Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 10 February, 2015

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On Wednesday 11 Java Café’s monthly Open Stage features novelist and singer/songwriter Ma Chanpanha, screenwriter Stephen Row and poet and singer-songwriter Tim Hall. As usual, the evening commences at 6 pm with a writers’ meet-up, with main acts at 7 pm to be followed by a open mic session to close. Note Tim Hall is also performing full concerts, of differing musical stripes, at Meta House on Friday and Java Cafe on Saturday nightMore info

Also on Wednesday 11, at Meta House, the premiere screening of Sao Sopheak’sdocumentary The Beauty and the Beat, featuring the career and work of Chumvan Sodhachivy, known as Belle, a Cambodian contemporary dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher. To be followed by Q&A with Chumvan Sodhachivy and Sao Sopheak.
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To be followed at 8 pm, also at Meta House, by a screening of a new documentary,Snow, the story of Ian Woodford, an Australian who spent many years in Cambodia, probably best known for opening the legendary bar Maxine’s on Chruy Changvar. Director Tim Corrigan will hold a Q&A afterwards.
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On Thursday 12, Showbox Gallery presents the opening of Faces of India, a photographic exhibition by Kaztet Dee, images inspired by his love for the country and its people. The exhibition runs only until February 19.More infoFrom Thursday 12 to Sunday 15, Meta House hosts a series of presentations of the best international short films in 2014 via Interfilm Berlin. In particular, on Thursday night from 7 pm, the best films from the 60th edition of Interfilm, including a Q&A with festival director Heinz Hermanns. Check out the Meta House website for details of the Best Short Films from Japan on Saturday evening, and short films for children on Sunday afternoon.
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On Friday 13, Meta House presents a filmmaker talk by Britta Senn, from Dok Lepizig, the prestigious non-fiction and animation film festival, on new trends in documentary cinema in cross media, transmedia and interactive media, such as webdocs, apps, and web native projects. From 5 pm.
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Up in Siem Reap this weekend, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, the Sok San Festival is an epic conglomeration of workshops and performances featuring everything from hula hoops and skateboards to African drumming and kite flying.  Two days of exuberance.

Also out of town, a new fundraising project has been launched for the Kampot Arts and Music Association, a new effort by Julien Poulson of the Cambodian Space Project to build a performing arts centre in Kampot. You can find out more and contribute here and get details in preparation for the opening party here.

A new website has been launched for Phnom Penh resident Frederikke Tu, a professional artist from Denmark. Frederikke works full time creating artwork, including oil, acrylic, watercolor paintings, photography, animation and digital media.

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 11 Java Café’s monthly Open Stage features novelist and singer/songwriter Ma Chanpanha, screenwriter Stephen Row and poet and singer-songwriter Tim Hall. As usual, the evening commences at 6 pm with a writers’ meet-up, with main acts at 7 pm to be followed by a open mic session to close.
More infoWednesday 11, 7 pm at Meta House, the premiere screening of Sao Sopheak’sdocumentary The Beauty and the Beat, featuring the career and work of Chumvan Sodhachivy, known as Belle, a Cambodian contemporary dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher. To be followed by Q&A with Chumvan Sodhachivy and Sao Sopheak.
More info

Wednesday 11, 8 pm at Meta House, by a screening of a new documentary,Snow, the story of Ian Woodford. Director Tim Corrigan will hold a Q&A afterwards.
More infoThursday 12, 6 pm, Showbox Gallery presents the opening of Faces of India, a photographic exhibition by Kaztet Dee.
More infoThursday 12 to Sunday 15, Meta House hosts a series of presentations of the best international short films in 2014 via Interfilm Berlin. Check out the Meta House website for the range of sessions.
More info

Friday 13 at 5 pm Meta House presents a filmmaker talk by Britta Senn, from Dok Lepizig, the prestigious non-fiction and animation film festival, on new trends in documentary cinema.
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Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, in Siem Reap, two days of exuberance at the Sok San Festival.
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Ongoing….

Meta House presents an installation by artist Ingrid Heuser:Group Picture – holes in people are for breathing or from shooting.
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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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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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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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