Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 December, 2014

Greetings all,

On Wednesday 3 from 6.30 pm, Java Café presents Gods and Angels, an exhibition of costumes from the early work of award-winning dancer/choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, with a focus on the classical dance costumes she designed and commissioned in the traditional Chaktomuk style from 1999 to 2006.
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At Meta House on Thursday 4 at 8 pm, the premiere screening of Fran Lambricks’ documentary I am Chut Wutty, an investigation into the fierce battle against illegal logging in Cambodia, to be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
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Cambodian Living Arts is holding an event on the afternoon of Friday 5 as part of GADC Cambodia‘s White Ribbon campaign against gender violence. Activities, at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre on Russian Blvd, will include discussions about gender and the arts, music, theatre and surprises. From 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
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On Friday 5 at 6 pm, The TeaHouse (#32 Street 242) hosts its very first exhibition, Lotus Inspiration by Sino-Lao artist Teck, a collection of 11 colourful paintings. Until January 4. The artist is also offering art workshops: for more information contact The TeaHouse on +855 (0) 23 212 789 or by email info [at ] theteahouse.asia
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At SaSaBassac on Friday 5, from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, a screening of Monologue by Vandy Rattana. This will be followed on Saturday 6 by a conversation between Vandy Rattana and Fang-Tze Hsu, 6.30 pm – 8 pm, (simultaneous translation Khmer/English).
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The Cambodian International Film Festival runs from Friday 5 through to Wednesday 10, including special screenings of The Gate and The Last Reel, and the long-awaited Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, alongside new films from the wide palate of world cinema. Big screen presentation of 80 films from 26 countries over six days.
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In Siem Reap, the 10th Angkor Photo Festival continues through until Saturday 6: check it all out at http://angkor-photo.com.

And also up north, the very first Siem Reap vintage fashion sale by the History of Things to Come, Saturday 6 to Monday 8.
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And in case you missed it, here’s a timelapse view of a collaborative live painting done as part of The Advisor Best Of 2014 party last weekend at Equinox in Phnom Penh, led by Chhan Dina.

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…
Wednesday 3 at 6.30 pm, Java Café presents Gods and Angels, an exhibition of costumes from award-winning dancer/choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro.
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Thursday 4 at 8 pm, premiere screening of Fran Lambricks’ documentary I am Chut Wutty, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
More info

Friday 5 through to Wednesday 10, the Cambodian International Film Festival. Big screen presentation of 80 films from 26 countries over six days.
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Friday 5 from 3.30 pm, Cambodian Living Arts event as part of GADC Cambodia‘s White Ribbon campaign against gender violence, at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre on Russian Blvd.
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Friday 5 at 6 pm The TeaHouse (#32 Street 242), Lotus Inspiration by Sino-Lao artist Teck. Until January 4.
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Friday 5 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm at SaSaBassac, a screening of Monologue by Vandy Rattana.
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Saturday 6 at 6.30 pm at SaSaBassac, a conversation between Vandy Rattana and Fang-Tze Hsu, simultaneous translation Khmer/English.
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Until Saturday 6, in Siem Reap, the 10th Angkor Photo Festival continues: http://angkor-photo.com.

Saturday 6 to Monday 8 in Siem Reap, History of Things to Come vintage clothes sale.
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Ongoing….


Phnom Penh: City of Grids, featuring work by Sopheap Pich, Sokhorn Meas, Vollak Kong, Kimhong Chheng, and Sophal Neak, is the first exhibition at The Asia Foundation’s new Community Art Gallery at #59, Street 242. The show runs until the end of February.
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Meta House hosts Southern Spirit, a new exhibition by Kampot-based artist Vincent Broustet.
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Also 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.
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At Romeet Gallery, an 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.
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Chinese House presents Glorious Numbers, an exhibition of paintings by Em Riem inspired by those numbered and photographed by the Khmer Rouge.
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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. More info

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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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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