Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 3 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday 4 at Garude Restaurant/Gallery (#21, St 466, off Monivong Blvd, south of Mao Tse Tung Blvd), a new exhibition Kar Chabphtaem – New Beginnings, featuring range of artists, both local and international, diverging cultural and artistic backgrounds. “Artists were asked to predict what this year would ultimately illustrate to them. Is it destined to be much the same, perhaps life shattering, almost certainly enlightening, probably somewhat brutal and scatted with liberal pinches of the chaotic…?” Liberal pinches of the chaotic will commence at 6 pm.
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On Thursday 5 at 6 pm, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sotheaopens at The Plantation. A set of 30 sculptures represent the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
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Friday 6 at 6.30 pm, Java Café presents a public talk by arts development consultantDr. Irene Leung, Culture as Resilience: Demystifying systems thinking in the arts, to be followed by a panel discussion with Chea Sopheap, Dana Langlois, Kang Rithisal,Nico Mesterharm, Prim Phloeun and Sophiline Cheam Shapiro. The event is part of a weekend long program Our City: In Transition, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, and co-designed by founder of Our City Festival Dana Langlois and Irene Leung.
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On the afternoon of Saturday 7, at 1 pm, a free orchestral concert Sailing in Music will be held by the Worldship Orchestra (WSO) and the Angkor National Youth Orchestra at Kizuna Hall, CJCC Phnom Penh. The Japanese based WSO is visiting Cambodia to perform free concerts and workshops for children. A second concert ($10 including a cocktail) will be held in Siem Reap at Ecole Paul Dubrule on Monday 9.
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At 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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At Bophana Center on Saturday 7, the screening of two short documentaries by filmmaker Sao Sopheak to celebrate the International day for women’s right and world peace. Two girls against the rain and The Beauty and the Beat will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 5 pm start.
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On Saturday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Transparency, an exhibition by Hannah Mills “created to celebrate, through art, the beauty and strength of transgender women … through extensive research on Hinduism, Buddhism and Transgender people’s roles in India and Cambodia these pieces were created and built upon layers of meanings through imageries, which are significant to both religious cultures.”
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On Saturday 7 in Battambang, workshop/studio/art space Romcheik Pram celebrates the opening of their new building with their first exhibition, The beginning of the journeyby Hour Seyha, a retrospective of this young artist’s work. “… from his first foray into painting to his latest creation, a journey through the dazzlings, hesitations, researches, false trails, return in his steps, despondency, compromises…”. From 5 pm.
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At Meta House on Sunday 8 at 8 pm, a concert by Australian new-music collectivehalfsound, two young Melbourne based saxophonists working from a base in western art music to test the barriers of collaborative sonic experimentation. Definitely worth a look.
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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
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In brief: new and returning…
Wednesday 4, 6 pm at Garude Restaurant/Gallery (#21, St 466, off Monivong Blvd, south of Mao Tse Tung Blvd), a new exhibition Kar Chabphtaem – New Beginnings, featuring range of artists, both local and international, diverging cultural and artistic backgrounds.
More info

Thursday 5 at 6 pm, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sotheaopens at The Plantation. A set of 30 sculptures represent the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
More info
Even more info

Friday 6 at 6.30 pm, Java Café presents a public talk by arts development consultant Dr. Irene Leung, Culture as Resilience: Demystifying systems thinking in the arts, to be followed by a panel discussion.
More info

Saturday 7 at 1 pm, a free orchestral concert Sailing in Music will be held by the Worldship Orchestra (WSO) and the Angkor National Youth Orchestra at Kizuna Hall, CJCC Phnom Penh.
More info

Saturday 7, 1.30 – 5 pm, an afternoon session on still life oil painting presented by Katsiaryna Montague. Registrations essential, emailinfo@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
More info

Saturday 7 at 5 pm at Bophana Center, the screening of two short documentaries by filmmaker Sao Sopheak to celebrate the International day for women’s right and world peace. Two girls against the rain and The Beauty and the Beat will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
More info

Saturday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Transparency, an exhibition by Hannah Mills “created to celebrate, through art, the beauty and strength of transgender women”.
More info

Saturday 7 at 5 pm in Battambang, workshop/studio/art space Romcheik Pram celebrates the opening of their new building with their first exhibition, The beginning of the journey by Hour Seyha.
More info

Sunday 8 at 8 pm at Meta House, a concert by Australian new-music collective halfsound, two young Melbourne based saxophonists working from a base in western art music to test the barriers of collaborative sonic experimentation. Definitely worth a look.
More info
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Monday 9 in Siem Reap at Ecole Paul Dubrule on Monday 9, orchestral concert Sailing in Music by the Worldship Orchestra (WSO) and the Angkor National Youth Orchestra.
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Ongoing….

At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
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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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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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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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