|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, Expression Libre, a collection of 20 untitled paintings by Denis Laurent.
The TeaHouse (#32 Street 242) presents Lotus Inspiration by Sino-Lao artist Teck. Until January 4.
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.
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.
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.
New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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.
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).
Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
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 email@example.com