Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 August, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 19, a new exhibition opens at Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19). Time to think combines installation, painting, participatory art and photography by artists Anida Yoeu Ali, Sou Sophy, Oeur Sokuntevy, Linda Kert, Tes Vannorng, Khchao Touch and Sao Sreymao, inviting contemplation and thought amid the tension of the beautiful and the grotesque. From 6.30 pm.
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Also tonight, Tuesday 19, the opening of a four day multi-media festival at Meta House: Why Poverty. This event commences with the opening of an exhibition, Creativity not Poverty, featuring the works of young people from Aziza’s Place, an educational centre and home for underprivileged children in Phnom Penh. From 6 pm. The festival, which includes documentaries, presentations and lecture, continues through until Friday 22.
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Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20, Bophana Center’s Indian Cinema Week wraps up at Chaktomuk Theatre – three screenings a day: check the links for the details.
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On Wednesday 20, the monthly literary Open Stage returns to Java Café, featuring Chin Meas and Theresa de Langis. The regular writer’s meet up starts at 6 pm, performers at 7 pm, and open mic to follow (with a bottle of wine to be won).
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On Saturday 23, Meta House, in association with Sa Sa Bassac, presents two floors worth of video art, with a number of pieces by Khmer artists, alongside a German video project Looking at the big sky. From 6 pm.
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Coming up next week, still life drawing with charcoal with Chhan Dina at Phnom Penh Community CollegeSaturday 30, 1.30 – 5 pm. Bookings essential.
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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 19 from 6.30 pm, multi-disciplinary exhibition Time to think featuring work by Anida Yoeu Ali, Sou Sophy, Oeur Sokuntevy, Linda Kert, Tes Vannorng, Khchao Touch and Sao Sreymao opens at Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19).
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Tuesday 19 from 6 pm at Meta House, Creativity not Poverty, featuring the works of young people from Aziza’s Place, an educational centre and home for underprivileged children in Phnom Penh. Part of a four day multi-media festival which includes documentaries, presentations and lecture, and continues through until Friday 22.
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Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20, Bophana Center’s Indian Cinema Week wraps up at Chaktomuk Theatre.
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Wednesday 20, Open Stage at Java Café, featuring Chin Meas and Theresa de Langis. Writer’s meet up starts at 6 pm, performers at 7 pm, and open mic to follow.
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Saturday 23 from 6 pm, Meta House, in association with Sa Sa Bassac, presents two floors worth of video art, with a number of pieces by Khmer artists, alongside a German video project Looking at the big sky.
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Ongoing….
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. Until August 27.
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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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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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