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.
More info     Even more info

Thursday 22, Promotion by Than Sok, at Sa Sa Bassac gallery from 6 pm.
More info     Even more info

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.
More info

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.
More info     Even more info

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.
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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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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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