Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 September, 2014

Greetings all,

The week starts late, on the evening of Friday 5, with the opening of a new exhibition of works by Em Riem in the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation (St 184). Hello Sally! features 17 abstract works. From 6 pm.
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Phnom Penh Community College is holding a full day documentary photography workshop on Saturday 6, 8.30 am – 5 pm. Bookings essential.
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On the evening of Saturday 6, at 7 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents a programme of new and experimental dance, Tompeang Snong Russey. Three original pieces, drawing on the classical tradition, will have their Cambodian premiere. Tickets are 10,000 riels and available at the door. The venue is the Khmer Arts Theater, (Street 115 in Takhmao, 300 meters from where National Road 2 meets the Preakhou Bridge). Roundtrip bus service is available on the night of the performance leaving from the Phnom Penh Center at 6.15 pm for an additional 10,000 riels. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact 023-425-780 or email info@khmerarts.org.
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Upstairs at Meta House on Sunday 7 at 7 pm, there is a screening of We Want (U) To Know, a participatory documentary, directed by Nou Va and Ella Pugliese, in which Cambodian villagers describe their experiences during and after the Khmer Rouge period. A Q&A with co-director Nou Va follows.
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Downstairs at Meta House on Sunday 7 at 8 pm, the ninth in the Classical Concert Series features court music from France and Germany performed by Steve Retallick (violoncello) and Anton Isselhardt (flute). Admission $8.
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Kumnooh has been fortunate to receive a quick rundown of some current exhibitions in Siem Reap from our Creative Cambodia correspondent.

  • Passion for Arts exhibition at Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar, is comprised of 45 paintings by 14 students of the Small Art School. Runs until October 31.
  • The Shinta Mani Market at Shinta Mani Hotel features lots of arts, crafts for sale, as well as traditional performances. Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.
  • 3 NGO’s 1 teacher exhibition at Joe to Go cafe and restaurant. A super cute exhibition of children’s artwork from three different NGOs in Siem Reap.
  • Old Retold at 1961 CoWorking Lab. An eclectic exhibition of contemporary artworks and South East Asian antiques.

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 5 from 6 pm, a new exhibition of works by Em Riem in the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation (St 184). Hello Sally! features 17 abstract works.
More info
Even more info

Saturday 6, 8.30 am – 5 pm, Phnom Penh Community College full day documentary photography workshop on Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 6 at 7 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents a programme of three pieces of new and experimental dance, Tompeang Snong Russey. The venue is the Khmer Arts Theater, (Street 115 in Takhmao, 300 meters from where National Road 2 meets the Preakhou Bridge). Roundtrip bus service is available. Contact 023-425-780 or email info@khmerarts.org.
More info

Sunday 7 at 7 pm at Meta House, screening of We Want (U) To Know, a participatory documentary, followed by Q&A with co-director Nou Va.
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Sunday 7 at 8 pm at Meta House, the ninth in the Classical Concert Series features court music from France and Germany performed by Steve Retallick (violoncello) and Anton Isselhardt (flute). Admission $8.
More info

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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Passion for Arts exhibition at Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar in Siem Reap, is comprised of 45 paintings by 14 students of the Small Art School. Runs until October 31.

The Shinta Mani Market at Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap features lots of arts, crafts for sale, as well as traditional performances. Every Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

3 NGO’s 1 teacher exhibition at Joe to Go cafe and restaurant in Siem Reap. A super cute exhibition of children’s artwork from three different NGOs.

Old Retold at 1961 CoWorking Lab in Siem Reap. An eclectic exhibition of contemporary artworks and South East Asian antiques.

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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