Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 8 July, 2014

A quiet week, well timed to deal with the change in the weather.

Something different at Bophana Center on Wednesday 9, a lecture by Dr Ang Chaulean: Various forms in the abstract representation of the divine in Cambodia. The lecture is co-presented by  SaSa Bassac, as a part of the public programme for the exhibition Rubber Man by Khvay Samnang which runs until Saturday 12 (at SaSa Bassac). Starts at 6.30 pm.
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Also on Wednesday night, Phnom Penh Community College’s evening programme continues with the first of a two sessions on Cubist oil painting hosted by Chann Dina. Bookings essential.
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On Saturday 12 from 1 pm to 5 pm, Nou Hach Literary Association holds its annual Writers’ Seminar at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) near RUPP in Phnom Penh. The broad programme features a panel discussion on the future of Khmer literature, a dance performance by Sophiline Arts Ensemble followed by a talk on the future of Khmer dance, and finally the presentation of awards for short fiction and poetry. The event is open to the public, all are welcome.
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Bophana’s Cineclub this Saturday 12 at 2 pm features the documentary Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, one the career of a renowned cinematographer.
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Bophana Center is calling for applications for ScriptLab on August 2 with Ian Masters, seeking those keen to tell film stories or have projects looking for further development. Check it all out here. Priority to Cambodian candidates.

Dipika Kohli, of Orangutan Swing, is trying something a little out of the ordinary. The plan is an open-format conversation about the concept of “fromness”. Origin: A Conversation will take place on the evening of Wednesday 23; RSVP to dipika [ at ] orangutanswing by Thursday 10 if you are interested. Venue TBC, dependent on numbers.

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In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 9, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, a lecture by Dr Ang Chaulean: Various forms in the abstract representation of the divine in Cambodia. Co-presented by SaSa Bassac, as a part of the public programme for the exhibition Rubber Man by Khvay Samnang which runs until Saturday 12 (at SaSa Bassac).
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Wednesday 9, 6.15 pm, Cubist oil painting workshop hosted by Chann Dina Phnom Penh Community College. Bookings essential.
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Saturday 12,1 pm to 5 pm, the annual Nou Hach Literary Association Writers’ Seminar at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) near RUPP in Phnom Penh. A panel discussion on the future of Khmer literature, a dance performance followed by a talk on the future of Khmer dance, and the presentation of awards. All are welcome.
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Saturday 12 at 2 pm, Bophana’s Cineclub features the documentary Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, one the career of a renowned cinematographer.
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Ongoing….

Java Café upstairs hosts new works by Nov Cheanick, entitled Rain. “In this poetic, introspective work, he calls for action—not the storm-the streets kind of action, but the kind of action that transforms the spirit.
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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 presents , Eternity, by Cambodia’s Crazy Community Group, dedicated to the weird and wonderful world of pre-wedding photographs.
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L’Institute Francais features an exhibition by artist and graphic novelist Virginie Broquet featuring works created in collaboration with students from the Phnom Penh University of Fine Arts.
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At Sa Sa Bassac, a new exhibition, Rubber man, by Khvay Samnang. Until 12 July.
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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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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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