Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 February, 2015

Greetings all,

At Bophana Center tonight, Tuesday 24 at 6 pm, a lecture entitled Audiovisual Preservation and the Challenges of Digital Age to be given by Dr Dietrich Schüller, a cultural anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, and consultant to the Austrian Academy of Sciences and UNESCO, on the efforts to preserve cultural artefacts in a digital setting. The lecture is in English, and will be followed by a Q&A session.
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All this week at Meta House, a presentation of an international documentary competition, the Los Angeles based SIM (Social Impact Media) Awards, which aims to support and promote independent film and humanitarian communities in global awareness, social justice, human rights and humanitarian development. The selection includes films from all over the world, with a wide variety of subject matter. First screenings Tuesday 24 from 7 pm, then every day through to Sunday 1 at 4 pm and 7 pm. Two Cambodian films are included in the programme on Wednesday 25.
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Until the end of the week, Friday 27, an exhibition BarCamp 2014 Sketchnotes at Rik Reay Gallery (Street 178, nr St 19), featuring art from Prum Vannak, Sao Sreymao,Moeu ‘Vuth’ Diyadaravuth, and Kong Monirath.
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Coming soon to Phnom Penh Community College, on Saturday 7, an afternoon session on still life oil painting presented by Katsiaryna Montague. To register, emailinfo@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
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For a more rock’n’roll 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 24 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, a lecture Audiovisual Preservation and the Challenges of Digital Age by Dr Dietrich Schüller, followed by a Q&A session.
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Tuesday 24 at 7 pm at Meta House, opening of the SIM (Social Impact Media) Awards Festival, featuring independent social issues documentaries from around the world.
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Wednesday 25 to Sunday 1, at 4 pm and 7 pm, at Meta House, twice daily sessions of films from the the SIM (Social Impact Media) Awards, independent social issues documentaries from around the world.
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Until the end of the week, Friday 27, an exhibition BarCamp 2014 Sketchnotes at Rik Reay Gallery (Street 178, nr St 19), featuring art from Prum Vannak, Sao Sreymao,Moeu ‘Vuth’ Diyadaravuth, and Kong Monirath.
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Ongoing….

At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
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Showbox Gallery presents Faces of India, a photographic exhibition by Kaztet Dee.
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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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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.
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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 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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