Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for the week commencing 22 October, 2013

Greetings:

(Remember, if you need help finding any of the below mentioned Phnom Penh locations, most can be found on this map art_map_alt, kindly provided to the Kumnooh website by arts+society).

First up in this busy, busy week is Java Café and Gallery’s (56 Sihanouk Blvd ) new exhibition, Distant Geography: words, collages and poetry by Chath pierSath, on Tuesday 22 from 6.30 pm. The exhibition will display a selection of collages, poems and writings, and a “reading room” for the trilogy: Book of Love, Book of Names and Book of Numbers (a work in progress) displaying both reproductions of the books and enlarged images. The public is invited to participate in a collaborative poem by adding words and phrases to a wall to create a temporary collage. The show runs until 24 November, and a reading and Q&A with the artist will be held next month, on Tuesday 12 November.
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My brother died, Chath pierSath

The Japanese Embassy and the Japan Foundation jointly present the Japan-ASEAN Drums and Voices Concert, to celebrate the Japan-Cambodia 60th Anniversary of Friendship and Japan-ASEAN 40th Anniversary of Friendship and Cooperation. Cambodian traditional drummers Ip Vutha and Buth Channa are performing as Cambodian representatives under the directorship of Michiru Oshima, a well known Japanese movie music composer. Performances will be held on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 at 6.30 pm at Chaktomuk Theatre. Free admission. For further details, please contact info.jpn@pp.mofa.go.jp

On Wednesday 23 Java Café and Gallery is hosting the second in a series of mid-monthly open stage poetry readings. This month there will be a special performance by the Phnom Penh poetry/musical collaboration WASH, in preparation for their album launch early next month, followed by an open poetry reading. Starts at 7.30 pm.
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Opening on Thursday 24 is Toile et Végétal, a retrospective exhibition of works by Cambodian textile artist Marine Ky, at the Exhibition hall of the Institut français du Cambodge. A bright and colourful show that commences at 7 pm.
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Meanwhile, in Battambang, Lotus Bar and Gallery (#52, St 2.5) is finally up and running, and will be holding their first event on Thursday 24 from 7.30 pm. Revolution, a night of experimental music, film and art, will features Pan Gu, a musical collaboration between Norwegian avant garde legend Lasse Marhug and Singaporean musician/ composer Leslie Low, and some Cambodian and international short films.

Pan Gu will also be performed at Meta House in Phnom Penh on Friday 25 from 9 pm.
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On Friday evening, Bophana Center and Cambodian Living Arts co-present a special event to celebrate UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The activities, being held at Bophana Centre (St 200, between St 6 3 and Monivong) commence at 4 pm with a workshop, Cambodian Music, Now and Then, continuing at 5 pm with the Areak troupe from Kampong Speu, the launch of the Khmer Dance Project with Suppya Nut at 6 pm, and at 7 pm, cocktails and a concert by Khmer rock revival band The Underdogs. An exhibition of photographs documenting the recent music archiving project by Cambodian Living Arts will be on display.
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On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 at 7.30 pm, the Phnom Penh Players present their latest production, the theatrical farce More Diplomatic Affairs, at the Russian Cultural Centre (cnr Norodom and St 222). Tickets ($10) at Baitong Restaurant, St 360; Willow Boutique Hotel, St 21; Titanic Bopha Restaurant, Riverside; Cha Nails, Sothearos Blvd; Tips & Toes, St 278; the venue; or via the ticket hotline: 010990026 (Emma).

On the morning of Saturday 26, the Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a Craft Workshop using recycled materials at their regular venue (The Capacity Specialists Training Center, Top Floor, corner Sts 63 & 294, entrance on 294). Hosted by Zoe Boyd.
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On Sunday 27, Khmer Architecture Tours hosts a public architecture tour around 1960s houses and villas in Toul Kork, including Vann Molyvann’s 100 Houses Social Housing project, a doctor’s villa, and a double stair home. Tours are $14 per person, and reservations are required via email: contact@ka-tours.org. Meet at the Post Office, 8.30 am.
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Sunday afternoon is also time for the next Phnom Penh Drink and Draw at Baitong Restaurant on St 360 (between Norodom and 51). From 5 pm.
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Sunday 27 is also the date for the third annual Canon PhotoMarathon at Chaktomuk Theatre, from 7 am to 5 pm, which last year was attended by 600 people. This unusual photography competition has no restriction on age, experience or brand of camera; participants have two hours to take and present photographic work on themes that will be announced at specific points during the day. Registration for the competition closes on Saturday 26 at 3 pm, and can be completed at facebook.com/i-QlickCambodia or by calling 095 873 684 or 095 873 685.

Also in photography, to mark the European Development Day 26-27 November, the EU Delegation in collaboration with Institut Français of Cambodia (IFC) invite Cambodia students (between 12 and 20 years old) to take part in a photo contest: Mekong Stories. The deadline is 4 November at 5 pm.
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And for something different, should you wish to get dressed up to attend any of the many events this week or soon, the next History of Things to Come vintage clothing sale commences on Thursday 24 at a private residence next to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, #21 street 306. But only until Monday 28.
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If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 22 at Java Café and Gallery (56 Sihanouk Blvd ), Distant Geography: words, collages and poetry by Chath pierSath, from 6.30 pm. The show runs until 24 November, and a reading and Q&A with the artist will be held next month, on Tuesday 12 November.
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Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23, Japan-ASEAN Drums and Voices Concert, at Chaktomuk Theatre, 6.30 pm. Free admission. For further details, please contact info.jpn@pp.mofa.go.jp

Wednesday 23, Open stage poetry at Java Café and Gallery featuring a special performance by the Phnom Penh poetry/musical collaboration WASH. From 7.30 pm.
More info

Thursday 24, a retrospective exhibition by Cambodian textile artist Marine Ky, Toile et Végétal, at the Exhibition hall of the Institut français du Cambodge. From 7 pm.
More info

Thursday 24 at Lotus Bar and Gallery in Battambang, Revolution, a night of experimental music, film and art, features Pan Gu, a Norwegian/Singaporean musical collaboration. From 7.30 pm.

Friday 25 at Meta House, a performance of Pan Gu in Phnom Penh. From 9 pm.
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Friday 25 at Bophana Center, a collaboration with Cambodian Living Arts to celebrate UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Workshop at 4 pm, music and dance at 5 pm, cocktails and rock’n’roll at 7 pm.
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Friday 25 and Saturday 26 at 7.30 pm, the Phnom Penh Players present the theatrical farce More Diplomatic Affairs, at the Russian Cultural Centre (cnr Norodom and St 222). Tickets ($10) at Baitong Restaurant, St 360; Willow Boutique Hotel, St 21; Titanic Bopha Restaurant, Riverside; Cha Nails, Sothearos Blvd; Tips & Toes, St 278; the venue; or via the ticket hotline: 010990026 (Emma).

Saturday 26, Craft Workshop using recycled materials at Phnom Penh Community College, hosted by Zoe Boyd.
More info

Sunday 27, Khmer Architecture Tours hosts a public architecture tour around 1960s houses and villas. Reservations are required via email: contact@ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 27, Phnom Penh Drink and Draw at Baitong Restaurant on St 360 (between Norodom and 51). From 5 pm.
More info

Sunday 27, Canon PhotoMarathon at Chaktomuk Theatre, from 7 am to 5 pm. Registration for the competition closes on Saturday 26 at 3 pm, and can be completed at facebook.com/i-QlickCambodia or by calling 095 873 684 or 095 873 685.

EU Delegation in collaboration with Institut Français of Cambodia (IFC) invite Cambodia students (between 12 and 20 years old) to take part in a photo contest: Mekong Stories. The deadline is 4 November at 5 pm.
More info

History of Things to Come vintage clothing sale commences on Thursday 24 at a private residence next to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, #21 street 306. But only until Monday 28.
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Ongoing….

One day in Phnom Penh,a photographic exhibition by Tim Kelsall, at Baitong Gallery (#7, St 360, between Norodom and 51). Silent auction for Friends International. Until end October.
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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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Snap Shots, a new Monkey Arts Cooperative/Daniel Rothenberg photo exhibit, at Chinese House (Sisowath Quay). Until November 3
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Sonleuk by young photographer Neak Sophal at Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19). Until November 10
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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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