Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 11 August 2015

Greetings,

On Tuesday 11 at 6 pm, Java Café presents an artists talk by poet and interdisciplinary artist Natasha Marin, discussing how being a citizen of three countries (Trinidad, Canada, and the United States) has shaped and affected her approach to creative-thinking and art-making. While in Phnom Penh, Natasha has hosted A Season of Contentment: A Self-Care Ritual for Women at Java and performed as part of The Stones are Awake at Meta House.
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Later on Tuesday 11, at 7 pm, the rescheduled launch at Meta House of Temple in the Clouds, by John Burgess, a book that traces history and significance of Preah Vihear temple in the far north of Cambodia.   John Burgess is a former Washington Post foreign correspondent with a long fascination with the Angkor civilisation, who first visited Preah Vihear in 1974; he will be in attendance.
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On Wednesday 12, Java Café’s monthly poetry event Open Stage welcomes back former host Greg Bem, a librarian and poet based in Seattle, USA, for one night only. Two other featured writers, Venerable Kroeun Yeun and Socheata Chheang (Cita), will perform, with an open mic to follow. Action starts at 7 pm.
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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 11 at 6 pm, Java Café presents an artists talk by poet and interdisciplinary artist Natasha Marin, discussing how being a citizen of three countries (Trinidad, Canada, and the United States) has shaped and affected her approach to creative-thinking and art-making.
More info

Tuesday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the rescheduled launch of Temple in the Clouds, by John Burgess, a book that traces history and significance of Preah Vihear temple in the far north of Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 12 at 7 pm, Java Café’s monthly poetry event Open Stage features former host Greg Bem, Venerable Kroeun Yeun and Socheata Chheang (Cita), with an open mic to follow. Action starts at 7 pm.
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Ongoing….


Java Café presents Scar, the result of an impromptu residency by Chath Piersath that involved the reworking of old paintings and creation of entirely new pieces. Until September 4
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Bophana Center presents a photographic exhibition Cambodia Green Will, raising awareness and encouraging the idea of green economy.
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Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
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Artillery Café, on Street 240 ½ presents a new exhibition by cartoonist John Weeks, Kingdom of I Wonder.
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At Palm Tours and Travel Café on St 278 (opposite the old Equinox), rookie painter Anthony Mrugacz’s exhibition Imperfection – Flowers in Motion.
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The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) hosts No Boundaries, featuring the work of ten artists, five Cambodian (Kong Vollak, Chhin Taingchhea, Prom Vichet, Pen Robit, Nov Cheanick) and five Indonesian (Antonius Kho, Diyano Purwadi, Ipong Purnama Sidhi, Lenny Ratnasari Weichert, Tiarma Sirait), a co-display with Java Café. Until September 22.
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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. Until August 14.
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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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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 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor 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. Friday is a dance show, Saturday opera, and Sunday large shadow puppets. 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, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

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