Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 August, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 5 from 7 pm, Meta House hosts the call for entries roadshow of Tropfest South East Asia 2015. The evening will include the screening of We need to break-up, by Bradley Liew, winner of the Tropfest SEA 2014 Audience Choice award. Staff of Tropfest SEA will be present to answer questions.
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If you can’t make that one, another Tropfest 2015 session will be held Wednesday 6 at Bophana Center from 6 pm.
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At Sa Sa Bassac gallery on Wednesday 6 at 6.30 pm, another In Conversation event running parallel to the Traversing Expanses exhibition. This week artists Pete Pin, Amy Lee Sanford and Seoun Som are in conversation with curator Vuth Lyno. The event will be in English with Khmer simultaneous translation.
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On Thursday 7, an augmented and refreshed Chhan Dina exhibition opens at the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental. Cages Torn Open: Further and Freer promises new works, both oils and sculptures, and limited edition prints of selected paintings, offering expanded exploration of the themes of freedom and freedom thwarted. Runs to September 8.
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On Saturday 9, Phnom Penh Community College presents a Double Drawing Workshop, from 9 am to 5 pm: the morning session is still life drawing with charcoal; afternoon is portraits with oil pastels. Bookings essential, but you can attend either or both sessions.
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On Saturday 9 at 9 pm, Meta House presents a multi-disciplinary Space Garden P-Art-Y, where it sounds like anything could happen, up to and including video art, improvised performance art and dance, trance music from DJ Antaro, action painting, projections, and vegetables growing in space. Let there be peace on earth, and peas in space.
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Coming soon: Cambodian Living Arts advise us to put aside the weekend of August 15-17 for the Amatak Festival, under the theme tradition meets creativity. Ten recently-founded professional troupes will lead workshops and present brand-new performances, there will also be Cambodian arts discussions, open mics, an ephemeral museum of instruments and a screening hot spot. All events are free admission.
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Submissions are being called for Milk Magazine, a new free bi-monthly publication that will focus on the emerging alternative and contemporary arts scene in Cambodia, using young Khmer writers and artists to fill their pages: photography, drawings, poetry, opinion pieces, feature articles about the cultural scene, interviews with local artists and musicians. Non-Khmer are also encouraged to contribute. Contact gretajkg [ at ] gmail.com for submission details. Expect the first Milk delivery in early November.

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…
Tuesday 5 from 7 pm, Meta House hosts the call for entries roadshow of Tropfest South East Asia 2015.
More info

Wednesday 6 from 6 pm, Bophana Center hosts the call for entries roadshow of Tropfest South East Asia 2015.
More info

Wednesday 6 at 6.30 pm at Sa Sa Bassac gallery In Conversation: artists Pete Pin, Amy Lee Sanford and Seoun Som are in conversation with curator Vuth Lyno. The event will be in English with Khmer simultaneous translation.
More info

Thursday 7, an augmented and refreshed Chhan Dina exhibition opens at the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental. Cages Torn Open: Further and Freer promises new works, both oils and sculptures, and limited edition prints of selected paintings, offering expanded exploration of the themes of freedom and freedom thwarted. Runs to September 8.
More info

Saturday 9, 9 am to 5 pm, Phnom Penh Community College presents a Double Drawing Workshop. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 9 at 9 pm, Meta House presents a multi-disciplinary Space Garden P-Art-Y, where it sounds like anything could happen, up to and including video art, improvised performance art and dance, trance music from DJ Antaro, action painting, projections, and vegetables growing in space.
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Ongoing….
Chinese House presents 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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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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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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