Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 11 March, 2014

Greetings.

A late start to the Kumnooh week on Friday 14 at 9.30 pm at Meta House, with a most intriguing sounding electronic music event featuring Berlin-based C-DRIK aka Kirdec, inspired by alternative and experimental music from Africa and Asia. The performance mixes field recordings with electronic sounds and drones in what C-DRIK calls “Cinema for the Ears”.
More infoBophana Center’s regular Cine Saturday presents selections from the collection, free of charge. This week, Saturday 15, two recent short student films are offered: Define Love and Crush and Last Second, each followed by Q&A. From 5 pm.
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Live theatre is presented this weekend on Saturday 15 (7 pm) and Sunday 16 (5 pm) at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173, behind Parkway Centre), two one act comedies by Eugene Labiche: Les suites d’un premier lit and Mon Ismenie. Tickets ($8) for sale at KWEST Restaurant and Carnets d’Asie bookstore.

On Sunday 16, at Koh Pich, the album launch for the groundbreaking first season of Songkites, the development programme for young Cambodian songwriters that produced a spectacular night of performances at Doors last year. See them do it all again, and purchase a CD from 6 pm.
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Also on Sunday 16 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of an exhibition of The River and Surf Paintings as part of the The White Canvas Series – a series of interdisciplinary installation works by Jan Krogsgaard and Liam Morgan, consisting of white framed canvases on frames, video and photography.
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Need to get frocked up to attend any or all the above? The History of Things to Come vintage fashion sale returns to Phnom Penh this week, from Thursday 13 to Monday 17.
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Alternatively, you could learn to put some clothes together yourself at Phnom Penh Community College this weekend with an introduction to using a sewing machine, Sunday 16 from 9 am. Bookings essential.
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Finally, Java Arts is encouraging young Cambodian artists to apply for the Future Generation Art Prize, run by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, open internationally to artists under 35. Applications are open until April 12.
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And did you see this? Cambodia Urban Art

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In brief: new and returning…
Friday 14, 9.30 pm at Meta House, electronic music by Berlin based C-DRIK aka Kirdec, inspired by alternative and experimental music from Africa and Asia.
More infoSaturday 15, 5 pm at Bophana Center, Cine Saturday presents two recent short student films: Define Love and Crush and Last Second, each followed by Q&A.
More infoSaturday 15 (7 pm) and Sunday 16 (5 pm) at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173, behind Parkway Centre), two one act comedies by Eugene Labiche: Les suites d’un premier lit and Mon Ismenie. Tickets ($8) for sale at KWEST Restaurant and Carnets d’Asie bookstore.Sunday 16 from 6 pm, at Koh Pich, the Songkites album launch featuring young Cambodian songwriters.
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Sunday 16 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of an exhibition of The River and Surf Paintings as part of the The White Canvas Series – a series of interdisciplinary installation works by Jan Krogsgaard and Liam Morgan.
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Ongoing….

Chinese House presents The Skin Code: photographer Mona Simon and writer Cova Alvarez explore the lives and journeys of a mixture of Cambodian and foreign women.
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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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Made in Battambang at the Institut français du Cambodge, featuring 113 works by 26 artists. Until March 15.
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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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In Siem Reap, Fading Faces at The 1961: a dual exhibition by Kakkada Chhai and Phok Sopheap.
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A good friend is hard to find, an exhibition of paintings by the late Svay Ken at Meta House.
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The quiet half of the sky, a series of paintings by Chhan Dina: “the surface reality of the daily work of Cambodian women, and draws up unexpressed dreams and aspirations from the souls of these mothers, sisters and daughters. […] These eleven strong pieces remind us of the people that we see, that we know, and that we are.” Equinox (St 278, near Wat Lanka). Until April 5.
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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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