Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 31 March, 2015

Greetings all,

Opening today, Tuesday 31 – but without an official reception, it appears – at theSofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, is Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director. Looks like quite something for those of us that love those tantalisingly few old black and white photographs of Phnom Penh… and you have four months to find the time to get there.
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On Saturday 4, Phnom Penh Community College presents a double art workshop. From 9 – 12.30, personal journals using collage; then from 1.30 to 5 pm, reviewing, critiquing and mimicking the work of the abstract oils of Gerhard Richter. To register, send an email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
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On Saturday 4, the French Institute presents an afternoon with filmmaker Davy Chou, discussing the past, present and future of Cambodian cinema, including screenings of his films Golden Slumbers and Cambodia 2099. A French language event with interpretation into Khmer and English. 3 pm start.
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Also on Saturday 4 at Bophana Center, A miserable village, the 2006 film of a play performed by the Yike artists of the Fine Arts School retelling the story of the French Protectorate era, a 1925 protest in a village in Kompong Chhnang. 5 pm start.
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On Sunday 5 at 8 pm, MetaHouse hosts a Classical Series concert featuring the Banz String Quartet from Bamber, Germany, with a special appearance by Cambodian flautist Him Savy, with works by Beethoven, Mozart and Boccerini. $10/$3. For reservations and additional information please contact 077 787 038 or 016 985 828.
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ShowBox Gallery is planning a group exhibition to open on April 8, Black and White: The Ultimate Duality, and invites Cambodia-based artists to submit their work, all mediums welcome. Contact Conrad or Carla at the Showbox Gallery via email: showboxpp@gmail.com

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 31 at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
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Saturday 4 from 9 am, Phnom Penh Community College double art workshop: Personal journals using collage, and the work of the abstract oils of Gerhard Richter.
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Saturday 4 at 3 pm, the French Institute presents an afternoon with filmmaker Davy Chou, discussing the past, present and future of Cambodian cinema, including screenings of his films Golden Slumbers and Cambodia 2099.
More info
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Saturday 4 at 5 pm at Bophana Center, A miserable village, the 2006 film of a play performed by the Yike artists of the Fine Arts School.
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Sunday 5 at 8 pm at MetaHouse, the Banz String Quartet from Bamber, Germany, with a special appearance by Cambodian flautist Him Savy.
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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 adult ballet and yoga. 136/19 corner #114 level 1
For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
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