Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 April 2022

Greetings:

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

 
Frida Falcon paints while Geography of the Moon improvises – Thursday Club at Sra’Art, Thursday 21 April, 2022
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.

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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 April 2022

Greetings:

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

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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 April 2022

Greetings:

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

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

Erick Gonzalez: Visual silence

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

More info


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

Coming soon:

At La Java Bleue in Kampot, a photographic exhibition by Aurelie Fischer opening on April 15
More info


For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.  
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sa Sa Art Projects

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 March 2022

Greetings:


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

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

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

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 March 2022

Greetings:

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

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


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

Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Chhan Dina Gallery

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


The Gallerist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Sra’Art
Happy Painting by Stéphane Delaprée opens Friday 25,    “After being a famous comic book writer in Quebec in the 80s and then a comic book editor for 6 years, Steph came to Cambodia and devoted himself fully to painting. He became a prestigious artist thanks to his famous “Happy paintings”. Since the 90’s, Stephane has had many exhibitions in Asia and has opened several galleries during 1/4 of a century.”
More info 
 

 

Regular events, classes, sessions:

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 March 2022

Greetings:

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


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

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

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

See you about…

Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rosewood Phnom Penh

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

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

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

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 8 March 2022

Greetings:

Friday 11, Sa Sa Art Projects presents an on-line artist talk, I Found It Somewhere, but I Cannot Find It, by artist in residence Jaro Varga .  “Jaro Varga conditions the choreography of the visitor’s movement in a well-known space, or else he initiates the visitor’s translocation into unknown circumstances through fiction. He tries to construct new topographies and he wants to engage the visitor in a different understanding of the contexts relating to spaces otherwise stereotypically fixed in our memory.”  In English with Khmer translation.  6 – 7:30 pm.  To register: shorturl.at/beCJX.
More info 
 
Coming soon:
 
Next Tuesday, March 15 at Meta House, the presentation of the Soul Kitchen project by German visual artists Vera Lossau and Lilla von Puttkamer.  The two artists aim to produce a Cambodian-German artists’ cookbook with recipes and stories of the women/artists who contribute these recipes. The project also plans for an exhibition in Berlin at the non-commercial art project space “mp43”, operated by Carola Rümper.
More info 
 
Opening March 19: N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch will showcase 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”
 
On March 20 Raffles Le Royal hosts an evening of chamber music from Vienna featuring Sharon Lui on violin, Anton Isselhardt on flute, and Kathy Lo Wing on piano.
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.


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

See you about…


Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
  


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Sa Sa Art Projects
Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.  Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time.   Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure.  A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings.  Until 31 March. 
 
Shophouse Gallery
For the month of March, a Frida Falcón exhibition of paintings: Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have.  Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 pm. 
More info
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
The Artist event #2:  Chan Dany.  “For two months (February 15 – April 15), the artist will research and produce a new body of work. He wants to invite you to visit his sacred space, where his creative process will be seen from today onwards.”
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
From Digital To Tangible, by Rodrigo Garzón, self-taught visual artist from Mexico City, currently living in Phnom Penh, and Jash Pushkin an all-round Russian artist best known for his colorful tattoo-orientated art.   Media: CambodgeMag
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Thursdays, with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center, as part of their interactive SELF – an introspective art experience presentation, offer a SELF-portrait class in mixed media, Saturdays at 10 am, until April 9. 
More info 
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 1 March, 2022

Greetings:

Last chance tonight, Tuesday 1, to view Keo Socheat’s exhibition White at Meta House.  From 7.30 pm. 
More info 
 
Opening Wednesday 2, Auspicious Charm, a group show at Meta House by artists of Colors of Cambodia in Siem Reap. 
More info
 
Friday 4 at Chhan Dina Gallery the opening of an exhibition featuring the works of Sous Sodavy.  From 4 pm to 8 pm. 
More info

Sunday 6 at Shophouse Gallery on St 110, the opening of Frida Falcón, exhibition Portraits of Friends I Don’t Have.
More info


Coming soon:
 
Opening March 19: N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch will showcase 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”
 

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

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

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

See you about…
Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

Chhan Dina Gallery

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

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

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

Odom Garden
MHOPe, a collaborative media project and an open-air exhibition on food systems in Cambodia, featuring work from photographers such as Pidor Ham, Daniel Eang, Roun Ry, Mean Lux, Chansakun Chea, Ken Bo, Shunsuke Miyatake, Cindy Liu, Raphael Pech, Yann Bigant, Kim Sokvisal, Thomas Cristofoletti, Miguel Jeronimo and Joaquin Barata.  Food stalls, talks and activities – until Saturdays and Sundays until March 3. 
More info

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

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

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

Sa Sa Art Projects
Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.  Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time.   Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure.  A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings.  Until 31 March. 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
Soft opening and fundraiser, featuring artwork by Chan Dany, Chea Sereyroth, Chhim Sothy, Heng Ravuth, Khiev Kanel, Pen Robit, Sao Sreymao, Srey Bandaul and Svay Ken.
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
From Digital To Tangible, by Rodrigo Garzón, self-taught visual artist from Mexico City, currently living in Phnom Penh, and Jash Pushkin an all-round Russian artist best known for his colorful tattoo-orientated art.   Media: CambodgeMag
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Mondays (no teacher) and Thursdays (with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  
 

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 February, 2022

Greetings:
Wednesday 23, meet the artists Chhim Sothy and Chhan Dina at Chhan Dina Gallery, 2 pm – 7 pm. 
More info   
 
Thursday 24, at The Exchange, Thursday Tales features Theo Vallier and Thierry de Roland Peel.  From 6 pm.
More info 
 
Friday 25 at Factory is the launch party for the Murals for Cambodia festival – events through the weekend including live music and DJs and an artists talk on Sunday at 4 pm. 
More info
 
Starting Friday at Ikigai Arts Centre is SELF – an introspective art experience:  “a journey of exploration through the non-visible part of the SELF, towards the Unconscious.  Through four different spaces, the visitor, guided by sounds and movements, will take an hour to dive into the Unconscious, th uncontrolled part of the SELF.”    Created by Miguel Jeronimo, Rady Nget, Erick Gonzalez, Shanghai Chang and Shiva.  February 25 – April 20; audience limited to eight people at a time.  Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.       
More info
 
The Writers & Readers Table is up and running at The Bean Embassy in Siem Reap, a collaboration between the cafe, Howl Cambodia and Angkor International Festival of the Arts.  “The Table is a place to read, to be inspired, and create.”   With a special competition:  two free room-nights at Song Saa Private Island will be won by the best poem left in the dedicated Table notebook (also open to email entries: readers-writers@aifa-cambodia.com).  Also the Instagram post featuring the Table that gets the most likes wins one free room-night.  The competitions run until September 30.
 
Coming soon:
 
Opening March 2: Auspicious Charm, a group show at Meta House
by artists of Colors of Cambodia in Siem Reap. 
 
Opening March 19: N o w h e r e Art Studio presents a group exhibition, Toch Toch, at Plantation. “Toch Toch will showcase 26 multinational artists from different levels and artistic backgrounds selected from an open call and exhibit more than 200 small pieces of varied, original artworks ranging from doodles, paintings, and silkscreens to embroideries and ceramics.”
 
 
For a more rock’n’roll view of Phnom Penh and the wider Cambodian music scene, please check out our sister publication lengpleng.com, the long running live music gig guide.
Send a ‘subscribe’ email to fabianhipp@kumnooh.com to receive Kumnooh in your inbox every Tuesday lunchtime.
 
This is a free service but any donations are welcome to keep the ship afloat.
Are we missing something?  Let us know at fabianhipp@kumnooh.com.
See you about…
Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
 


Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


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

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

Odom Garden
MHOPe, a collaborative media project and an open-air exhibition on food systems in Cambodia, featuring work from photographers such as Pidor Ham, Daniel Eang, Roun Ry, Mean Lux, Chansakun Chea, Ken Bo, Shunsuke Miyatake, Cindy Liu, Raphael Pech, Yann Bigant, Kim Sokvisal, Thomas Cristofoletti, Miguel Jeronimo and Joaquin Barata.  Food stalls, talks and activities – until Saturdays and Sundays until March 3. 
More info

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

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

Rosewood Phnom Penh

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

Sa Sa Art Projects
Mchas Teuk Mchas Dei (Master of Lands and Waters) by Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina and Vuth Lyno.  Limited number of visitors in the gallery space at a time.   Visits to the exhibition must follow Covid-19 safety procedure.  A group exhibition by Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak. The exhibition introduces their recent works in the form of videos, sculptures, photographs, and light installation, focusing on beliefs in nature and practices in the supernatural, animism, and the powerful spirits that take care of our homes, lands, people, animals, and living beings.  Until 31 March. 
 
Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
Soft opening and fundraiser, featuring artwork by Chan Dany, Chea Sereyroth, Chhim Sothy, Heng Ravuth, Khiev Kanel, Pen Robit, Sao Sreymao, Srey Bandaul and Svay Ken.
More info 
 
Space Four Zero
Prints, paintings, vintage posters, pop art, CDs and vinyl.  Open daily. 
More info 
 
Sra’Art
From Digital To Tangible, by Rodrigo Garzón, self-taught visual artist from Mexico City, currently living in Phnom Penh, and Jash Pushkin an all-round Russian artist best known for his colorful tattoo-orientated art.   Media: CambodgeMag
More info 
 
Regular events, classes, sessions:
 
Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 
 
Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Mondays (no teacher) and Thursdays (with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 
 
Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 
 
Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info  

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 February, 2022

Greetings:

This Thursday 17 and next at The Exchange, Thursday Tales features Theo Vallier and Thierry de Roland Peel.  From 6 pm.
More info 

Friday 18 from 6 pm – 8 pm, Chhan Dina Gallery is open to meet the artists – Chhim Sothy and Chhan Dina – with refreshments available. 
More info

Friday 18 at Sra’Art, live painting and happy hour with Rodrigo Garzón, as part of the joint exhibition From Digital To Tangible, by Rodrigo and Jash Pushkin.  From 6 pm.
More info 

Friday 18 at 9 pm, Silapak Trotchaek Pneik (STP) gallery at YK Art House hosts a soft opening and fundraiser, featuring artwork by Chan Dany, Chea Sereyroth, Chhim Sothy, Heng Ravuth, Khiev Kanel, Pen Robit, Sao Sreymao, Srey Bandaul and Svay Ken.
More info 

This Saturday morning Ikigai Arts Center hosts The Body Electric, a physical theatre workshop presented by Shawn Thomas O’Docharty.  “We will look at dance theatre, corporeal mime, mask work, theater of objects, puppetry, Commedia Dell’arte, tragedy, melodrama, buffooning and clowning.”   Two hour sessions, starting at 10 am. 
More info  

Saturday 19, The Secret Garden family-friendly concert at Sofitel featuring Maki Orkestr, Master Kong Nai and much more.  Khmer Nights article to read here.  Doors open 4 pm.   Tickets available here.

Sunday 20 at 10 am, tropical blueprints workshop with Alexia at The Plantation:  cyanotype technique, a very ancient photographic process that produces unique cyan blueprints.  Two hour session. 
More info 

Sunday 20 at Raffles Le Royale, Europe meets the New World, featuring selections by Kurt Weill, Erwin Korngold, Paul Hindemith, Erwin Schulhoff and Samuel Barter.  With Issei Sakano (piano) and Anton Isselhardt (flute).  7 pm. 
More info 

Monday 21 at The Box Office, filmmaker Jason ‘Camerado’ Rosette presents a selection of his short films, including Bookwars and Freedom Deal: The Story of Lucky.  Q&A to follow the screenings. 
More info

The Writers & Readers Table is up and running at The Bean Embassy in Siem Reap, a collaboration between the cafe, Howl Cambodia and Angkor International Festival of the Arts.  “The Table is a place to read, to be inspired, and create.”   With a special competition:  two free room-nights at Song Saa Private Island will be won by the best poem left in the dedicated Table notebook (also open to email entries: readers-writers@aifa-cambodia.com).  Also the Instagram post featuring the Table that gets the most likes wins one free room-night.  The competitions run until September 30.

Coming soon:

  • Murals for Cambodia festival launch party at Factory, February 25
  • SELF – an introspective art experience:  “a journey of exploration through the non-visible part of the SELF, towards the Unconscious.  Through four different spaces, the visitor, guided by sounds and movements, will take an hour to dive into the Unconscious, th uncontrolled part of the SELF.”    Created by Miguel Jeronimo, Rady Nget, Erick Gonzalez, Shanghai Chang and Shiva.  February 25 – April 20; audience limited to eight people at a time.  Bookings at Ikigai Arts Center or www.ikigai-artscenter.com/exhibition-store.       
    More info

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Ongoing…. exhibitions, dance performances and others


Exhibitions:  

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

Friends Futures Factory
Creative Generation – Worlds Unknown.   A long list of workshops, poetry readings, artist talks, performances and more. There are five exhibitions on view daily from 2 pm – 9pm:  Resistance: To Live, Ry Roun; Ambivalence: Macrocosm, Song Seakleng, Untold Story, Mech Choulay, Mindfulness, Kong Siden; Reflection, Vong Chandarey.  Full programme can be downloaded here.    Until Sunday 13.
More info 

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

Odom Garden
MHOPe, a collaborative media project and an open-air exhibition on food systems in Cambodia, featuring work from photographers such as Pidor Ham, Daniel Eang, Roun Ry, Mean Lux, Chansakun Chea, Ken Bo, Shunsuke Miyatake, Cindy Liu, Raphael Pech, Yann Bigant, Kim Sokvisal, Thomas Cristofoletti, Miguel Jeronimo and Joaquin Barata.  Food stalls, talks and activities – until Saturdays and Sundays until March 3. 
More info 

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

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

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

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

Silapak Trotchaek Pneik // by YK Art House
Soft opening and fundraiser, featuring artwork by Chan Dany, Chea Sereyroth, Chhim Sothy, Heng Ravuth, Khiev Kanel, Pen Robit, Sao Sreymao, Srey Bandaul and Svay Ken.
More info 

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

Sra’Art
From Digital To Tangible, by Rodrigo Garzón, self-taught visual artist from Mexico City, currently living in Phnom Penh, and Jash Pushkin an all-round Russian artist best known for his colorful tattoo-orientated art.   Media: CambodgeMag
More info 

Regular events, classes, sessions:

Thursdays 6 pm at Sra’Art, the weekly Sip & Paint event – materials, drinks and support – $25 for a two hour session.  
More info 

Ikigai Arts Center offer life drawing sessions on Mondays (no teacher) and Thursdays (with teacher), 6.30 pm
More info 

Regular on Saturdays at Sra’Art offer classes in art history and techniques: 9 am for children and 11 am for adults.  
More info 

Also regular on Saturdays mornings at Botanico, presented by Sra’Art, hour-long kids’ art sessions, 10 am and 11 am. 
More info