Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 8 April, 2014

Greetings all, and happy new year.

Already opened yesterday, Monday 7, Our Books presents SketchNotes: Free and Open Source Software Asia at Rik Reay Gallery and Noodle Shop (St 178 near St 19). Sketch artists and note-takers Kong Monirath and Hong Bora depict the many sessions of this recent South East Asia wide meeting on accessible software, tools and methodologies, including Open Comics! The full set can be seen on the Our Books web site.
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Tuesday 8 the Made in Battambang exhibition recently shown in the L’institute francais in Phnom Penh comes home, spread across numerous venues, with the inclusion of new works not seen in the Phnom Penh show. Lotus Gallery (#53, St 2.5) and Maek Maek Galleries will open the show at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 8, then Sammaki on Wednesday 9, and Sangker Gallery and Jaan Bai restaurant will open on Thursday 10.
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Back in Phnom Penh on Thursday 10 at 7 pm at The Mansion (Sothearos Blvd, near St 178) the opening of a double exhibition. Re-housing of Non Houses is a collaborative work by photographer Fani Llauradó and artist Chhan Dina, combining photography and painting to explore the use of public and social space. Also in opening is collection of large format paintings by Chhan Dina, reflecting her ongoing themes of life, music and everyday activities.
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Whitebuilding, Fani Llauradó and Chhan Dina

Bophana’s Cine Saturday from 5 pm features two Khmer films to mark the new year celebrations: New Year from 2007 and Ratanak’s Heart from 2009. Free entry. Bophana Centre, St 200 (btw St 63 and Monivong).
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Next weekend, Saturday 19, Tim Robertson is hosting another encaustic workshop (using beeswax and tree resin to paint or transfer images onto wood) with informal demonstrations and active participation. There is room for 15 participants, check it all out on the link below. Venue near Psar Chas. Direct contact at timothyirobertson [at] gmail.com (subject line: Encaustic Workshop).
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The Angkor Photo Festival 2014 dates have been set – November 29 to December 6 – and submissions are now being invited, with a closing date of May 30.
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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 for just one more week.
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Kumnooh is now heading towards its first anniversary, in May, and will be conducting an overhaul of the information gathered at kumnooh.com. If your arts organisation wish to update your details now would be a good time to get in touch.


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In brief: new and returning…
Our Books presents SketchNotes: Free and Open Source Software Asia at Rik Reay Gallery and Noodle Shop (St 178 near St 19). The full set can be seen on the Our Books web site. Until April 30.
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Made in Battambang goes to Battambang: Lotus Gallery (#53, St 2.5) and Maek Maek Galleries from 5.30 pm on Tuesday 8, Sammaki on Wednesday 9, Sangker Gallery and Jaan Bai restaurant on Thursday 10.
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Thursday 10 at 7 pm at The Mansion (Sothearos Blvd, near St 178). Re-housing of Non Houses by photographer Fani Llauradó and artist Chhan Dina, combining photography and painting to explore the use of public and social space. Also a collection of large format paintings by Chhan Dina, reflecting her ongoing themes of life, music and everyday activities.
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Bophana’s Cine Saturday from 5 pm features two Khmer films to mark the new year celebrations: New Year from 2007 and Ratanak’s Heart from 2009. Free entry. Bophana Centre, St 200 (btw St 63 and Monivong).
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Ongoing….

Sa Sa Bassac gallery presents a new exhibition by Thai artist Mit Jai Inn, Postpositive: Freaky You Are Always.
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Meta House hosts a photographic exhibition, the culmination of a competition by Transparency International Cambodia on the theme of how corruption negatively affects the world .
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DownTown Collective presents a new photographic exhibition opening at Equinox Bar (St 278 near Wat Lanka) entitled Phnom Penh Streets. You can view a preview at YouTube.
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Java Cafe presents Horror Vacui: The Interior World, installation and drawings by Nicolas C Grey. Until May 18.
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Bo Rithy’s second solo exhibition, Longvaek’s Bamboo, at Romeet Gallery. The show, an installation in bamboo, runs through until April 21.
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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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Em Riem’s latest exhibition, Nature II, at Design la Galerie, #13D, St 178.
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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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