Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 August, 2014

Greetings all,

Friday 29 at Bophana Center from 6 pm, a special presentation featuring Prumsodun Ok, Long Beach based artist, teacher, writer and curator, best known for his dance and choreography inspired by Khmer robam boran. Two short documentaries, making their Cambodian premiere, will be followed by a Q&A with Prum. Films and discussion are in Khmer and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available, where necessary.
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Phnom Penh Community College this weekend presents a charcoal drawing workshop, Saturday 30 at 1:30 pm, facilitated by Chhan Dina. Reservations essential.
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And up next week at Phnom Penh Community College, a photography workshop: Documentary Photography & Site Visit.
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Sharpen pencils for the fortnightly Drink and Draw at Soul TEA’se on St 240 on Sunday 31. BYO materials, two hours worth of life model provided. $3 entry. 6.30 pm start.
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There’s a new blog dedicated to the arts in Cambodia: http://creativecambodia.tumblr.com/. Says the founder: “I really wanted there to be an online resource for art nerds like myself who are interested in the creative ventures of Cambodian artists, craftsmen and organisations.” Says Fabian Hipp: the more the merrier. A strong Siem Reap focus is planned. Check it out.

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 29 6 pm at Bophana Center, a special presentation featuring Prumsodun Ok, Long Beach based artist, teacher, writer and curator, best known for his dance and choreography which draw on Khmer robam boran.
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Saturday 30 at 1.30 pm, Phnom Penh Community College presents a charcoal drawing workshop, facilitated by Chhan Dina. Reservations essential.
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Sunday 31 at 6.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Soul TEA’se on St 240. BYO materials, two hours worth of life model provided. $3 entry. 6.30 pm start.
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Ongoing….
Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19) presents a 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.
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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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