Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Tonight, Tuesday 17, 6 pm at Metahouse. the opening of a new exhibition, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman. The show comprises a selection of photographs examining the experience of Jews in Asia, focusing on Bombay, Calcutta and Phnom Penh.
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The latest of the Cambodian Living Arts bi-montly Ket Leng Leng (Think for fun) events, on Wednesday 18, will feature a presentation by Sok Rachny, EPIC Arts finance manager, on the topic of Social Enterprise and Sustainability of EPIC Arts. The talk will be held at 6 pm at the CLA office (Sothearos Blvd, just south of St 294), and includes snacks and refreshments.
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Also on Wednesday 18, Java Café hosts the opening of Innermost II, a collection of new paintings by Heng Ravuth, “in which he continues to explore self-portraiture and the body as a medium for expressing the human condition.” Check here for last week’s short profile in the Cambodia Daily. The evening commences at 6.30 pm; the show runs until April 26.
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Innermost 4, Sin Rithy

On Thursday 19 at 6 pm, Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19), presents Undivided Nature; the death within life / the life within death a new solo exhibition by Battambang based artist Sin Rithy, which will be augmented by a live painting performance. “Sin Rithy makes this exhibition literally alive, by including living animals and textiles waving in the wind. Nature, not in its botanical aspect but instead referring to the human being, the intrinsic instinct, represented through animals, conflict, canvas, wood or portraits is the main subject of Rithy’s works; but with this omniscient question: what is full and what is empty?”
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On Friday 20, Metahouse offers a taste of the German capital with Sound of Berlin, featuring DJs and live performance, and including projections by film maker Mark Eberle whose documentary on the Cambodian Space Project, The Rise of a Pop Diva, recently premiered on BBC TV. From 9 pm.
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On Sunday 22, the Classical Series 3 concert at Metahouse features a piano and vocal duo from Bandung, Indonesia, Metta Legita and Helen Nanlohy, whose work combines the western classical musical forms with tradltional Indonesian harmonies and scales, while exploring the relationship between written texts and improvisation. Show starts at 8 pm – arriving at 7.45 pm to avoid traffic problems is recommended. Reservations/contact: 077 787038
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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 17 at 6 pm at Metahouse. the opening of a new exhibition, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman.
More info

Wednesday 18 at 6 pm, Cambodian Living Arts presents a presentation by Sok Rachny, EPIC Arts finance manager, on the topic of Social Enterprise and Sustainability of EPIC Arts.
More info

Wednesday 18 at 6.30 pm, Java Café hosts the opening of Innermost II, a collection of new paintings by Heng Ravuth, “in which he continues to explore self-portraiture and the body as a medium for expressing the human condition.”
More info

Thursday 19 at 6 pm, Romeet Gallery (St 178 near St 19), presents Undivided Nature; the death within life / the life within death a new solo exhibition by Battambang based artist Sin Rithy, which will be augmented by a live painting performance.
More info
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Friday 20 from 9 pm, Metahouse offers a taste of the German capital with Sound of Berlin, featuring DJs and live performance, and including projections by film maker Mark Eberle.
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Sunday 22 at 8 pm, the Classical Series 3 concert at Metahouse features a piano and vocal duo from Bandung, Indonesia, Metta Legita and Helen Nanlohy. Reservations/contact: 077 787038
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Ongoing….

Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Phnom Penh: Open City, Open Mind, featuring the work of Chhunly Poy and Kolab Koeurm (animation), Davit Pum (architecture), Chansi Voung (art and architecture), Prom Putvisal (painting and etching) and Kim Philley(fiction).
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At the French Institute, an exhibition entitled Photography, space and architecture, focusing on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
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At The Plantation, Manu, a new exhibition by painter and sculptor Thang Sothea, a set of 30 sculptures representing the cycle of life and the development of humanity.
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At Meta House, Khmer, A Portrait, an exhibition by Canadian photographer Blair McDougall.
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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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