Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 12 May, 2015

It’s a quiet week ahead in the Cambodian arts.

Commencing on Sunday 17, Meta House presents their annual LGBTI film festival, this year titled I am what I am, as part of the Cambodian Pride celebration. The seven day film programme showcases documentaries, shorts and feature films from Cambodia and abroad.
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Coming up next week at Java Café: the monthly Open Stage poetry event on Wednesday and a special youth open mic night – Slam, Jam, Thank you Ma’am – a chance for younger performers of music, poetry or theatre to test themselves in front of an audience.

And just released, ahead of an official launch party at Opera Café next Thursday, is Fog on the Loire, the fourth volume of poetry from good friend of Kumnooh Scott Bywater, featuring poems written in Cambodia and France over the last 18 months.

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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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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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At the FCC Phnom Penh: No One Should Work This Way, a documentary project by Bangkok-based journalist Karen Emmons and photographerSteve McCurry to record and expose abuses faced by migrant domestic workers in four Asian countries.
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Meta House hosts Anarchy is Dead!, an exhibition of paintings by Gregory Osborn, introducing the new mystery school Entelarchy.
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At Java Café, Human Nature, paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, exploring “the ambiguity between humanity and the natural world through fantastical scenarios.”
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SaSaBassac presents their new exhibition Having a hole or empty space inside, a collection of drawings and sculptures by Yim Maline.
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At The Plantation: Water is Life by renowned Khmer photojournalist Remissa Mak.
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At Sammaki in Battambang. Battambang: Recent Works features works by Srey Bandol, Nov Cheanick, Khchao Touch, Chov Theanly,Hour Seyha, Sou Sophy, and Ben Valentine.
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At ARTillery Café is Creative Charcoal, a collection of works addressing the issue of women’s empowerment in Cambodia, entries in a RUFA competition for International Women’s Day.
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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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