Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 June, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 10 at Meta House, a chance to meet artist and sculptor Chhan Dina, at the finissage of her latest collection of works, Cages Torn Open, exploring the themes of life and wildlife. From 6 pm.
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Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 10, across town at Cōnekla (St 51, between St 352 and St 360), Orangutan Swing presents DrawUp: drawing, talking, improvising. BYO materials, from 6 pm. Watch out for a special Khmer design edition later this month.
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On Wednesday 11, Meta House presents a film screening and Q&A featuring of short films by two local filmmakers, Cambodian Polen Ly, and Indian American Amit Dubey. Starts at 7 pm.
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On Thursday 12, a special opening event for the Artwatereness’ Through Waters Cambodia project, that has come to Phnom Penh after development in Siem Reap, at the Canon Exhibition Hall, 146 Sihanouk Blvd (between St 63 and Monivong), from 6 pm. “This exhibition gathers all the artworks that we have collected during our journey in the artistic workshops about water that we have been developing around the Kingdom, the outcome of local artists Vollak Kong and Taing Chhea Chhin, and Through Waters’ photography exhibition.”
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Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents A Bend in the River at Chaktomuk Hall on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 at 7 pm, then Sunday 15 at 4 pm, a work mixing dance, theatre, puppetry and music. Tickets ($10/$5/$2.50) available at Platinum Cineplex at Sorya Shopping Center, Java Café, Lotus Silk (No. 57, Street 240), Amrita Performing Arts and at the door if available. Special VIP tickets are also available that including a gourmet pre-concert reception with the principal artists on Saturday 14 (VIP tickets only at Java Café).
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At Friday 13 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center (St 200 between St 63 and Monivong) is hosting a new collective performance led by a group of young Cambodian artists in which everyone will participate: the performers will be the audience will be the performers. How does noise become sound, how does sound become music? No experience or knowledge necessary… Fabian is intrigued. Free entry.
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On Saturday 14, Meta House presents a one day exhibition My Natural Resources, works collected by media and photography NGO Building Community Voices. Visitors are invited to vote for the best photos, with prizes present to the winning community photographer during the NGO’s national seminar on Monday . 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday only.
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Bophana’s Cineclub on Saturday 14 at 2 pm features script writer Ian Master leading a discussion after a screening of Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train.
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On Sunday 15 at Gasolina (bottom of St 57), a new performance by Dance Made in Cambodia, a community dance programme, that brings together 27 dancers from five organisations. The theme is cooperation and working together. 5.45 pm start, free entry.
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Running throughout June at The Insider Gallery at InterContinental is Pure Thomacheat, an exhibition of photographs by Michael Klinkhamer, examining Cambodian nature and the struggle for survival.

Coming up soon at Phnom Penh Community College, more in the series of Wednesday evening art courses hosted by Chhan Dina: abstract acrylic painting and cubist oil painting. Contact Phnom Penh Community College for reservations.
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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 10 at Meta House, a chance to meet artist and sculptor Chhan Dina, at the finissage of her latest collection of works, Cages Torn Open, exploring the themes of life and wildlife.
More info
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Tuesday 10 from 6 pm, Orangutan Swing presents DrawUp: drawing, talking, improvising at Cōnekla (St 51, between St 352 and St 360) from 6 pm.
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Wednesday 11 from 7 pm, Meta House presents a film screening and Q&A featuring of short films by two local filmmakers, Cambodian Polen Ly, and Indian American Amit Dubey.
More info

Thursday 12 from 6 pm, a special opening event for the Artwatereness’ Through Waters Cambodia project, that has come to Phnom Penh after development in Siem Reap, at the Canon Exhibition Hall, 146 Sihanouk Blvd (between St 63 and Monivong), from 6 pm.
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Friday 13 and Saturday 14 at 7 pm; Sunday 15 at 4 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents A Bend in the River at Chaktomuk Hall on a work mixing dance, theatre, puppetry and music.
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Friday 13 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center (St 200 between St 63 and Monivong) is hosting a new collective performance led by a group of young Cambodian artists in which everyone will participate: the performers will be the audience will be the performers. Free entry.
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Saturday 14 only from 8 am, Meta House presents a one day exhibition My Natural Resources, works collected by media and photography NGO Building Community Voices.
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Saturday 14 at 2 pm, Bophana’s Cineclub features script writer Ian Master leading a discussion after a screening of Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train.
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Sunday 15 at Gasolina (bottom of St 57) at 5.45 pm, a new performance by Dance Made in Cambodia, a community dance programme, that brings together 27 dancers from five organisations. The theme is cooperation and working together.
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Ongoing….

Meta House hosts Far From Angkor: Cambodians In The GDR, a photographic exhibition observing the life of Cambodians studying and training in East Germany from the 60s through to 1989.
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At Sa Sa Bassac, a new exhibition, Rubber man, by Khvay Samnang. Until 12 July.
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Cages torn open, new sculptures and paintings by Chhan Dina at Meta House. “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. Finissage and meet the artist on 10 June.
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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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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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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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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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