Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 October, 2019

Greetings:

On Wednesday 16 at Villa Grange, St 244, the next meeting of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh, with a range of readings – 7 pm for 7.30 pm.

On Thursday 17 at House of Scott, Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang in collaboration with Limhay Chhum showcasing Phnom Penh in two contrasting points of view: characteristic colonial buildings and complex futuristic representations.  6 – 8 pm.
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Also on Thursday 17, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, Merge: Open studio with artist Prak Dalin.  “Dalin graduated in architecture. She is interested in the growth of the country and the impact of the development to nature and human. She captivated by the use of construction materials to create installation art by turning these materials into another perspective of her expression. She wants to bring her architectural experiences and what she can do to create a structural architecture form that at the same time appear like an artwork for a purpose of connecting architecture with art. During the residency, Dalin gives herself a freedom to use her invention spirit and imagination of what she has seen, felt and what her material could represent.”
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On Friday 18, 7 pm at Meta House, Female Construction Worker, a real time audio-video music performance project.  There will be a screening of Strength by Cambodian director Sopheak Sao, followed by the performance of original music inspired by the film by James Speck on grand piano and Michelle Neukirchen on cello, then a Q&A with the director.
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Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong presents a series of dance-theatre creation workshops facilitated by Eric Ellul, Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm, over the next month.  Free sessions for students.
More info

On Saturday 19 at Bong the Gallery, I Know We Will Talk About It Again, an exhibition by Sosoth Sovankong/KWN23 from the HOMELESS Artists Collective.  “Reminisce the artist’s journey through contemporary art and his experimental art practice evolving street art to paintings on canvas and installations. The artist practice takes on a turn of the influence of Sanskrit. To him, this specific language embodies an expression of certain emotion that cannot be described in vocal words. Each artwork contains many layers of paintings throughout the period of experiment until the artist sees fit.”   From 6 pm.
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On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, 9 am – 6 pm, Phsar Art 2019 at Plantation.  “These artists have been selected based on experience – from super fresh, emerging to senior; their use of different mediums, techniques and visual aesthetic; and from various nationalities and cultures. Through this selection, we hope the audience, especially Cambodian youth, will be exposed to the endless possibilities of art-making.”
More info

Monday 21, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Coming soon:

  • The 10th annual Phnom Penh Photo Festival will open on October 24 and continue for one month at locations including the French Institute
  • The Phnom Penh Players’ next show will be 3 Steps to Supernova, “an original psychological drama on mental health and the perils of irresponsibility,” October 24, 25, 26. Tickets $10 on sale at The Box Office – Phnom Penh, Cloud, Teddy Bear Restaurant and KBach Gallery.
  • Sip and Paint workshop at The Bridge SOHO, level 13 with Charity of Zyct Artistry – beginner friendly. $23, includes art supplies, drinks and snacks.  October 26.
  • November 2, Exhibiting the Contested Modern in Post-independence Cambodia, an artist talk by Vuth Lyno, artist, curator and artistic director of Sa Sa Art Projects. In Khmer with English translation, at Dambaul, #18E3 (3rd floor), Sothearos Blvd, near Wat Ounalom.

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


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 16, 7.30 pm at Villa Grange, St 244, the next meeting of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh.

Thursday 17, 6 pm at House of Scott, Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang in collaboration with Limhay Chhum showcasing Phnom Penh, contrasting colonial buildings and complex futuristic representations.
More info

Thursday 17, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, Merge: Open studio with artist Prak Dalin.  “Dalin graduated in architecture. She is interested in the growth of the country and the impact of the development to nature and human.”
More info

Friday 18, 7 pm at Meta House, Female Construction Worker, a screening of Strength by Cambodian director Sopheak Sao, followed by the performance of original music inspired by the film by James Speck and Michelle Neukirchen.
More info

Saturday 19 and following weeks, 9 am, Java Creative Café Tuol Tom Pong presents a series of dance-theatre creation workshops facilitated by Eric Ellul.
More info

Saturday 19, 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, I Know We Will Talk About It Again, an exhibition by Sosoth Sovankong/KWN23 from the HOMELESS Artists Collective.
More info

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, 9 am – 6 pm, Phsar Art 2019 at Plantation.  “These artists have been selected based on experience – from super fresh, emerging to senior; their use of different mediums, techniques and visual aesthetic; and from various nationalities and cultures.”
More info

Monday 21, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Thursday 10, at 6 pm, the opening of Folding Concrete, an exhibition on Cambodian modern architecture and urbanism curated by Pen Sereypagna and Vuth Lyno.  The address is 122E4, alley lane behind St 107 (Sok Hok), south west of the Charles de Gaulle Blvd and Monivong Blvd intersection.  “Folding Concrete presents some interwoven narratives of modernism in Cambodia through architecture and urbanism and their social and cultural histories. The exhibition primarily considers the period of post-independence during the 1950s-70s, yet also extends its view back to the prior late colonial period and forward to the present time.”  Until 3 November.
More info

At Meta House, I Am A Daughter, a photo series by Cambodian journalist / photographer Mech Sereyrath, “aiming to discover the challenges which Cambodian girls encounter when they pursue their dreams.  Sereyrath graduated from the Department of Media and Communications of the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2018. She has exhibited her works with a social/environmental cause in Phnom Penh and other Cambodian cities.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Ricefield Mirages, a solo exhibition by Chea Sereyroth.  “The role of rice is fundamental to Cambodian culture. From time immemorial, seasonal demands of its cultivation have dominated peoples’ lives, yet nurtured souls.  With the perspective of a child brought up in the country tilling rice, before having to leave for studying and working in the city, the artist offers eight artworks.”  Until November 27.
More info

At Cloud, Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart.  “Senses is all about exploring how photography can affect all of the senses, not just the visual. Space, touch, emotion, sound and even taste can be explored using photography, which can be enhanced using mixed media. This artistic exploration uses photography as the base, moving into new dimensions. Senses takes what you know about photography and expands it beyond what can simply be seen.”
More info

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
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 Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
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 8 October, 2019

Greetings:

Thursday 10, at 6 pm, the opening of Folding Concrete, an exhibition on Cambodian modern architecture and urbanism curated by Pen Sereypagna and Vuth Lyno.  The address is 122E4, alley lane behind St 107 (Sok Hok), south west of the Charles de Gaulle Blvd and Monivong Blvd intersection.  “Folding Concrete presents some interwoven narratives of modernism in Cambodia through architecture and urbanism and their social and cultural histories. The exhibition primarily considers the period of post-independence during the 1950s-70s, yet also extends its view back to the prior late colonial period and forward to the present time.”  Until 3 November.
More info

Thursday 10 at Number 26 Art Shop, Thursday Tales presents Brad Collins with the launch of Yellow Brick Road, first chapter Warp & Woof, 8.08 pm.  Followed by an extension at Downstairs at Oscar Bar (Cnr Sts 13 & 104), at 11.55 pm, when there will be “somewhat of a live art event.”
More info

Friday 11 and Saturday 12, the Sofitel Classical Music Festival presents the Cambodian Opera Project’s production of Pagliacci.
More info

Friday 11 through to Sunday 13, the 3rd Khmer Literature Festival will be held in Phnom Penh at Bophana Center and the National Library.
More info

Friday 11, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Chea Sereyroth as part of his current exhibition Ricefield Mirages.
More info

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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

Monday 14, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Also Monday 14 at 7.30 pm, the launch at Garage Bar (St 110) of Scott Bywater’s latest volume of poetry, mind the gap, with readings, sales and performance by singer-songwriter Clay George.
More info

Coming soon:

  • At House of Scott, Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang in collaboration with Limhay Chhum showcasing Phnom Penh in two contrasting points of view: characteristic colonial buildings and complex futuristic representations. 17 October.
  • At Bong the Gallery, I Know We Will Talk About It Again, an exhibition by Sosoth Sovankong/KWN23 from the HOMELESS Artists Collective. “Reminisce the artist’s journey through contemporary art and his experimental art practice evolving street art to paintings on canvas and installations. The artist practice takes on a turn of the influence of Sanskrit. To him, this specific language embodies an expression of certain emotion that cannot be described in vocal words. Each artwork contains many layers of paintings throughout the period of experiment until the artist sees fit.”   October 19.
  • Phsar Art 2019 at Plantation, October 19-20, 9 am – 6 pm. “These artists have been selected based on experience – from super fresh, emerging to senior; their use of different mediums, techniques and visual aesthetic; and from various nationalities and cultures. Through this selection, we hope the audience, especially Cambodian youth, will be exposed to the endless possibilities of art-making.”
  • The Phnom Penh Players’ next show will be 3 Steps to Supernova, “an original psychological drama on mental health and the perils of irresponsibility,” October 24 – 26. Tickets $10 on sale soon at The Box Office – Phnom Penh, Cloud, Teddy Bear Restaurant and KBach Gallery.

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


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 10, at 6 pm, the opening of Folding Concrete, an exhibition on Cambodian modern architecture and urbanism curated by Pen Sereypagna and Vuth Lyno.
More info

Thursday 10, 8.08 pm at Number 26 Art Shop, Thursday Tales presents Brad Collins with the launch of Yellow Brick Road, first chapter Warp & Woof.   Then at 11.55 pm at Downstairs at Oscar Bar (Cnr Sts 13 & 104), “somewhat of a live art event.”
More info

Friday 11 and Saturday 12, the Sofitel Classical Music Festival presents the Cambodian Opera Project’s production of Pagliacci.
More info

Friday 11Sunday 13, the 3rd Khmer Literature Festival will be held in Phnom Penh at Bophana Center and the National Library.
More info

Friday 11, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Chea Sereyroth as part of his current exhibition Ricefield Mirages.
More info

Every Monday at 6 pm Dance Flow an improvisation and partnering workshop led by Eric Ellul at Nataraj Yoga.
More info

Monday 14, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Also Monday 14 at 7.30 pm, the launch at Garage Bar (St 110) of Scott Bywater’s latest volume of poetry, mind the gap, with readings, sales and performance by singer-songwriter Clay George.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Meta House, I Am A Daughter, a photo series by Cambodian journalist / photographer Mech Sereyrath, “aiming to discover the challenges which Cambodian girls encounter when they pursue their dreams.  Sereyrath graduated from the Department of Media and Communications of the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2018. She has exhibited her works with a social/environmental cause in Phnom Penh and other Cambodian cities.”
More info

At the French Institute Aboard a Khmer touk, an exhibition of drawings by illustrator and traveller Guillaume Reynard.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Ricefield Mirages, a solo exhibition by Chea Sereyroth.  “The role of rice is fundamental to Cambodian culture. From time immemorial, seasonal demands of its cultivation have dominated peoples’ lives, yet nurtured souls.  With the perspective of a child brought up in the country tilling rice, before having to leave for studying and working in the city, the artist offers eight artworks.”  Until November 27.

At Cloud, Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart.  “Senses is all about exploring how photography can affect all of the senses, not just the visual. Space, touch, emotion, sound and even taste can be explored using photography, which can be enhanced using mixed media. This artistic exploration uses photography as the base, moving into new dimensions. Senses takes what you know about photography and expands it beyond what can simply be seen.”
More info

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver.”  Until October 17.
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 Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
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

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 2 October, 2019

Greetings:

Tonight, Wednesday 2, at the French Institute, as part of their Dance a l’IFC series, a dance performance, Trinomial, directed by Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle).  $10 door charge with funds going to dance company SilverBell.  7 pm start.
More info

Commencing this Thursday 3, Number 26 Art Shop’s monthly exhibition is Kampell Soup, by visual artist Max Rex Fox.  From 7 pm.
More info

Friday 4, 8 pm at Meta House, a talk by Swiss photographer and cinematographer, Beat Presser, who worked extensively with German documentary maker Werner Herzog.   He has worked over the years in many different fields – from still photography to documentary filmmaking, and he will introduce you to his past and current work in South East Asia.
More info

On Saturday 5, 3 pm at Bophana Center, a press conference is being held by the 3rd Khmer Literature Festival to be held October 11-13 in Phnom Penh.  The festival opening event will be on Friday 11 at 6 pm, also at Bophana Center.
More info

Sunday 6, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of I Am A Daughter, a photo series by Cambodian journalist / photographer Mech Sereyrath, “aiming to discover the challenges which Cambodian girls encounter when they pursue their dreams.  Sereyrath graduated from the Department of Media and Communications of the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2018. She has exhibited her works with a social/environmental cause in Phnom Penh and other Cambodian cities.”

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Monday 7, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Coming soon:

  • 11 and 12 October, the Sofitel Classical Music Festival presents the Cambodian Opera Project’s production of Pagliacci.
  • At House of Scott, Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang in collaboration with Limhay Chhum showcasing Phnom Penh in two contrasting points of view: characteristic colonial buildings and complex futuristic representations. 17 October.
  • At Bong the Gallery, I Know We Will Talk About It Again, an exhibition by Sosoth Sovankong/KWN23 from the HOMELESS Artists Collective. “Reminisce the artist’s journey through contemporary art and his experimental art practice evolving street art to paintings on canvas and installations. The artist practice takes on a turn of the influence of Sanskrit. To him, this specific language embodies an expression of certain emotion that cannot be described in vocal words. Each artwork contains many layers of paintings throughout the period of experiment until the artist sees fit.”   October 19.
  • Phsar Art 2019 at Plantation, October 19-20, 9 am – 6 pm. “These artists have been selected based on experience – from super fresh, emerging to senior; their use of different mediums, techniques and visual aesthetic; and from various nationalities and cultures. Through this selection, we hope the audience, especially Cambodian youth, will be exposed to the endless possibilities of art-making.”

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


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 2, 7 pm at the French Institute, a dance performance, Trinomial, directed by Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle).
More info

Thursday 3, 7 pm at Number 26 Art Shop, the opening of Kampell Soup, by visual artist Max Rex Fox.  From 7 pm.
More info

Friday 4, 8 pm at Meta House, a talk by Swiss photographer and cinematographer, Beat Presser, who worked extensively with German documentary maker Werner Herzog.
More info

Saturday 5, 3 pm at Bophana Center, a press conference is being held by the 3rd Khmer Literature Festival to be held October 11-13 in Phnom Penh.
More info

Sunday 6, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of I Am A Daughter, a photo series by Cambodian journalist / photographer Mech Sereyrath.

Monday 7, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At the French Institute Aboard a Khmer touk, an exhibition of drawings by illustrator and traveller Guillaume Reynard.
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Ricefield Mirages, a solo exhibition by Chea Sereyroth.  “The role of rice is fundamental to Cambodian culture. From time immemorial, seasonal demands of its cultivation have dominated peoples’ lives, yet nurtured souls.  With the perspective of a child brought up in the country tilling rice, before having to leave for studying and working in the city, the artist offers eight artworks.”  Until November 27.

At Bophana Center, She’s Dressing Up, an exhibition by artist Chan Sophorn and costume designer Sambath Udom.  “She’s Dressing Up wants to describe the beauty of women and jewelries, with a mix of art, such as clothing, and paintings. The exhibition also wants to showcase the creative work of the artists and it is a common message between the artists to come together regardless their different skills.”  Until October 5.
More info

At Cloud, Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart.  “Senses is all about exploring how photography can affect all of the senses, not just the visual. Space, touch, emotion, sound and even taste can be explored using photography, which can be enhanced using mixed media. This artistic exploration uses photography as the base, moving into new dimensions. Senses takes what you know about photography and expands it beyond what can simply be seen.”
More info

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver.”  Until October 17.
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 Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
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

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 17 September, 2019

Greetings:

At Meta House on Wednesday 18, The Beauty and the Beat: Modern Dance in Cambodia, film screenings and presentation by Cambodian dancer Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy), about the infusion of the traditional forms of dance with modern ideas.  Documentary maker Sao Sopheak will present her dance video The Green Net, featuring dancer Yon Davy.  From 7 pm.
More info

The next meeting of the Phnom Penh Literati Society will be held on Wednesday 18 from 7 pm at Villa Grange, St 244, with a wide variety of readings.

Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions for their annual Christmas pantomime this week, Thursday 19 at 6 pm, Saturday 21 at 2 pm and Sunday 22 at 4 pm at The Box Office.  This year it’s Cinderella.
More info

At the French Institute on Thursday 19, from 6.30 pm, the opening of Aboard a Khmer touk, an exhibition of drawings by illustrator and traveller Guillaume Reynard.
More info

On Friday 20, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Ricefield Mirages, a solo exhibition by Chea Sereyroth.  “The role of rice is fundamental to Cambodian culture. From time immemorial, seasonal demands of its cultivation have dominated peoples’ lives, yet nurtured souls.  With the perspective of a child brought up in the country tilling rice, before having to leave for studying and working in the city, the artist offers eight artworks.”  Until November 27.

ricefield

On Saturday 21 at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center, a launch party for Cambodian Living Arts’ Arts4peace Festival.  “A celebration of Cambodia’s arts and culture, the value this brings to the country, and the many people behind the last four decades of artistic regeneration. Music and entertainment by The Khmer Magic Music Bus, and other surprises.”
More info

Monday 23 at Sa Sa Art Projects, a book launch for Ti Prasap, a catalogue of art collector Larry Strange’s collection of Cambodian contemporary art.  “Larry has been collecting works by Cambodian artists since the early 2000s.”  6 pm start.
More info

Also Monday 23, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Coming soon:

  • At The Plantation, Travel Green, Travel Local, an exhibition of creative writing and photography focusing on the theme of sustainable tourism. “The exhibition will showcase the best photography and creative writing artwork submitted by both members of the public and professionals as part of the annual Sustainable Tourism Creative Writing and Photography Competition.”  September 25.

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


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 18, 7 pm at Meta House, The Beauty and the Beat: Modern Dance in Cambodia, film screenings and presentation by Cambodian dancer Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy).  Documentary maker Sao Sopheak will present her dance video The Green Net, featuring dancer Yon Davy.
More info

Wednesday 18, 7 pm at Villa Grange, St 244, the next meeting of the Phnom Penh Literati Society.

Thursday 19, 6 pm, Phnom Penh Players auditions for their annual Christmas pantomime Cinderella at The Box Office.
More info

Thursday 19, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, the opening of Aboard a Khmer touk, an exhibition of drawings by illustrator and traveller Guillaume Reynard.
More info

Friday 20, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, the opening of Ricefield Mirages, a solo exhibition by Chea Sereyroth.

Saturday 21, 2 pm, Phnom Penh Players auditions for their annual Christmas pantomime Cinderella at The Box Office.
More info

Saturday 21, 6.30 pm at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center, a launch party for Cambodian Living Arts’ Arts4peace Festival.
More info

Sunday 22, 4 pm, Phnom Penh Players auditions for their annual Christmas pantomime Cinderella at The Box Office.
More info

Monday 23, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a book launch for Ti Prasap, a catalogue of art collector Larry Strange’s collection of Cambodian contemporary art.
More info

Monday 23, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others



Exhibitions:  

At Meta House, Passing on Being Passive, an exhibition by Chan Pisey, Choun Sopheap, Steve Porte and other Cambodian artists and photographers. “A new generation of women living in Cambodia today has struggles for gender equality and to overcome stereotypes.”
More info

At Bophana Center, She’s Dressing Up, an exhibition by artist Chan Sophorn and costume designer Sambath Udom.  “She’s Dressing Up wants to describe the beauty of women and jewelries, with a mix of art, such as clothing, and paintings. The exhibition also wants to showcase the creative work of the artists and it is a common message between the artists to come together regardless their different skills.”  Until October 5.
More info

At Cloud, Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart.  “Senses is all about exploring how photography can affect all of the senses, not just the visual. Space, touch, emotion, sound and even taste can be explored using photography, which can be enhanced using mixed media. This artistic exploration uses photography as the base, moving into new dimensions. Senses takes what you know about photography and expands it beyond what can simply be seen.”
More info

At KBach Gallery on Sundays, Selap Art Sunday Sessions promise a succession of art workshops, exhibitions, performance, food and drink.  A family friendly event.
More info

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver.”  Until October 17.
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 Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
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

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 10 September, 2019

Greetings:

Thursday 12, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Prak Dalin.  “Her works are inspired by nature and the process of conveying that into visual art and installation. She experiments with different art media and focuses on unconventional aspects of the material.”  In Khmer with English translation.
More info

Sunday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Passing on Being Passive, an exhibition by Chan Pisey, Choun Sopheap, Steve Porte and other Cambodian artists and photographers. “A new generation of women living in Cambodia today has struggles for gender equality and to overcome stereotypes.”
More info

Monday 16, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
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

 


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 12, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist talk by Prak Dalin.
More info

Sunday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Passing on Being Passive, an exhibition by Chan Pisey, Choun Sopheap, Steve Porte and other Cambodian artists and photographers.
More info

Monday 16, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Bophana Center, She’s Dressing Up, an exhibition by artist Chan Sophorn and costume designer Sambath Udom.  “She’s Dressing Up wants to describe the beauty of women and jewelries, with a mix of art, such as clothing, and paintings. The exhibition also wants to showcase the creative work of the artists and it is a common message between the artists to come together regardless their different skills.”  Until October 5.
More info

At Cloud, Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart.  “Senses is all about exploring how photography can affect all of the senses, not just the visual. Space, touch, emotion, sound and even taste can be explored using photography, which can be enhanced using mixed media. This artistic exploration uses photography as the base, moving into new dimensions. Senses takes what you know about photography and expands it beyond what can simply be seen.”
More info

Promenade (On a stroll) with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion at the French Institute – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage plus live music.
More info

At KBach Gallery on Sundays, Selap Art Sunday Sessions promise a succession of art workshops, exhibitions, performance, food and drink.  A family friendly event.
More info

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver.”  Until October 17.
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 Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
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

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 27 August, 2019

Greetings:

On Saturday 31, Promenade (On a stroll) with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion at the French Institute – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage plus live music from The Schkoots.  From 6.30 pm.
More info

There is an audition call this Saturday 31 by the Phnom Penh Players at KBach Gallery, for 3 Steps to Supernova, an original production, “a psychological drama that focuses on the protagonist’s ability to deal with a life altering event.”  From noon to 4 pm.
More info

At KBach Gallery on Sunday 1 – and Sundays thereafter – Selap Art Sunday Sessions promise a succession of art workshops, exhibitions, performance, food and drink.  A family friendly event.
More info

Monday 2, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

Children’s performing arts courses at Brighton Stage – now open for new enrolments with term one commencing Saturday 31.

Coming soon:

  • Resilience 2.0, a dance performance by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy) at the French Institute, September 4
  • Senses, a mixed media fine art show by Chris Stewart at Cloud, September 6

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

 


In brief: new and returning…


Saturday 31, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, Promenade (On a stroll) with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage.
More info

Saturday 31, 4 pm at KBach Gallery, auditions for an original production by the Phnom Penh Players, 3 Steps to Supernova.
More info

Sunday 1, 12 pm, Selap Art Sunday Session, a family friendly arts event.
More info

Monday 2, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

At Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  Until November 25.
More info

At Cloud, a photographic exhibition, The Dope Show, by Peterson Khim Rattanak.
More info

At Meta House, I want to study, an exhibition of photographs by Samuel Hocking. “The project “I Want to Study”, began two years ago. It looks at six young Cambodians from lower socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds and the challenges they face in pursuit of an education. They give a face to the real human issues that confront Cambodian youth today and transform mere statistics to young lives that really matter.”
More info

At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver.”  Until October 17.
More info

Bophana Center presents Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
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 Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
More info

At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
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

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 20 August, 2019

Greetings:

On Wednesday 21, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, The Death Ritual, an open studio current Pisaot artist-in-residence Soojin Chang, who has spent the past six weeks researching and experimenting on new works. “Soojin Chang’s artistic practice is led by an inquiry into political and individual trauma, particularly the way these are internalised and inherited in the body schema. Her performance and video works are driven by examinations into the agency and fertility of both humans and non-humans.”
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On Friday 23, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, From Heritage to Heresy: selected South Asians artists’ take on urbanization, a lecture by Hadrien Diez, as part of the public programme of their current exhibition Influence by Srun Rida.    In English with Khmer translation.
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On Friday 23, 6 pm at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe, “celebrating the passion, persistence, and power of Cambodia’s women artists through image, sound, and story.”  On the morning before the exhibition, at 10 am, a forum for young women in the arts will be held, a panel discussion hosted by New Cambodian Artists at the NCA Studio.  On Saturday 24 at 10 am there will be a public lecture by Emily Howe.
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Also on Friday 23, from 7.30 pm, Cloud presents the launch of Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat, a comic mini-series by author/illustrator Joshua Chiang, with preview, meet-and-greet and live music.
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On Saturday 24, from 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a photographic exhibition, The Dope Show, by Peterson Khim Rattanak as well as a screening of the short film Alan After Tomorrow by upcoming Khmer photographer/videographer Random – Shiro.
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Sunday 25 at Meta House, Creative Kids Club, an art workshop for children.  $10 per family, 2 pm – 5 pm.
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Monday 26, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
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Coming soon:

  • On a stroll with street artist, photographer, stage decorator, writer and musician Bob Passion at the French Institute, August 31 – giant sculptures of paper and photo-montage plus live music
  • Phnom Penh Players audition call, August 31 at KBach Gallery, for 3 Steps to Supernova, an original production, “a psychological drama that focuses on the protagonist’s ability to deal with a life altering event.”
  • Resilience 2.0, a dance performance by Belle (Chumvan Sodhachivy) at the French Institute, September 4

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.

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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 21, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, The Death Ritual, an open studio current Pisaot artist-in-residence Soojin Chang.
More info

Friday 23, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, From Heritage to Heresy: selected South Asians artists’ take on urbanization, a lecture by Hadrien Diez.
More info

Friday 23, 6 pm at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, Her Sounds, a multimedia research project and exhibition by photographer Neak Sophal and ethnomusicologist Emily Howe.
More info

Friday 23, 7.30 pm, Cloud presents the launch of Ronin Rat and Ninja Cat, a comic mini-series by author/illustrator Joshua Chiang.
More info

Saturday 24, 10 am at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap, a public lecture by Emily Howe as part of the exhibition Her Sounds.
More info

Saturday 24, 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a photographic exhibition, The Dope Show, by Peterson Khim Rattanak plus screening of the short film Alan After Tomorrow by Random – Shiro.
More info

Sunday 25, 2 pm – 5 pm at Meta House, Creative Kids Club, an art workshop for children.
More info

Monday 26, from 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud – $4 for two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others



Exhibitions:  

At Meta House, I want to study, an exhibition of photographs by Samuel Hocking. “The project “I Want to Study”, began two years ago. It looks at six young Cambodians from lower socio-economic and disadvantaged backgrounds and the challenges they face in pursuit of an education. They give a face to the real human issues that confront Cambodian youth today and transform mere statistics to young lives that really matter.”
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At the House of Scott (St 228), Open Studio Cambodia presents Lavy Long’s second solo exhibition. “The group of curated watercolor landscapes provide insights into past iterations of his life such as his time as professional Khmer kickboxer and tuk tuk driver. ”
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At Cloud, No Need To Be Coy, an exhibition of paintings by Troy Campbell. “All of the work in this exhibition was created in my tiny ‘teacher’s apartment’ in Jeonju, South Korea, and was created entirely from Korean and SE Asian materials. Like so many journeys in my life, my journey as an English teacher began here in Phnom Penh, and my work is very much informed by the balancing of contrasts one has to do here in the Charming City.”
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Bophana Center presents Alive, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak. “A journey of discovery has taken the artist Kim Hak from his home town of Battambang to other parts of Cambodia and on to Australia and New Zealand. In 2018, with support from the Rei Foundation, Kim Hak spent time with 12 Cambodian families now in New Zealand, documenting their personal objects that hold the stories from their journey in surviving the Khmer Rouge and refugee camps and then resettling far from their homeland.”
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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.”
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At Batia Sarem in Siem Reap, How do I look?, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Sovan Philong Sovan Philong will show an intense series based on portraits in our gallery in Siem Reap. As in all his works, Philong uses light to renew the portrait genre and therefore the way one can really look at people and reveal their true self.”
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At Sa Sa Art Projects, Influence, a solo exhibition by Srun Rida, guest curated by Moeng Meta. “Srun Rida’s practice is both a processing of memories and a documenting of what happens in the past and now. In his new work presented in this exhibition, Influence, he continues his practice by observing the daily’s life in Cambodia. He became interested in objects and how people use them in everyday life.”  Until 11 September.
More info

At Chinese House, Dreamscapes, watercolours by Long Lavy, his debut solo exhibition. “This group of meticulous watercolor landscapes speaks of past iterations of his life, experiences lived and now gone.”
More info

At Java Independence, the exhibition The dead eye and the deep blue sea, featuring artwork from a graphic memoir by Vannak Anan Prum. “The drawings are selected from the book, a graphic novel that tells his incredible story of surviving slavery in the regional fishing and agricultural industries. Vannak is a self-taught artist and his illustrative skills allowed him to gain favor with other people he was forced to live and work with by giving them tattoos. More importantly, thanks to his photographic memory he was able to draw his experiences in detail when he arrived home four years later. At first, he made the drawings to offer proof to his family in the only way he could. Later he decided to share his story publicly, leading to the publication of the graphic novel, further exposing the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.”
More info

A joint exhibition at the French Institute by Ouk Socheathy (ceramics) and Ou Vandy (sculpture). “Ouk Socheathy studied the art of ceramics at the Secondary School of Fine Arts and at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, where he specialized in the decorative arts. Most of his works are strongly inspired by the natural forms, the model of the nature of which he contemplates the organization, as well as by theravāda Buddhism and its belief in life cycles.”   “Ou Vanndy’s inspiration comes from traditional or contemporary mythologies – as evidenced by the massive bull sculpture, made entirely of recycled materials and shown in the exhibition Artistic Wanderings, now installed in front of the French Institute of Cambodia..”
More info

KBach ArtSpace at Factory Phnom Penh, as part of their KBach Arts Competition 2019, are showing finalists in last year’s competition and a judges’ gallery as well as their regular collection.
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

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

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

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

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