Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 16 September, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 16 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of a photographic exhibition Access to Justice, by Kimlong Meng, that “tells the stories of 12 people able to settle small scale conflicts through mediation.” The exhibition, with the support of Oxfam Novib, highlights the work of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and its innovative Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program. Runs to 24 September.
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On Thursday 18, from 6 pm, the recently opened gallery Space Four Zero (St 118 near St 5) presents Dara Puspita: The Greatest Girl Group That Never Was, a collection of art prints from Sticky Fingers celebrating this groundbreaking act in 1960s Indonesia. The Cambodian Space Project will be providing additional entertainment.
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Speaking of the CSP, their ambitious adventures are continuing with the development of a psychedelic rock opera, Hanuman Spaceman, to be staged in Kampot later this year before touring. The production team is seeking arts and handy and keen persons to put together all manner of bamboo constructions, props, masks and costumes. If you’re interested in being a part of Hanuman Spaceman’s stage , please contact via email (Harley Stumm (harley [at] intimatespectacle.com.au or thecambodianspaceproject [at] gmail.com).

For a change of gears, on Friday 19 at 9 am, Cambodian Living Arts is holding an event to celebrate the award of 38 new Arn Chorn-Pond Living Arts Scholarships for the school year 2014-2015. Scholarships students will share stories and perform live. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Heng Samnang at samnang [at] cambodianlivingarts.org or 097 996 1606.
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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 16 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of a photographic exhibition Access to Justice, by Kimlong Meng, that “tells the stories of 12 people able to settle small scale conflicts through mediation.”
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Thursday 18 from 6 pm, new gallery Space Four Zero (St 118 near St 5) presents Dara Puspita: The Greatest Girl Group That Never Was, a collection of art prints from Sticky Fingers celebrating this groundbreaking act in 1960s Indonesia. The Cambodian Space Project will be providing additional entertainment.
More info

Friday 19 at 9 am, Cambodian Living Arts celebrates the award of 38 new Arn Chorn-Pond Living Arts Scholarships for the school year 2014-2015. RSVP to Heng Samnang at samnang [at] cambodianlivingarts.org or 097 996 1606.
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Ongoing….
Upstairs at Java Cafe: Inverted Sewer comprises new paintings by Meas Sokhorn, a bright red return exploring the surface and the undercurrents of Phnom Penh life.
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Samai Distillery (St 830 & Sothearos) presents Age, works by Thai artist Padungphon Rincom on the nature of time.
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Chinese House hosts Aranya, works by Thai artist Aranya Khunchawattichai, dwelling on childhood and growing up.
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A new exhibition of works by Em Riem is currently on display in the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation (St 184). Hello Sally! features 17 abstract works.
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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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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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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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