Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 December, 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).

I have just today stumbled across a group called Spoken Arts Siem Reap. According to their Facebook page, it’s for “anyone who loves to perform – or listen to – spoken word, monologues, short narratives or any other form of lyrical expression.” Fortnightly Spoken Arts nights are held at Party House on Sok San Road, every other Tuesday from 8.30 pm. And the page also assures me it’s on tonight.
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And those literary minded who are shuttling from the north to the south this week would get an opportunity to back-to-back at the monthly Java Open Stage: Poetry open mic on Thursday 12 at 7 pm. This month the presentation will be preceded by a writers meet-up at 6 pm, an attempt to nurture a cross-language literature community in Phnom Penh. Readings and discussions and more! Recent months have seen the growing involvement of young Khmer writers along side the English and French. Downstairs at Java Café and Gallery, Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh.
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All across town, the fourth annual Cambodian International Film Festival continues until Thursday 12, with free screenings at l’Institute Francais, Bophana Center, Legend, Platinum and Diamond Island. You can download the full programme here.
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Photo Phnom Penh also continues at multiple venues across the city.
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Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double header of art workshops this weekend, on Saturday 14. Beyond the Self, on self portraiture in the morning, and Figure Drawing in the afternoon. Final registration is due tomorrow: Wednesday 11. Email: info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
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Congratulations to Our City Festival for reaching their fundraising target. We look forward to a vibrant programme of events in January.
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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

 

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 10, Spoken Arts Siem Reap at Party House, Sok San Road, from 8.30 pm.
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Thursday 12, Java Open Stage: Poetry open mic at 7 pm, after a writers’ meet-up at 6 pm. Downstairs at Java Café and Gallery, Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh.
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Until Thursday 12, Cambodian International Film Festival continues until Thursday 12, with free screenings at l’Institute Francais, Bophana Center, Legend, Platinum and Diamond Island. You can download the full programme here.
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Photo Phnom Penh also continues at multiple venues across the city.
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Saturday 14, Phnom Penh Community College art workshops. Final registration is due tomorrow: Wednesday 11. Email: info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
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Ongoing….

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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Spaces of remembrance and views of souvenirs, drawing, painting, installation and video, a Cambodian/German collaboration, at Meta House.
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A new exhibition of paintings by Em Riem in the lobby of the Hotel Cambodiana. Until 19 December.
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Secrets, new paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, at Java Café and Gallery. Until January 12.
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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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