Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 28 October, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 28, at Meta House, this relatively quiet week commences with an exhibition opening. Impressions of Rajasthan is the result of Phnom Penh-based photographer Kiira Gustafson’s visit to the region last January. What is the nature of beauty and how does it interact with non-beauty? From 6 pm.
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This weekend at l’Institute français, three days of screenings from the Fête du cinéma d’animation (Festival of Animated Film) 2014, organised by the French Association of Film Animation (AFCA). A wide range of examples of the genre will be shown from Thursday 30 to Saturday 1.
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On Friday 31, the monthly Open Stage poetry night at Java Café is a special event, covering the Halloween theme. For the younger at heart, there’s Spooky Bedtime Stories for children at 6 pm, followed by a Halloween-themed movie in the playroom. The regular Writer’s meet-up at 6 pm, with poetry open mic from 7 pm: readers and writers of all languages are invited to share their scariest, creepiest and most horrifying stories and poetry!
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Down in Kampot this weekend, for two shows only, Friday 31 and Saturday 1, Hanuman Spaceman, a jungle cabaret put together by the Cambodian Space Project, Intimate Spectacle and Theatre Kantanka (Australia), Lightbox and KCDI Kampot Traditional Music School. Stage one of this vibrant, funky, psychedelic rock opera unfolds from page to stage for the first time from 8 pm at the Kampot Traditional Music School. Entry by donation.
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On Saturday 1, Bophana’s Cineclub welcomes Cédric Eloy from the Cambodia Film Commission, to present a screening of Lost In La Mancha by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, a story of a film not being made. Discussion will follow. 2 pm.
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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 28, at Meta House, opening of Impressions of Rajasthan by Phnom Penh-based photographer Kiira Gustafson. From 6 pm.
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Thursday 30 to Saturday 1 at l’Institute français, three days of screenings from the Fête du cinéma d’animation (Festival of Animated Film) 2014, organised by the French Association of Film Animation (AFCA).
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Friday 31, Open Stage poetry night at Java Café on the Halloween theme. Spooky Bedtime Stories for children at 6 pm, followed by a Halloween-themed movie in the playroom. The regular Writer’s meet-up at 6 pm, with poetry open mic from 7 pm.
More info

Friday 31 and Saturday 1, Hanuman Spaceman, a jungle cabaret put together by the Cambodian Space Project, Intimate Spectacle, Theatre Kantanka, Lightbox and Kampot Traditional Music School. From 8 pm at the Kampot Traditional Music School. Entry by donation.
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Saturday 1 at 2 pm, Bophana’s Cineclub presents a screening of Lost In La Mancha, a story of a film not being made, with Cédric Eloy from the Cambodia Film Commission, who will lead a discussion afterwards.
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Ongoing….

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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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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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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