Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 April, 2014

Greetings all.

At Meta House tonight, Tuesday 22, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Artic Bound: 1,000 miles across Canada by canoe, documenting a two-month hourney undertaken in 2013 by Phnom Penh-based photojournalist Ben Woods and five friends. From 6 pm.
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In Siem Reap, Spoken Arts returns on Tuesday 22, encouraging all comers to read, share, or otherwise participate in an audience-ish manner from 8.30 pm at Siem Reap Party House, Sok San Road.
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Beginning on the evening of Wednesday 23, a weekly four part art course at Phnom Penh Community College presented by Adrianna Snochowska, covering the subjects abstract vase, retro clock, cubism, and negative space. The two hour workshops commence at 6.15 pm. Send an email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
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On Friday 25, the return to Bophana Center of multi-disciplinary artist Khiang Hei and his team Space Reversed, a collective of musicians, performers, singers, focusing on the space and its interaction with the audience. From 7 pm.
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Bophana’s Cineclub/Cine Saturday double bill this weekend presents Chaplin’s The Great Dictator at 2 pm paired with 1996 Persian film A Moment of Innocence at 5 pm.
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And if you like your films outside, on Monday nights at The Mansion behind FCC, you can witness classic Khmer silent films from 7 pm each Monday. The gallery and bar will also be open.

Two Cambodian artists, Vandy Rattana and Amy Lee Sanford, are among the 30 finalists in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2013-14.  You can view the finalists gallery and place your vote here.    

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.


If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

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Fabian Hipp

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fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 22 at 6 pm, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Artic Bound: 1,000 miles across Canada by canoe, documenting a two-month hourney undertaken in 2013 by Phnom Penh-based photojournalist Ben Woods and five friends.
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Tuesday 22 from 8.30 at Siem Reap Party House, participatory spoken word with Spoken Arts.
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Wednesday 23 from 6.15 pm, commencement of a four part art course at Phnom Penh Community College presented by Adrianna Snochowska. The two hour workshops commence at 6.15 pm. Send an email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com
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Friday 25 at 7 pm at Bophana Center, Khiang Hei and Space Reversed, a collective of musicians, performers, singers, focusing on the space and its interaction with the audience.
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Bophana’s Cineclub/Cine Saturday double bill this weekend presents Chaplin’s The Great Dictator at 2 pm paired with 1996 Persian film A Moment of Innocence at 5 pm.
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Monday nights at The Mansion behind FCC, you can classic Khmer silent films from 7 pm.

Ongoing….

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.
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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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Meta House presents Sicilian Roberto Traina’s new photo exhibition Humanscapes.
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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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Sa Sa Bassac gallery presents a new exhibition by Thai artist Mit Jai Inn, Postpositive: Freaky You Are Always. Until May 11.
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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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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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