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Bophana Center (#64 Street 200, between St 63 and Monivong) is presenting a series of lectures to mark the 60th anniversary of Cambodian independence, including an address by architectural colossus Vann Molyvann. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 pm. Entrance is free of charge, but please book your seat by contacting Mr. Sopheap Chea: 092 902 543 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phnom Penh Community College is commencing a series of two-hour Wednesday evening workshops hosted by artist Chhan Dina. Over the next four weeks challenge yourself in mosaic, collage, 3D acrylic painting and still life oil painting. Follow the link for bookings and further details.
On Wednesday 6 at 6.30 pm Meta House hosts a Do-It-Yourself artist talk by renowned MIT professor Ute Meta-Bauer, a curator of exhibitions on contemporary art, film, video and sound for more than 25 years. The talk will examine a number of major 20th century avant-garde exhibitions and their impact in shifting artistic paradigms.
Thursday: stand back, this is going to be rough; it’s a big night.
The 10th International Music Festival Phnom Penh opens on Thursday 7 at 6 pm with a pre-concert introduction, followed by the first concert at 7 pm, at the InterContinental Phnom Penh. The theme this year is European art music development in the 20th century, and concerts from Thursday through to the grand finale explore the shifts and changes in musical styles and influences with an emphasis on the first 50 years from the fin de siecle to the end of the Second World War. There is also an increased involvement of Cambodian performers and composers, reflecting the efforts of the festival to increase accessibility to art music for Cambodians. Check out the staggering programme that runs through to Monday. Free entrance, but get your tickets in advance.
Meanwhile, also at the InterContinental Phnom Penh on Thursday, a new exhibition at the Insider Gallery, Flowers Power by French-Canadian painter Stéphane Delaprée opens at 6:00 pm. The exhibition runs until November 30th.
Across town on Thursday, from 6 pm – 8 pm, Sa Sa Bassac hosts the opening of Urban Street Night Club, a single-channel video and photographic series by Lim Sokchanlina that challenges the latest urban corrugated fencing trends, transforming banal barricades into scripted urban spaces, following on from his first series, Wrapped Future.
Lim Sokchanlina, Untitled, Urban Street Night Club, 2013. Digital C-print, 80x120cm.
Finally on Thursday, at 7.30 pm, you can get a little literary and pop along to the launch of Scott Bywater’s new volume of poetry, presence, at Baitong Restaurant (#7, St 360, between Norodom and St 51). There will be readings and guests and he might even play Phnom Penh Driving School for you.
On Friday 8 from 8 pm, Meta House presents Kingdom Behind the Scenes, a photographic exhibition by Phnom Penh resident Alex Wyrick, in which people on the streets in Cambodia are shot in their natural environments in the style of corporate headshots.
On Saturday 9 (Cambodian Independence Day) from 6 pm, at Java Café downstairs, the book launch of Unity, a book of photography by Kim Hak that focuses on the mourning of the death last year of King Father Norodom Sihanouk. The evening will feature a talk and Q&A, and Unity will be on sale at a special price for the evening.
And on Sunday 10 from 8.30 am you can take part in the next public architecture tour of central Phnom Penh by cyclo, hosted by Khmer Architecture Tours. Reservations required, email email@example.com.
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|Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6.30 pm, lecture series at Bophana Center (#64 Street 200, between St 63 and Monivong) to mark the 60th anniversary of Cambodian independence. Entrance is free of charge, but please book your seat by contacting Mr. Sopheap Chea: 092 902 543 or email@example.com
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Wednesday 6 at 6.30 pm Meta House hosts a Do-It-Yourself artist talk by renowned MIT professor Ute Meta-Bauer, a curator of exhibitions on contemporary art, film, video and sound for more than 25 years.
Thursday 7 through to Monday 11, the 10th International Music Festival Phnom Penh at the InterContinental Phnom Penh and Meta House. Free entrance, but get your tickets in advance.
Thursday 7 at 6 pm, opening of Flowers Power by French-Canadian painter Stéphane Delaprée at the Insider Gallery, InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until November 30th.
Thursday 7, from 6 pm – 8 pm, the opening of Urban Street Night Club, by Lim Sokchanlina at Sa Sa Bassac.
Saturday 9 (Cambodian Independence Day) from 6 pm, at Java Café downstairs, the book launch of Unity, a book of photography by Kim Hak that focuses on the mourning of the death last year of King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
Sunday 10 from 8.30 am you can take part in the next public architecture tour of central Phnom Penh by cyclo, hosted by Khmer Architecture Tours. Reservations required, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distant Geography: words, collages and poetry by Chath pierSath, at Java Café and Gallery (56 Sihanouk Blvd ). The show runs until 24 November, and a reading and Q&A with the artist will be held on Tuesday 12 November.
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A retrospective exhibition by Cambodian textile artist Marine Ky, Toile et Végétal, at the Exhibition hall of the Institut français du Cambodge.
Sonleuk by young photographer Neak Sophal at Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19). Until November 10
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.
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).
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.
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
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 email@example.com
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