Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 July, 2014

Greetings all, 

Friday night is the night for choices in an otherwise mostly quiet week for arts.

At Bophana Center on Friday 1 at 6 pm, choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro will be presenting a film of her innovative dance Seasons of Migration, in which she guides her audience through the dance and discusses its themes of adjusting to a new culture and personal identity as a Cambodian in America, and the wider experience of the diaspora in Long Beach, California. The presentation is part of public programmes of SaSa Bassac’s Traversing Expanses exhibition.
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Also on Friday 1, at Chinese House from 7 pm, the opening of an exhibition by Thai artist Jitti Jumnianwai entitled Robots, featuring a range of his mixed technique paintings inspired by science fiction and children’s toys.
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And across town on Friday 1 at Showbox, one can head for the Unboxed Poetry Slam, where poets from Cambodia and across the globe are presented by host Kosal Khiev. 7 pm.
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On Sunday 3 it’s time for the fortnightly drink and draw session Soul TEA’se (#55, St 240). BYO materials, two hours worth of life model provided. $3 entry. 6.30 pm start.
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Looking a little further forward, a new informal creative community called Design Phnom Penh is holding a two-day event on August 9 and 10: the opening of the Arc Hub PNH 3D printing space, alongside what they call a design jam. They are keen to hear from designers, artists, engineers, innovators and creative of all kinds to present or display at the Sunday opening, and also would like to gather together some small groups of interested people (not necessarily with any skills or experience) to take part in the Saturday activities and workshops. Contact borismaguire ( at ) gmail.com or via these links pages.
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This is only part of the story: for a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh

fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…
Friday 1 at 6 pm, Bophana Center and SaSa Bassac present choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro’s film of her innovative dance Seasons of Migration, in which she guides her audience through the dance and discusses its themes of adjusting to a new culture and personal identity as a Cambodian in America, and the wider experience of the diaspora in Long Beach, California.
More info
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Friday 1 from 7 pm at Chinese House, the opening of an exhibition by Thai artist Jitti Jumnianwai entitled Robots, featuring a range of his mixed technique paintings inspired by science fiction and children’s toys.
More info
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Friday 1 from 7 pm at Showbox, the Unboxed Poetry Slam, where poets from Cambodia and across the globe are presented by host Kosal Khiev.
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Sunday 3 at 6.30 pm, the fortnightly drink and draw session Soul TEA’se (#55, St 240). BYO materials, two hours worth of life model provided. $3 entry.
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Ongoing….
Meta House hosts 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).
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At Le Saint Georges, tapas bar and restaurant (#111, St 136), Phnom Penh Streets by DownTown Collective, a photography exhibition featuring works by Jean-Francois Perigois and Jason Sacchettino.
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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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