Kumnooh: weekly arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 6 January 2015

Greetings all,

Wednesday 7 at 7 pm, Meta House presents a screening of a new film, Scars of Cambodia, part of a cross-media art project by photographer Emilie Arfeuil and director Alexandre Liebert. In this spare film, without use of speech, Tut, a survivor of the regime recounts his experiences as a teenager during the Khmer Rouge period. Q&A will follow.
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Returning to the Siem Reap calendar this week on Thursday 8 is the fortnightly Spoken Arts Siem Reap, with a new venue: KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited from 8pm.
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On Friday 9 and Saturday 10, Bophana Center hosts a symposium entitled Time, Space, Voice: Phnom Penh’s White Building, covering urban space, politics law, art and geography, via architectural, artistic and activist approaches. The event is part of architect and urbanist Pen Sereypagna’s research residency in the White Building, hosted by Sa Sa Art Projects. Friday 12:30 pm to 5.30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am to 1 pm.
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Friday 9 at 9 pm, Meta House presents a selection of experimental film and video by 9999 Arts Group, that has been playing Gothic Lounge music and showing films at venues as varied as the legendary CBGB’s in New York City, to roadhouses in Kansas, to art galleries in East Berlin.
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On Saturday 10, 2 pm at Bophana Center, Cineclub presents a screening (title to be announced later) hosted by Cambodian-French director Davy Chou, to be followed by discussion in Khmer and English.
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Saturday 10 from 9 pm is the eighth birthday party for Meta House, leading Phnom Penh arts space established back in 2007 by German filmmaker Nico Mesterharm. The evening will feature a DJ show from the Kimchi Collective, video art, an hour of free beer and other surprises. Drop in to congratulate Nico and the team on eight years of pioneering work.
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On Sunday 11, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, a historical tour of Phnom Penh buildings. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org. Meet at the Post Office, 8:30 am.
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Sunday 11 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts an Overseas Press Club of Cambodia presentation of Finding Vivian Maier, a new documentary about a mysterious woman now recognised as a great 20th century street photographer.
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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…
Wednesday 7 at 7 pm, Meta House Scars of Cambodia, part of a cross-media art project by photographer Emilie Arfeuil and director Alexandre Liebert. Q&A will follow.
More info

Thursday 8 at 8 pm is Spoken Arts Siem Reap, with a new venue: KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited.
More info

Friday 9 (12:30 pm to 5.30 pm) and Saturday 10 (9:30 am to 1 pm), Bophana Center hosts a symposium entitled Time, Space, Voice: Phnom Penh’s White Building, covering urban space, politics law, art and geography, via architectural, artistic and activist approaches.
More info
Even more info

Friday 9 at 9 pm, Meta House presents a selection of experimental film and video by 9999 Arts Group.
More info

Saturday 10 at 2 pm, Bophana Center, Cineclub presents a screening (title to be announced later) hosted by Cambodian-French director Davy Chou, to be followed by discussion in Khmer and English.
More info

Saturday 10 from 9 pm, the eighth birthday party for Meta House, leading Phnom Penh arts space, to feature a DJ show from the Kimchi Collective, video art, an hour of free beer and other surprises.
More info

Sunday 11 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, a historical tour of Phnom Penh buildings. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 11 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts an Overseas Press Club of Cambodia presentation of Finding Vivian Maier, a new documentary about a mysterious woman now recognised as a great 20th century street photographer.
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Ongoing….
Bophana Center hosts an exhibition of watercolours by Roeun Sokhom, Old Building: French Period. The paintings focus on colonial era buildings in the artist’s home town of Battambang, their place and variety of roles within the city today. The exhibition will run through to the end of January, and will include an artists talk on Friday 23 January.
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Romeet Gallery
presents Characters of my Inner Tales, by Battambang artist Mil Chankrim: “a personal vision of Cambodia’s trauma emerges, engaging with the impact of age to face the injuries and emotions of the past.”
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Also at Meta House, a computer art exhibition by Italian artist Enrico Gaveglia entitled KIKONTHEROAD.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel Phnom Penh presents Romhaur, a new photographic exhibition by Battambang based artist Loeum Lorn. The exhibition runs until January 16.

Chinese House presents an exhibition of painted self portraits by Thai artist Popkapi: Weirdo Me. Until the end of January.
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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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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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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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