Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 13 May, 2014

 

Greetings all.Tonight, Tuesday 13, from 6 pm, the opening at Meta House of Cages torn open, new sculptures and paintings by Chhan Dina. “We are reminded of what we share with other living beings, and what we forget and deny. The paintings explode with colour, a confident assertion of the shared liberation theme. In paint, line and colour blur the distinctions between species, all swimming in the same soup; in fired clay, disparate characteristics are fused into one body.” Absolutely not to be missed.
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Different but the same, the Cambodia LGBT Pride Week 2014 Film Festival opens Tuesday 13, running through to Saturday 18 at Meta House. Official opening at 7 pm with the screening of a documentary about the 2013 Pride Week, and a collection of shorts from around the world. The week unfolds with screenings every day from 4 pm.
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The Memory! International Film Heritage Festival – coming soon, 31 May to 8 June – is calling for volunteers. Deadline May 15.

Angkor Photo Festival calls for submissions of work for the 10th Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops, to be held this year from 29th November to 6th December in Siem Reap. Deadline May 30.

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 13 from 6 pm, the opening at Meta House of Cages torn open, new sculptures and paintings by Chhan Dina. “We are reminded of what we share with other living beings, and what we forget and deny. The paintings explode with colour, a confident assertion of the shared liberation theme. In paint, line and colour blur the distinctions between species, all swimming in the same soup; in fired clay, disparate characteristics are fused into one body.” Absolutely not to be missed.
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Tuesday 13 through to Saturday 18, Different but the same, the Cambodia LGBT Pride Week 2014 Film Festival at Meta House. Official opening at Tuesday 7 pm with screenings every day from 4 pm.
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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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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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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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