Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 18 March, 2014

Greetings.The week opens, on Wednesday 19, at Java Cafe (56 Sihanouk Blvd), with Horror Vacui: The Interior World, installation and drawings by Nicolas C Grey, from 6.30 pm. From the release: “The work of Nicolas C Grey is characterized by minute details that fill sheets of paper completely, depicting scenes of seemingly strange and often secreted human behaviour. […] For the exhibition, Grey has reconstructed this internal landscape as an installation of three dimensional objects and backdrop that are covered with his intricate drawings.”
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From Horror Vacui: The Interior World, Nicolas C Grey

Also on Wednesday 19, Meta House (Sothearos Blvd between Sihanouk and St 294) hosts the opening of an exhibition, PPPORTRAITS by Spanish photographer Albers, featuring snapshots from around Phnom Penh. From 6 pm.
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On Thursday 20, the monthly Java Café poetry evening returns, featuring readings from Sue Guiney and Bryan Humphrey, a writers’ meet up, and an open mic. Hosted by expat about town Greg Bem. From 6 pm.
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Also on Thursday 20, Meta House hosts a special screening of Davy Chou’s documentary on Khmer cinema, Golden Slumbers, in the presence of the director. Davy Chou will also screen a surprise short film and hold a Q&A afterwards. From 7 pm.
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On Friday 21, Meta House hosts the Phnom Penh launch of Sue Guiney’s latest Cambodian novel, Out of the Ruins, with special readings by students from her creative writing workshop at Anjali House, Siem Reap, now in its fourth year. From 6 pm.
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Also on Friday 21 Romeet Gallery has a new exhibition opening, with details to be made available later in the week.
It’s a Cine Saturday double header this weekend at Bophana Center (St 200, btw St 63 and Monivong) on Saturday 22, starting 2pm. Film maker Davy Chou screens Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and leads a debate afterwards. Followed at 5 pm by a celebration of the International Day of the Francophonie 2014 with the screening of three short- films featuring the strong ties between France and Cambodia.

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Also being celebrated on Saturday 22 is World Water Day, which is being marked in Siem Reap by Italian NGO Through Waters with a guided tour of their travelling photo exhibition at Krousar Thmey, a conference on The water in Angkor by Mr. Peou Hang, of the Apsara Authority, crowned by a special traditional Khmer dancing and music show on a water theme, presented by TLAITNO. Direct contact through artwatereness@gmail.com.
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And finally, on Sunday 23, the annual FilmCamp Cambodia organised by Kon Khmer Kuon Khmer is being held at Pannassatra University, with registration from 8 am. On-line pre-registration is encouraged, and may win you prizes.
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In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 19 from 6.30 pm at Java Cafe, Horror Vacui: The Interior World, installation and drawings by Nicolas C Grey.
More info Even more infoWednesday 19 from 6 pm at Meta House the opening of an exhibition, PPPORTRAITS by Spanish photographer Albers, featuring snapshots from around Phnom Penh.
More infoThursday 20 from 6 pm at Java Café poetry evening returns, featuring readings from Sue Guiney and Bryan Humphrey, a writers’ meet up, and an open mic.
More info Even more info Thursday 20 from 7 pm at Meta House hosts a special screening of Davy Chou’s documentary on Khmer cinema, Golden Slumbers, in the presence of the director with a surprise short film and hold a Q&A afterwards.

Friday 21 from 6 pm at Meta House, the Phnom Penh launch of Sue Guiney’s latest Cambodian novel, Out of the Ruins, with special readings by students from her creative writing workshop at Anjali House, Siem Reap.
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Saturday 22 from 2 pm at Bophana Center, film maker Davy Chou screens Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and leads a debate afterwards. Followed at 5 pm by a celebration of the International Day of the Francophonie 2014 with the screening of three short- films featuring the strong ties between France and Cambodia.
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Saturday 22 from 2 pm, celebration of World Water Day in Siem Reap by Italian NGO Through Waters. Direct contact through artwatereness@gmail.com.
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Sunday 23 from 8 am, the annual FilmCamp Cambodia organised by Kon Khmer Kuon Khmer is being held at Pannassatra University. On-line pre-registration is encouraged.
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Ongoing….

Meta House hosts 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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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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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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