Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 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). 

For the western holiday season, Our Books presents a collection of illustrations from its previous years of activity at Rik Reay Noodle Shop / Gallery (St 178 near St 19) through the end of the year, commencing Wednesday 18 and continuing through to Monday 28. Illustrations are by Moeu Diyadaravuth, Tek Tevin, and Chan Pisey, with colours by Sao Channa and Kim Phally.
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Wednesday 18 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects, at The White Building [map] is presenting a special evening of works by artists in residence Sok Chanrado and Blu Simon Wasem. Sound Wave: Documentation of a Performance, by Sok Chanrado, is a mixed media installation incorporating sound and vox pop; Daily Life Simulacrum, by Blu Simon Wasem, is a combination of White Building collaborations including live performance.
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More experimental collaborative arts at Bophana Center (St 200, between Monivong and St 63) on Friday 20 at 7 pm with Space Within, a performance curated by Khiang Hei. A range of performers including musicians, dancers and visual artists, with audience participation as well.
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Arts+Society is holding a public discussion and debate at Botanic Art Café on Saturday 21 at 2 pm on the topic Do Foreigners Hurt Arts?, in response to a recent Phnom Penh Post article which has encouraged at least one response. Hosted by Khiang Hei with US art academic Phally Chroy.
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On Saturday 21 at 4pm at Bophana Center, the regular Cine Saturday features three Cambodian Living Arts documentaries showcasing endangered forms of Cambodian music : Smot (poetry chanting), Classical Wedding Music (from Angkorian times) and Kong Skor (funeral music from Angkorian times).
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Common Sole is happy to welcome again dancer Céline Bacqué for a series of workshops and performances from Saturday 21 to Wednesday 25, 9am – 5pm. The dance improvisation workshop is open to beginners as well as more experienced movers. Contact and registration (space limited to 12 participants): commonsoles@gmail.com or Eric : 0972834395
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Of course Photo Phnom Penh continues at multiple venues across the city.
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And, indeed, get ready for Our City Festival, which commences in Phnom Penh on January 17, then threads through Siem Reap and finally Battambang in early February. Details forthcoming!
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Remember that for the music and poetry lover in your life, the WASH album Triptych, made in Cambodia and available here for download, makes a wonderful Christmas gift, and does not even require postage.

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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
From Wednesday 18, Our Books presents a collection of illustrations by Moeu Diyadaravuth, Tek Tevin, and Chan Pisey, with colours by Sao Channa and Kim Phally, at Rik Reay Noodle Shop / Gallery (St 178 near St 19). Until December 28
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Wednesday 18 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects, at The White Building [map] presents a special evening of works by artists in residence Sok Chanrado and Blu Simon Wasem.
More info

Friday 20 at 7 pm, Bophana Center presents Space Within, a performance curated by Khiang Hei. A range of performers including musicians, dancers and visual artists, with audience participation as well.
More info

Saturday 21 at 2 pm at Botanic Art Cafe, Arts+Society is holding a public discussion and debate on the topic Do Foreigners Hurt Arts? Hosted by Khiang Hei with US art academic Phally Chroy.
More info

Saturday 21 at 4pm at Bophana Center, the regular Cine Saturday features three Cambodian Living Arts documentaries showcasing endangered forms of Cambodian music.
More info

From Saturday 21 until Wednesday 25, a series of workshops by dancer Céline Bacqué, presented by Common Sole. Contact and registration (space limited to 12 participants): commonsoles@gmail.com or Eric : 0972834395
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Photo Phnom Penh continues at multiple venues across the city.
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Ongoing….

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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