Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 16 June 2015

On Thursday 18 from 6 pm to 9 pm, Romeet Gallery presents Phare Celebration; last but not least, a group exhibition of work by several Phare Ponleu Selpak artists, designed in the form of a family album. The past and the present are mingled: “Time, through the eyes of art, becomes a masterpiece.”
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Opening at Bophana Center on Friday 19, at 6 pm, is a photographic exhibition, Three Lives of Boeung Kak, exploring the transformation of the Lakeside district of Phnom Penh over the past five years through the lenses of four amateur photographers. Runs to July 9.
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On Saturday 20 at 2 pm, Bophana Center’s Cine Club is screening The prince Preah Thinavong, a 1966 Khmer film, presented by 1960s era filmmaker and producer Ly Lou Sreang.
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Also on Saturday 20, from 7 pm, Java Café’s monthly Slam, Jam, Thank You Ma’am returns after its dramatic first outing in May. This is an open mic for high school age (or younger!) poets, musicians and other performers. A keyboard and guitars will be available for use.
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On Sunday 21 at 8 pm at Meta House, The Piano Shop Concert Series 2015, a joint project with ARTplus Foundation, continues with The Bachs: a musical dynasty, featuring works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach and Friedemann Bach performed by Giovanni de Cecco, Chan Vitharo, Him Savy, and Anton Isselhardt. $10/$3. For reservation and additional information contact 077 787 038 or 016 985 828.
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Cambodian Living Arts has the opportunity to send three emerging Khmer artists to take residency for four weeks at the Vermont Studio Center. These artists will also participate in a nine day immersive program in New York City hosted by CLA in partnership with Triangle Arts Association in Brooklyn. The residency dates are August 30 – October 4, 2015. Deadline for applications is Thursday 18. Residency Project Coordinator Anida Yoeu Ali will be in the CLA offices 2 pm to 5 pm Wednesday 17 to assist individual applicants on their applications or to answer any questions. For further information contact residency@cambodianlivingarts.org or 089 751 896.

My Friends Cafe & Bakery on St 294, just around the corner from Meta House, is seeking artists who would like to have their work displayed.  Contact Sam Putaroth on 012 86 35 32.

In brief: new and returning…

Thursday 18 at Romeet Gallery presents Phare Celebration; last but not least, a group exhibition of work by several Phare Ponleu Selpak artists, designed in the form of a family album.
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Friday 19 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, a photographic exhibition, Three Lives of Boeung Kak, explores the transformation of the Lakeside district of Phnom Penh over the past five years through the lenses of four amateur photographers.
More info

Saturday 20 at 2 pm, Bophana Center’s Cine Club is screening The prince Preah Thinavong, a 1966 Khmer film, presented by 1960s era filmmaker and producer Ly Lou Sreang.
More info

Saturday 20, from 7 pm, Java Café’s monthly Slam, Jam, Thank You Ma’am returns, an open mic for high school age (or younger!) poets, musicians and other performers.
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Sunday 21 at 8 pm at Meta House, The Piano Shop Concert Series 2015, a joint project with ARTplus Foundation, continues with The Bachs: a musical dynasty, performed by Giovanni de Cecco, Chan Vitharo, Him Savy, and Anton Isselhardt.
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Ongoing….

The French Institute presents an exhibition featuring illustrators from L’Ecole des loisirs, the French children’s book publisher celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
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Bophana Center presents Ratanakiri, an exhibition of photographs by Cédric Delannoy.   More info
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Meta House hosts a retrospective of work by textile and print artist Marine KyOptical Screens and The Earth, curated by Dana Langlois.  Runs until 28th June.
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At Sammaki Gallery in Battambang, Meet the neighbours, featuring photographs from Ben Valentine and drawings, paintings and sculptures by local children.
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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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At The PlantationWater is Life by renowned Khmer photojournalist Remissa Mak.
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Lotus Gallery in Battambang (#53, St 2.5) presents Women by Women featuring artworks by Chhan DinaBernadette Vincent and Anna Sudra.
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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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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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