Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 27 August, 2013

Greetings:
The week starts with a bang this very afternoon, Tuesday 27, with the opening of a multimedia exhibition, Finding the Lost Art Forms, at the Cambodian Living Arts gallery, (128-G9 Sothearos Blvd, marking the completion of a year-long CLA project to research and archive the most endangered forms of Cambodian music. The project includes CD releases of Smot poetry chanting, Angkorian era wedding music, Areak music for spirit possession ceremonies, and traditional funeral music, complemented by three documentaries exploring these arts. The exhibition includes information about how the project unfolded, the surprises and discoveries.

The documentaries will be screened this afternoon from 2 pm, with an official opening at 6 pm, followed at 6.40 pm by a 20 minute performance of classical wedding music. The documentaries will continue to be screened through the life of the exhibition, which runs until October 18.
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Areak musicians recording at CLA Studio (photo supplied by CLA)

Friday evening from 5.30 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents A Child’s Eye View, put together by Children of the White Building, Sothearos Blvd, in collaboration with Aziza School, and Sa Sa Art Project’s artist-in-residence Emma Ota, as part of Sa Sa Art Project’s Pisaot Experimental Arts Residency programme. The children have used animation, photography and mapping to give an inside view of life inside this iconic example of post-colonial architecture.

The event, which will be held in the Sa Sa Art Project space in the White Building itself will include a brief presentation by the participants, a screening of their moving image work, and the distribution of a unique map produced by the children themselves.
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This weekend Bophana Centre is continuing its screenings of Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture, Friday to Sunday, at 6 pm. The Saturday screening is preceded at 4 pm by his 2003 film The People of Angkor.

Also at Bophana, check out their current exhibition, Cambodian Forgotten Songs, marking a new CD production that has trawled through old music scores to arrange, rehearse, perform and record eight songs to recreate several genres of Cambodian music. The exhibition of photographs documents the whole process. The official launch of the CD will be on the last day of the exhibition, on Friday 13 September.
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On Saturday 31, from 6 pm, for those that cannot get enough of the Golden Era, Meta House hosts a photographic exhibition by Amazing Cambodia, a Facebook page, that features a massive collection of historical images. Looks stunning. Check last week’s 7 Days for background.
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On Saturday 31, in Siem Reap, the McDermott Gallery Old Market launches a new exhibition, Queen for a Night, works by Kampot-based artist Vincent Broustet. The theme of the paintings is the transformation that young Khmer women make from their everyday selves as they prepare for weddings and other significant occasions. 6 pm start. The show runs until October 31.
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Make yours a creative week, support an artist near you! Tell your friends about Kumnooh, like us on Facebook, send us things we don’t seem to know. And for rock and roll and clubs, make sure you follow LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 27: Finding the Lost Art Forms, at Cambodian Living Arts gallery, (128-G9 Sothearos Blvd), from 2 pm (first documentary screenings), official launch from 6 pm, performance at 6.40 pm. Runs until October 18.
More infoWhere I Go, by young Khmer filmmaker Neang Kavich, screening at Platinum Cineplex on Wednesday 28 at 6.30 pm.
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Friday 30 from 5.30 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents A Child’s Eye View, put together by Children of the White Building, Sothearos Blvd.
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Friday 30 to Sunday 1, Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture, at 6 pm. Bophana Centre (St 200, between Monivong and 63).
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Amazing Cambodia Golden Era photo exhibition opens 6 pm, Saturday 31, at Meta House.
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Queen for a Night, works by Kampot-based artist Vincent Broustet opens Saturday night at 6 pm, McDermott Gallery Old Market in Siem Reap. The show runs until October 31.
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Ongoing….

The Chitrakar Collection, photographic exhibition presented by Kiran Man Chitrakar, Meta House, 6 pm. Until August 29
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Homme et nature (Man and Nature) by Nou Sary, at L’Institute francais. Until 31 August.
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Agua & Achiote: colours of ritual pigments in the Amazon. Photographs by Cybéle Andrei, at Chinese House. Until August 31.
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This Dog Barking, exhibition of new graphic novel This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, Nicolas C. Grey and James Farley at Java Cafe and Art Gallery
Until September 1st.
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Cambodian Forgotten Songs, cataloguing the production of a new CD release of music recovered from old scores. Bophana Centre. The official launch of the CD will be on the last day of the exhibition, on Friday 13 September.
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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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
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DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 20 August, 2013

Greetings:
It appears last week was the low season. This week it’s back on, and a great host of exciting events are coming through September… followed of course by festival season as the rains clear. More on these events as we get closer.

Tonight, Tuesday 20 August, Meta House hosts the opening of an exhibition by Iranian
photographer Morteza Ariana called Made on Japan, a critical reflection on the social fabric of Japanese society. The artist will attend the opening, which commences at 6 pm. At 8 pm there will be a screening of TOKYO!, a feature film about life in 21st Century Tokyo.
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Also tonight the return of performed poetry in electronic soundscape: a new work, The Next Horizon, created by the WASH collaboration. This time they are taking it to the stage at Doors, cnr Sts 47 and 84, as part of Vibe Music Festival, from 8 pm. Look out for a performance at Meta House next month, as well as a downloadable recording of their first work, Triptych.
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Thursday 22, Sa Sa Bassac gallery opens a new show, Promotion by Than Sok, a Phnom Penh based artist who works in installations, video and sculpture. The launch will commence at 6 pm.
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On Friday 23, Meta House is hosting a Jackson Pollock tribute night, with cinema, blues, jazz and poetry, including the screening of a Pollock documentary at 7 pm, followed by performances by Frisco Tony & The Beatniks and poetry reading by Antonio Pineda.
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Phnom Penh Community College’s next sessions, on 24 August, comprise a double drawing workshop, covering still life in the morning and figure drawing in the afternoon, facilitated by artist France Damon. To book contact PPCC at info [at] phnompenhcommunitycollege.com or via their new blog, http://www.phnompenhcommunitycollege.com/.
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A new Khmer film makes its Cambodian premiere next week. Where I Go, by young filmmaker Neang Kavich, will screen at Legend Cinema on Monday 26 at 7.30 pm and Platinum Cineplex on Wednesday 28th at 6.30 pm.
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DanceWorldCambodia’s new season of classes is now underway: the current offering includes lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Classes are held at the Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
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Also in dance, Cambodian Living Arts and American dancer and choreographer Gillian Rhodes are offering two series of contemporary dance worships between now and the end of the year.
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And for the musical, the Young Composers in Southeast Asia 2013 program offers workshops, meetings with international experts and the opportunity to have original musical works performed by the German ensemble Mosaik in Thailand!
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For inspiration, we add a recent interview with Cambodian composer Him Sophy about his new music school.

Phew. Pause for breath. It’s also your last chance to see a number of exhibitions that are closing between now and the end of the month: check the on-going listings below for more details.

Make yours a creative week, support an artist near you! Tell your friends about Kumnooh, like us on Facebook, send us things we don’t seem to know. And for rock and roll and clubs, make sure you follow LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 20, Made on Japan photographic exhibition by Morteza Ariana at Meta House. Launch 6 pm, TOKYO! feature film at 8 pm
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Tuesday 20, the WASH collaboration presents performed poetry in electronic soundscape: a new work, The Next Horizon, at Doors, cnr Sts 47 and 84, as part of Vibe Music Festival, from 8 pm.
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Thursday 22, Promotion by Than Sok, at Sa Sa Bassac gallery from 6 pm.
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Friday 23, Jackson Pollock tribute night at Meta House, documentary at 7 pm, followed by Frisco Tony & The Beatniks and poetry reading by Antonio Pineda.
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Saturday 24, Phnom Penh Community College double drawing workshop, still life in the morning and figure drawing in the afternoon, facilitated by artist France Damon. More info

Where I Go, by young Khmer filmmaker Neang Kavich, screening at Legend Cinema on Monday 26 at 7.30 pm and Platinum Cineplex on Wednesday 28th at 6.30 pm.
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Ongoing….

Continuity, Char Printmaking Workshop, RUFA, opening at The Insider Gallery at InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until August 25th.

The Chitrakar Collection, photographic exhibition presented by Kiran Man Chitrakar, Meta House, 6 pm. Until August 29
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Homme et nature (Man and Nature) by Nou Sary, at L’Institute francais. Until 31 August.
More info

Agua & Achiote: colours of ritual pigments in the Amazon. Photographs by Cybéle Andrei, at Chinese House. Until August 31.
More info

This Dog Barking, exhibition of new graphic novel This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, Nicolas C. Grey and James Farley at Java Cafe and Art Gallery
Until September 1st.
More info     Even more info     Even even 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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 13 August, 2013

It’s a quiet week, looks like we’re having a low season after all. We’ll take this chance to look at what’s coming a little bit further in the future, so next week it’ll be a just a reminder.

Next Tuesday, 20 August, Meta House hosts the opening of an exhibition by Iranian
photographer Morteza Ariana called Made on Japan, a critical reflection on the social fabric of Japanese society. The artist will attend the opening, which commences at 6 pm.
More info      Even more info

Also on Tuesday the 20th, the return of performed poetry in electronic soundscape, all original work created by the WASH collaboration. This time they are taking it to the stage at Doors, cnr Sts 47 and 84, as part of Vibe Music Festival, at 9 pm.
More info       Even more info

Next Thursday 22 August Sa Sa Bassac gallery is launching a new show, Promotion by Than Sok. More information is it comes to hand.
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Phnom Penh Community College’s next sessions, on 24 August, comprise a double drawing workshop, covering still life in the morning and figure drawing in the afternoon, facilitated by artist France Damon. Bookings now being accepted.
More info

Check the on-going listings below for more details.

Make yours a creative week, support an artist near you! Tell your friends about Kumnooh, like us on Facebook, send us things we don’t seem to know.

And for rock and roll and clubs, make sure you follow LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
Bookings open for Phnom Penh Community College drawing workshops 24 August weekend.
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Ongoing….

Continuity, Char Printmaking Workshop, RUFA, opening at The Insider Gallery at InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until August 25th.

The Chitrakar Collection, photographic exhibition presented by Kiran Man Chitrakar, Meta House, 6 pm. Until August 29
More info

Homme et nature (Man and Nature) by Nou Sary, at L’Institute francais. Until 31 August.
More info

Agua & Achiote: colours of ritual pigments in the Amazon. Photographs by Cybéle Andrei, at Chinese House. Until August 31.
More info

This Dog Barking, exhibition of new graphic novel This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, Nicolas C. Grey and James Farley at Java Cafe and Art Gallery
Until September 1st.
More info     Even more info      Even even 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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 August, 2013

On Thursday 8th at 6.30 pm, Romeet Contemporary Art Space is hosting an artist talk by Australian physical contemporary performance maker Deborah Leiser-Moore, which will feature a narrated presentation of images and video from the artist’s oeuvre, followed by Q&A.
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Remember that screenings of Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture continue at Bophana Center (St 200 between Monivong and 63) until Saturday 10th, nightly at 6.30 pm.
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Phnom Penh Community College is holding double workshops this weekend: in the morning, Creative Writing Crash Course; and in the afternoon Songcraft, both hosted by William Triska. Triska aims to provide a toolkit for aspiring creatives, assisting you to unlock your potentials.
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Posted this week: a short interview with Kathryn Lejeune, director of Year 33, a coming documentary film tracing the Cambodian arts revival through the story of three young Khmer artists.

And the news from New York is that the aptly named Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, John Pirozzi’s documentary about Golden Era Cambodian music, was screened in rough cut in Brooklyn last week. It gets closer!

Check the on-going listings below for more details.

Make yours a creative week, support an artist near you! Tell your friends about Kumnooh, like us on Facebook, send us things we don’t seem to know.

And for rock and roll and clubs, make sure you follow LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
Artist talk by Australian physical contemporary performance maker Deborah Leiser-Moore, Romeet Contemporary Art Space, Thursday 8, at 6.30 pm
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Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture at Bophana Center until Saturday 10th, nightly at 6.30 pm.
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Phnom Penh Community College writing workshops this weekend.
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Ongoing….

Season of Cambodia photographic exhibition at Bophana Center until August 8.

Our Books comic art exhibition at Rik Reay gallery on St 178 by comic artist Chan Pisey. Until Sunday August 12.

Kromas, new paintings by Pen Robit, Romeet Gallery. Until August 11th.
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Continuity, Char Printmaking Workshop, RUFA, opening at The Insider Gallery at InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until August 25th.

The Chitrakar Collection, photographic exhibition presented by Kiran Man Chitrakar, Meta House, 6 pm. Until August 29
More info

Homme et nature (Man and Nature) by Nou Sary, at L’Institute francais. Until 31 August.
More info

Agua & Achiote: colours of ritual pigments in the Amazon. Photographs by Cybéle Andrei, at Chinese House. Until August 31.
More info

This Dog Barking, exhibition of new graphic novel This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, Nicolas C. Grey and James Farley at Java Cafe and Art Gallery
Until September 1st.
More info Even more info Even even 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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

Kumnooh Addendum: Cambodia arts for week commencing 30 July, 2013

Some new and exciting events have appeared on this weekend’s calendar, so Kumnooh is coming at you again.

On Saturday night, August 3, at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center (St 200, between St 63 and Monivong) hosts the Cambodian premiere of The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh’s latest film that recently won Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. Advance bookings are recommended (missingpicture.film@bophana.org), and tickets are to be picked up at least 15 minutes beforehand. Cost of admission is $5/$2 (students).

The Saturday premiere kicks off a week of screenings of the film, every night at 6.30 pm until August 10. Bophana also proudly announces an upgrade to their screening room, now with soundproofing and staggered seating.
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And note: if you miss the Meta House screening on Thursday 1 at 7 pm, Bophana Center also presents Kalyanee Mam’s documentary film A River Changes Course on Friday 2 at 3 pm, with a Q&A with the director to follow.
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Then on Sunday 3, Meta House presents a new exhibition, The Chitrakar Collection, a selection of photographs covering over 100 years of development in Nepal through the eye of the Nepalese state and royal court photographers, a post handed down through one familiy. Third generation state photographer Kiran Man Chitrakar is in Phnom Penh with co-curator Dave Kleiman to introduce the exhibition. Opening commences 6 pm; the show runs until August 29.
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Check the on-going listings below for more details.

Make yours a creative week, support an artist near you! Tell your friends about Kumnooh, like us on Facebook, send us things we don’t seem to know.

And for rock and roll and clubs, make sure you follow LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
Kalyanee Mam presents A River Changes Course at Meta House, Thursday 1 at 7 pm.
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Kalyanee Mam presents A River Changes Course at Bophana Center, Friday 2 at 3 pm.
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Tiana Alexandra presents From Hollywood to Hanoi at Meta House, Friday 2 at 7 pm.
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Global Hybrid exhibition opens at Sammaki Gallery (#87, St 2.5, Battambang) on Friday 2 at 5.30 pm.

Global Hybrid curator Denise A Scott presents Humble Beauty, at Padma’s (#76, St 2.5, Battambang), Saturday 3 from 7 pm.

Phnom Penh Photowalk, visit to Psar Thmei/Central Market, from 11 am. Meet at True Coffee Shop (cnr Monivong and St 217) at 11 am.
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The Missing Picture, by Rithy Panh, Cambodian premiere at Bophana Center, Saturday 3 at 6.30 pm, then every night until Saturday 10.
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The Chitrakar Collection, photographic exhibition presented by Kiran Man Chitrakar, Meta House, 6 pm. Until August 29
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Our Books comic art exhibition at Rik Reay gallery on St 178 by comic artist Chan Pisey. Until Sunday August 12.
More info

Season of Cambodia photographic exhibition at Bophana Center until August 8.
More info

Ongoing….

Season of Cambodia photographic exhibition at Bophana Center until August 8.
More info
Our Books comic art exhibition at Rik Reay gallery on St 178 by comic artist Chan Pisey. Until Sunday August 12.

Kromas, new paintings by Pen Robit, Romeet Gallery. Until August 11th.
More info     Even more info

Continuity, Char Printmaking Workshop, RUFA, opening at The Insider Gallery at InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until August 25th.

Homme et nature (Man and Nature) by Nou Sary, at L’Institute francais. Until 31 August.
More info

Agua & Achiote: colours of ritual pigments in the Amazon. Photographs by Cybéle Andrei, at Chinese House. Until August 31.
More info

This Dog Barking, exhibition of new graphic novel This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, Nicolas C. Grey and James Farley at Java Cafe and Art Gallery
Until September 1st.
More info     Even more info      Even even 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 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More Info

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).
More info

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.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info