Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 11 November, 2014

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 11, Bophana Center presents a public lecture, Khmer Architecture after Independence, by Khuon Khun-Neay, Deputy Director General of APSARA and colleague of Vann Molyvann during the 1960s. A Khmer language event. From 6 pm.
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Wednesday 12 at 6 pm, Java Café presents Seeing through unpredictability, a talk with curator Vanini Belarmino on collaboration and curating bodies. Vanini is currently working with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts, to develop the newest collaboration: Transporting Rituals for the ArtScience Late programme at the ArtScience Museum of Singapore.
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The latest series of Phnom Penh Community College midweek evening art workshops commence on Wednesday 12 at 6.15 pm: self portrait in oil and landscape painting in acrylic spread over four weeks. Best for beginners or intermediate level painters.
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Thursday 13 at 6.30 pm, the Institute français presents the opening of The Silent Life, a exhibition of works by French artists Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon, who are sharing a one-month creative residency in Cambodia, along with work produced by students from the Royal University of Fine Arts. Still life from everyday items, ceramics and found objects.
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Opening Thursday 13 and continuing through to Monday 17 is the annual Phnom Penh International Music Festival. Bookended by a gala opening and finale at the InterContinental, through performances at Meta House, and the presentation of Gregorian chants at St Josephs Chapel, a wide range of international and local performers will be presented, around a central theme of mythology in music. Tickets available now and at the door.
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Up in Battambang on Friday 14, Lotus Bar and gallery hosts Revolution, a night of music, poetry and art – avant garde electronica, improvisation, ukulele, spoken word and still more – featuring Saphy Vong, Lafidki, Tim Hall, John Gartland and Chris Minko. Starts at 7:30 pm.
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The Cambodia International Film Festival is looking for volunteers for a variety of roles and responsibilities before and during the early December event. Check it out here.

Kumnooh regrets overlooking the latest exhibition, Happy Paintings, by Stef (French Canadian artist Stéphane Delaprée) at The Plantation, which started last week.
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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

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 11 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, a public lecture, Khmer Architecture after Independence, by Khuon Khun-Neay, Deputy Director General of APSARA.
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Wednesday 12 at 6 pm, Java Café presents Seeing through unpredictability, a talk with curator Vanini Belarmino on collaboration and curating bodies.
More infoWednesday 12 at 6.15 pm, the latest series of Phnom Penh Community College midweek evening art workshops.
More info

Thursday 13 at 6.30 pm, the Institute français presents the opening of The Silent Life, a exhibition of works by French artists Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon, who are sharing a one-month creative residency in Cambodia, along with work produced by students from the Royal University of Fine Arts.
More info

Thursday 13 to Monday 17, the annual Phnom Penh International Music Festival. The InterContinental, Meta House, and St Josephs Chapel.
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Friday 14 from 7.30 pm, Lotus Bar and gallery hosts Revolution, a night of music, poetry and art featuring Saphy Vong, Lafidki, Tim Hall, John Gartland and Chris Minko. Starts at 7:30 pm.
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Ongoing….
Happy Paintings, by Stef (French Canadian artist Stéphane Delaprée) at The Plantation.
More infoAt 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.

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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