Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 18 November, 2014

Greetings all,
Tonight, Tuesday 18 at Meta House, the opening of Southern Spirit, a new exhibition by Kampot-based artist Vincent Broustet: “a graphic variation on moods, beliefs, harshness and the spirit of the southern rural Cambodia […] his minimalist, meditative work is guided by the belief that poetry knows no borders, attempting to capture impressions rather than descriptions.” From 6 pm.
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On Wednesday 19, Cambodian Living Arts (128-G9 Sothearos Blvd) invites the arts community to the first event in a new initiative, Ket Leng Leng (“think for fun”), in which arts professionals will present and share ideas about the creative industries and entrepreneurship. This week, internationally acclaimed Smot singer Phoeun Srey Pov is the featured guest. 6 pm start, a Khmer language event. For more information, contact CLA programme coordinator Chhin Vanoeun, 017 42 52 92 or vanoeun [at] cambodianlivingarts.org

Also on Wednesday 19 at 6.15 pm, the latest series of Phnom Penh Community College midweek evening art workshops continues.
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On Thursday 20 at 7.30 pm, Java Café presents A Sense of Wonder a film by Haskell Wexler, based on the life and works of poet and environmentalist Rachel Carson, performed by Kailulani Lee. The screening will be followed by Q&A with Kailulani Lee.
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At Meta House on Thursday 20, the final reading of poet John Gartland’s ASEAN tour, featuring accompaniment from guitarist Christopher Minko. From 8 pm.
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On Friday 21 from 6.30 pm, Romeet Gallery hosts the opening of the exhibition of two new major installation works by Battambang based artist Srey Bandaul. Under the Sarong examines gender relationships in Cambodian society; Site 2 revisits a Thai border refugee camp. “Srey Bandaul is known for his paintings and installations featuring smoke, Cambodian fabric and mosquito netting. His work often speaks to his experience of war and the changing landscape of contemporary Cambodia.”
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Also on Friday 21, Chinese House presents Glorious Numbers, an exhibition of paintings by Em Riem inspired by those numbered and photographed by the Khmer Rouge. “I think of Man Ray: I too, paint what I cannot photograph. And, by painting these beings which were before their death photographed, I do not carry out a duty of remembrance. Much more humbly, I am then in a period for me almost always unspeakable and from time to time it comes to irrigate my creativity. I was a child then. But I did not forget.” From 6.30 pm.
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On Saturday 22 at 5 pm, Bophana Center hosts the official opening of an exhibition of photography and poetry presented by AEC-Foyer Lataste, a Franco-Khmer child protection and education NGO, examining “another side of humanitarian action, seen as an intercultural encounter.” Still and moving images are joined by poems in Khmer, English, Japanese and French. The exhibition commences on Tuesday 18.
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A new Cambodian contemporary arts publication, MILK magazine, kicks off with a pre-launch party at The Garden in Kampot on Saturday 22, with music and live art. A Phnom Penh launch will be held next week – details to come.
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On Sunday 23 at 6 pm, Bophana Center hosts a special screening of the documentary Life and Death at Preah Vihear by David Feingold, also featuring discussion with the filmmaker.
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Also on Sunday 23 at 6 pm at Meta House, Happy Go Luck, a new photographic exhibition by Hong Kong expat LaFrenais Vidler, examining street life in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong. “… exploring the themes of social relationships with a particular investigation into the psychological and metaphysical barriers which seem to be placed between each of us.”
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PeePee Art & Crafts Market is a new venture by three Khmer and one Malaysian graphic designer that aims to provide a platform for DIY / handmade lovers to exchange ideas and inspire creative collaboration. They are seeking potential vendors for the event on Saturday 29 at Boeung Kak Village, St 93. Please contact peepeeartcrafts [at] gmail.com
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Look out next week (Tuesday 25) for the launch of the new Community Art Gallery on St 242, with the exhibition Phnom Penh: City of Grids, featuring five artists across a range of disciplines. Details to come.

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 18 from 6 pm at Meta House, Southern Spirit, a new exhibition by Kampot-based artist Vincent Broustet.
More info

Wednesday 19 at 6 pm, Cambodian Living Arts‘ new initiative, Ket Leng Leng (“think for fun”), Smot singer Phoeun Srey Pov is the featured guest. A Khmer language event. For more information, contact CLA programme coordinator Chhin Vanoeun, 017 42 52 92 or vanoeun [at] cambodianlivingarts.org.

Wednesday 19 at 6.15 pm, the latest series of Phnom Penh Community College midweek evening art workshops.
More info

Thursday 20 at 7.30 pm, Java Café presents A Sense of Wonder a film by Haskell Wexler, based on the life and works of poet and environmentalist Rachel Carson, performed by Kailulani Lee.
More info
Even more info
Even more more info

Thursday 20 at 8 pm at Meta House, the final reading of poet John Gartland’s ASEAN tour, featuring accompaniment from guitarist Christopher Minko.
More info

Friday 21 from 6.30 pm, Romeet Gallery hosts the opening of the exhibition of two new major installation works by Battambang based artist Srey Bandaul. Under the Sarong examines gender relationships in Cambodian society; Site 2 revisits a Thai border refugee camp.
More info

Friday 21 from 6.30 pm, Chinese House presents Glorious Numbers, an exhibition of paintings by Em Riem inspired by those numbered and photographed by the Khmer Rouge.
More info

Saturday 22 at 5 pm, Bophana Center hosts the official opening of an exhibition of photography and poetry presented by AEC-Foyer Lataste, a Franco-Khmer child protection and education NGO, examining “another side of humanitarian action, seen as an intercultural encounter.” Still and moving images are joined by poems in Khmer, English, Japanese and French. The exhibition commences on Tuesday 18.
More info

Saturday 22 at The Garden in Kampot, new Cambodian contemporary arts publication, MILK magazine, kicks off with a pre-launch party with music and live art.
More info

Sunday 23 at 6 pm, Bophana Center hosts a special screening of the documentary Life and Death at Preah Vihear by David Feingold, also featuring discussion with the filmmaker.
More info

Sunday 23 at 6 pm at Meta House, Happy Go Luck, a new photographic exhibition by Hong Kong expat LaFrenais Vidler, examining street life in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong.
More info

Ongoing….
Institute français presents 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.
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Happy Paintings, by Stef (French Canadian artist Stéphane Delaprée) at The Plantation.
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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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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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