Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 25 August 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 25, from 6 pm, in cooperation with the Sinn Sisamouth Association, Meta House hosts the closing night party for the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive exhibition of rare record sleeves from the 1960s and 70s.
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On Thursday 27, from 6 pm, Meta House presents Cambodians in Germany, a photographic exhibition by Buntha “Alex” Thoeurng, a look at the experience of life in East Germany for young Khmer in the 1980s.   “Contemporary photos are exhibited alongside with old souvenir photos and short testimonials.” The opening is followed at 8 pm by the screening of Bonne Nuit Papa, a film by German filmmaker Marina Kem, about her Cambodian father’s life and her own family and identity.
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On Sunday 30 at Meta House, Allusions – Transformations, a recital by two young German performers, Jana Gerhart on cello and Gerd Isselhardt on piano, featuring works by Martinu, Brahms, Mendelssohn and others. $10/$3, for tickets contact 077 787038 or 016 985828 or email: artplusfundation@gmail.com
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Beginning next week, Inner Healing is offering, in weekly classes, a healing dance course for teenagers (15 years old and above) and adults. First trial class on Thursday 3 at 6 pm, registration required by Tuesday 1.
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Coming up on the first weekend of November, with a full programme to be announced in the middle of October, is the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, hosted by the Kampot Arts and Music Association.   Expect readings, concerts, exhibitions, launches and workshops from this official sister festival of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali.   For more information, check out their page.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 25, from 6 pm, Meta House hosts the closing night party for the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive exhibition of rare record sleeves from the 1960s and 70s.
More info

Thursday 27, from 6 pm, Meta House presents Cambodians in Germany, a photographic exhibition by Buntha “Alex” Thoeurng, a look at the experience of life in East Germany for young Khmer in the 1980s, followed at 8 pm by the screening of Bonne Nuit Papa, a film by German filmmaker Marina Kem
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Sunday 30, 8 pm at Meta House, Allusions – Transformations, a recital by two young German performers, Jana Gerhart on cello and Gerd Isselhardt on piano. For tickets contact 077 787038 or 016 985828 or email: artplusfundation@gmail.com
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Ongoing….


At Bophana Center, Crossed views on Cambodia, a group exhibition by nomadic artist Ricardo Casal and seven young Cambodian artists: Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm, a group of artists who have recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. A cocktail reception with the artists will be held on Friday 4 September.
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The front balcony space of a Khmer apartment is hosting a mobile made out of litter made by Trash Talkers for the Second Terrain Biennial. The mobile will be found hanging at #29 Street 173, 1.5 blocks directly west of the Russian Market. Until September 20.
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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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Sammaki Gallery in Battambang presents Life is Suffering, featuring sketches by Lous Piseth.
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ARTillery Cafe in Siem Reap, near Wat Bo Street, presents My City, a collection of paintings by young artist Chheang Rena, showcasing the brokenness of the city due to poverty and corruption.
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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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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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