Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 23 September, 2014

Greetings all,

Despite the quiet week for Pchum Ben, some intriguing events are being held on the outskirts of Kumnooh’s regular bailiwick.

First, it’s Phnom Penh Designers Week. From Thursday 25 to Saturday 27, three evenings of fashion shows at The Plantation (St 184), featuring design houses Uber, Jasmine, Armada, Kool As U, A.N.D., Don Protasio, Waterlily, Kims & Uno Sky, Hello Hello, Coco Wellington & Two Wonders. More details 016 744 110 or info [at] fashionlab.asia
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At Orange, a waffle café on St 63, Orangutan Swing presents Now what?, a conversation series about life paths on Saturday 27 (then part two on Saturday 4). From 10.30 am to noon, stretching over two weeks. Open, engaged conversation for the curious. RSVP for detailed directions to dipika (at) orangutanswing (dot) com
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Down in Kampot on Saturday 27 at Lightbox, Made in Cambodia will bringing together some of the best and biggest skaters, breakers, beatboxers and street artists to celebrate street cultures in Cambodia. One night of exhibitions and performances from 6 pm, with after party to follow.
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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…
Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 at The Plantation (St 184): Phnom Penh Designers Week. Three evenings of fashion shows. More details 016 744 110 or info [at] fashionlab.asia
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Saturday 27 (then again on Saturday 4). From 10.30 am to noon, Orangutan Swing presents Now what?, a conversation series about life paths on stretching over two weeks at Orange, a waffle café on St 63. RSVP to dipika (at) orangutanswing (dot) com
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Saturday 27 from 6 pm at Lightbox in Kampot, Made in Cambodia will bring together some of the best and biggest skaters, breakers, beatboxers and street artists to celebrate street cultures in Cambodia. One night of exhibitions and performances with after party to follow.
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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.
More infoA 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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