Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 28 April, 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 28 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Anarchy is Dead!, an exhibition of paintings by Gregory Osborn, works arising from manic periods and the artist’s bipolarity. He posits the death of his anarchist beliefs, to be replaced by the new mystery school Entelarchy.
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On Wednesday 29, Java Café opens Human Nature, paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, exploring “the ambiguity between humanity and the natural world through fantastical scenarios.” Starts at 6.30 pm, runs until 7 June.
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On Thursday 30 from 6 pm, SaSaBassac opens their new exhibition Having a hole or empty space inside, a collection of drawings and sculptures by Yim Maline examining the ideas of progress in contemporary Cambodia. Runs until 6 June.
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Also opening on Thursday 30 at 6 pm is an exhibition at The Plantation: Water is Lifeby renowned Khmer photojournalist Remissa Mak. Through images of Cambodian rivers, lakes and canals, Remissa aims to highlight the importance of water for animals, vegetation, humans, and life on earth.
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The Phnom Penh Players’ production of Romeo y Juliet at The Mansion has it’s second and final weekend of performances on Friday 1 and Saturday 2.
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On Saturday 2, Amrita Performing Arts presents a showcase of contemporary dance at the Department of Performing Arts (see number 14 on this map), featuring new works in progress by Chumvan Sodhachivy, Yon Davy and Khon Chan Sithyka. 7 pm start, tickets $3.  A little advance notification – next Tuesday 5 Java Café will host a conversation with the choreographers to discuss the showcased works.
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Phnom Penh Community College is holding a series of four workshops on evening photography in May and June. The course is targeted towards individuals with a DSLR camera who are interested in taking their photography to the next level. Ages 16+. Read all about it here.

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 28 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of Anarchy is Dead!, an exhibition of paintings by Gregory Osborn, introducing the new mystery school Entelarchy.
More info

Wednesday 29 at 6.30 pm, Java Café opens Human Nature, paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, exploring “the ambiguity between humanity and the natural world through fantastical scenarios.”
More info

Thursday 30 at 6 pm, SaSaBassac opens their new exhibition Having a hole or empty space inside, a collection of drawings and sculptures by Yim Maline.
More info

Thursday 30 at 6 pm is an exhibition at The Plantation: Water is Life by renowned Khmer photojournalist Remissa Mak.
More info

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 at 7 pm, the Phnom Penh Players’ production of Romeo y Juliet at The Mansion.
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Saturday 2 at 7 pm, Amrita Performing Arts presents a showcase of contemporary dance at the Department of Performing Arts, featuring new works in progress by Chumvan Sodhachivy, Yon Davy and Khon Chan Sithyka. 7 pm start, tickets $3.
More info

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). Until June 11.
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MetaHouse marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh with an exhibition of photographs taken by Roland Neveu on April 17, 1975.
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Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan Dina, Bernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
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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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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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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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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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