Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 16 December, 2014

Greetings all,The busy week starts tonight, Tuesday 16, at Meta House at 6 pm, with the opening of an exhibition featuring new works from students at RUFA, the Royal University of Fine Arts, notably Im Pesey, Nhem Sopheap and Thun Dina, winners of the Cambodian Fine Art Contest 2013.
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On Wednesday 17 at 6.30 pm, the Institute Francais and the Sipar Association present an evening with French author Marie Desplechin. “She will trace her experiences in writing, and discuss the topic of intergenerational transmission, which remains central in many of her journalistic and literary works.” The discussion will be in French, with simultaneous interpretation into Khmer and English.
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Also on Wednesday 17 at Meta House, from 6 pm, the opening of a computer art exhibition by Italian artist Enrico Gaveglia entitled KIKONTHEROAD, digital images reflecting experiences, memories and encounters with extraordinary people while working in post-conflict countries around the world.
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On Thursday 18 at Bophana Center from 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac presents an artist talk by Cambodian-Israeli photographer, Kep Tomer. “His photographic practice is meticulous in composition, and approaches subjects relating to his family history, thus identity and questions of belonging, place and home are central.” In English with simultaneous Khmer translation.
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Also on Thursday 18, from 6 pm, at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel Phnom Penh, the opening of Romhaur, a new photographic exhibition by Battambang based artist Loeum Lorn, who uses the melting of coloured ice as a metaphor for life and change. The exhibition runs until January 16.

On Friday 19 from 6.30 pm, Chinese House presents an exhibition of painted self portraits by Thai artist Popkapi: Weirdo Me. “I created an enjoyment from my face’s outstanding characteristics. I would like to make them look strange like a kind of weirdo to let the audiences wonder.” Until the end of January.
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At Meta House on Saturday 20 at 7 pm, the screening of Davy Chou’s new short film Cambodia 2099, set on Koh Pich in Phnom Penh, featuring a Q&A with the director, to be followed at 7.30 pm by his 2011 feature length documentary Golden Slumbers on the Cambodian cinema of the 60s and 70s.
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For Cine Saturday at Bophana Center this week, a screening of A Bend In The River, by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, a dramatic performance with pin peat music by the Khmer Art Academy, performing at The Joyce Theater, New York in 2013. This performance tells the story of a beautiful girl, Kaley, whose entire family is devoured by a crocodile, and whose spirit is reborn in the form of a magic
crocodile; strong enough to kill her enemy in the next life.
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Up in Siem Reap at the 1961 Coworking and Art Space from Sunday 21, a new presentation of The Buddhist Bug, the latest stop in a travelling life for this semi-autobiographical narrative work of artist Anida Yoeu Ali. The exhibition, curated by Dana Langlois, includes photographs, videos and an installation, and will run to January 20. “Siem Reap is the perfect site for an encounter with The Bug set against Cambodia’s iconic sites of rice fields, decaying colonial structures, ancient temples and tropical horizons.”
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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 16 at 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition featuring new works from students at RUFA, the Royal University of Fine Arts.
More info

Wednesday 17 at 6.30 pm, the Institute Francais and the Sipar Association present an evening with French author Marie Desplechin. In French, with simultaneous interpretation into Khmer and English.
More info
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Wednesday 17 at 6 pm at Meta House, from 6 pm, the opening of a computer art exhibition by Italian artist Enrico Gaveglia entitled KIKONTHEROAD.
More info

Thursday 18 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, Sa Sa Bassac presents an artist talk by Cambodian-Israeli photographer, Kep Tomer. In English with simultaneous Khmer interpretation.
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Thursday 18 from 6 pm at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel Phnom Penh, the opening of Romhaur, a new photographic exhibition by Battambang based artist Loeum Lorn. The exhibition runs until January 16.

Friday 19 from 6.30 pm, Chinese House presents an exhibition of painted self portraits by Thai artist Popkapi: Weirdo Me. Until the end of January.
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Saturday 20 at 5 pm at Bophana Center, a screening of A Bend In The River, by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, a dramatic performance with pin peat music by the Khmer Art Academy, performing at The Joyce Theater, New York in 2013.
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Saturday 20 at 7 pm at Meta House, the screening of Davy Chou’s new short film Cambodia 2099, featuring a Q&A, to be followed at 7.30 pm by his 2011 feature length documentary Golden Slumbers.
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From Sunday 21 at the 1961 Coworking and Art Space in Siem Reap, a new presentation of The Buddhist Bug, the latest stop in a travelling life for this semi-autobiographical narrative work of artist Anida Yoeu Ali. Until January 20.
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Ongoing….

At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, Expression Libre, a collection of 20 untitled paintings by Denis Laurent.
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The TeaHouse (#32 Street 242) presents Lotus Inspiration by Sino-Lao artist Teck. Until January 4.
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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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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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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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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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