Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 February, 2015

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 3, Meta House presents a German-Cambodian art night. At 6 pm the opening of an installation by artist Ingrid Heuser: Group Picture – holes in people are for breathing or from shooting, which “features 30 human shaped figures, made of paper – live-sized, movable, vulnerable and dotted with small holes – like shadow puppets.”
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Then at 8 pm, also Tuesday 3, Meta House hosts a DVD-extras kind of night to celebrate the Cambodian premiere last weekend of the documentary Cambodian Son, in the presence of its subject, the poet Kosal Khiev, and filmmaker Masahiro Sugano. The evening will include screenings of unreleased footage and an internationally networked Q&A.
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The rest of the week is dominated by events to wind up the first week of PhotoPhnomPenh 2015. Note that many exhibitions around the city remain open through the month of February. For full details see the festival website. Here is a sample of what’s on this week:

Tuesday 3 at 6.30 pm, opening of the exhibition Femmes photographes, at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, featuring Harit Srikao, Katharina Lepic, Shen Chao-Liang and Alban Lécuyer.
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Wednesday 4 at 6.30 pm: Intersection, at the French Institute, the presentation of a project involving Cambodian and international photographers in dialogue over the city of Phnom Penh. Screening and discussion with Caleb Ming, Harit Srikao, Shen Chao-Liang, EmericLhuisset, Vannak Khun, Neak Sophal, Serey Kith, and Chung Uong Chhor (Gio).
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Also on Wednesday 4 from 6.30 pm, a concert with music from Tamaraka in the garden of the French Institute, which will include a screening of a PhotoPhnomPenhretrospective.
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Then up in Siem Reap on Thursday 5, the fortnightly participatory Spoken Arts night is on at KARMA Café- Bar. Poets, performers, MCs, musicians and people with ears are invited from 8pm.
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For a change of pace, Khmer Architecture Tours are offering two public cyclo tours this month: Central Phnom Penh on Sunday 8 and the New Khmer Architecture of Vann Molyvann on Sunday 22. Meet at the Post Office at 8.30 am. $15 per person including transport. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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For a more musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guideLengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 3 at 6 pm, Meta House presents an installation by artist Ingrid HeuserGroup Picture – holes in people are for breathing or from shooting.
More info

Tuesday 3 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts a DVD-extras kind of night to celebrate the Cambodian premiere last weekend of the documentary Cambodian Son, in the presence of its subject, the poet Kosal Khiev, and filmmaker Masahiro Sugano.
More info

Tuesday 3 at 6.30 pm, opening of the exhibition Femmes photographes, at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, featuring Harit Srikao, Katharina Lepic, Shen Chao-Liang and Alban Lécuyer.
More info

Wednesday 4 at 6.30 pm: Intersection, at the French Institute, the presentation of a project involving Cambodian and international photographers in dialogue over the city of Phnom Penh. Screening and discussion with Caleb Ming, Harit Srikao, Shen Chao-Liang, EmericLhuisset, Vannak Khun, Neak Sophal, Serey Kith, and Chung Uong Chhor (Gio).
More info

Wednesday 4 from 6.30 pm, a concert with music from Tamaraka in the garden of theFrench Institute, which will include a screening of a PhotoPhnomPenh retrospective.
More info

Thursday 5, the fortnightly participatory Spoken Arts Siem Reap at KARMA Café- Bar. From 8pm.
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Sunday 8 Khmer Architecture cyclo tour: Central Phnom Penh. Meet at the Post Office at 8.30 am. $15 per person including transport. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Ongoing….
Showbox Gallery (#11, St 330, Tuol Sleng) presents The City. Featured artists include Peter Klashorst, David Holliday, Kosal Khiev, Conrad Keely, and Bernadette Vincent. Runs until the February 10.
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Java Café, presents Unity, the celebrated photographic work of Kim Hak, “an intimate and emotional portrayal of a country mourning the death of its former King Sihanouk.”
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Meta House hosts Save the change? Evolution from Student to Designer, an exhibition showcasing the work of 14 Limkokwing University graduating students in professional design.
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At the French Institute and spreading all over Phnom Penh until the end of February, PhotoPhnomPenh 2015. Check out the wide ranging programme at the website: http://ppp.institutfrancais-cambodge.com.
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SaSa Bassac presents a parallel exhibitions: Day by Day, by Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, and Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, featuring many Bangkok and Phnom Penh artists.
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Simone Art Café (93 St, Boeung Kak Lake) presents an exhibition by street artist Anthea Missy, Holographic.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh hosts an exhibition,Alive + Hope, by photographer Kim Hak, in partnership with Sihanouk Hospital of HOPE. Until February 22.

The Teahouse (#32, St 242) presents Collages, a collection of portraits of celebrities by French artist Mario Angel.
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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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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 theNational 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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