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.

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Fabian Hipp


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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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
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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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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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