Until Sunday 26 Our City Festival continues its ecstatic romp through Phnom Penh with a wide range of activities; too many to list them all here (although some have grabbed Kumnooh’s attention). Next weekend OCF heads to Siem Reap, and the following weekend winds up the hectic month in Battambang.
Tonight, Tuesday 21, from 8.30pm at Siem Reap Party House, Sok San Road, the fortnightly Spoken Arts event – read, sing, act, perform, in whatever language you please.
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Up in Siem Reap this Sunday 26, art goes to the streets with the Sok San Festival. We are promised “Sk8 crew + film installation + eco arts workshop + clean up recycling campaign + a crazy clown + a body popping tap dancer + a fire wheel spinning knife man + freaky fancy dress + vaudeville circus + DJs + poets + funny folks + kite flying + wing making + wall painting + laughing + dancing.” From 10 am until late.
SaSa Art Projects has just launched a new website, www.whitebuilding.org, using short films, photographs and audio recordings to document and celebrate the life of this Phnom Penh landmark. A beautifully designed and rich site, well worth exploring.
A chance to taste some Khmer literature without leaving the comfort of your screen: now available for download, The Book of Five Fictions, an e-book in English and Khmer by Im Chanboracheat, which may be published in hard copy later.
Finally, congratulations to Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture for the Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film, and to all those involved in the Staging Cambodia in Berlin this week, particularly Fabian’s friends the Cambodian Space Project and Marc Eberle.
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Tuesday 21, from 8.30pm at Siem Reap Party House, Sok San Road, the fortnightly Spoken Arts event – read, sing, act, perform, in whatever language you please.
Saturday 25 from 4 pm, the January Phnom Penh Photo Walk, meeting at Meta House.
Sunday 26 from 10 am, the Sok San Festival in Siem Reap. “Sk8 crew + film installation + eco arts workshop + clean up recycling campaign + a crazy clown + a body popping tap dancer + a fire wheel spinning knife man + freaky fancy dress + vaudeville circus + DJs + poets + funny folks + kite flying + wing making + wall painting + laughing + dancing.” From 10 am until late.
Until Sunday 26 Our City Festival continues to offer a wide range of activities in Phnom Penh.
Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, Interpretations, exhibition of paintings by Polish born Phnom Penh resident Adrianna Snochowska. Until February 8.
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.
In Siem Reap, McDermott Gallery Old Market has a new exhibition of lacquer pieces, Situations by Lim Muy Theam, capturing moments in the lives of Cambodians. Runs until February 28.
In Battambang, Lotus Gallery, on St 2.5, presents the The darkness of the countryside, an exhibition by Battambang artists Nget Chanpenh and Hour Seyha. Runs until March.
New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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