Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 May 2022

Greetings:

Tonight at The Gallerist, the opening of a photographic exhibition by Loeum Lorn.  “Loeum Lorn uses ice as a canvas, highlights its patterns with colors, and surrenders to its texture, its rhythms, its flow. By dropping color on the ice, he observes their encounter and offers us moments through his photos: shapes arise, disappear, transform, in a perpetual flow. Lorn then highlights the law of impermanence and the laws of nature that govern everyone.”  From 6 pm.
More info  
 
Wednesday 25 at Sa Sa Art Projects, a panel discussion featuring Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao, moderated by Say Tola, part of the public programme of the current exhibition Threshold, on show through to 16 July.  From 6 pm. 
More info  
 
Also Wednesday 25 at 6 pm is 100% Use Les at Cloud by artist Lee.  “Presented here are a selection of works inspired by the visualization of images of flash moments of ideas, inspired by a wide ranging array of themes and subjects but in particular from works of literature.”
More info   
 
Opening on Saturday 28 at Sra’Art is Understanding, by linocut block printing artist Morn Chea, in close collaboration with Open Studio Cambodia.   Until 9 July.
More info  
 
On Sunday 29, Ikigai Arts Center are offering an automatism painting workshop with Frida and Maggi.   2 pm, prebooking required.
More info  
 
Grave Affairs, the latest show from the Phnom Penh Players, featuring two plays by Jean-Pierre Martinez: Running on Empty and A Casket For Two, at Java Creative Café starting 3rd June 2022.  Tickets now on sale. 
 
Apple Tree Productions is requesting expressions of interest for poets and spoken word artists to take part in a collaborative event at Botanico on 6 June.  Register your interest at appletreeproductions.int@gmail.com
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
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Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy.  This month on display are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
An exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”   
More info
  
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929
Transformed, an exhibition  by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art.     Media: Sovrin Magazine (Khmer)
More info 
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July.   Media:  Post Khmer  (in Khmer)
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 May 2022

Greetings:

Wednesday 18 at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery, the opening of an exhibition by Battambang artist Chankrim Mil: On the edge of the abyss.  “While uniquely Chankim, there is a fresh playfulness in his imagery.”    From 6 pm. 
More info
  

 Survivors 2 by Chankrim Mil


Friday 20 at 6 pm, Creative Apero at Ikigai Arts Center – 3D recycled composition with Eriq Henri Madsen. “ Bring colorful, unique, and interesting recycled material from home, anything you would like to incorporate in your art weaving piece such as cereal box cartons, old photographs, gift wrapping, shopping bags, movie tickets, stamps, postcards, etc… Let your imagination be!”
More info  
 
Friday 20, from 7 pm, Howl Cambodia presents Books and Verse, a night of new books including open mic poetry, at YK Arthouse.  Readers include Moni Tep, David S. Wills, Wayne McCallum and Scott Bywater
More info 
 
Also on Friday 20 at 7 pm, Java Tuol Tom Pong presents Looking for Phnom Penh, and exhibition by photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth – with artist talk in Khmer and English.  “Like all cities, Phnom Penh is complex and layered. It’s history, culture and socio-economic dynamics form the cityscape which can be decoded with a keen eye for observation. Photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth both use image-making to delve into those complexities on their search for insight and clarity. For this event they have selected pairs of images to show side-by-side that seem to characterize Phnom Penh not by what is in the images but by what is absent. It is this absence that motivates each photographer to continually look for what is “Phnom Penh.”  Register here to reserve a seat.
 
Art Pop Up by Mirella and Margarita at Shophouse Gallery this Saturday and Sunday, with some of their collected art pieces for sale.  This weekend only, 10 am to 6 pm.
 
On Saturday 21 at Meta House, “a unique digital interactive art/music/theatre “Mental-Dental” experience’, entitled My Dentist is Groovy (Teeth! The Story of Life!) Created, written and directed by James Speck, an animator and designer who has worked on Hollywood films, international television, theater productions and now, mainly concentrates on computer based real time speaking avatars.
More info  
 
Open call for artists, creatives, artisans who would like to reserve space for the Ikigai BazArt event to be held Saturday 11 June at Ikigai Arts Center.  Deadline for applications Saturday 21 May.    
More info  
 
Grave Affairs, the latest show from the Phnom Penh Players, featuring two plays by Jean-Pierre Martinez: Running on Empty and A Casket For Two, at Java Creative Café starting 3rd June 2022.  Tickets on sale from Friday 20 May. 
 
Romcheik5 Art Space announces the publication of their first book: The beginning of the journey by Seyha Hour. “This book retraces the ten-year journey since his first painting and includes both the artworks presented in our museum and those sold to private collectors.”  
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.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

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:  

Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh
Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy.  This month on display are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929
Transformed, an exhibition  by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art.    Media: Sovrin Magazine (Khmer)
More info 
 
Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Ontology of Form and Colour, a collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine.  Until 30 June. 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”  Until 16 July. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
Art Pop Up by Mirella and Margarita this Saturday and Sunday, with some of their collected art pieces for sale.  This weekend only, 10 am to 6 pm.
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July. 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 May 2022

Greetings:

This week at Sra’Art, Thursday Club with Geography of the Moon: “a live performance combining music and different visual artists in each session.”  This week the participating artist is Srdan Ilic.   From 7 pm. 
More info  
 
On Friday 13 from 6 pm,  Metaestetica’s  Storysharing: Untold Cambodia video installation will be presented at Odom Gardens
More info

On Saturday 14, Ikigai Arts Center presents Art Manners #2, on-going presentations on art history: Breaking Boundaries with Gutai.  “A radical group, one of the most important in post-war Japanese culture, active from 1954 to 1972, that completely disrupted the approach to art-making. Combining performance, painting, installation, and theatrical events, the Gutai group had a major impact on worldwide contemporary art with its energetic way of breaking boundaries!”   2 pm. 
More info  
 
Last Thursday saw the opening at Sa Sa Art Projects of Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”   Until 16 July. 
More info  
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House opened a new exhibition this week, My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July. 
 
Romcheik5 Art Space announces the publication of their first book: The beginning of the journey by Seyha Hour. “This book retraces the ten-year journey since his first painting and includes both the artworks presented in our museum and those sold to private collectors.”  
More info 
 
Coming soon:
 
Battambang artist Chankrim Mil opens a new exhibition, Survivors, at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
on Wednesday 18 May.
More info
 
Howl Cambodia presents Books and Verse, a night of new books including open mic poetry, at YK Arthouse on Friday 20 May, 7 pm.  Readers include Moni Tep, David S. Wills, Wayne McCallum and Scott Bywater
More info 
 
Also on Friday 20 May at 7 pm, Java Tuol Tom Pong presents Looking for Phnom Penh, and exhibition by photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth – with artist talk in Khmer and English.  “Like all cities, Phnom Penh is complex and layered. It’s history, culture and socio-economic dynamics form the cityscape which can be decoded with a keen eye for observation. Photographers Lim Sokchanlina and Sansitny Ruth both use image-making to delve into those complexities on their search for insight and clarity. For this event they have selected pairs of images to show side-by-side that seem to characterize Phnom Penh not by what is in the images but by what is absent. It is this absence that motivates each photographer to continually look for what is “Phnom Penh.”
 
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.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
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:  

Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh

Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info 
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy.  This month on display are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929
Transformed, an exhibition  by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art.     Media: Sovrin Magazine (Khmer)
More info 
 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Threshold, an exhibition by Tan Vatey, Neak Sophal and Sao Sreymao.  Until 16 July.  “Through artworks in diverse forms from photographs, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition speaks about experiences, feelings, and new perspectives of the artists arising from the shifting environments, societal changes, attempts to reconcile, and endeavors in seeking new ways to face the unique turning point of the social order as much as the natural course of life.”
 
Shophouse Gallery
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic.  Gallery open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.   Until 15 May.
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
My Self, My Body, My World, by Heng Ravuth.  Through until 9 July. 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 May 2022

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday, at Meta House, the opening of Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
More info 
 
On Friday at Sra’Art, the closing party for the Happy Painting exhibition by Stéphane Delaprée.  From 7 pm. 
More info 
 
This Saturday at Plantation the opening of AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   From 4 pm; until June 21.
More info  
 
Continuing at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery is Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab.  “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.”   4  – 7 pm, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May. 
 
Saturday, 6.30 pm at Ikigai Arts Center, Jean-Baptiste Phou presents two of his works: a reading of 80 words from Cambodia (in English) and a screening of My Mother’s Tongue: a journey of words (in Khmer, with English & Khmer subtitles).  “A video of evolving and moving illustrations produced by the artist Sao Sreymao accompanies the sound work; creating a visual story about the complexity of parentage.”
More info 
 
This month on display at The Gallerist are works by Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada, a guest professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh.  
More info
 
This month at Raffles Le RoyalLe Phnom 1929 is the exhibition Transformed by Hom Rith presented by Sra’Art
More info 
 
Romcheik5 Art Space announces the publication of their first book: The beginning of the journey by Seyha Hour. “This book retraces the ten-year journey since his first painting and includes both the artworks presented in our museum and those sold to private collectors.”  
More info 
 
 
Coming soon:
 
Howl Cambodia presents Books and Verse, a night of new books including open mic poetry, at YK Arthouse on Friday 20 May, 7 pm.  Readers include Moni Tep, David S. Wills, Wayne McCallum and Scott Bywater
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.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
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:  

Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh

Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” Until 28 May. 
More info  
 
Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters and up-and-coming painters.    
More info
 
The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Le chat et la magie de Kampot, an exhibition of paintings by Vera Persiyanova.
More info 
 
Meta House
Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
 
Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab.  “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.”   4  – 7 pm, 30 April/1 May, 7/8 May. 
More info  
 
Plantation
AKéClick, an exhibition of photography by Aurelie Fischer.  Features Kampot salt fields – Beyond the Reflection – and Angkor – Lost in the Temples.   Until June 21.
 
Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
More info
 
Shophouse Gallery
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic.  Gallery open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”  Until 6 May.  
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 April 2022

Greetings:

New opening hours from this week for Shophouse Studio – 12 to 6 pm daily.  The current exhibition is Phnom Penh is for Pineapple by Srdan Ilic.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
More info 
 
Wednesday 27, Air Gallery at Factory Phnom Penh, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Quest, an exhibition by Battambang artist Chea Sereyroth.  “Having learned the traditional Romjek mat weaving method – a slowly disappearing practice – and produced during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sereyroth introduces 33 mats with acrylic, sawdust, mud, and soil, narrating stories of evictions, migrations, food security, and spirituality. Quest testifies to Sereyroth’s commitment to a locally conscious practice and amplification of voices of the vulnerable populations.” From 6 pm, until 28 May. 
More info 
 
Improv Cambodia now offer weekly improv classes, Wednesdays from 7 pm at Ikigai Arts Center.
More info
 
Thursday 28, La Troupe de Théâtre Francophone de Phnom Penh performs La Cantatrice Chauve by Eugene Ionesco at the French Institute, 7 pm. 
More info 
 
This weekend – Friday and Saturday night, and now with an added Saturday matinee – the  Phnom Penh Players’ very adult pantomime Fingerella at The Speakeasy Theatre at The Box Office.  7 pm start.  Tickets available at The Box Office
More info   
 
This Saturday at Ikigai Arts Center:  Bowls and Paint workshop with Frida Falcon and Michaela, 10.30 am.  
More info
 
New this weekend at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery is Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab.  “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.”   Saturday and Sunday this week and next, 4  – 7 pm.
More info 
 
On Sunday 1, a special event for the final day of N o w h e r e Art Studio’s group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”  1 – 5 pm, with silkscreen and life figure workshops offered. 
 
Next Tuesday, 3 May, at Meta House, the opening of Empowered, a new group exhibition of young Cambodian watercolour artists from Siem Reap from the Colors of Cambodia organisation.  The show is curated by Sovannareach Po, an 11th-grade student from the Liger Leadership Academy.  Featuring work by Sophany Sor, Set Sing, Loun lon, Sorm Narath, Channarak Thy, and Soleng Lem.
More info 
 
You may have missed this brief video piece on Ny Vannak at work in her Nyart Gallery (in Khmer).
 
 

 
Frida Falcon paints while Geography of the Moon improvises – Thursday Club at Sra’Art, Thursday 21 April, 2022
 
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.

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

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


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
Bophana Center
Dan Anuar (Memory), an exhibition featuring works by 14 young Khmer artists, curated by Kimsan Sou.  “Memory became the main message of our first exhibition through our works on display, reminiscent of memories and experiences we have learned and experienced in the past.”   Until April 29.
More info

Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters.  In April an exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time, is on display.   #178 St 13, near the National Museum. 
More info

The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary and Chhim Sothy
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
In the eyes of Aurelie: photography by Aurelie Fischer.
More info

Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
Storysharing: Untold Cambodia, a video installation, created by Metaestetica Lab.  “Beyond religion, civil war, and the political debates, what remains of daily life in Cambodia.”   4  – 7 pm, 30 April/1 May, 7/8 May. 
More info

Plantation
N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”  Until 1 May. 

Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
More info

Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine 

  
Shophouse Gallery
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic.  Gallery open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
More info 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
The Artist event #2:  Chan Dany.  “For two months (February 15 – April 15), the artist will research and produce a new body of work. He wants to invite you to visit his sacred space, where his creative process will be seen from today onwards.”
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 April 2022

Greetings:

This week Thursday Club returns to Sra’Art: live performance combining music and different visual artist(s) in each session.  With Geography of the Moon and artist Frida Falcon.  From 6 pm.
More info  
 
Thursday Tales at The Exchange this week features Oso Kuma’s Hello Goodbye Hello art participatory performance.   
More info   
 
Chhan Dina Gallery will be open on Friday 22 from 5 pm for the current exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time.  
More info
 
On Friday 22, Ikigai Arts Center with Czech NGO People in Need are hosting an art auction in support of Ukraine featuring the work of many local artists.  From 6 pm. 
More info  
 
This weekend the Phnom Penh Players’ very adult pantomime Fingerella opens – it’s playing this Friday and Saturday and the next – at The Speakeasy Theatre at The Box Office.  7 pm start.  Tickets available at The Box Office
More info    
 
This Saturday and next at Ikigai Arts Center:  Bowls and Paint workshop with Frida Falcon and Michaela, 10.30 am.   
More info
 
On Saturday, April 23 the Shophouse Studio hosts the opening of Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic, including an artist talk at 6 pm.  After the opening event, the gallery will be open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
More info  
 
On Sunday, at Raffles Le Royal, 7 pm, a solo guitar concert by Pongpat Pongpradit paying homage to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.  $10/$3.   
More info  
 
Next week: la Troupe de Théâtre Francophone de Phnom Penh performs La Cantatrice Chauve by Eugene Ionesco at the French Institute, Thursday 28, 7 pm. 
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.

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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  
Bophana Center
Dan Anuar (Memory), an exhibition featuring works by 14 young Khmer artists, curated by Kimsan Sou.  “Memory became the main message of our first exhibition through our works on display, reminiscent of memories and experiences we have learned and experienced in the past.”   Until April 29.
More info

Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters.  In April an exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time, is on display.   #178 St 13, near the National Museum. 
More info

The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, TheamL, Chhoeun Channy, Ny Vannak, Nou Sary
and Chhim Sothy
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
In the eyes of Aurelie: photography by Aurelie Fischer
More info

Meta House
Astrophotography Cambodia presents An Evening Under Mekong Skies, an exhibition of space and night sky images taken by Sonic Duran and his fellow astrophotographers in Cambodia: Nara Tsitra, Mardy Suong, Sereywat Chea, Koy Vireak and Piak Lim.  Introductory workshops will be offered weekly through April.   
More info

Plantation
N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”  Until 1 May. 

Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
More info

Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine 

  
Shophouse Gallery
Phnom Penh is for Pineapple, an exhibition by Srdan Ilic.  After the opening event on Saturday 23, the gallery will be open from 12 to 6 pm daily.   #91 EO Street 110, near the Old Market; enter at the plant shop Jungle à Domicile.
More info  
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info     
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 April 2022

Greetings:

Plenty going on before things slow down for Khmer New Year, and nicely spread through the week to boot. 
 
Tonight, Tuesday 5 at Bophana Center, the opening of Dan Anuar (Memory), an exhibition featuring works by 14 young Khmer artists, curated by Kimsan Sou.  “Memory became the main message of our first exhibition through our works on display, reminiscent of memories and experiences we have learned and experienced in the past.”   From 5.30 pm; until April 29.
More info  
 
On Wednesday 6 at Ikigai Arts Center, an evening with traveller, illustrator and storyteller Raphael Seyfried, aka Travel Roll.   “At a time when travel and the narration of it has never been so accessible, where tourism places are consumed and consuming, where the “postcard” selfie will become our Facebook identity, travel will remain a tool of freedom, pilgrimate, and inner revolution that must be told, shared and exhibited.   From 6 pm. 
More info  
 
On Friday 7, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Angkor and Rome: an open studio with artist Slovak visual artist and curator Jaro Varga, their current artist in residence.  Informal conversation with Jaro from 3 pm, presentation from 6 pm.  “During his residency at Sa Sa Art Projects, Jaro Varga was intrigued by the phenomenon of the emergence of a new satellite city inspired by European imperial architecture on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. While exploring unfinished and imposing Paris-like boulevards and eclectic residential districts, the artist reflected on the newly emerging heterotopic public space.  Through the mosaic, a European art technique, the artist transforms a fragment of a traditional painting from the epic Reamker, a Khmer adaptation of the Ramayana, depicting Hanuman and Suvannamaccha touching hands.”
More info  
 
Phnom Penh Players are holding cast and crew auditions on Friday 8 April for their June comedy production, Grave Affairs – a double feature of Running on Empty & Casket for Two by Jean-Pierre Martinez
More info 

This weekend French-Guatemalan visual artist and long time Phnom Penh resident Erick Gonzalez is opening his new gallery, L’Atelier d’Erick Gonzalez, on St 282 near St 57, with a range of his artwork on display.  “A versatile artist, he creates installations, objects, digital works, photography and painting. The reason for such diversity is none other than its constant search for harmony between the medium and the concept. His works focus mainly on social issues, identity, memory and spirituality.”  Saturday 3 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 3 pm – 6.30 pm.
More info  

Erick Gonzalez: Visual silence

Saturday 9 at 6 pm on Kampot at Hotel Old Cinema, the opening of Street Knowledge: The Kingdom of Hustles, a mixed media exhibition by Markus Dixon exploring the possibilities of the ubiquitous Cambodian street tile. There will be an accompanying concert, The Kingdom of Hustles Mixtape, featuring old Cambodian songs reimagined with hip hop beats and contemporary singers.

More info


Last chance this week to catch the exhibition The Past is the Road to the Future by Chan Phuon at Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery, closing on Sunday 10.  “For these works are made according to the changing situation of Cambodia.   The current rich in all kinds of machines and the development of new machines in the future.  Some people who live in the modern world and are obsessed with new technologies, in part, lose their identity, which is rich in art and culture.  And those people will have to face a wandering life that does not know who they are.”
More info

Coming soon:

At La Java Bleue in Kampot, a photographic exhibition by Aurelie Fischer opening on April 15
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.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.  
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters.  In April an exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time, is on display.   #178 St 13, near the National Museum. 
More info

The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, DinArt, TheamL and Chhim Sothy.  In April an exhibition of the works of TheamL.   “Discover TheamL’s most emblematic paintings, portraits and life scenes of Cambodian monks.”
More info

Ikigai Arts Center
Until April 20, Ikigai Arts Centre presents SELF – an introspective art experience:  “a journey of exploration through the non-visible part of the SELF, towards the Unconscious.  Through four different spaces, the visitor, guided by sounds and movements, will take an hour to dive into the Unconscious, th uncontrolled part of the SELF.”    Created by Miguel Jeronimo, Rady Nget, Erick Gonzalez, Shanghai Chang and Shiva.  Audience limited to eight people at a time.  Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.      
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Exhibition of paintings by Paul Charles Kitchingman, until 31 March.   Media:  Le Petit Journal
More info

Meta House
Astrophotography Cambodia presents An Evening Under Mekong Skies, an exhibition of space and night sky images taken by Sonic Duran and his fellow astrophotographers in Cambodia: Nara Tsitra, Mardy Suong, Sereywat Chea, Koy Vireak and Piak Lim.  Introductory workshops will be offered weekly through April.    
More info

Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
The Past is the Road to the Future by Chan Phuon.  “For these works are made according to the changing situation of Cambodia.   The current rich in all kinds of machines and the development of new machines in the future.  Some people who live in the modern world and are obsessed with new technologies, in part, lose their identity, which is rich in art and culture.  And those people will have to face a wandering life that does not know who they are.” Until 10 April.
More info

Plantation
N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”  Until 1 May. 

Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
More info

Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine 


Sa Sa Art Projects

Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.  Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time.   Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure.  A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings.  Until 31 March. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
For the month of March, a Frida Falcón exhibition of paintings: Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have.  Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 pm. 
More info
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
The Artist event #2:  Chan Dany.  “For two months (February 15 – April 15), the artist will research and produce a new body of work. He wants to invite you to visit his sacred space, where his creative process will be seen from today onwards.”
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center, as part of their interactive SELF – an introspective art experience presentation, offer a SELF-portrait class in mixed media, Saturdays at 10 am, until April 9. 
More info 
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 
Regular art workshops with various topics at N o w h e r e art studio – check for weekly updates. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 March 2022

Greetings:


Tonight, 6 pm at Meta House, Astrophotography Cambodia presents An Evening Under Mekong Skies, an exhibition of space and night sky images taken by Sonic Duran and his fellow astrophotographers in Cambodia: Nara Tsitra, Mardy Suong, Sereywat Chea, Koy Vireak and Piak Lim.  Introductory workshops will be offered on the night and also weekly through April.  From 6 pm. 
More info
 
Thursday 31 at The Gallerist, the opening of an exhibition of the works of TheamL.   “Discover TheamL’s most emblematic paintings, portraits and life scenes of Cambodian monks.”
More info 
 
Friday 1 at Chhan Dina Gallery the opening of a new exhibition, Time, by the Community of Artists, a range of works from ten artists.  From 2 pm and into the evening. 
More info  
 

 Emily Marques: Fire Lotus
 
 
Friday 1 at Shophouse Gallery, a closing party for Frida Falcón’s exhibition Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have, 6 pm to 9 pm.   Enter at Jungle à Domicile at #91 Street 110.
More info
 
You may have missed:  this article in Cambodianess on the Sa Sa Art Projects exhibition Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno
 
Coming soon:
 
Phnom Penh Players are holding cast and crew auditions on Friday 8 April for their June comedy production, Grave Affairs – a double feature of Running on Empty & Casket for Two by Jean-Pierre Martinez. 
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.

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.

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:  

Chhan Dina Gallery
An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career is augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters.  In April an exhibition of works by the Community of Artists, Time, is on display.   #178 St 13, near the National Museum. 
More info

The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, DinArt, TheamL and Chhim Sothy.  In April an exhibition of the works of TheamL.   “Discover TheamL’s most emblematic paintings, portraits and life scenes of Cambodian monks.”
More info

Ikigai Arts Center
Until April 20, Ikigai Arts Centre presents SELF – an introspective art experience:  “a journey of exploration through the non-visible part of the SELF, towards the Unconscious.  Through four different spaces, the visitor, guided by sounds and movements, will take an hour to dive into the Unconscious, th uncontrolled part of the SELF.”    Created by Miguel Jeronimo, Rady Nget, Erick Gonzalez, Shanghai Chang and Shiva.  Audience limited to eight people at a time.  Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.      
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Exhibition of paintings by Paul Charles Kitchingman, until 31 March.   Media:  Le Petit Journal
More info

Meta House
Astrophotography Cambodia presents An Evening Under Mekong Skies, an exhibition of space and night sky images taken by Sonic Duran and his fellow astrophotographers in Cambodia: Nara Tsitra, Mardy Suong, Sereywat Chea, Koy Vireak and Piak Lim.  Introductory workshops will be offered weekly through April.    
More info

Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
The Past is the Road to the Future by Chan Phuon.  “For these works are made according to the changing situation of Cambodia.   The current rich in all kinds of machines and the development of new machines in the future.  Some people who live in the modern world and are obsessed with new technologies, in part, lose their identity, which is rich in art and culture.  And those people will have to face a wandering life that does not know who they are.”
More info

Plantation
N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”  Until 1 May. 

Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
More info

Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine 

 

Sa Sa Art Projects
Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.  Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time.   Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure.  A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings.  Until 31 March. 
 

Shophouse Gallery
For the month of March, a Frida Falcón exhibition of paintings: Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have.  Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 pm. 
More info

 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
The Artist event #2:  Chan Dany.  “For two months (February 15 – April 15), the artist will research and produce a new body of work. He wants to invite you to visit his sacred space, where his creative process will be seen from today onwards.”
More info 

 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 

Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
More info 
 

Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center, as part of their interactive SELF – an introspective art experience presentation, offer a SELF-portrait class in mixed media, Saturdays at 10 am, until April 9. 
More info 
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 March 2022

Greetings:

Wednesday 23 is World Poetry Day, and Howl Cambodia is holding an open mic at FCC Angkor.  “We have print copies of Allen Ginsberg’s lost Angkor poem to give way to the first five poets who take the Terrace stage, and book prizes for best original poems.”  From 5 pm.
More info 

Starting this week is a new initiative by Sra’Art: Thursday Club.   “A live performance combining music and different visual artists in each session.” First up will be Geography of the Moon and artist Tim Reeves.   6 pm to 8 pm
More info  
 
Thursday Tales at The Exchange this week features a digital tribute and remembrance for Victor Leon, aka LeoNeoArt, plus Theo Vallier.  6 – 10 pm. 
 
Friday 25, Sra’Art presents the opening of Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée.  “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”   6 pm. 
More info 
 
A Phnom Penh Art Crawl has been organised for Saturday 26, from 2 to 6 pm.  “A spontaneous art crawl around the various art galleries, lovely lanes and creative studios in Phnom Penh. Check out exciting exhibitions from veteran artists to up and coming creatives.  Opening times may vary at different places …. but for a general consensus, we’re saying that anytime between 2 to 6 pm is a good time to visit!”  Involved are Ikigai Art Center (𝙎𝙀𝙇𝙁) , Space Four Zero, Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery 282: (Chan Phuon exhibition), Sra’ART (Stéphane Delaprée exhibition), Shophouse Studio (Frida Falcón exhibition) and Chhan Dina Studio (Chhan Dina and Suos Sodavy exhibition). 
 
On the evening of Saturday 26, a popil performance by Mot Pharan and Sot Sovanndy, part of the public program of current exhibition Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno, currently on show through to 31 March.    6.30 – 7.30pm, an event in Khmer with English translation.
More info 
 
On March 27 Raffles Le Royal hosts an evening of chamber music from Vienna featuring Sharon Lui on violin, Anton Isselhardt on flute, and Kathy Lo Wing on piano.
 
You may have missed:  this article in Khmer from on-line magazine AMS profiles Ny Vannak, from Nyart Gallery
 
 
Coming soon:
 
Thursday 31 March at The Gallerist, the opening of an exhibition of the works of TheamL.   “Discover TheamL’s most emblematic paintings, portraits and life scenes of Cambodian monks.”
More info 
 
Saturday 2 April at Plantation, as part of Toch Toch group exhibition, Syahrulfikri Salleh of N o w h e r e Art Studio is hosting a self portrait acrylic painting workshop.
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.

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
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:  

Chhan Dina Gallery

Newly opened at #178 St 13, near the National Museum.  An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career will be augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters.  In March the work of Suos Sodavy is on display and on sale. 
More info


The Gallerist

Featuring works by Stan, DinArt, TheamL and Chhim Sothy.
More info

Ikigai Arts Center
Until April 20, Ikigai Arts Centre presents SELF – an introspective art experience:  “a journey of exploration through the non-visible part of the SELF, towards the Unconscious.  Through four different spaces, the visitor, guided by sounds and movements, will take an hour to dive into the Unconscious, th uncontrolled part of the SELF.”    Created by Miguel Jeronimo, Rady Nget, Erick Gonzalez, Shanghai Chang and Shiva.  Audience limited to eight people at a time.  Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.      
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La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Exhibition of paintings by Paul Charles Kitchingman, until 31 March.   Media:  Le Petit Journal
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Meta House
Auspicious Charm, a group show at by artists of Colors of Cambodia in Siem Reap. 
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Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
The Past is the Road to the Future by Chan Phuon.  “For these works are made according to the changing situation of Cambodia.   The current rich in all kinds of machines and the development of new machines in the future.  Some people who live in the modern world and are obsessed with new technologies, in part, lose their identity, which is rich in art and culture.  And those people will have to face a wandering life that does not know who they are.”
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Plantation
N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch showcases 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”

Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
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Rosewood Phnom Penh
The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine 

 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.  Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time.   Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure.  A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings.  Until 31 March. 
 

Shophouse Gallery
For the month of March, a Frida Falcón exhibition of paintings: Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have.  Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 pm. 
More info
 

Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
The Artist event #2:  Chan Dany.  “For two months (February 15 – April 15), the artist will research and produce a new body of work. He wants to invite you to visit his sacred space, where his creative process will be seen from today onwards.”
More info 
 

Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
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Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée opens Friday 25,    “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
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Regular events, classes, sessions:

 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center, as part of their interactive SELF – an introspective art experience presentation, offer a SELF-portrait class in mixed media, Saturdays at 10 am, until April 9. 
More info 
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 March 2022

Greetings:

Tonight, Tuesday, Meta House, the presentation of the Soul Kitchen project by German visual artists Vera Lossau and Lilla von Puttkamer.  The two artists aim to produce a Cambodian-German artists’ cookbook with recipes and stories of the women/artists who contribute these recipes. The project also plans for an exhibition in Berlin at the non-commercial art project space “mp43”, operated by Carola Rümper.
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Thursday Tales at The Exchange, this Thursday and next, a digital tribute and remembrance for Victor Leon, aka LeoNeoArt, plus Theo Vallier.  6 – 10 pm. 
 
This Friday the French Institute begins a three day festival to celebrate 30 years of their presence in Phnom Penh.  A feast of dance (featuring the Ballet Royal du Cambodge, New Cambodian Artists, L’Ecole de Danse and more), music (including KlapYaHandz and Kong Nai), shadow puppetry, theatre, cinema, fashion and more through to Sunday evening.  Free entry. 
More info  
 
On Saturday, N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch will showcase 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”
 


On March 20 Raffles Le Royal hosts an evening of chamber music from Vienna featuring Sharon Lui on violin, Anton Isselhardt on flute, and Kathy Lo Wing on piano.
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

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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:  

Chhan Dina Gallery
Newly opened at #178 St 13, near the National Museum.  An on-going display of Chhan Dina’s work from throughout her career will be augmented, on a rolling schedule, with works of contemporary masters.  In March the work of Suos Sodavy is on display and on sale. 
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The Gallerist
Featuring works by Stan, DinArt, TheamL and Chhim Sothy.
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Ikigai Arts Center
Until April 20, Ikigai Arts Centre presents SELF – an introspective art experience:  “a journey of exploration through the non-visible part of the SELF, towards the Unconscious.  Through four different spaces, the visitor, guided by sounds and movements, will take an hour to dive into the Unconscious, th uncontrolled part of the SELF.”    Created by Miguel Jeronimo, Rady Nget, Erick Gonzalez, Shanghai Chang and Shiva.  Audience limited to eight people at a time.  Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.      
More info

La Java Bleue  (Kampot)
Exhibition of paintings by Paul Charles Kitchingman, until 31 March.   Media:  Le Petit Journal
More info

Meta House
Auspicious Charm, a group show at by artists of Colors of Cambodia in Siem Reap. 
More info

Pi-Pet-Pi Gallery
The Past is the Road to the Future by Chan Phuon.  “For these works are made according to the changing situation of Cambodia.   The current rich in all kinds of machines and the development of new machines in the future.  Some people who live in the modern world and are obsessed with new technologies, in part, lose their identity, which is rich in art and culture.  And those people will have to face a wandering life that does not know who they are.”
More info

Romcheik5 Art Space
Whose Fault is it? by Chanpenh Nget.  “Throughout 15 paintings, he describes a country in chiaroscuro where the skins are coppery but the skies leaden … alternating a diversity of browns and grays, tanned skins under dark skies. In the background of his paintings, all in the semi-darkness, the weather is not nice … The sun never shines in Chanpenh’s kingdom.” 
More info

Rosewood Phnom Penh

The Shapes of Shapes and Colours, a new collection of works by artist Pen Robit curated by Yean Raksmey of Silapak Trotchaek Pneik  art space.  Media:  Cambodge magazine 

Sa Sa Art Projects
Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.  Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time.   Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure.  A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings.  Until 31 March. 

More info
 
Shophouse Gallery
For the month of March, a Frida Falcón exhibition of paintings: Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have.  Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 pm. 
More info
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
The Artist event #2:  Chan Dany.  “For two months (February 15 – April 15), the artist will research and produce a new body of work. He wants to invite you to visit his sacred space, where his creative process will be seen from today onwards.”
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
From Digital To Tangible, by Rodrigo Garzón, self-taught visual artist from Mexico City, currently living in Phnom Penh, and Jash Pushkin an all-round Russian artist best known for his colorful tattoo-orientated art.   Media: CambodgeMag
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center, as part of their interactive SELF – an introspective art experience presentation, offer a SELF-portrait class in mixed media, Saturdays at 10 am, until April 9. 
More info 
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info