Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 April, 2014

Greetings all.Looks like a busy Wednesday, and a quiet weekend.From Wednesday 30 at 6 pm, Cambodian Living Arts presents the exhibition Chhnang! about traditional and contemporary pottery making. The opening includes a dance performance about chhnangs at 6:40pm, and Q&As with representatives from the different projects featured in the exhibition.
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Even more infoAlso on Wednesday 30, Java Café and Gallery hosts their regular monthly poetry night inviting all styles of writing and literary arts to take part. From 6 pm to 7 pm there is a “meet-up” for sharing and discussion on writing projects or other activities the individuals are involved in. At 7 pm, this month’s featured reader is Melbourne based Carly Nugent. At 8 pm the stage is open for all comers.
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Note: a new exhibition by Khmer artist Asasax in the lobby at the Hotel Cambodiana has now been postponed to June 30.
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And finally, on Wednesday 30, Phnom Penh Community College continues its series of evening art workshops hosted by Adriana Snochowska: this week The Retro Clock – followed over the following two Wednesdays with Cubism and Negative Space in Abstract Painting. Bookings essential.
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(Adriana Snochowska)

Coming soon: on May 9, an Amrita Performing Arts show featuring works in progress by four emerging Cambodian choreographers: Khen Vanthy, Khon Chansina, Khon Chan Sithyka, and Noun Sovitou at the Department of Performing Arts, Phnom Penh. Advance tickets available from Amrita office (128G9 Sothearos Boulevard) or Java Café.
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Also coming soon to Meta House: Cages Torn Open, a striking new exhibition by artist and sculptor Chhan Dina, from May 13.
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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…
Wednesday 30 at 6 pm, Cambodian Living Arts presents the exhibition Chhnang! about traditional and contemporary pottery making. The opening includes a dance performance about chhnangs at 6:40pm, and Q&As with representatives from the different projects featured in the exhibition.
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Even more infoWednesday 30 from 6 pm, monthly poetry night at Java Cafe. From 6 pm to 7 pm writers’ meet up; 7 pm, this month’s featured reader Melbourne based Carly Nugent; 8 pm open stage.
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Wednesday 30 from 6.15 pm, Phnom Penh Community College continues its series of art workshops hosted by Adriana Snochowska: this week The Retro Clock – followed over the following two weeks with Cubism and Negative Space in Abstract Painting. Bookings essential.
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Ongoing….

Meta House presents the 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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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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