Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 15 July, 2014

Greetings all,

The week opens tonight, Tuesday 15, with Meta House presenting the Animals exhibition, featuring artists from five countries: Kosal Khiev (Cambodia), Matti Lankinen (Finland), Alma Mars Hyökkää Joutsenlahti (Finland), JP Page (NZ) and Myles Rattle (Australia). Animals explores different perspectives of the idea of the cartoon animal companion, with both collaborative and individual works. From 6 pm.
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Also tonight, Tuesday 15 at 6.30 pm, at Java Café, a farewell party for poet Alex Ratanapratum, Nou Hach Literary Association summer intern. The evening will feature open mic poetry and song.
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On Wednesday 16 a group of traditional musicians and dancers from Cambodian Living Arts return to Doors to play a blend of Chapei Dang Weng songs and Pin Peat and Mohaory music. From 8.30 pm. $5 entry fee includes one drink.
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On Friday 18 from 6 pm at SaSa Bassac, the opening of Traversing Expanses by Pete Pin, Amy Lee Sanford and Seoun Som, curated by Vuth Lyno. The exhibition explores and invites dialogue about Cambodian diaspora communities in the United States through photographic works by three Cambodian-American artists.
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On Saturday 19 from 6.30 pm at Le Saint Georges, tapas bar and restaurant (#111, St 136), the opening of Phnom Penh Streets by DownTown Collective, a photography exhibition featuring works by Jean-Francois Perigois and Jason Sacchettino.
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Also on Saturday 19, at 7 pm, Meta House hosts a screening of BBC Media Action’s Down this road (2014, 113 min), a musical road movie directed by Chey Sambath, produced by Chhin Sothea and written by Ines Sothea, Chap Somchanrith and Neang Sotheary. The filmmakers will hold a Q&A afterwards.
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On Sunday 20 at 7 pm, Cambodian film collective Kon Khmer Koun Khmer presents the six winners from this year’s Chaktomuk Short Film Festival, and show trailers from the new film project Pram Ang. A Q&A with organisers and filmmakers will follow.
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Bophana Centre reminds that applications for the Ian Masters-led ScriptLab 2014 close this Sunday. The details here.

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In brief: new and returning…

Tuesday 15, 6 pm at Meta House, opening of the Animals exhibition, featuring artists from five countries: Kosal Khiev (Cambodia), Matti Lankinen (Finland), Alma Mars Hyökkää Joutsenlahti (Finland), JP Page (NZ) and Myles Rattle (Australia).
More info

Tuesday 15 at 6.30 pm at Java Café, a farewell party for poet Alex Ratanapratum, Nou Hach Literary Association summer intern. The evening will feature open mic poetry and song.
More info

Wednesday 16 from 8.30 pm, traditional musicians and dancers from Cambodian Living Arts at Doors.
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Friday 18 from 6 pm at SaSa Bassac, the opening of photographic exhibition Traversing Expanses by Pete Pin, Amy Lee Sanford and Seoun Som, curated by Vuth Lyno.
More info

Saturday 19 from 6.30 pm at Le Saint Georges, tapas bar and restaurant (#111, St 136), the opening of Phnom Penh Streets by DownTown Collective, a photography exhibition featuring works by Jean-Francois Perigois and Jason Sacchettino.
More info

Saturday 19 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts a screening of BBC Media Action’s Down this road (2014, 113 min), a Cambodian musical road movie, with Q&A to follow.
More info

Sunday 20 at 7 pm, Cambodian film collective Kon Khmer Koun Khmer presents the six winners from this year’s Chaktomuk Short Film Festival, and show trailers from the new film project Pram Ang. A Q&A with organisers and filmmakers will follow.
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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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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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