Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 4 November, 2014

Greetings all,

A quiet week, as expected, for the return of Water Festival for the first time since 2010, with many venues closed.

On Sunday 9, you can take a public architecture tour of central Phnom Penh by cyclo hosted by Khmer Architecture Tours. $15 per person including cyclo transport. Reservations required, email contact [[at]] ka-tours.org. Meet at the Post Office, 8:30 am.

Coming soon, though, is a bit of a festival season, beginning with the 11th annual Phnom Penh International Music Festival from November 13 to 17. Five concerts from Thursday to Monday, featuring a mix of European and Asian composers and performers. Check it all out here: here and here.

Later in the month, up in Siem Reap, the 10th Angkor Photo Festival, running from November 29 to December 6. This international event attracts photographers from all over the world, with the whole city decked out with photographic work. Well worth a visit. See angkor-photo.com.

And then the Cambodian International Film Festival 2014, from December 5 – 10. Check the details as they come alive at www.cambodia-iff.com and www.facebook.com/cambodiafilm.

For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp



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In brief: new and returning…
Sunday 9 from 8.30 am, public architecture tour of central Phnom Penh by cyclo hosted by Khmer Architecture Tours. Reservations required, email contact [[at]] ka-tours.org.
At Meta House, Impressions of Rajasthan by Phnom Penh-based photographer Kiira Gustafson.
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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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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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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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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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