Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 26 May, 2015

Greetings,

Opening tonight Tuesday 26 at MetaHouse at 6 pm, a poster exhibition Creativity In The Cities that depicts creative spaces in east and south east Asia and Europe. “The core objective is to increase awareness that culture and creativity can be considered as key assets of urban development and that creative spaces may serve as a visual spatial symbol to connect art with city space and citizens. […] Nowadays, the value of creative spaces lies not only in economic possibilities, but in their intrinsic value as vehicles for the preservation of (industrial) cultural heritage and promotion of the arts.” From 8 pm a panel of local arts figures will discuss the developments and inspirations for the arts in Phnom Penh.
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Also tonight Tuesday 26, the annual student concert awards ceremony for Dance World Cambodia is being held at 6.45 pm at ICAN British School on Sothearos Blvd. Tickets on sale at Java Café and, if any are left over, on the door.
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On Wednesday 27 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts Art School Night, in which art students and teachers a wide range of artistic pursuits will deliver short talks, performances, presentations and Q&A.
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From 6.30 pm on Thursday 28 at the French Institute, images of World War One from French cartoonist Jacques Tardi’s book Putain de guerre, examining “connections between time and storytelling, between memory and oblivion, truth and subjectivity.” Also included will be works produced in 2014 by students of the Lycée français René Descartes who designed two boards, as part of the project Cambodians and World War One.
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Also on Thursday 28, at Meta House at 8 pm, the launch of Transitioning Cambodia, a book of photographs “to showcase the social, environmental and political progress and setbacks of modern-day Cambodia.” Images by Nicolas Axelrod with words by journalist Denise Hruby.
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On Saturday 30, the fourth anniversary of Sammaki Gallery in Battambang (#87 St 2.5) will be celebrated with the opening of a new exhibition, Meet the neighbours, featuring photographs from Ben Valentine and drawings, paintings and sculptures by local children. There will also be live performances from Yom Young and Keo Sasstra. Fun starts at 5 pm.
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Coming up on Wednesdays in June, Phnom Penh Community College presents workshops entitled Fundamentals of Drawing under direction of France Damon.
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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…

Tuesday 26, 6 pm at MetaHouse, a poster exhibition Creativity In The Cities that depicts creative spaces in east and south east Asia and Europe. From 8 pm a panel of local arts figures will discuss the developments and inspirations for the arts in Phnom Penh.
More info
Even more info

Tuesday 26, 6.45 pm at ICAN British School on Sothearos Blvd, the annual student concert awards ceremony for Dance World Cambodia.
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Wednesday 27, 7 pm, Meta House hosts Art School Night, in which art students and teachers a wide range of artistic pursuits will deliver short talks, performances, presentations and Q&A.
More info

Thursday 28, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, images of World War One from French cartoonist Jacques Tardi’s book Putain de guerre, including works produced in 2014 by students of the Lycée français René Descartes.
More info

Thursday 28, 8 pm at Meta House, the launch of Transitioning Cambodia, a book of photographs “to showcase the social, environmental and political progress and setbacks of modern-day Cambodia.” Images by Nicolas Axelrod with words by journalist Denise Hruby.
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Saturday 30, 5 pm at Sammaki Gallery in Battambang, fourth birthday celebrations and the opening of a new exhibition, Meet the neighbours, featuring photographs from Ben Valentine and drawings, paintings and sculptures by local children.
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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.
At Java Café, Human Nature, paintings by Oeur Sokuntevy, exploring “the ambiguity between humanity and the natural world through fantastical scenarios.”
SaSaBassac presents their new exhibition Having a hole or empty space inside, a collection of drawings and sculptures by Yim Maline.
At The PlantationWater is Life by renowned Khmer photojournalist Remissa Mak.
MetaHouse marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh with an exhibition of photographs taken by Roland Neveu on April 17, 1975.
Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
At Bophana Center, Transmissions 2015, looking at the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh. Until the end of May.
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.
McDermott Gallery Old Market Siem Reap hosts the Southern Spirits, a new exhibition by Kampot based artist Vincent Broustet.
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 the National 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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