Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 20 June, 2017

Greetings,

Wednesday 21, from 6.30 pm at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the opening of the Penh to Paper exhibition by Stuart Croxford, illustrations of Phnom Penh’s historic architectural landmarks. “The exhibition largely covers the city’s colonial-era to the angular, post-independence “new-Khmer” architecture.”
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On Friday 23, 6 pm at the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), the opening of Where Is My Land?, an exhibition comprising three-channel video installation and photography, by visual artist Khvay Samnang with dancer Nget Rady. The exhibition will run until 18 August and be accompanied by a series of lectures in Khmer and English adding historical and regional contexts. The first, Talking Through the Making of Art, by Ho Chi Minh City curator Zoe Butt will take place on Saturday 24 at 4 pm.
More info

On Saturday 24 at 9 pm, the improvised music of Electric Universe meets the noir poetry of John Gartland.
More info

On Sunday 25, 5.30 pm at the Lycee Descartes theatre space, The Hummus Theatre Factory presents STORMS!, a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. French and Non-French speakers welcome, entry $2.50.
More info

Brighton Stage (at Brighton International School) is offering a theatre acting course for 7-11 year olds from 10 – 14 July. Check it out here: Brighton Stage.

Coming soon

  • at Java Independence, painter Oeur Sokuntevy returns to Phnom Penh for her exhibition Upside Down, comprising new paintings produced since moving to Berlin. Exhibition opens June 28, with an artist talk on June 29.
  • In the endless jungle of Phnom Penh, an exhibition by DEBKA opening 29 June at Cloud.
  • From the creative team behind the WASH performances Triptych (2013) and The Next Horizon (2013) and The Stones Are Awake (2015), a new theatrical poetry performance with music and visual art entitled Red River: an encounter with flow at The Plantation on 1 July.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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 21, 6.30 pm at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, the opening of the Penh to Paper exhibition by Stuart Croxford, illustrations of Phnom Penh’s historic architectural landmarks.
More info

Friday 23, 6 pm at the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), the opening of Where Is My Land?, an exhibition comprising three-channel video installation and photography, by visual artist Khvay Samnang with dancer Nget Rady. Until 18 August.
More info

Saturday 24, 4 pm, at the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), Talking Through the Making of Art, a lecture by by Ho Chi Minh City curator Zoe Butt.
More info

Saturday 24, 9 pm, the improvised music of Electric Universe meets the noir poetry of John Gartland.
More info

Sunday 25, 5.30 pm at the Lycee Descartes theatre space, The Hummus Theatre Factory presents STORMS!, a free adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. French and Non-French speakers welcome, entry $2.50.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At the French Institute, Kbach Roam (Dance Pattern), an exhibition of historic photographs documenting the postures and poses of the Cambodian Royal Ballet, by George Groslier, long time director of the National Museum of Phnom Penh. The glass negatives dating from 1917 have recently been restored and digitised. Runs until September 7.
More info

At Meta House, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions.
More info

SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August.
More info

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info
The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
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

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even 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

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 13 June, 2017

Greetings,

On Wednesday 14, 7 pm at Meta House, a screening of Davy Chou’s documentary Golden Slumbers on the Cambodian cinema of the 1960s and 70s, with a Q&A with the director to follow. $2 admission.
More info

On Thursday 15 at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition, Kbach Roam (Dance Pattern), of historic photographs documenting the postures and poses of the Cambodian Royal Ballet, by George Groslier, long time director of the National Museum of Phnom Penh. The glass negatives dating from 1917 have recently been restored and digitised. From 6.30 pm, runs until September 7.
More info

On Saturday 17, N o w h e r e gallery presents a half-day workshop, Self Portrait in Acrylic – the basics of portraiture and acrylic painting techniques – with each participant taking home their own painting at the end of the day. 1 – 5 pm, limited spaces, $40 each.
More info

Also on Saturday 17, Cloud presents A Nook for Rhyme Crooks, a regular spoken word event for all languages incorporating open mic. The featured artist this month is performance poet Kosal Khiev, hosted by Prosperus and DJ Premo Sounds. 6 pm – 9 pm.
More info

On Sunday 18, 9 am to noon, at Sa Sa Art Projects (#47, St 350 (off St 95), BKK3), Java Tuol Kork hosts a second workshop for art students and young artists working in painting/drawing, photography, fashion, design and architecture who wish to apply for the Creative Generation project, with a focus on proposal writing and a Q&A about the project. Submissions for the project are open until June 23. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com. Admission is free but please confirm before 17 June: here.
More info

On Sunday 18 at Meta House, 8 pm, a special classical music concert experience, Listen Twice – Theme and Variation, featuring Stefanie Waegner on cello and Eri Nakagawa on piano playing Beethoven and Mendelssohn. For more details phone 077 787038.
More info

Brighton Stage (at Brighton International School) is offering a theatre acting course for 7-11 year olds from 10 – 14 July. Early bird promotions open until 15 June – check it out here: Brighton Stage.

Coming soon at Java Independence, painter Oeur Sokuntevy returns to Phnom Penh for her exhibition Upside Down, comprising new paintings produced since moving to Berlin. Exhibition opens June 28, with an artist talk on June 29.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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 14, 7 pm at Meta House, a screening of Davy Chou’s documentary Golden Slumbers, with a Q&A with the director to follow. $2 admission.
More info

Thursday 15, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition, Kbach Roam (Dance Pattern), of historic photographs documenting the postures and poses of the Cambodian Royal Ballet.
More info

Saturday 17, 1 pm, N o w h e r e gallery presents a half-day workshop, Self Portrait in Acrylic – the basics of portraiture and acrylic painting techniques.
More info

Saturday 17, 6 pm, Cloud presents A Nook for Rhyme Crooks, a regular spoken word event for all languages incorporating open mic and featuring performance poet Kosal Khiev.
More info

Sunday 18, 9 am, at Sa Sa Art Projects (#47, St 350 (off St 95), BKK3), Java Tuol Kork hosts a second workshop for art students and young artists working in painting/drawing, photography, fashion, design and architecture who wish to apply for the Creative Generation project. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

Sunday 18, 8 pm, at Meta House, 8 pm, a special classical music lecture/concert experience, Listen Twice – Theme and Variation.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At Meta House, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions.
More info

The L Bar presents an exhibition of street photography by Miguel Jerónimo, Do you mind to feed your goats again?: street photography and the untruth of the captured image.   Until 18 June.
More info

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
More info

Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
More info

SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August.
More info

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
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

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even 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

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 June, 2017

Greetings,

Bophana Center has announced a new contest for young Cambodian filmmakers to produce a short film of under ten minutes on the theme The Khmer Rouge Tribunal and Cambodia Today. An information session will be held at 4.30 pm, Wednesday 7 at Bophana; and applications can be made here.

The N o w h e r e Gallery now has a new location at No. 172z2 Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh [see the map https://goo.gl/maps/f2v8WsSiDt12], and their first event at the new spot is Rubber Stamp for Beginners, Saturday 10 from 9 am. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
More info

On Saturday 10 from 5.30 pm at Meta House, The Human Factor, an exhibition of art by students of the CIA FIRST school examining the question “what is human?”.

Saturday 10 at The L Bar, Spoken Word #10 featuring poets, writers, rappers and anything else spoken with Jenny and Morgan. From 7.30 pm.
More info

On Monday 12, from 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3, plus optional extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

Java Tuol Kork is preparing for an exhibition, Creative Generation, for art students and young artists working in painting/drawing, photography, fashion, design and architecture – submissions open until June 10. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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 7, 4.30 pm at Bophana Center, information session for a new contest for young Cambodian filmmakers to produce a short film of under ten minutes on the theme The Khmer Rouge Tribunal and Cambodia Today.

Saturday 10, 9 am at The N o w h e r e Gallery (new location at No. 172z2 Norodom Boulevard) Rubber Stamp for Beginners workshop. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
More info

Saturday 10, 5.30 pm at Meta House, The Human Factor, an exhibition of art by students of the CIA FIRST school examining the question “what is human?”.

Saturday 10, 7.30 pm at The L Bar, Spoken Word #10 featuring poets, writers, rappers and anything else spoken.
More info

Monday 12, from 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3, plus optional extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At Meta House, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions.
More info

The L Bar presents an exhibition of street photography by Miguel Jerónimo, Do you mind to feed your goats again?: street photography and the untruth of the captured image.   Until 18 June.
More info

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
More info

Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
More info

SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August.
More info

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
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

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even 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

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 30 May, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 30 at Meta House, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. From 6 pm.
More info

On Wednesday 31, from 4 pm, students of the Russian Ballet Cambodia will perform at the Dance of the Elements event at Raintree: “a celebration of arts: dance, tourism, film and fashion in one act.” Part of the proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for Khmer students.
More info

At the French Institute on Thursday 1, dance troupe New Cambodian Artists present Water Music/Without Sinking, new work based on the music of Robert Fripp, Hildur Gutnadottir and Radian. 6.30 pm.
More info

This weekend, Thursday 1 through to Saturday 3, TTFPP La Troupe de Théâtre Francophone de Phnom Penh presents their new comedy Le Libertin/The Libertine by E.E Schmitt at Chinese House. 7 pm starts. Tickets available at Chinese House, French Institute, KWest and Chez Flo.
More info

On Friday 2 at Meta House, Slap Paka Khmer is holding a special mini-poetry festival with independent researcher Seng Hong to raise fund for poet Sao Puthpong, who is ill. Young colleagues will read his poetry, with English subtitles.
More info

On Sunday 4 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Also on Sunday 4, The L Bar presents an exhibition of street photography by Miguel Jerónimo, Do you mind to feed your goats again?: street photography and the untruth of the captured image.   From 6 pm, runs until 18 June.
More info

Dance Made in Cambodia is at the very end of its crowdfunding campaign to assist with a production of Romeo and Juliet in a Cambodian context in October of this year. Help them get over the line – there’s only a couple of days left and they’re so close to their goal.

Java Tuol Kork is preparing for an exhibition, Creative Generation, for art students and young artists working in painting/drawing, photography, fashion, design and architecture – submissions open until June 10. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

Bophana Center has announced a new contest for young Cambodian filmmakers to produce a short film of under ten minutes on the theme The Khmer Rouge Tribunal and Cambodia Today. An information session will be held June 7 at Bophana; and applications can be made here.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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 30, 6 pm at Meta House, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, of the Battambang based Romcheik 5 collective.
More info

Wednesday 31, 4 pm, students of the Russian Ballet Cambodia will perform at the Dance of the Elements event at Raintree: “a celebration of arts: dance, tourism, film and fashion in one act.”
More info

Thursday 1, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, dance troupe New Cambodian Artists present Water Music/Without Sinking.
More info

Thursday 1 to Saturday 3, 7 pm, TTFPP La Troupe de Théâtre Francophone de Phnom Penh presents their new comedy Le Libertin/The Libertine by E.E Schmitt at Chinese House.
More info

Friday 2, 6.30 pm at Meta House, Slap Paka Khmer is holding a special mini-poetry festival with independent researcher Seng Hong to raise fund for poet Sao Puthpong.
More info

Sunday 4, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 4, 6 pm, The L Bar presents an exhibition of street photography by Miguel Jerónimo, Do you mind to feed your goats again?: street photography and the untruth of the captured image.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
More info

Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
More info

SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August.
More info

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
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

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even 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

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 May, 2017

Greetings,

Java Tuol Kork is preparing for an exhibition, Creative Generation, for art students and young artists working in painting/drawing, photography, fashion, design and architecture – submissions open until June 10. A workshop will be held on Wednesday 24 at Char Rufa, Royal University of Fine Arts, 5 pm – 7 pm. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

Thursday 25 at DJ Guesthouse (St 29), a live painting event by Flori Green, self taught painter and tattooist, followed by music trivia night. From 4.30 pm.
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Stand up comedy at Show Box on Friday 26 featuring Chris Henry (Scotland), Steven Halcrow (also Scotland) and Nathan Jaiyeola (US) presented by Comedy in Cambodia. Doors open 7.30 pm, show starts 8.30 pm. Tickets on the door $7, or $5 in advance from the venue.
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Saturday 27 from 7.30 pm, Spoken World #9 at The L Bar featuring a range of writers and readers.
More info

On Sunday 28 Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 28 at 8 pm at Meta House, the Classical Music Concert Series continues with La Belle Epoque, featuring works by Ravel, Boulanger, Faure, Roussel, Gaubert and Chaminade performed by Misato Nakahisi (piano) and Anton Isselhardt (flute). $10/$3
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On Monday 29, from 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3, plus optional extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

Coming soon:

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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 24, 5 pm, workshop at RUFA for Java Tuol Kork exhibition, Creative Generation, for art students and young artists. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

Thursday 25, from 4.30 pm at DJ Guesthouse (St 29), a live painting event by Flori Green, self taught painter and tattooist. From 4.30 pm.
More info

Friday 26, 8.30 pm, Stand up comedy at Show Box featuring Chris Henry (Scotland), Steven Halcrow (also Scotland) and Nathan Jaiyeola (US).
More info

Saturday 27, 7.30 pm, Spoken World #9 at The L Bar featuring a range of writers and readers.
More info

Sunday 28, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 28, 8 pm at Meta House, the Classical Music Concert Series continues with La Belle Epoque: Misato Nakahisi (piano) and Anton Isselhardt (flute). $10/$3
More info

Monday 29, 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At Meta House, a photographic exhibition by Phnom Penh based German artist Svenja Burgwinkel, featuring drag queens from Phnom Penh’s famous Blue Chilli bar, as part of LGTBi Pride week.
More info

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
More info

Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
More info

SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August.
More info

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

At Romchiek 5 in Battambang, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. Until 29 May.
More info

At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.
More info

Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
More info

At the National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
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

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even 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

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info


DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 16 May, 2017

Greetings,

To begin a busy Wednesday 17, Cambodian Living Arts presents an artist talk by Tran Luong, performance and visual artist, independent curator and major figure in creating space for critical contemporary art in Vietnam. The event runs from 5.30 – 7.30 pm and the talk, Politics of Art Spaces/The Guerrilla Shows, commences at 6.30 pm.
More info

On Wednesday 17, from 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Phnom Penh based German artist Svenja Burgwinkel, featuring drag queens from Phnom Penh’s famous Blue Chilli bar, as part of LGTBi Pride week.
More info

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation on Wednesday 17, from 6.30 pm, the opening of the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
More info

Also on Wednesday 17 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
More info

Thursday 18 at the French Institute, the launch of Phare Creative Studio, a social enterprise supporting the Phare Ponleu Selpak artist community through job creations and artistic projects in animation, graphic design, illustration, video and sound. The launch will include an exhibition, live painting and a concert. From 6 pm.
More info

This month’s readings by the Literati Society of Phnom Penh will be held on Thursday 18 at The Plantation. 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

On Friday 19, SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August, and include other events, including a film screening and discussion on Monday 22 – see below. 6 pm start.
More info

On Friday 19 from 9 pm at Meta House, electronic-based band Electric Universe is augmented by readings from poets Choun Sopheap and John Gartland.
More info

On Sunday 21 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four religions of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Monday 22, Sa Sa Bassac and Anti-Archive present Dreaming And Driving, a screening of films by Taipei-based artist Chia-En Jao (Taxi)and Phnom Penh-based filmmaker Davy Chou (Cambodia 2099), and a discussion that will include curator Erin Gleeson, as part of Sa Sa Bassac’s group exhibition On Attachments and Unknowns. 6.30 start.
More info

Coming soon:

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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 17, 5.30 pm, Cambodian Living Arts presents an artist talk by Vietnamese artist Tran Luong, Politics of Art Spaces/The Guerrilla Shows.
More info

Wednesday 17, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Svenja Burgwinkel, featuring drag queens from Phnom Penh’s famous Blue Chilli bar, as part of LGTBi Pride week.
More info

Wednesday 17, 6.30 pm at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, the opening of the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus.
More info

Wednesday 17, 6.30 pm at Bophana Centre a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects to support environmental health challenges.
More info

Thursday 18, 6 pm at the French Institute, the launch of Phare Creative Studio, a social enterprise supporting the Phare Ponleu Selpak artist community through job creations and artistic projects, to include an exhibition, live painting and a concert.
More info

Thursday 18, 7 pm at The Plantation, this month’s readings by the Literati Society of Phnom Penh.

Friday 19, 6 pm, SaSa Bassac presents the opening of a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann.
More info

Friday 19, 9 pm at Meta House, electronic-based band Electric Universe is augmented by readings from poets Choun Sopheap and John Gartland.
More info

Sunday 21, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four religions of Phnom Penh. Reservations essential.
More info

Monday 22, 6.30 pm, Sa Sa Bassac and Anti-Archive present Dreaming And Driving, a screening of films by Taipei-based artist Chia-En Jao (Taxi)and Phnom Penh-based filmmaker Davy Chou (Cambodia 2099), with Q&A
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Java Independence presents Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

At Romchiek 5 in Battambang, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. Until 29 May.
More info

At Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap, Cambodia reawakening: a year after the Khmer Rouge, a photo exhibition by US author and former journalist John Burgess in collaboration with education NGO Anjali House. Cambodian teenagers react – with poems, stories or personal reflections – to photographs of their country in 1980. Until May 17.

More info
At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.

More info
Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
More info

At the National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
More inf

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

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even 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

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 May, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 9, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
More info

neak sophal
Wednesday 10, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, in collaboration with Sa Sa Bassac, the launch of a new book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey by Zhuang Wubin, with a panel discussion featuring the author, Neak Sophal, and Sovan Philong.
More info

On Thursday 11 at 6.30 pm, Logos International School presents their Secondary Showcase for grades 6 – 12, including hand chimes, percussion ensemble and choir.   House #928,  Street 1015, Phnom Penh Thmei. Tickets are $1.

On Saturday 13, from 5 pm to 10 pm, Cloud hosts A Nook for Rhyme Crooks: “a dead-poets society-esque safe space dedicated to creative expression, non-judgmental acceptance, and the culture of listening. It is where all lovers of expression are welcome to share anything they feel fit. Poems, prose, stories, rhymes, lyrics, spoken word, performances, etc., in all languages are encouraged and welcomed.”
More info

On Sunday 14 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

Phnom Penh resident and ambient composer Warren Daly has recently released a new four track EP in collaboration with Philip Wilkerson, River Mixes, and an accompanying video for the track Kiss her once for me. The EP available now on Bandcamp.

Coming soon:

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

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 9, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. Until June 25.
More info

Wednesday 10, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, in collaboration with Sa Sa Bassac, the launch of a new book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey by Zhuang Wubin, with a panel discussion.
More info

Thursday 11, 6.30 pm, Logos International School presents their Secondary Showcase for grades 6 – 12.   House #928,  Street 1015, Phnom Penh Thmei.

Saturday 13, 5 pm – 10 pm, Cloud hosts A Nook for Rhyme Crooks: an evening of free expression. Poems, prose, stories, rhymes, lyrics, spoken word, performances in all languages are encouraged and welcomed.
More info

Sunday 14, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations essential.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At Romchiek 5 in Battambang, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. Until 29 May.
More info

At Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap, Cambodia reawakening: a year after the Khmer Rouge, a photo exhibition by US author and former journalist John Burgess in collaboration with education NGO Anjali House. Cambodian teenagers react – with poems, stories or personal reflections – to photographs of their country in 1980. Until May 17.
More info

At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.
More info

Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
More info

At the National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
More info

The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
More info

Bophana Centre presents the opening of Phnom Penh Before the Fall: Snapshots from a Beseiged City, an exhibition by Colin Grafton made up of photographs from the city in 1975. From 6.30 pm.
More info

At Chinese House, Sticky Fingers Gallery presents Yesterday Once More, an exhibition of paintings and collages by Julien Poulson (founder of the Cambodian Space Project), images in preparation for a music theatre production of the same name, based on the disappearance of Golden Era singer Pov Vannary.
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

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even 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

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com