Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 November, 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).

Wednesday 20 from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Peace Café (#14, St 392 (in front of BKK High School) is hosting a fundraising photo exhibition for the benefit of disaster relief in the Philippines. The photographs were taken on Samar Island, the first to be hit by the typhoon, and the home of the photographer. The exhibition will run until November 28.
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The latest exhibition at the tiny Rik Reay Gallery (and noodle shop), on St 178 near St 19, opens on Wednesday 20. Before and Today, by illustrator and cartoonist Prum Vannak, explores the two worlds the artist lives in – contrasting domestic life in rural Pursat with the international acclaim and awards relating to his work exploring his experience surviving labour trafficking.
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Phnom Penh Community College continues a series of two-hour Wednesday evening workshops hosted by artist Chhan Dina. This week, 3D acrylic painting; register now for still life oil painting next week. Follow the link for bookings and further details.
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On Friday 22, there is a little theatre at Java Café and Gallery downstairs: Performance Exchange Theatre Company from London present Shakespeare for Dummies and Elephant Man. Tickets $10, from the venue. Limited seats.
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The big news this week is in Siem Reap, where the ninth annual Angkor Photo Festival opens on Saturday 23. The week-long event includes work from 130 photographers from around the world. Check the website for the enormous programme.
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As part of the Angkor Photo Festival, McDermott Gallery Old Market hosts two simultaneous exhibitions from November 21 until December 13: MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars by British photographer Martin Usborne and Hatachi No Shokei by Japanese photographer Herbie Yamaguchi. The opening reception will be held on Sunday 24 from 6 pm.
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Also in Siem Reap, New Leaf Book Cafe is running an exhibition for Small Art School for the whole of November & December, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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Meanwhile, in Battambang, Sammaki Gallery (#87, St 2.5) is hosting Family, a selection of artworks by graduating students from Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Arts School. The exhibition runs until February 17.
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On Sunday 24, this week’s public tour by Khmer Architecture Tours covers the often overlooked area of Front du Bassac and Chaktomuk Theatre in Phnom Penh. A two hour walking tour. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Phnom Penh’s Our City Festival has until December 6th, 2013 to raise $8000 to support the artist projects. Please give generously to assist in making this festival fly.
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Register now for Drink and Draw Cambodia’s last session for 2013, on Sunday December 1, at Baitong Restaurant (St 360, between Norodom and 51).
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The first album by the WASH collaboration, Triptych, a blending of poetry and music conceived and created in Phnom Penh, is now available. Note: there is no CD release, only environmentally-friendly download, where you pay what you want, but a magnificent limited edition 18 page colour booklet recreating paintings inspired by the sonics accompanies the release, and it’s yours for only $10. Will also make a wonderful gift for the poetry lover in your life. Booklets can be hand-delivered in Phnom Penh, and those without credit cards or PayPal can also be accommodated – contact washcollaboration@gmail.com
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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

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…
Wednesday 20 from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Peace Café (#14, St 392 (in front of BKK High School), a fundraising photo exhibition for the benefit of disaster relief in the Philippines. Until November 28.
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Wednesday 20, Before and Today, by illustrator and cartoonist Prum Vannak, at the tiny Rik Reay Gallery (and noodle shop), on St 178 near St 19. Until 14 December.
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Phnom Penh Community College continues a series of two-hour Wednesday evening workshops hosted by artist Chhan Dina with 3D acrylic painting; register now for still life oil painting next week. Follow the link for bookings and further details.
More info

Friday 22, at Java Café and Gallery downstairs: Performance Exchange Theatre Company from London present Shakespeare for Dummies and Elephant Man. Tickets $10, from the venue. Limited seats.
More info

Saturday 23, the ninth annual Angkor Photo Festival opens in Siem Reap, featuring 130 photographers from around the world. Check the website for the enormous programme.
More info

Sunday 24 from 6 pm, at McDermott Gallery Old Market, Siem Reap, opening reception for two simultaneous exhibitions as part of the Angkor Photo Festival. MUTE: The Silence of Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne and Hatachi No Shokei by Herbie Yamaguchi.
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Sunday 24 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours features Front du Bassac and Chaktomuk Theatre. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Ongoing….

Distant Geography: words, collages and poetry by Chath pierSath, at Java Café and Gallery (56 Sihanouk Blvd ). Until November 24.
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Once, a mixed media exhibition by Bernadette Vincent, at Feel Good Café (#79, Street 136, btw Sts 15 and 13). Until December 5.
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Caribbean Souls, Fantasy and Mythology, paintings by Dominican artist Marcos Guerra at Chinese House (Sisowath Quay & St 84).

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New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, exhibition for Small Art School for the whole of November & December, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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This Dog Barking, a selection of works from the graphic novel by Nicolas C.Grey and James Farley, at Lotus Gallery in Battambang. Until January.
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Sammaki Gallery in Battambang (#87, St 2.5) is hosting Family, a selection of artworks by graduating students from Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Arts School. Until February 17.
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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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