Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 14 April, 2015

Seasons greetings, and an appropriately quiet week.

Down in Kampot tonight, Tuesday 14, the Lightbox collaborative art space is launching its rooftop cinema with a screening of Davy Chou’s film Golden Slumbers, about Golden Age Cambodian cinema.
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And here’s one we missed: a selection of local Cambodian artists, including Kong Monirath, Hong Bora, Chan Pisey, Moeu Diyadaravuth, Try Samphos, Sao Sreymao, Tek Tevinn, Ly Karim, and Phal Poursith, sharing reflections of the Khmer New Year season at Rik Reay Gallery (69c, Street 178 (near St 19), Phnom Penh), Runs through to April 27.
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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


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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 14, the Lightbox collaborative art space is launching its rooftop cinema with a screening of Davy Chou’s film Golden Slumbers.
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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 Bophana Center, Transmissions 2015, looking at the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh. Until the end of May.
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ShowBox Gallery presents Black and White, a group exhibition curated by Conrad Keely.
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Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
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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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McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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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 adult ballet and yoga. For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com


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