Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 30 April, 2019

Greetings,

Saturday 4, from 6 pm at The Box Office, the theatre troupe Phnom Penh Players are hosting a pre-pitch party for anyone interested in possible productions up until the end of 2019 – a chance to find out what you need to do to get a production happening.
More info

On Monday 6, Drink and Draw at Cloud. Two hours with a life model in multiple poses. 7.30 pm start.
More info

Coming soon:

 

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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


In brief: new and returning…


Saturday 4, 6 pm at The Box Office, the theatre troupe Phnom Penh Players are hosting a pre-pitch party for possible productions up until the end of 2019.
More info

Monday 6, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud. Two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At Java Independence, Micro Organics, an exhibition by Yim Maline. “Yim Maline’s artwork starts with walking. Walking through natural spaces, undisturbed by human intervention. The shapes and colors of flowers, roots, and trees that she observes form the basis of her compositions. It is in these quiet landscapes that Maline seeks a reconciliation with her personal history and the cycles and resilience of nature. This exhibition is included in the programme Landscape Afterwar(d)s.” Until 21 June.
More info

At Bophana Center, Landscapes Afterwar(d)s, organised by Soko Phay and Patrick Nardin, “bringing together the artworks resulting from two workshops held in 2017 at the Royal University of Fine Arts. […] A group of young artists, both Cambodian and international, who have worked within the program’s context and on the memory of places, especially that of Phnom Penh, a city in constant turmoil. Their photographs, videos and installations show how they recognize themselves in the events of the past, through different types of archives, vestiges and testimonies. The diversity and polysemy of their works also testifies to the transition from the I to the We, from an intimate experience to a greater collective consciousness.” Until May 25.
More info

At Imag’in Café-Photo-Galerie on St 93, a photographic exhibition, Transition, by Martin Jacquemin, exploring the changes affecting the Cham community living on the banks of the Mekong River.
More info

At ARTillery Café on St 240½, an exhibition of woodcut artworks by Kek Soon, Bou’Sra Series.
More info

In Siem Reap, at MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space, A place for us, a group exhibition by artists of Open Studio Cambodia, based in Kampot – featuring work by Chan Phoun, Morn Chear, Pav Rasmey, Yim Mary, Long Lavy, Srey Norp, Rath Rathana and Lauren Iida. “Every piece unravels a story for the viewer, often autobiographical, from anecdotal to epic, uplifting to tragic to otherworldly.” Until 10 June.
More info

At TRIBE Cambodia, in Siem Reap, Elements, the first exhibition in Cambodia by UK artist Carne Griffiths. Until 31 May.
More info

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

Other:

The 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

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 April, 2019

Greetings,

On Wednesday 24, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Micro Organics, an exhibition by Yim Maline. “Yim Maline’s artwork starts with walking. Walking through natural spaces, undisturbed by human intervention. The shapes and colors of flowers, roots, and trees that she observes form the basis of her compositions. It is in these quiet landscapes that Maline seeks a reconciliation with her personal history and the cycles and resilience of nature. This exhibition is included in the programme Landscape Afterwar(d)s.” Until 21 June.
More info

Thursday 25: get ready for this rush….

On Thursday 25 from 6 pm, at Bophana Center, Landscapes Afterwar(d)s, organised by Soko Phay and Patrick Nardin, “bringing together the artworks resulting from two workshops held in 2017 at the Royal University of Fine Arts. […] A group of young artists, both Cambodian and international, who have worked within the program’s context and on the memory of places, especially that of Phnom Penh, a city in constant turmoil. Their photographs, videos and installations show how they recognize themselves in the events of the past, through different types of archives, vestiges and testimonies. The diversity and polysemy of their works also testifies to the transition from the I to the We, from an intimate experience to a greater collective consciousness.” Until May 25.
More info

On Thursday 25, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118, between Riverside and Street 5), the last showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot – music photography is only a fraction of his work.
More info

Also on Thursday 25, from 7 pm at Cloud, the closing of the joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss, will be marked by The Extreme Minute. “How does it work? $2 gets you a minute of painting on the shared canvas (all materials provided) & an entry into the raffle. At the end of the evening one lucky person will take the collaborative masterpiece home with them.”
More info

And also on Thursday 25, from 7 pm at Imag’in Café-Photo-Galerie on St 93, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Transition, by Martin Jacquemin, exploring the changes affecting the Cham community living on the banks of the Mekong River.
More info

And also also on Thursday 25, from 8 pm at ARTillery Café on St 240½, an exhibition of woodcut artworks by Kek Soon, Bou’Sra Series.
More info

Finally on Thursday 25, from 8 pm, one last roll of the dice at the current Meta House location: a performance by D & S Ensemble KNM Berlin and Argentine composer Ana Maria Rodriguez, who are currently developing and rehearsing in collaboration with Cambodian dance company Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa on Drops and Seeds, a new music/dance piece to be premiered in Berlin and Phnom Penh in 2020. “In this concert set the musicians will give a preview on what they are musically working on for Drops and Seeds. Besides their instruments they might also use founded objects like cardboard boxes. There isn’t a score by the composer yet – but some raw material and sketches they will merge and explore in a common improvisation.”
More info

On Friday 26, at Bophana Center, from 6.30 pm, the screening of a number of short films by Vireak Sieng. “For the Cine Club on this Friday, it would be very special that Mr. Vireak Sieng will come to showcase his outstanding achievements. There are four short films, such as Arv, Waiting, Mission of Super Bean, and The Room Keeper.”
More info

On Friday 26 in Siem Reap, at MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space, the opening of A place for us, a group exhibition by artists of Open Studio Cambodia, based in Kampot – featuring work by Chan Phoun, Morn Chear, Pav Rasmey, Yim Mary, Long Lavy, Srey Norp, Rath Rathana and Lauren Iida. “Every piece unravels a story for the viewer, often autobiographical, from anecdotal to epic, uplifting to tragic to otherworldly.” 6 pm start, runs until 10 June.
More info

Saturday 27, from 7 pm at Bong the Gallery, a closing night party Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu, including live digital portrait painting.
More info

On Sunday 28 at TRIBE Cambodia, in Siem Reap, the opening of Elements, the first exhibition in Cambodia by UK artist Carne Griffiths. Reception from 2 – 6 pm, runs until 31 May.
More info

On Monday 29, Drink and Draw returns to Cloud after a brief break. Two hours with a life model in multiple poses. 7.30 pm start.
More info

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 24, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, the opening of Micro Organics, an exhibition by Yim Maline. The exhibition is included in the programme Landscape Afterwar(d)s organized by Soko Phay and Patrick Nardin.”
More info

Thursday 25, 6 pm at Bophana Center, Landscapes Afterwar(d)s, organised by Soko Phay and Patrick Nardin, bringing together the artworks resulting from two workshops held in 2017 at the Royal University of Fine Arts.
More info

Thursday 25, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118, between Riverside and Street 5), the last showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot.
More info

Thursday 25, 7 pm at Cloud, Marika Els and Emily Marques present The Extreme Minute. “How does it work? $2 gets you a minute of painting on the shared canvas (all materials provided) & an entry into the raffle.”
More info

Thursday 25, 7 pm at Imag’in Café-Photo-Galerie on St 93, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Transition, by Martin Jacquemin, on the Cham community living on the banks of the Mekong River.
More info

Thursday 25, from 8 pm at ARTillery Café on St 240½, an exhibition of woodcut artworks by Kek Soon, Bou’Sra Series.
More info

Thursday 25, 8 pm, at Meta House, a performance by D & S Ensemble KNM Berlin and Argentine composer Ana Maria Rodriguez of work in progress Drops and Seeds.
More info

Friday 26, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, the screening of short films by Vireak Sieng.
More info

Friday 26, 6.30 pm at MIRAGE Contemporary Art Space Siem Reap, the opening of A place for us, a group exhibition by artists of Open Studio Cambodia, based in Kampot.
More info

Saturday 27, 7 pm at Bong the Gallery, a closing night party Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
More info

Sunday 28, 2 pm at TRIBE Cambodia, Siem Reap, the opening of Elements, an exhibition by UK artist Carne Griffiths.
More info

Monday 29, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

Chinese House hosts ELEMENTS, a “paintography” exhibition by Jean-Francois Perigois and Dominique Tricoire, “celebrating the four elements of life and surrealism between water and sky in the Kingdom of Wonder’s beautiful countryside.”
More info

At Cloud, a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss. “Some portals lead to more darkness, and an escape seems impossible. Other portals offer glimpses of Light, and offers you a place of rest. My Portal, My Abyss is an eclectic selection of paintings by Marika Els and Emily Marques portraying their experiences with the concepts of movement, change, as well as the instability of stability.” Until April 25.
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
More info

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

Other:

The 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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 April, 2019

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 9, a photojournalism exhibition by Grade 9 students from East-West International School on the theme Local Issues of Global Relevance at Tapas 240 Rooftop Lounge. 5 pm – 7 pm.
More info

Also tonight, Tuesday 9, at Cloud, a French language Cabaret d’impro based on the work of the Disney Corporation. From 7.30 pm.
More info

Thursday 11, 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, Pepe & the Artist, an exhibition dedicated to Japanese culture, food and art – offering different forms of Japanese tapas during the Kenichiro Takamatsu exhibition Zombie Museum.
More info

Also on Thursday 11, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118, between Riverside and Street 5), a showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot – music photography is only a fraction of his work. The evening will repeat on April 18 and 25.
More info

The long running Kok Thlok arts organisation, dedicated to the furtherance of Khmer theatre and shadow puppetry, who recently began presenting twice weekly performances at the National Library, St 61, every Friday and Sunday, are offering a membership card for lovers of Khmer culture. The card, with an annual fee of $30, will provide 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.

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 9, 5 pm at Tapas 240 Rooftop Lounge, a photojournalism exhibition by Grade 9 students from East-West International School on the theme Local Issues of Global Relevance.
More info

Tuesday 9, 7.30 pm at Cloud, a French language Cabaret d’impro based on the work of the Disney Corporation.
More info

Thursday 11, 6 pm at Bong the Gallery, Pepe & the Artist, an exhibition dedicated to Japanese culture, food and art.
More info

Thursday 11, 7 pm at The Art Shop (St 118), a showing of a series of photographs by Steve Porte covering the Cham fishing fleet in Kampot.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

Chinese House hosts ELEMENTS, a “paintography” exhibition by Jean-Francois Perigois and Dominique Tricoire, “celebrating the four elements of life and surrealism between water and sky in the Kingdom of Wonder’s beautiful countryside.”
More info

At Bophana Centre, an exhibition commemorating 15 years of NyoNyum, the oldest lifestyle free magazine in Cambodia, written in Japanese and English, which has been published since 2003. Until 12 April.
More info

At Cloud, a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss. “Some portals lead to more darkness, and an escape seems impossible. Other portals offer glimpses of Light, and offers you a place of rest. My Portal, My Abyss is an eclectic selection of paintings by Marika Els and Emily Marques portraying their experiences with the concepts of movement, change, as well as the instability of stability.” Until April 25.
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
More info

At The Plantation, a new exhibition of works by painter Chhan Dina. “The paintings in Dina’s latest exhibition are in striking contrast to her previous work. She has been using Chinese ink, almost monochrome, but still showcasing her characteristic themes – birds and the natural world as a metaphor for human life.” Until April 15.
More info

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

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

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

Dance:

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

More info

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 April, 2019

Greetings,

On Wednesday 3, from 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, Light, Life, Live, an open studio with artist in residence Anurak Tanyapalit. “During the first few weeks Anurak collected flies lying dead on the floor of Sa Sa Art Projects every morning. They were roaming lamps the night before. He was particularly drawn by a book by Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which traces the development of human actions and inventions on the planet over time and their impacts. Like these flies, perhaps we can see that they come to life and then die, because of the night lamps – a human invention. The artist turns the flies into a sculpture in an organic form as if a hive floating in the air.”
More info

Also on Wednesday 3, from 6 pm, Chinese House hosts the opening of ELEMENTS, a “paintography” exhibition by Jean-Francois Perigois and Dominique Tricoire, “celebrating the four elements of life and surrealism between water and sky in the Kingdom of Wonder’s beautiful countryside.”
More info

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 at 7 pm, and Sunday 7 at 5 pm, Phnom Penh Players present The Orphan Train, a play celebrating the resilience of children, at Sovannaphum Arts Association. Tickets from The Box Office, Lot 369 and Kwest Restaurant.
More info

On Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, at 7.30 pm, La Troupe de Theatre Francophone de Phnom Penh presents La Maison de Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, at the Department of Performing Arts. Tickets from Kwest Restaurant, Carnets d’Asie, Cloud and Eleven One Kitchen.
More info

On Saturday 6, 2 pm at Cloud, the Feminist Voices Phnom Penh open mic will be on the theme of Transformative Love.
More info

Saturday 6, 10 am at YK Art House, a pulled string painting workshop by Zyct Artistry to explore the possibilities of using string as an art medium. Limited seating, bookings encouraged.
More info

Saturday 6 at Cloud, a full day charcoal workshop in two sessions – introduction in the morning and then working with a live model in the afternoon.
More info

Saturday 6, from 3 pm at Bophana Centre, an exhibition commemorating 15 years of NyoNyum, the oldest lifestyle free magazine in Cambodia, written in Japanese and English, which has been published since 2003.
More info

Saturday 6, 8 pm at Chinese House, a classical music concert featuring guitarist Huy Thanh and vocalist Ngoc Tuyen performing “a careful selection of lyric-romantic chansons, ariettas and canzones in French, Italian and Spanish.”
More info

Monday 8 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 3, 6 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, Light, Life, Live, an open studio with artist in residence Anurak Tanyapalit.
More info

Wednesday 3, 6 pm, Chinese House hosts the opening of ELEMENTS, a “paintography” exhibition by Jean-Francois Perigois and Dominique Tricoire.
More info

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 at 7 pm, and Sunday 7 at 5 pm, Phnom Penh Players present The Orphan Train, a play celebrating the resilience of children, at Sovannaphum Arts Association.
More info

Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, at 7.30 pm, La Troupe de Theatre Francophone de Phnom Penh presents La Maison de Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, at the Department of Performing Arts.
More info

Saturday 6, 2 pm at Cloud, the Feminist Voices Phnom Penh open mic on the theme of Transformative Love.
More info

Saturday 6, 10 am at YK Art House, a pulled string painting workshop by Zyct Artistry.
More info

Saturday 6, 10 am at Cloud, a full day charcoal workshop in two sessions.
More info

Saturday 6, from 3 pm at Bophana Centre, an exhibition commemorating 15 years of NyoNyum, the oldest lifestyle free magazine in Cambodia.
More info

Saturday 6, 8 pm at Chinese House, a classical music concert featuring guitarist Huy Thanh and vocalist Ngoc Tuyen.
More info

Monday 8, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

At Cloud, a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss. “Some portals lead to more darkness, and an escape seems impossible. Other portals offer glimpses of Light, and offers you a place of rest. My Portal, My Abyss is an eclectic selection of paintings by Marika Els and Emily Marques portraying their experiences with the concepts of movement, change, as well as the instability of stability. ”
More info

At Bong the Gallery, Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
More info

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

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

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

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 March, 2019

Greetings,

Wednesday 27 at Cloud, a painting workshop, Experimental Landscapes, hosted by Jabeen Ghauri. Limited spaces. From 6.30 pm.
More info

On Friday 29 at Bophana Center, the screening of three artists films by Khvay Samnang, who will also introduce the works.
More info

Also Friday 29, 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss. “Some portals lead to more darkness, and an escape seems impossible. Other portals offer glimpses of Light, and offers you a place of rest. My Portal, My Abyss is an eclectic selection of paintings by Marika Els and Emily Marques portraying their experiences with the concepts of movement, change, as well as the instability of stability. ”
More info

Saturday 30 at Cloud, a puppet construction workshop with Marika Els, from 2 pm. Note the following Saturday Cloud will host a full day charcoal workshop.
More info

Also on Saturday, from 4 pm, KBach Gallery will celebrate their two year anniversary with an exhibition, live painting, music and a charity auction of Devada art from Phnom Penh Fem Fest at The Factory Phnom Penh.
More info

The last night at the current location of long running multi-disciplinary venue Meta House will be celebrated with a DJ party on Saturday 30 from 7 pm. Meta House will be reopening again in a new location soon.

Sunday 31, 1 pm at The Art Bar, an art and photography exhibition, H-Box.
More info

On Sunday 31, 6 pm, on the waterfront next to Besun Temple, Arey Ksatr village, on the eastern bank of the Mekong, a dance performance, Beloved, by Prumsodun Ok & NATARASA, “a special offering of new dance and music […] experience Khmer conceptions of art as spiritual technology take on contemporary life.”
More info

Monday 1 at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses. From 7.30 pm. BYO materials.
More info

Coming soon:

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 27, 6.30 pm at Cloud, a painting workshop, Experimental Landscapes, hosted by Jabeen Ghauri.
More info

Friday 29, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, the screening of three artists films by Khvay Samnang.
More info

Friday 29, 8 pm at Cloud, the opening of a joint exhibition by Marika Els and Emily Marques, My Portal, My Abyss.
More info

Saturday 30, 2 pm at Cloud, a puppet construction workshop with Marika Els.
More info

Saturday 30, 4 pm, KBach Gallery will celebrate their two year anniversary with an exhibition, live painting, music and a charity auction at The Factory Phnom Penh.
More info

Sunday 31, 1 pm at The Art Bar, an art and photography exhibition, H-Box.
More info

Sunday 31, 6 pm, next to Besun Temple, Arey Ksatr village, Beloved, by Prumsodun Ok & NATARASA.More info

Monday 1, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink & Draw Masterclass – beginner/intermediate with Sarah Marcni: a live model in multiple poses.
More info


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

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

At Bong the Gallery, Zombie Museum by Japanese artist Kenichiro Takamatsu.
More info

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

Other:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 March, 2019

Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

Coming soon:

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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


In brief: new and returning…


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

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

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

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

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


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 March, 2019

Greetings,

Today, Tuesday 12 at Bophana Centre, from 4 pm, a panel discussion, Reflection on Khmer Rouge History from Perspective of Younger Generation, featuring classical dance instructor Om Yuvanna, Keo Seyha of the Karuna organization, history student Oem Sela and painter Sang Nan, as part of Sang Nan’s exhibition Four Decades since the Fall of the Khmer Rouge that opened over the weekend.
More info

Wednesday 13, from 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Art Projects, a dance performance by Jory Horn, When Smoke Escapes the Body. “Including the elements of fire as an ignition to release a trapped soul and water as the metaphor for rebirth, this piece speaks of spirituality through the lens of Jory’s Cambodian mother’s past traumas and the strength it has taken to build a new life and raise a family of eight on foreign soil.”
More info

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming soon

 

See you about…

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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


In brief: new and returning…


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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