Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 11 February, 2014

Greetings.

We begin the week at Meta House, tonight, Tuesday 11 at 6 pm in the Gallery: the opening of the second Svay Ken exhibit A good friend is hard to find, followed by the premiere screening of Nico Mesterharm’s 2008 video interview with the artist at 8 pm on the Rooftop.
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On Wednesday 12, Bophana Center is hosting a tribute to Pascal Royere, a French architect involved with the revival of Baphuon temple. The evening begins at 6 pm, and a screening of The People of Angkor will commence at 6.30 pm.
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On Thursday 13, at the Institut français du Cambodge, the long awaited opening of the Made in Battambang exhibition, promising 26 artists, 113 works, and one live painting performance. From 6.30 pm
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Also on Thursday 13, Meta House and Amrita Performing Arts co-present a dance performance by Austrian troupe cieLaroque under the direction of choreographer Helene Weinzierl. The two-part show is entitled Is it Me/Think Fish. Starts at 8 pm, tickets $5 on the door.
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As part of the Festival of India organised by the Embassy of India and the Ministry of Culture, Amrita Performing Arts are presenting performances of the Ramayana by the renowned Kalakshetra company from Chennai.  Performances in Siem Reap on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 at Phokeethra Ballroom at Sofitel, then in Phnom Penh on Monday 17, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 at Chaktomuk Theatre, all starting at 6 pm. Tickets are free, in Phnom Penh only they can be picked up early from Java Cafe, Cambodia Living Arts office and a number of Indian restaurants in the city.  Other festival events include a Buddhist festival, photography and butter sculpture exhibitions, monks throat singing and the creation of a sand mandala, at Wat Ounalom.  The opening ceremony takes place Thursday 13 at 4 pm.

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Oscar 51 (Street 51, between 178 and 182) makes its first appearance on Kumnooh, hosting a Slam Poetry Night on Friday 14 from 9.30 pm. Performers will include Kosal Khiev, Ucoc Lai & Lionel Scherer.
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Early next week, Monday 17 to Wednesday 19, Amrita Performing Arts are presenting a performance of the Ramayana for the Indian Embassy, at Chaktomuk Theatre. Tickets free, available from dfadafgdshsgfdfdhjghg
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Slipping under Kumnooh’s nose last weekend was the opening of Fading Faces at The 1961 in Siem Reap: a dual exhibition by Kakkada Chhai and Phok Sopheap.
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The latest in the endless stream of photography competitions is by Transparency International. They are asking for submissions on the theme: how corruption negatively affects your life. Deadline March 14. Get amongst it here.

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 11 at 6 pm at Meta House in the Gallery: the second Svay Ken exhibit A good friend is hard to find, followed by the video interview with the artist at 8 pm on the Rooftop.
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Thursday 13 from 4 pm at Wat Ounalom the opening of the Festival of India and Buddhist Festival.More infoWednesday 12 at 6 pm, Bophana Center hosts a tribute to French architect Pascal Royere.
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Thursday 13 from 6.30 pm at the Institut français du Cambodge, the Made in Battambang exhibition, with 26 artists, 113 works, and one live painting performance.
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Thursday 13 from 8 pm, Meta House and Amrita Performing Arts co-present a dance performance by Austrian troupe cieLaroque entitled Is it Me/Think Fish. Tickets $5 on the door.
More info

 

Friday 14 and Saturday 15, 6 pm at Phokeethra Ballroom at Sofitel Siem Reap, performances of the Ramayana by the renowned Kalakshetra company from Chennai, as part of the Festival of India.
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Friday 14 from 9.30 pm at Oscar 51 (Street 51, between 178 and 182) a Slam Poetry Night featuring include Kosal Khiev, Ucoc Lai & Lionel Scherer.
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Monday 17, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19, 6 pm at Chaktomuk Theatre,   performances of the Ramayana by the renowned Kalakshetra company from Chennai, as part of the Festival of India.More info

Ongoing….

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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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.
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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.
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In Siem Reap, Fading Faces at The 1961: a dual exhibition by Kakkada Chhai and Phok Sopheap.
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Chinese House presents the opening of El Campo by Martin Bandzak, a photographic journey into the lives of the Subtiava community in Nicaragua.
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Phnom Penh: Rescue Archeology, a group exhibition featuring video and a reading station, at SaSaBassac (second floor, #18 Sothearos, near St 178). Artists involved include Amy Lee Sanford, Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina, Sok Chanrado, Svay Sareth, Than Sok and Tith Kanith. Until March 15
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New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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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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