Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 20 January, 2015

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 20, Meta House presents an evening with Thierry Cruvellier, author of The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, an account of the life of Kaing Guek Eav, a.k.a Duch, culminating in his trial at the ECCC in 2009. Two documentaries about S21 will be presented at 7 pm, followed by a presentation on the book, the ECCC, and covering war crimes tribunals. The English translation of this excellent book is now available, and will be available for purchase.
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On Wednesday 21 comes the monthly poetry event Open Stage at Java Cafe, featuring Kim Philley, Chath Piersath, and Kosal Khiev. As ever, the evening commences with a writers meet up at 6 pm, performances at 7 pm, and then an open mic to follow.
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Also on Wednesday 21 at 7 pm, the opening of an exhibition by street artist Anthea Missy, Holographic, at Simone Art Café, 93 St, Boeung Kak Lake.
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On the morning of Thursday 22, spacemaker Dipika Kohli presents Self: a workshop on memoir writing, a chance to look into writing your life story, examine your narrative and your themes. Get in quick: numbers for the two hour event are limited.
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In Siem Reap on Thursday 22 is the fortnightly Spoken Arts Siem Reap night, which has a new home at KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited from 8pm.
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Also on Thursday 22, Alive + Hope opens at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, an exhibition by photographer Kim Hak, in partnership with Sihanouk Hospital of HOPE. The show runs to February 22.

On Friday 23 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the premiere of a new Cambodian documentary, Rubber in a Rice Bowl, looking at the impact of the rubber boom in rural Cambodia. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Amaury Peeters, Suon Seng and Chay Keartha, the researchers involved in the production of the documentary.
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On Friday 23 at 6 pm, Bophana Center presents an artists talk by painter Roeun Sokhom, focused on his recent exhibition focusing on French colonial buildings in Battambang.
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At Bophana Center’s regular Cine Saturday this weekend, filmmaker Sao Sopheak will present the screening of three short films: Survival Final Master; The Quiet Movement; and Ready for Change. A Q&A will follow. 5 pm start.
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On Sunday 25 between 9 am and 11 am, Wat Ounalom (northern end of Sothearos Blvd), hosts a performance of traditional Khmer instruments by a group of musicians led by Min Bona. Various instruments will also be on display until 5 pm. For more information, call 070 692 379 or 092 721 321.

On Sunday 25 at 8pm, Meta House and The Piano Shop present Telemania, a concert performance of the works of Telemann and Pisendel, featuring the violin of Markus Gundermann and the flute of Anton Isselhardt. $10/$3. Look out for the 2015 concert programme to be released next week.
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Show Box gallery is shortly hosting a group exhibit, The City, being curated by Conrad Keely. “This exhibit seeks to explore the theme of urban living and its complexities – beautiful and ugly, real and imaginary. We invite the artists of Phnom Penh to put their talents to the challenge of illustrating what this, our urban landscape, means to them.” To contribute to the show, please contact Conrad Keely or Carla at Show Box.
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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 20 at 7 pm at Meta House presents an evening with Thierry Cruvellier, author of The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, an account of the life of Kaing Guek Eav, a.k.a Duch, culminating in his trial at the ECCC in 2009.
More info

Wednesday 21 at Java Café, monthly poetry event Open Stage at Java Cafe, featuring Kim Philley, Chath Piersath, and Kosal Khiev. Writers meet up at 6 pm, performances at 7 pm, and then an open mic to follow.
More info

Wednesday 21 at 7 pm, the opening of an exhibition by street artist Anthea Missy, Holographic, at Simone Art Café, 93 St, Boeung Kak Lake.
More info

Thursday 22, spacemaker Dipika Kohli presents Self: a workshop on memoir writing, a chance to look into writing your life story, examine your narrative and your themes.
More info

Thursday 22 at 8 pm, the fortnightly Spoken Arts Siem Reap night at KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited .
More info

Thursday 22, Alive + Hope opens at The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh, an exhibition by photographer Kim Hak, in partnership with Sihanouk Hospital of HOPE. The show runs to February 22.

Friday 23 at 6 pm, Bophana Center presents an artists talk by painter Roeun Sokhom, focused on his recent exhibition focusing on French colonial buildings in Battambang.
More info

Friday 23 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the premiere of a new Cambodian documentary, Rubber in a Rice Bowl, looking at the impact of the rubber boom in rural Cambodia. Q&A session to follow.
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Saturday 24 at 5 pm at Bophana Center, filmmaker Sao Sopheak will present the screening of three short films: Survival Final Master; The Quiet Movement; and Ready for Change. A Q&A will follow.
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Sunday 25 between 9 am and 11 am, Wat Ounalom (northern end of Sothearos Blvd), hosts a performance of traditional Khmer instruments. For more information, call 070 692 379 or 092 721 321.

Sunday 25 at 8pm, Meta House and The Piano Shop present Telemania, a concert performance of the works of Telemann and Pisendel. $10/$3.
More info

Ongoing….
Meta House presents a showcase 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.
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McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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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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Chinese House presents an exhibition of painted self portraits by Thai artist Popkapi: Weirdo Me. Until the end of January.
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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. More info

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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