Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 March, 2020

Greetings:

Thursday 12, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of War & Beauty, an exhibition of  photography by anthropologist and filmmaker David A. Feingold taken over many decades in Cambodia.  “The exhibition explores themes of war and the Khmer Rouge, dance and cultural survival, kingship, and landmines — the toxic waste of war.”
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Friday 13, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the screening of Moro Moro and Cooking in Pressure by the Bakudapan Collective, part of the public program of the exhibition Interface by XEM Collective, open through to 10 April 2020.    Bahasa Indonesia language with English subtitles.
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Also on Friday 13, 6.30 pm, an Art & Wine pairing event at Sra’Art FGallery as part of their International Women’s Day exhibition WOW – Women Of the World, a selection of artworks by ONLY women artists.  Followed on Wednesday 18 by an artist talk, where exhibiting artists will talk about their work.
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On Saturday 14, from 6 pm, an opening reception will be held at Bophana Center for Life Afloat, an exhibition organized by Women Peace Makers (WPM).  “A community living afloat on the Tonle Sap for generations explores sense of place through art and dialogue. Stories are told and painted by an artist who interprets them on a fishing boat used as a canvas. Floating village residents learn photography and take shots of the people and places they see as “home”. Explore this visual treat that takes you inside a floating village where you can float yourself and contemplate life and community on top of the Tonle Sap.”  Runs until March 31.
More info

Each Satuday at 7 pm during the 40 day Lenten period, at Church of Christ our Peace (Level One, #57, St 294 by the corner of St 51), a series of gatherings entitled Lent, Art and Stations of the Cross convened by Soteria Thompson and Father Gregory Whitaker.   “Each of the six weeks, we will view different artist’s rendition of Christ’s journey from the garden to the tomb, including some never before viewed station sets, read the scripture about it, spend some time praying and then creatively process the experience together.”
More info

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Monday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info

Dambaul reading room is seeking volunteers to staff the space on Friday and Saturday afternoons for four weeks.
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Bophana Center, Life Afloat, an exhibition organized by Women Peace Makers (WPM).   “A community living afloat on the Tonle Sap for generations explores sense of place through art and dialogue. Stories are told and painted by an artist who interprets them on a fishing boat used as a canvas. Floating village residents learn photography and take shots of the people and places they see as “home”. Explore this visual treat that takes you inside a floating village where you can float yourself and contemplate life and community on top of the Tonle Sap.”  An opening reception will be held on March 14.   Runs until March 31.
More info

At the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition by Sous Sodavy, Dance & Gesture, along with a dance performance by Silverbell with Yannick Hugron and Philippe Lebhar.  “Born in 1955, Sous Sodavy is a Cambodian painter trained at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts of Budapest, and is now a teacher at the University of Fine Arts of Cambodia. For this exhibition, he will present unique pieces on the subject of dance, treated with infinite finesse, that he chose to apprehend through both form and substance. Lyrical and sensitive reverie, his paintings reveal how intertwined body and dance gesture really are.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Interface, a group exhibition by XEM: Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam, Phan Quang, Nguyen Tranh Truc and Uudam Tran Nyugen. “XEM is an example of the relevance and the need for artist’s publications, especially in the context of Southeast Asia where exposing avenues and audiences for contemporary art are still small. Believing in chance and ritual, XEM takes on a slow, traditional approach of encounter. Readers come to learn about artworks and artists through the magazine distributed at libraries and cafés. People circulate and pass on the publication from person to person.”  Until 10 April.
More info

At Plantation, The New Apsaras exhibition put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”
More info

At One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”
More info

Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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:

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 March, 2020

Greetings:

At Bophana Center, Life Afloat, an exhibition organized by Women Peace Makers (WPM).   “A community living afloat on the Tonle Sap for generations explores sense of place through art and dialogue. Stories are told and painted by an artist who interprets them on a fishing boat used as a canvas. Floating village residents learn photography and take shots of the people and places they see as ‘home’. Explore this visual treat that takes you inside a floating village where you can float yourself and contemplate life and community on top of the Tonle Sap.”  An opening reception will be held on March 14.   Runs until March 31.
More info

On Thursday 5, 6.30 pm at Cloud, the Writing Through organisation’s Phnom Penh launch of An Anthology of Poems by the Magic Pencils, people of different ages and backgrounds from Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia.
More info

Friday 6 at the Futures Factory, Java Creative Cafe celebrates the five young artists selected in CREATIVE GENERATION 3:  Mech Choulay, Kong Siden, Ry Savroun, Song Seakleng and Vong Chandarey.  From 6.30 pm.
More info

Each Satuday at 7 pm during the 40 day Lenten period, at Church of Christ our Peace (Level One, #57, St 294 by the corner of St 51), a series of gatherings entitled Lent, Art and Stations of the Cross convened by Soteria Thompson and Father Gregory Whitaker.   “Each of the six weeks, we will view different artist’s rendition of Christ’s journey from the garden to the tomb, including some never before viewed station sets, read the scripture about it, spend some time praying and then creatively process the experience together.”
More info

Phnom Fem Fest, female empowerment festival at KBach Arts to be held on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8, with three exhibitions:  Eyes of Mercy  by unseen Khmer artist, Koem Keosocheat, the latest member of the KBach Collective; Endless Patience, a photo exhibit by Dignity Cambodia for Gender Equality and Srey Klang, work by local and foreign artists to raise funds for art projects with NGO CEDAW.  From 2pm.

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com



Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others

Exhibitions:  

At the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition by Sous Sodavy, Dance & Gesture, along with a dance performance by Silverbell with Yannick Hugron and Philippe Lebhar.  “Born in 1955, Sous Sodavy is a Cambodian painter trained at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts of Budapest, and is now a teacher at the University of Fine Arts of Cambodia. For this exhibition, he will present unique pieces on the subject of dance, treated with infinite finesse, that he chose to apprehend through both form and substance. Lyrical and sensitive reverie, his paintings reveal how intertwined body and dance gesture really are.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Interface, a group exhibition by XEM: Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam, Phan Quang, Nguyen Tranh Truc and Uudam Tran Nyugen. “XEM is an example of the relevance and the need for artist’s publications, especially in the context of Southeast Asia where exposing avenues and audiences for contemporary art are still small. Believing in chance and ritual, XEM takes on a slow, traditional approach of encounter. Readers come to learn about artworks and artists through the magazine distributed at libraries and cafés. People circulate and pass on the publication from person to person.”  Until 10 April.
More info

At Plantation, The New Apsaras exhibition put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”
More info

At One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”
More info

Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

At Bong Bong Bong on Street 240½, exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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:

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.
More info

Other:

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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 18 February, 2020

Greetings:

Thursday 20, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Interface, a group exhibition by XEM: Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam, Phan Quang, Nguyen Tranh Truc and Uudam Tran Nyugen. “XEM is an example of the relevance and the need for artist’s publications, especially in the context of Southeast Asia where exposing avenues and audiences for contemporary art are still small. Believing in chance and ritual, XEM takes on a slow, traditional approach of encounter. Readers come to learn about artworks and artists through the magazine distributed at libraries and cafés. People circulate and pass on the publication from person to person.”  Until 10 April.
More info

INTERFACE

Also Thursday 20, 7 pm at Meta House, The Interests Are At Stake – Kreuser/Cailleau, “an audiovisual performance machine / experimental analogue for prepared-Turntables, Super8 projectors and full audio-devices in three parts: TOXIC, COMPOUND, EXCHANGE.  Don’t miss this mind-boggling multi-media performance by two acclaimed artists from Germany & France, by invitation of the Goethe-Institut. Free. Come early for the best seats.”
More info

Saturday 22 at Sra’Art Gallery from 3 pm, a body painting event: artist Yalev Aroun will be performing a live painting on Helen Sea Ung.
More info

Also Saturday 22, the opening of an exhibition, The New Apsaras plus upcycled fashion show More than Human put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”  From 5 pm.
More info

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info

Coming soon:

  • February 28 at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition by Sous Sodavy, Dance & Gesture, along with a dance performance by Silverbell with Yannick Hugron and Philippe Lebhar.
  • March 1 at Meta House, a piano recital by Lithuanian pianist Martina Jatkauskaite, featuring works by Schumann, Debussy and Prokofiev.
  • The Writing Through organisation’s Phnom Penh launch of An Anthology of Poems by the Magic Pencils, people of different ages and backgrounds from Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia, at Cloud on March 5
  • Phnom Fem Fest, female empowerment festival at KBach Arts to be held on International Women’s Day, March 8 – there’s a call out for artists wishing to take part – deadline is February 23. 

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”
More info

Street Art Fest 2020 will be held through to the end of the month at 𝐖𝐁 𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐚, featuring FONKi & Yip Yew Chong.
More info

Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

At Bong Bong Bong on Street 240½, exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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:

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 11 February, 2020

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday 11 at Sra’Art, an artist talk as part of the exhibition for Cambodian Urban Art Festival 2020, featuring Poy Chhunly, Bandol (Di Dol) and Daro Sam.  From 6 pm.
More info

Also Tuesday 11, Design Kompany is in Phnom Penh for one event: How I made 50 zines with people I didn’t know.    Tickets are $13.50 online in advance or at the door. Limited seats.
More info

Regular Thursday Tales night at Number 26 Art Shop, St 118, is making a call out for actors, performers, writer, directors, peanut sellers, stage crew – Thursday Tales meets street theatre.
More info

Friday 14, from 6 pm, the Phnom Fem Fest at Lantern Sky Bar featuring live painting and music – further details still to come.
More info

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On Saturday 15, Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel, at One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap.  “As the red dust is slowly swept away and the tarmac rolls over to assimilate Siem Reap into a modern attraction, this is a town in transition. Through these paintings Jo explores the quiet moments that are at odds with the pace of the modern world. Drink carts waiting in the shade, waiting rooms with rows of plastic chairs and fuel poured from old whisky bottles.  And just a little red dust.”  6 pm.
More info

To commemorate 55 years of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Singapore, Street Art Fest 2020 will be held from Saturday 15 through to the end of the month at 𝐖𝐁 𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐚, featuring FONKi & Yip Yew Chong.
More info

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info
Coming soon:

  • An exhibition, The New Apsaras plus upcycled fashion show More than Human put together by Elliss Jaie and Miguel Jeronimo.  “A creative fashion show and collective exhibition highlighting the ongoing turmoil effects of the fast fashion industry. A homage to local tailors and garment workers, the new Apsaras of Cambodia, the ones who hold the country together one stitch at a time.”  On February 22.
  • Phnom Fem Fest, female empowerment festival at KBach Arts to be held on International Women’s Day, March 8 – there’s a call out for artists wishing to take part – deadline is February 23. 

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, the exhibition Mapping Chen Damdek’s Urban Forms: “The exhibition presents four research works of four interns in Professional Placement Program, the collaboration between the University of New South Wales, the Royal University of Fine Arts, Sa Sa Art Projects and the Vann Molyvann Project.”
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

At Bong Bong Bong on Street 240½, exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland.
More info

At The Plantation until 14 February, an exhibition by Thai painter Attasit POKPONG. Selected works from Thai oil painters Natthiwut PHUANGPHI and Dusit PIMCHANGTONG are also be featured.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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:

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 4 February, 2020

Greetings:

sunflThursday 6, SilverBell dance company returns to the French Institute for a performance of Sunflowers by Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle).  From 7 pm.  “For her new creation, well-known choreographer Belle has chosen to delve into the captivating beauty of the sunflower as well as its myth.”
More info

Saturday 8, from 2 pm at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, a visual storytelling workshop with photographer, Serey Siv, accompanying their documentary photography exhibition Our Village by Roun Ry.  English language event with Khmer language support.
More info

From Monday 10, Kbach presents their 2020 Collection Exhibition.  “As we approach our 3rd year anniversary we are delighted to announce our collective of Cambodian artists for 2020. We have been privileged to work with a number of local and international artists over the years as we grew from a niche gallery into one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary arts galleries, currently representing over 300 pieces of original artworks and sculptures from Cambodian born artists.  The Kbach 2020 Collection is a reflection of where we are now in our mission to identify, support and promote the Cambodian art scene.”   Until March 6.
More info

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Wednesday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info

Coming soon:

  • Making Progress, an exhibition by UK artist Jo Peel, opening February 15 at One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap.
  • Phnom Fem Fest, female empowerment festival at KBach Arts to be held on International Women’s Day, March 8 – there’s a call out for artists wishing to take part – deadline is February 23.  Before that there’s a launch party on Friday 14 February at Lantern Sky Bar featuring live painting and music.

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Sa Sa Art Projects, the exhibition Mapping Chen Damdek’s Urban Forms: “The exhibition presents four research works of four interns in Professional Placement Program, the collaboration between the University of New South Wales, the Royal University of Fine Arts, Sa Sa Art Projects and the Vann Molyvann Project.”
More info

At House of Scott, Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”
More info

At Bong Bong Bong on Street 240½, exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland.
More info

At The Plantation until 14 February, an exhibition by Thai painter Attasit POKPONG. Selected works from Thai oil painters Natthiwut PHUANGPHI and Dusit PIMCHANGTONG are also be featured.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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:

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 January, 2020

Greetings:

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Tonight, Tuesday 21, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects hosts the opening of a work in progress, Elements (This is not mine), by artist in residence Tobin Rothlein.  “Casual conversation and a first look at Rothlein’s new work, a contemporary visual exploration of the great elements (mahabhuta) through video and performance. Featuring work with drag performers Miga and Miz Rebecca.”

Starting today, a series of events as part of the Cambodia Urban Art Festival.  Tonight it’s live painting at Sra’Art, tomorrow an open air screening of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten at Futures Factory, Thursday at Meta House a series of artist talks on art and urbanism, Friday evening a party at Futures Factory with live painting including, performance by dance troupe New Cambodian Artists and more.  Additionally, Exchange Square will host lunchtime performances Wednesday to Friday by Phare Performing Arts Circus.  The closing night party on Sunday 26 is at Enfants d’Asie Cambodge on St 105 runs from 4 pm to 9 pm.
More info

Thursday 23 at House of Scott, the opening of Journeys, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte.  “From sweeping landscape scenes to spectacular architectural buildings, Steve’s photography is more than visually captivating art.”  From 6 pm.
More info

On Thursday 23, 7 pm at One Eleven Gallery, Siem Reap, A night of poetry and prose hosted by Howl Cambodia , featuring visiting Canadian poet Marsha Barber, Scott Bywater, and an open mic.
More info

Thursday 23 to Saturday 25, the French Institute presents three nights of contemporary theatre, acted, read and filmed, under the artistic direction of Jean-Baptiste Phou, honouring the work of Soth Polin and contemporary Cambodian playwrights.
More info

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Monday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info

Coming soon:

  • exhibition by Canadian Isaac Holland at Bong Bong Bong, Street 240½ opening on 31 January
  • the 4th anniversary party at Cloud will feature live painting alongside live music from Simoun and Checkered Past.

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Hour Soben, winner of the KBach Artist Competition 2018, is exhibiting first solo show, Dream, at KBach Gallery until end of January 2020.
More info

At The Plantation until 14 February, an exhibition by Thai painter Attasit POKPONG. Selected works from Thai oil painters Natthiwut PHUANGPHI and Dusit PIMCHANGTONG are also be featured.
More info

Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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:

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 14 January, 2020

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday 14, Beginnings, hosted by Design Kompany:  “A one-night only conversation party for just six, Beginnings sets a stage for us to expect… the unexpected. Readings from new poems and plays, and more, at this mini-party ‘blind date.’ Should be a good mix, if mini parties in Hanoi, Bangkok, Riga, and elsewhere are anything to go by..”
More info

Wednesday 15, 7 pm at Villa Grange, the monthly meeting of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh with readings of poetry and prose.
More info

On Friday 17 at the Royal University of Fine Arts, Street Life Studies, an exhibition by students of the University of New South Wales and RUFA on street life in Phnom Penh and Sydney.  From 4 pm.
More info

Also on Friday 17, at Sra’Art (Sothearos Blvd), the closing night for the exhibition Apsaras and legends of Cambodia will feature dance performances at 6.30 pm, 7.15 pm and 8 pm.
More info

Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions this weekend for The Nether, a play by Jennifer HaleyFriday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19.  Both cast and crew are sought.
More info

On Saturday 18 at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, as part of the exhibition Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry, an artist talk .  “I wanted to capture moments of everyday life in the villages and document the challenges the fishermen and their families face living on the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.”  Khmer language event with English support.  From 2 pm.
More info

Sunday 19, 8 pm at The Plantation, a piano recital by Etienne Chenevier featuring works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

Every Monday, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Every Monday, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Drink and Draw at La Kh’Mère Poulart, Siem Reap.
More info

Hour Soben, winner of the KBach Artist Competition 2018, is exhibiting first solo show, Dream, at KBach Gallery until end of January 2020.
More info

Coming soon:

For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

Note: we are now accepting donations for the on-going work of Kumnooh, which can be made either via payment to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com at Paypal, or alternatively in cash which can be arranged by emailing to the same address. Your small contributions will help continue our free and advertising free service into the great, wide future of contemporary arts in Cambodia.

Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 



Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others

Exhibitions:  
At The Plantation until 14 February, an exhibition by Thai painter Attasit POKPONG. Selected works from Thai oil painters Natthiwut PHUANGPHI and Dusit PIMCHANGTONG are also be featured.
More info

At Sra’Art (Sothearos Blvd), Apsaras and legends of Cambodia, a tribute to HRH Norodom Buppha Devi, with photographs by Arjay Stevens and paintings by Khun Kolkateka inspired not only by the Princess but by all legends of Cambodia.  “The photos will present a parallel between apsara dancers and the old sculptures of the Chenla era.”
More info
Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, celebrating their third anniversary, host the Our Village by documentary photographer Roun Ry.  “The Artist will deliver a talk on January 18, 2020 and in February MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space will present a free photography workshop with photographer Serey Siv, co-founder and director.”
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia in Siem Reap, The Space Between, the debut solo exhibition of linocuts by Morn Chear, presented by Open Studio Cambodia. “Drawn free-hand and then meticulously chiseled, Morn’s images playfully depict everyday scenes from his personal life: his wife washes the laundry by hand, a dog takes a nap in the alley, fish grill on a small barbecue, he rides his motorbike into the distance.”
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:

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

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

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

Every Monday Dance Flow, an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga, #52 St. 302.  Donation-based sessions, 6.30 – 8.15 pm.

More info

Other:

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. Kok Thlok are offering a membership card, with an annual fee of $30, that provides unlimited access (including for family members or two friends) to the rolling programme planned over the next four years to present the 24 forms of traditional theatre.
More info

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

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

A weekly gathering on Thursday night at Number 26 Art Shop Gallery on St 118, just off the riverside, 7 pm – 10 pm, with monthly changes of exhibitions, a place to exchange ideas.
More info