Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 21 October, 2014

Greetings all

Tonight, Tuesday 21 from 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of an exhibition by US artist Bruce Gunderson, Illusion And The Science Of Reality And Beyond The Rational Horizon. Gunderson’s work involves photographing and digitally narrating Southeast Asian folklore and landscape: “a layering of the tangible world, with glimpses of metaphysical energies and actions, which flow thinly veiled behind a sensory landscape, where realities are plural and relative.”
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Wednesday 22, the New York based Mark Morris Dance Group performs at Khmer Arts Theater in Ta Khmau at 6.30 pm. Tickets (free!) can be obtained from Amrita Performing Arts (‪#‎128G9, Sothearos Blvd.); for 10,000 riel you can travel to the venue by bus, leaving 5:30 PM in front of Phnom Penh Center.
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Also on Wednesday 22, Phnom Penh Community College commences a new schedule of midweek art workshops. The four sessions, conducted by France Damon, will be split into two sets: oil and acrylic painting. Bookings essential.
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Meanwhile, in Siem Reap, Dipika Kohli takes her conversation installation on the road. On Wednesday 22, The 1961 collaborates in hosting How do we decide? – conversation about choices, from 7pm. Here’s the registration link.
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Back in Phnom Penh on the afternoon of Friday 24, Bophana Center presents a special event for the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Reamker Storytelling. “The event will focus on the archives of Reamker by Ta Krut, part of the Cambodian audiovisual heritage and included in the UNESCO’s list Memory of the World in 2014,” and features the screening of a documentary, open discussion and music performance. From 4 pm.
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Also on Friday 24, from 7 pm, Chinese House presents French photographer Vincent Thouard’s Phnom Penh Street, seeking to capture the people and the life of the city.
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On Saturday 25, down in Kampot, Lightbox hosts a fundraising Golden Era Dance Party featuring Cambodian Space Project with The Spacettes, an exhibition of prints by Sticky Fingers, projection art by Stijn Deprez, and a DJ. Funds are being raised for Mayibuye Cambodia, a local not-for-profit working to provide dance and creative arts education to 300 rural children.
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The weekend comes to a culmination on Sunday 26 with the final for this year of the Piano Shop Concert Series at Meta House, a special performance to celebrate the 300th birthday of C.P.E. Bach, featuring Matthias Krug (violin), Aree Kunapongkul (piano) and Anton isselhardt (flute). Show starts at 8 pm – get advance tickets from artplusfoundation [at] gmail.com.
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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 21 from 6 pm at Meta House, an exhibition by US artist Bruce Gunderson, Illusion And The Science Of Reality And Beyond The Rational Horizon.
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Wednesday 22 at 6.30 pm, the New York based Mark Morris Dance Group performs at Khmer Arts Theater in Ta Khmau. Tickets (free!) can be obtained from Amrita Performing Arts (‪#‎128G9, Sothearos Blvd.); for 10,000 riel you can travel to the venue by bus, leaving 5:30 PM in front of Phnom Penh Center.
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Wednesday 22, Phnom Penh Community College midweek art workshops: oil and acrylic painting. Bookings essential.
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Wednesday 22 at 7 pm, at The 1961 in Siem Reap, Dipika Kohli‘s conversation installation How do we decide? – all about choices. Here’s the registration link.
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Friday 24 at 4 pm, Bophana Center presents a special event for the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Reamker Storytelling. A documentary, open discussion and music performance.
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Friday 24 from 7 pm, Chinese House presents French photographer Vincent Thouard’s Phnom Penh Street, seeking to capture the people and the life of the city.
More info

Saturday 25, down in Kampot, Lightbox hosts a fundraising Golden Era Dance Party featuring Cambodian Space Project with The Spacettes, an exhibition of prints by Sticky Fingers, projection art by Stijn Deprez, and a DJ. Funds are being raised for Mayibuye Cambodia, a local not-for-profit working to provide dance and creative arts education to 300 rural children.
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Sunday 26 at 8 pm at Meta House, the final for this year of the Piano Shop Concert Series , a special performance to celebrate the 300th birthday of C.P.E. Bach, featuring Matthias Krug (violin), Aree Kunapongkul (piano) and Anton isselhardt (flute). Advance tickets from artplusfoundation [at] gmail.com.
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Ongoing….

ShowBox (#11, Street 330), an exhibition Women, developed in collaboration between Myley Rattle, Uro Chimaru and Conrad Keely, showcasing several upcoming Khmer artists.
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Art and Silk – Structure Form Color, by German photographer Arjay Stevens, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, examining Cambodian silk weaving.

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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