Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for the week commencing 26 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).

A big week in books and photographs in Phnom Penh, and with photography continuing in Siem Reap.

Opening on Friday 29 and continuing through to Sunday 1 at the National Library of Cambodia (St 92, near Wat Phnom and opposite the US Embassy), is the Cambodia Book Fair, a collaboration between Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association, Sipar, Room to Read, SVA, IBBY, Hun Sen Library of Royal University of Phnom Penh, Library of Pannasastra University of Cambodia, and the French Institute. The theme of the fair is Cambodia and Book Publishing, and the three day programme includes a range of activities surrounding books and writing, including workshops, lectures and discussions. Check the links for more detailed information.
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On the afternoon of Saturday 30, the PhotoPhnomPenh festival opens with a speech at the French Institute (St 184 between 63 and Monivong), after which, from 2 pm, you can ride around the city to visit all the indoor exhibitions in official festival tuk tuks. Then on Sunday 1, a round table discussion on photography books will be held in conjunction with the Cambodia Book Fair, with a second tuk tuk tour, this time taking in all the outdoor exhibitions. At 6 pm on Sunday 1 there will be a photo screening near the site of the former Phnom Penh Catholic church, featuring five years of Studio Images, the French Institute’s photography workshop. On the evening of Monday 2, you can attend the opening of several RUPP exhibitions, followed by a photo screening and and live music with the Phare Ponleu Selpak band, Van Than, from 6.30 pm. The festival’s opening week continues until December 4, while most individual exhibitions remain open until the end of the month. Get all the information you need from the link below.
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As part of PhotoPhnomPenh, on Saturday 30 there is a special late night opening for Romeet Gallery’s festival exhibition: The Pink Choice by photographer Maika Elan, which explores daily life of gay couples in Vietnam. The opening is in partnership with Blue Chilli Bar, St 178 near 19. Starts at 6 pm, gallery open until 11 pm!
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® Maika Elan

Meanwhile in Siem Reap, the ninth annual Angkor Photo Festival continues its programme until Saturday 30.
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On Sunday 1 Drink and Draw Cambodia holds its final event for the year, at Baitong Restaurant (St 360, between St 51 and Norodom) as usual from 5 pm to 7 pm. Includes a live model, snacks and drinks. Register now!
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Our City Festival continues its efforts to raise $8000 to support artist projects for the event early in the new year. Please give generously to assist in making this festival fly.
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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
In Siem Reap, the ninth annual Angkor Photo Festival continues its programme until Saturday 30.
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Friday 29 to Sunday 1, Cambodia Book Fair at the National Library of Cambodia (St 92, near Wat Phnom and opposite the US Embassy). Includes a range of activities surrounding books and writing, including workshops, lectures and discussions.
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Saturday 30 to Wednesday 4, opening week for the PhotoPhnomPenh festival at locations around the city. Official opening on Saturday afternoon at French Institute of Cambodia followed by tuk tuk tour of exhibitions around town.
Get all the information you need from the link below.
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Saturday 30 a special late night opening for Romeet Gallery’s PhotoPhnomPenh festival exhibition: The Pink Choice by photographer Maika Elan, in partnership with Blue Chilli Bar, St 178 near 19. 6 pm to 11 pm.
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On Sunday 1 Drink and Draw Cambodia holds its final event for the year, at Baitong Restaurant (St 360, between St 51 and Norodom) as usual from 5 pm to 7 pm. Includes a live model, snacks and drinks. Register now!
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Ongoing….

Peace Café (#14, St 392 (in front of BKK High School), hosts a fundraising photo exhibition for the benefit of disaster relief in the Philippines. Until November 28.
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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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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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