Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 24 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Beginning a quiet week, on Wednesday 25 MetaHouse hosts a Monument Books launch of The Factors Contributing to Cambodia’s Civil War, 1950s – 1980s/Lessons Then and Now by journalist Ek Madra, a book tracing “Cambodia’s long, difficult search for peace, security, and identity.” The author will be present, and hold a Q&A session. 7 pm start.
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On Friday 27, 6 pm at Bophana Center, an artist’s talk by photographer Mak Remissa, about his exhibition Leave for 3 Days, which was a part of the PhotoPhnomPenh festival in February. The work deals with the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh in 1975, which he witnessed as a young child. A Khmer language event.
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On Sunday 29 at 7 pm, MetaHouse presents the premiere screening of a new Cambodian feature film, A day in the country, that examines the dilemma of modern day arranged marriage practices in Cambodia. Writer/director Matthew Robinson of Khmer Mekong Films will hold a Q&A session afterwards.
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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…
Wednesday 25 at 7 pm, MetaHouse hosts a Monument Books launch of new book The Factors Contributing to Cambodia’s Civil War, 1950s – 1980s/Lessons Then and Now by journalist Ek Madra. With Q&A session. 7 pm start.
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Friday 27 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, an artist’s talk by photographer Mak Remissa, about his exhibition Leave for 3 Days, which was a part of the PhotoPhnomPenh festival in February.
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Sunday 29 at 7 pm, MetaHouse presents the premiere screening of a new Cambodian feature film, A day in the country. With Q&A session.
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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 Metahouse, Jews in Asia: Traces of Jewish Migration, an exhibition by Phnom Penh based photographer Anna Clare Spelman.
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Java Café presents 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.”
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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.
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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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