Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 July, 2013 (corrected)

The week kicks off tonight, Tuesday 9th, at Java Cafe, with This Dog Barking, the first public unveiling of the completed graphic novel This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, by UK collaborators artist Nicolas C. Grey and writer James Farley. Tonight’s exhibition opening commences at 6 pm, then on Thursday 11th there will be a reading and discussion. The show runs until September 1st.
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Throughout this week, Meta House are showing a range of art-related documentaries, kicking off on Wednesday night with the Cambodian premiere of a Khmer language short film, Broken, by Amit Dubey, in which a man returns to Phnom Penh, where he spent his childhood.  The screening commences at 7 pm, after which there will be a Q&A with the cast and director. This is followed at 8 pm by a screening of human rights short films from the Berlin Interfilm Festival. On Thursday evening at 7pm, Iara Lee’s Cultures of Resistance introduces artists from Iran, Burma, Brazil, Palestine and Lebanon who commit their lives to promoting change. Then Saturday night at 7 pm Lillian Abel will be present at a screening of Humble Beauty, a 2008 documentary that features the work of The Art Workshop in Los Angeles, an organisation that she founded to mentor artists in the skid row community; to be followed by Q&A.
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The Insider Gallery at InterContinental Phnom Penh opens its new show on Thursday 11th at 6 pm: Continuity, by Royal University of Fine Arts, featuring the work of the Char Printmaking Workshop, the first etching workshop in Cambodia. Until August 25th.


Chan Vitharin, Transportation

On Friday 12th, at 6.30 pm, we are invited to the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by artist Pen Robit, entitled Kromas, an exploration of contemporary Cambodian society through the image of the kroma.  A range of 12 works that range from abstraction to portraiture.  Says Pen, “I want to play with vision, so you look through and also see what is not there.”  Romeet Gallery, until August 11th.
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Pen Robit

The nights of Friday 12th and Saturday 13th are your only chances to see Mahabharata Art Project, a dance performance under the auspices of Amrita Performing Arts, to be held July 12 and 13 at the Department of Performing Arts (a venue behind Parkway Centre and the Spark nightclub; access from St 173; Map here). This project brings together dance artists from Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan, under the directorship of Hiroshi Koike. Show starts at 6.30 pm.
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On Saturday morning, Bophana Centre is hosting an event in the wake of the Season of Cambodia in April/May this year in New York City. Organisers, participants and artists will share their experiences, and there will be free snacks. From 10 am.
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Finally for this week, Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a poetry and song lyric writing workshop on Saturday morning from 9.30 am, facilitated by Phnom Penh based poet and songwriter Scott Bywater: Finding a voice and speaking up. $30 for the session, including refreshments. Bookings through the PPCC.
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Check the on-going listings below for more details.

Make yours a creative week, support an artist near you! And spread the word about Kumnooh, so we can build a better connected and stronger artistic community in Cambodia. Thanks for your ongoing support.

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Fabian Hipp

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fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
This Dog Barking, exhibition of new graphic novel This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, Nicolas C. Grey and James Farley. Java Cafe and Art Gallery, Tuesday 9th at 6 pm. Until September 1st. A further reading and discussion will be held on Thursday 11th at 7 pm, same venue.
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Broken, premiere of Khmer language short film by Amit Dubey, plus Q&A with cast and director, Meta House, Wednesday 10th, 7 pm. Followed by human rights short films from the Berlin Interfilm Festival at 8 pm.
More infoCultures of Resistance, arts activism documentary, Meta House, Thursday 11th, 7 pm.
More infoHumble Beauty, community arts documentary, plus Q&A, Meta House, Saturday 13th, 7 pm.
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Continuity, Char Printmaking Workshop, RUFA, opening at The Insider Gallery at InterContinental Phnom Penh, Thursday 11th at 6 pm. Until August 25th.

Kromas, new paintings by Pen Robit, Romeet Gallery, Friday 12th, at 6.30 pm. Until August 11th.
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Mahabharata Art Project, presented by Amrita Performing Arts, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th at the Department of Performing Arts. Show starts at 6.30 pm.
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Discussion at Bophana Centre in the wake of the Season of Cambodia this year in New York City. From 10 am.
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Poetry and song lyric writing workshop at Phnom Penh Community College on Saturday morning from 9.30 am: Finding a voice and speaking up.
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Ongoing….

Sampot: The Collection of Small Things, by Chan Dany, at Sa Sa Bassac on Sotheros Blvd . Until 14 July.
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Keep it Simple, Stupid, a new exhibition at Rik Reay Gallery, St 178, from Our Books/ Siewphew Yeung. Until July 14.
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Global Hybrid: HERo.e.S/HER open eyeS, young Khmer and mid-career US artists, curated by Denise A. Scott, Meta House.
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Homme et nature (Man and Nature) by Nou Sary, at L’Institute francais. Until 31 August.
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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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
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Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
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Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
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In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
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