|Greetings all.The arts week kicks off on Thursday 17 with a poetry slam at Showbox (St 330, around the corner from the Genocide Museum), featuring Kosal Khiev, Poet G, Kaztet Dee, Vatthina Tola and Myley Rattle, for those who like poetry with a bite. 7.30 pm start.
This weekend Bophana’s Cine Saturday at 5pm features war era specials: Cambodia: Phnom Penh Surrounded (1975) followed by The Khmer Rouge: Power and Terror (2001).
On Sunday 20 at 6 pm Meta House presents the opening of Sicilian Roberto Traina’s new photo exhibition Humanscapes, which “explores the border between light and darkness. He gives his subjects purity by dresses them with light, backdropped by the beautiful Cambodian natural and urban environment.”
Then later on Sunday 20 at Meta House, at 8 pm, a guitar recital by Salvatore Fodera, from Naples, Italy. Tickets are available at the door from 7.30 pm – limited to 80 seats.
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|Thursday 17 at 7.30 pm: poetry slam at Showbox (St 330, around the corner from the Genocide Museum), featuring Kosal Khiev, Poet G, Kaztet Dee, Vatthina Tola and Myley Rattle, for those who like poetry with a bite.
More infoSaturday 19 at 5 pm Bophana’s Cine Saturday at 5pm features war era specials: Cambodia: Phnom Penh Surrounded (1975) followed by The Khmer Rouge: Power and Terror (2001).
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 in Battambang: Lotus Gallery (#53, St 2.5), Maek Maek Galleries, Sammaki, Sangker Gallery and Jaan Bai restaurant.
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; plus a collection of large format paintings by Chhan Dina, reflecting her ongoing themes of life, music and everyday activities, at The Mansion (Sothearos Blvd, near St 178).
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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.
Sa Sa Bassac gallery presents a new exhibition by Thai artist Mit Jai Inn, Postpositive: Freaky You Are Always. Until May 11.
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.
Em Riem’s latest exhibition, Nature II, at Design la Galerie, #13D, St 178.
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 email@example.com
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