Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 May, 2014

Greetings all.

On Wednesday 7 between 6 pm and 8 pm, an open studio at Sa Sa Art Projects, White Building, with artist-in-residence Than Sok, including an examination of the saffron robes of Buddhist monks, and an artistic harnessing of the New Year water splashing tradition.
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Also on Wednesday 7 from 6.15 pm, Phnom Penh Community College continues its series of evening art workshops hosted by Adriana Snochowska: this week Cubism; next week Negative Space in Abstract Painting. Bookings essential.
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On Friday 9 at 7 pm, Amrita Performing Arts presents Contemporary Dance Platform, a new 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 on Friday 9, a new exhibition opens at Romeet Gallery. Mohuntakray (Disaster), is Chea Sereyroth’s first solo show. From the press release: “Partially submerged people in vast landscapes sit alongside nuclear explosions and contemplative figures in this series. Applying sawdust, mud and acrylic paint on raw canvas, directly with his hands, the artist Chea Sereyroth depicts natural and manmade disasters. In these large-scale paintings he creates highly charged emotional and surreal terrains.” From 6.30 pm, and running to June 15.
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On Saturday 10, between 2 pm and 6 pm, Romeet Gallery is presenting a talk and two free workshops. SEA ArtsFest producer and curator Annie Jael Kwan will speak on the topic: SEA ArtsFest, WHAT REMAINS and live audio-visual art projects : An Introduction and overview. WHAT REMAINS is “a cross-cultural multidisciplinary collaboration combining experimental audio-visual work with traditional Cambodian art forms, to explore survival and the arts in post-revolutionary Cambodia.” The two workshops will follow, led by audiovisual artists and filmmakers Jai Raffterty and Thomas Buttery.
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Meanwhile, across town on Saturday 10 at Bophana Center, the regular Cine Club at 2 pm features French Khmer filmmaker Davy Chou in discussion, following the screening of a Taiwanese film (yet to be named).
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On the evening of Sunday 11 Meta House hosts the latest event in its Concert Season featuring The NZtrio from New Zealand and Tray So from Cambodia playing music by Him Sophy, Jack Body & Gillian Whitehead. 8 pm, tickets $10.
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And to fit yourself out in some vintage clothing to attend any of the above, go pick out a bargain at the everything-must-go last vintage clothing sale The Shape of Things To Come. Thursday 8 through to Sunday 11.
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Mark your diary in advance for the next Meta House exhibition opening on Tuesday 13: Cages Torn Open, a striking new exhibition by sculptor and artist Chhan Dina.
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In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 7 between 6 pm and 8 pm, an open studio at Sa Sa Art Projects, White Building, with artist-in-residence Than Sok.
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Wednesday 7 from 6.15 pm, Phnom Penh Community College continues its series of evening art workshops hosted by Adriana Snochowska: this week Cubism. Bookings essential.
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Friday 9 at 7 pm, Amrita Performing Arts presents Contemporary Dance Platform, a new show featuring works in progress by four emerging Cambodian choreographers, at the Department of Performing Arts, Phnom Penh. Advance tickets available from Amrita office (128G9 Sothearos Boulevard) or Java Café.
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Friday 9 from 6.30 pm, opening of Chea Sereyroth’s first solo show Mohuntakray (Disaster) at Romeet Gallery. Until June 15.
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Saturday 10, 2 pm – 6 pm, Romeet Gallery is presenting a talk and two free workshops on SEA ArtsFest and audiovisual arts.
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Saturday 10 at 2 pm at Bophana Center, the regular Cine Club at 2 pm features French Khmer filmmaker Davy Chou in discussion, following the screening of a Taiwanese film (yet to be named).
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Sunday 11 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts the latest event in its Concert Season, featuring The NZtrio from New Zealand and Tray So from Cambodia playing music by Him Sophy, Jack Body and Gillian Whitehead. 8 pm, tickets $10.
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Ongoing….
Cambodian Living Arts presents the exhibition Chhnang! about traditional and contemporary pottery making. CLA is located on Sothearos Blvd just south of St 294.
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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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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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