Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 14 October, 2014

Greetings all,

This evening, Tuesday 14, Dipika Kohli hosts a conversation about beauty. What is it? Who gets to decide? A frank and open-ended, probably very nonlinear conversation, it should be a good night of thinking about aesthetics, or maybe just having a good time. D22 at Phnom Penh Tower at 7 pm.
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On Thursday 16 at ShowBox (#11, Street 330), the opening of the exhibition Women, developed in collaboration between Myley Rattle, Uro Chimaru and Conrad Keely, showcasing several upcoming Khmer artists:  contemporary thoughts about the feminine from a variety of cultural contexts.  Starts at 6 pm.More info

Also Thursday 16 sees the opening of Art and Silk – Structure Form Color, by German photographer Arjay Stevens, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, examining Cambodian silk weaving. The show runs to 14 November.

On Friday 17, choreographer Mark Morris, of Mark Morris Dance Group, will be in conversation with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts, at the Institute Francais, discussing his life, work, and artistic motivations. From 6 pm. See also Saturday’s event at Bophana Center below.
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Friday 17 from 6.30 pm at New Leaf Café in Siem Reap, the opening of an exhibition of works produced under the auspices of UK organisation Human Camera and local street children NGO Anjali House. Over the past five weeks art and photography workshops have created a body of work loosely based upon the theme of dreams for the future – a selection of the pieces will be on display and for sale. The show runs for one week only, until 24 October.
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Saturday 18 between 9 and 11 am, Java Café and Friends International are jointly presenting a craft morning on the Halloween theme. $6 per child. Reservations are not required, but the space is small, so there may be some delays at peak periods.
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In the evening on Saturday 18, Bophana Center, in association with the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, presents an exclusive screening of Dido and Aeneas, Mark Morris’ renowned dance adaption of Henry Purcell’s opera. 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
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The Hotel Cambodiana is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Asasax, under the title The Last Civilisation. Until 16 November.
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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…
Tuesday 14 from 7 pm, Dipika Kohli hosts a conversation about beauty. D22 at Phnom Penh Tower at 7 pm.
More info

Thursday 16 from 6 pm at ShowBox (#11, Street 330), the opening of the exhibition Women, developed in collaboration between Myley Rattle, Uro Chimaru and Conrad Keely, showcasing several upcoming Khmer artists.
More info

Thursday 16 the opening of Art and Silk – Structure Form Color, by German photographer Arjay Stevens, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, examining Cambodian silk weaving.

Friday 17 from 6 pm, choreographer Mark Morris, of Mark Morris Dance Group, will be in conversation with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts, at the Institute Francais, discussing his life, work, and artistic motivations.
More info

Friday 17 from 6.30 pm at New Leaf Café in Siem Reap, the opening of an exhibition of works produced under the auspices of UK organisation Human Camera and local street children NGO Anjali House. The show runs for one week only, until 24 October.
More info

Saturday 18 between 9 and 11 am, Java Café and Friends International are jointly presenting a craft morning on the Halloween theme. $6 per child.
More info

Saturday 18 at 6.30 pm Bophana Center, in association with the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, presents an exclusive screening of Dido and Aeneas, Mark Morris’ renowned dance adaption of Henry Purcell’s opera.
More info

Ongoing….
At the Institute Francais, as part of the Once upon a time… Phnom Penh City event, two parallel exhibitions, running until November 9, take different views on the development of the city, one via archival documents, the other a contemporary photographic view through the works of Chhay Kanha and Jean-François Perigois.
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Meta House presents Transitions, an exhibition curated by Tith Veasna that looks at the political, economic and social change brought about in Cambodia during the UNTAC period, featuring Chan Vitharin, Chhhim Sothy, Ouk Socheaty, Suos Sodavy and the curator herself.
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XiLiTLA at Sasa Bassac (2nd Floor, #18 Sothearos Boulevard), by Albert Samreth, a show inspired by the Mexican town Xilitla, home to Las Pozas, a scultpure garden founded by English surrealist Edward James. Until November 29.
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Meta House presents Tape That, tape art for the first time in Cambodia. To get a better idea, try this and this.
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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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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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The Hotel Cambodiana is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Asasax, under the title The Last Civilisation. Until 16 November.
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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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