7.45 pm.
More info

Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at the Institute of Foreign Languages (Russian Blvd), presented by Cambodian Living Arts, a performance by Harpeth Rising, a chamberfolk trio from Cincinnati, Ohio. “Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.”   In performance with Sam Rocker, Chamroeun Sophea and Chheng Heang. On Sunday they play Epic Arts in Kampot, and on the following Tuesday at the University of South-East Asia in Siem Reap.
More info

Monday 25 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

New art programmes for children from three years old and up is now underway at Ocarina School led by a certified art teacher, Océane. “Ocarina is the first and only French-speaking activities center offering French standard after-school music and art curriculums for children from 6 months to 17 years old.”
More info

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh.
More info

Thursday 21, 8 pm at Meta House, a night of poetry, Bluebird.
More info

Saturday 23, 7.45 pm at Cloud, Feminist Voices Phnom Penh hosts a spoken word open mic on the topic everyday sexism.
More info

Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at the Institute of Foreign Languages (Russian Blvd), a performance by Harpeth Rising, a chamberfolk trio from Cincinnati, Ohio.
More info

Monday 25, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others



Exhibitions:

At Meta House, Digital Apsara, an exhibition of works by Italian Siem Reap-based digital artist Claudio Fiori, “a collection of figurative and esoteric digital works, inspired by his dreams, thoughts, moods and sentiments, as well as Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.”
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptually loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

Dance:

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Other:

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 February, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Digital Apsara, an exhibition of works by Italian Siem Reap-based digital artist Claudio Fiori, “a collection of figurative and esoteric digital works, inspired by his dreams, thoughts, moods and sentiments, as well as Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.”
More info

Thursday 14 to Saturday 16, 3 days of dance at the French Institute, featuring performances by Nam Narim, New Cambodian Artists, Hun Pen and Belle. 7 pm each night.
More info

Friday 15 at Sa Sa Art Projects an artists talk by artist Thai artist Anurak Tanyapalit, in English with Khmer translation. “He investigates different media: painting, installation, site-specific, public art space, photography, and maps. Anurak is interested in expressing his own abstractions. This has led to experimental works that question different tangible objects.“   From 6 pm.
More info

Also on Friday 15, 6 pm at Bophana Center, Sunflower Special, the presentation of five short films produced in 2018 by young Cambodian directors with the Sunflower Film Alliance.
More info

On Saturday 16, N o w h e r e Gallery presents a workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   1 – 5 pm.
More info

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 at Chinese House, the Phnom Penh Players’ annual performances of The Vagina Monologues.  The Saturday performance is part of the inaugural Phnom Fem Fest, a celebration of feminist arts of all strains, including paintings, photography, music, dance and spoken word. Noon to midnight.
More info

Saturday 16 from 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, the opening of Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

Monday 18 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon:

 

see you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Digital Apsara, an exhibition of works by Italian Siem Reap-based digital artist Claudio Fiori.
More info

Thursday 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16, 7 pm, at the French Institute, 3 days of dance featuring performances by Nam Narim, New Cambodian Artists, Hun Pen and Belle.
More info

Friday 15, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects an artists talk by artist Thai artist Anurak Tanyapalit, in English with Khmer translation.
More info

Friday 15, 6 pm at Bophana Center, Sunflower Special, the presentation of five short films produced in 2018 by the Sunflower Film Alliance.
More info

Saturday 16, 1 pm at N o w h e r e Gallery, a workshop Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas. Bookings essential.
More info

Friday 15 at 7 pm, Saturday 16 at 5 pm and Sunday 17 at 7 pm, Chinese House, the Phnom Penh Players’ annual performances of The Vagina Monologues.

Saturday 16, noon to midnight at Chinese House, the inaugural Phnom Fem Fest, a celebration of feminist arts of all strains, including paintings, photography, music, dance and spoken word.
More info

Saturday 16, 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, the opening of Boys Food and Toys, a joint exhibition by Mariune, Falcon, and Dr0pd3d.
More info

Monday 18 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

At Martin Jacquemin Photography (St 118), the opening of Scenes/Unseen, an exhibition of photographs. “Scenes/Unseen takes the viewer on a journey to the remote peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia. Home to 68 active volcanoes, over 10 percent of the total found on land anywhere on Earth, the region is part of the “Ring of Fire”, a string of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
More info

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptually loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 February, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 5, 7.30 pm in Siem Reap, dance troupe New Cambodian Artists presents a special performance by three dancers and two cellists.
More info

On Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist talk by Pen Robit as part of his current exhibition, Thread.   In Khmer with English interpretation. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”
More info

This weekend the Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for their upcoming production The Great Theater of the World, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, 1 – 4.50 pm at 3 Mangos Guesthouse.
More info

Saturday 9, 2 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh for anyone looking to expand their writing, find their voice and build confidence. Please bring something to write with.
More info

Sunday 10 at 7 pm at Meta House, German historian and author Jochen Voit presents his dramatic and touching graphic novel, Nieder mit Hitler, about an older East-German arrested by communist state security recollecting his life under Nazi rule. A short film introduces you to the protagonist of the story.
More info

Also Sunday 10, 8 pm at Raffles Le Royale, a concert by pianist Ken Lim featuring works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
More info

Monday 11 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon:

  • 3 days of dance at the French Institute, Feburary 14-16
  • Phnom Fem Fest at Chinese House, February 16, around the Phnom Penh Players’ annual performance of The Vagina Monologues.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 5, 7.30 pm in Siem Reap, New Cambodian Artists presents a special performance with two cellists.
More info

Thursday 7, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an artist talk by Pen Robit as part of his current exhibition, Thread.
More info

Saturday 9, 1 – 4.30 pm, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ upcoming production The Great Theater of the World.
More info

Saturday 9, 2 pm at Cloud, a poetry writing workshop hosted by Jessica of Feminist Voices Phnom Penh.
More info

Sunday 10, 1 – 4.30 pm, auditions for the Phnom Penh Players’ upcoming production The Great Theater of the World.
More info

Sunday 10, 7 pm at Meta House, German historian and author Jochen Voit presents his dramatic and touching graphic novel, Nieder mit Hitler.
More info

Sunday 10, 8 pm at Raffles Le Royale, a concert by pianist Ken Lim.
More info

Monday 11, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni. BYO materials.
More info


Ongoing….


At Meta House, Deep Inside – Phnom Penh Streets, an exhibition of Phnom Penh street photographs by Jean-Francois Perigois. “Behind main streets and busy boulevards overcrowded during rush hours, another face of Phnom Penh can be discovered for those who want to travel into small dark alleys behind the buildings of the “old city”, such as Kandal area and O’Russei.”
More info

Every Thursday and Friday, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, the dance company Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents performances of Cambodian dance. “Featuring a stellar cast dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power.” Tickets $18.
More info

At Martin Jacquemin Photography (St 118), the opening of Scenes/Unseen, an exhibition of photographs. “Scenes/Unseen takes the viewer on a journey to the remote peninsula of Kamchatka, Russia. Home to 68 active volcanoes, over 10 percent of the total found on land anywhere on Earth, the region is part of the “Ring of Fire”, a string of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Thread by Pen Robit. “Thread presents two new series of painting by Pen Robit, marking a new step in the artist’s ongoing investigation of his artistic language with identity, iconography, and abstraction. Anchoring on krama, traditional Cambodian scarf, as an object of study, Robit uses painting to weave, fold, and reconstruct forms in search for expressions that are freed from the boundary of the textile and nationalist imagination.”   Until April 5.
More info

Saturdays and Sundays, 6.30 pm at Counterspace Theatre, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong, Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA present performances of Vajramala – Spirit of Khmer Dance. Tickets $25.
More info

At Java Creative Café Independence Monument, That Which is Hidden, an exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha. “The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.”   Until February 28.
More info

The theatrical group the Francophone Troupe of Phnom Penh is holding a theatre workshops at 6.30 pm every Wednesday at Restaurant 63 Bassac, on St 308. Sessions are in French but perfect French is not required. $10/session (2 hours).
More info

At Bong The Gallery, I don’t belong here, the first solo exhibition of artists’ collective Homeless, with photographs by Shanghai Chang, the paintings by KWN23 and the artworks of Sin Many.
More info

At Meta House, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Pol Pot regime, a photo series,What has happened here by photographer Choun Sopheap, made up of portraits of Cambodian teenagers holding placards with their questions and thoughts written on it.
More info

At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork, a solo exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee, curated by Meta Moeng. “The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time, comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptally loaded from her experiences and thought.” Until February 28.
More info

At the Kampot Art Gallery, Kampot: The Changing Landscape. “Neak Sophal and Kong Vollak have created a unique exhibition looking at Kampot and the impact of past, present and future.”
More info

Dance Academy Cambodia has a wide range of dance classes through the week at Urban Tower, 5th Floor, #20 Street 51 (opposite Blue Dog, near The Place).
More info

New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
More info

At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
More info

Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
More info

New Leaf Book Cafe
 in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info