Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 13 January, 2015

Greetings all,Tonight, Tuesday 13 at 6 pm, Meta House presents a showcase of the of the latest painting graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts: Sou Kimsan, Chheng Kimhong, Mom Tola, Im Pisey, Pang Darin, Sum Samnang, Thun Dina, Tep Chanthy, Yi Sophanith, and Uy Sopheaktra. The exhibition will features ten new works, including several larger pieces.
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In Siem Reap on Thursday 15, McDermott Gallery Old Market hosts the opening of Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet. The work is inspired by the people and countryside of the local area, their tales and beliefs. The fun starts at 6.30 pm, the show runs until April 15th.
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On Thursday 15 at Elephant Bar, Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh, jazz pianist Mathias Aspelin and space-maker Dipika Kohli host a conversation installation entitled Math + Jazz, an opportunity to explore unexpected linkages. 6 pm start.
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On Sunday 18 between 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm at the White Building, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Bassac Genealogy, an open studio with Pen Sereypagna and students of architecture from Royal University of Fine Arts, and Parsons, the New School For Design, New York. The project examines the Bassac area of Phnom Penh from an urban/historical/community perspective.
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Also on Sunday, at 8 pm, Meta House hosts a screening of This is Sanlitun, a 2013 comedy feature film about Beijing and its people. The film is presented by scriptwriter and actor Carlos Ottery, who will participate in a Q&A session afterwards.
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Coming up at the end of January, 2015 Photo Phnom Penh, a city-wide festival of photography under the auspices of L’institut Francais, with a range of activities and sites.
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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

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 13 at 6 pm, Meta House presents a showcase of the of the latest painting graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts: Sou Kimsan, Chheng Kimhong, Mom Tola, Im Pisey, Pang Darin, Sum Samnang, Thun Dina, Tep Chanthy, Yi Sophanith, and Uy Sopheaktra.
More infoThursday 15 at 6.30 pm, McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the opening of Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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Thursday 15 at 6 pm, at Elephant Bar, Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh, jazz pianist Mathias Aspelin and space-maker Dipika Kohli host a conversation installation entitled Math + Jazz, an opportunity to explore unexpected linkages.
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Sunday 18, 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm at the White Building, Sa Sa Art Projects presents Bassac Genealogy, an open studio with Pen Sereypagna and students of architecture from Royal University of Fine Arts, and Parsons, the New School For Design, New York.
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Sunday 18 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts a screening of This is Sanlitun, presented by scriptwriter and actor Carlos Ottery, plus Q&A.
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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.”
More infoAt Meta House, an exhibition featuring new works from students at RUFA, the Royal University of Fine Arts.
More infoAlso 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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