Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 August, 2014

Greetings all,

Tuesday 12
at 6.30 pm, Meta House presents a photography exhibition, Fashion Focus, curated by Eriya Miura and Balazs Maar, showcasing the work of Cambodia’s top ten fashion photographers.
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This weekend, Friday 15 to Sunday 17, Cambodian Living Arts presents the free Amatak Festival at the Royal University of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Phnom Penh, with a diverse range of performances and workshops. Runs from Friday evening through to Sunday evening.
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Beginning Friday 15, Bophana Center is presenting an Indian Cinema Week, featuring 12 titles ranging from drama and fantasy to comedy and Bollywood style. The free screenings are all at Chaktomuk Theatre, through until Wednesday 20.
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On Saturday 16 at 5 pm, the Institute Francais (movie theatre venue) is hosting the premiere screening of The Anarchist, a filmed version of a play staged and performed by French Cambodian actor and director Jean-Baptiste Phou, based on the novel by Soth Polin. Jean-Baptiste Phou will host a Q&A after the screening, in French with simultaneous Khmer and English interpretation.
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This weekend also sees two chances to see the Lehman Piano Trio, from the Netherlands. Hartini van Rijssel (violin), Marielle Rijkaart (violoncello) and Mark Lippe (piano) perform works by Rachmaninov, Vincent D’Indy and Franz Schubert. On Saturday 16 from 7.30 pm at Kwest restaurant, (corner Street 154 and Sisowath Quay); and then on Sunday 17 at 8 pm at Meta House.
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On Sunday 17 the fortnightly drink and draw session at 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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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 12 at 6.30 pm, Meta House presents a photography exhibition, Fashion Focus, curated by Eriya Miura and Balazs Maar, showcasing the work of Cambodia’s top ten fashion photographers.
More info

Friday 15 to Sunday 17, Amatak Festival at the Royal University of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Phnom Penh, presented by Cambodian Living Arts.
More info
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Friday 15 to Wednesday 20, Bophana Center presents Indian Cinema Week, at Chaktomuk Theatre.
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Saturday 16 at 5 pm, the Institute Francais (movie theatre venue) is hosting the premiere screening of The Anarchist, a filmed version of a play staged and performed by French Cambodian actor and director Jean-Baptiste Phou, based on the novel by Soth Polin. Plus Q&A.
More info

Saturday 16 at 7.30 pm at Kwest restaurant, (corner Street 154 and Sisowath Quay),
the Lehman Piano Trio, from the Netherlands.

Sunday 17 at 6.30 pm, drink and draw session Soul TEA’se (#55, St 240).
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Sunday 17 at 8 pm at Meta House, the Lehman Piano Trio, from the Netherlands.
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Ongoing….
An augmented and refreshed Chhan Dina exhibition has opened 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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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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