Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 June, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 17 at Meta House, presents the opening of an exhibition, Eternity, by Cambodia’s Crazy Community Group, dedicated to the weird and wonderful world of pre-wedding photographs. Participants include RooSter_KooL Photography, Pleang Photography, MoL Photography, Idealaor Photography and XXL Photography. From 6 pm.
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And then across town at Institute Francais, the opening of an exhibition by artist and graphic novelist Virginie Broquet featuring works created in collaboration with students from the Phnom Penh University of Fine Arts. From 6.30 pm.
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From Thursday 19 to Sunday 22, Meta House is hosting a festival of the best films from the CHOPSHOTS 2014, the annual South East Asia documentary competition, including sessions with visiting filmmakers from Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. Included in the screenings will be Neang Kavich’s film Where I go, awarded Best SEA Short. Multiple sessions, multiple times, free entry.
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On Friday 20, ShowBox (#11, St 330, around the corner from S21) presents UnBox your Poetry, a night of poetry performance with performers from Cambodia, Europe, USA and Australia. From 7 pm.
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Last week’s Bophana’s Cineclub didn’t happen, but it’s resheduled for Saturday 21 instead: script writer Ian Master leads a discussion after a screening of Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train.
From 2 pm. Also check out Bophana’s new website design.
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At the Himawari Hotel on the evening of Sunday 22, a piano recital featuring Nicholas Ho (Singapore) with Touch Raksmey (Cambodia). Show starts at 5 pm, registration from 4.30 pm.
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On Monday 23, between 1 pm and 2.30 pm, OrangutanSwing is hosting a public workshop Discover Khmer Design, at Thida’s nail salon (#16, St 63) on. A chance to get the tips and tricks behind Khmer illustration. You weren’t doing anything on Monday anyway.
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Just opened in Kampot is lightbox: a gallery and collaborative art space that aims to host and promote exhibitions, performances, screenings and events in traditional and modern arts, including dance, music and other performance, that “help celebrate, regenerate and build an appreciation for art in Cambodia.”

The current exhibition, Move Kampuchea, features photographic portraits, with local students of Mayibuye Cambodia acting as photographers and subjects, in a large-scale, black & white format is produced collaboration with international street art initiative, the Inside Out Project. Currently open by appointment: please contact Katharina at k.glynne [ at ] lightboxart.org to visit.
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Starting on Wednesday 25 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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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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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 17 at 6 pm, Meta House, opening of the exhibition, Eternity, by Cambodia’s Crazy Community Group, dedicated to the weird and wonderful world of pre-wedding photographs.
More infoTuesday 17 at 6.30 pm, Institute Francais, the opening of an exhibition by artist and graphic novelist Virginie Broquet featuring works created in collaboration with students from the Phnom Penh University of Fine Arts.
More infoThursday 19 to Sunday 22, Meta House is hosting a festival of the best films from the CHOPSHOTS 2014, the annual South East Asia documentary competition, including sessions with visiting filmmakers from Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia.
More infoFriday 20 at 7 pm, ShowBox (#11, St 330, around the corner from S21) presents UnBox your Poetry, a night of poetry performance with performers from Cambodia, Europe, USA and Australia.
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Saturday 21 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 22 at 5 pm, Himawari Hotel, a piano recital featuring Nicholas Ho (Singapore) with Touch Raksmey (Cambodia). Registration from 4.30 pm.
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Monday 23, 1 pm to 2.30 pm, OrangutanSwing hosts a public workshop Discover Khmer Design, at Thida’s nail salon (#16, St 63).
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Ongoing….

Lightbox, in Kampot, hosts Move Kampuchea, featuring photographic portraits, with local students of Mayibuye Cambodia acting as photographers and subjects, in a large-scale, black & white format is produced collaboration with international street art initiative, the Inside Out Project. Currently open by appointment: please contact Katharina at k.glynne [ at ] lightboxart.org to visit.
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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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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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