Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 1 September 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 1, at 7.30 pm and 9 pm, Sundance Riverside (79 Sisowath Quay), presents premiere screenings of a new short film, Quicksand, produced by students of the multimedia course at the Limkokwing University Cambodia as their final year project.
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On Wednesday 2 from 6 pm, The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition Lights & Shadows, a display of 40 sbek thom (giant shadow puppets), constructed to present excerpts from the traditional Reamker, the Cambodian version of the Indian epic Ramayana. The evening will include a 25 minute performance with the puppets, from 7.30 pm.
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(Photo credit: Alicia Guthert, The Cambodia Daily)

On Thursday 3 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm, at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports. Featured photographers include Cheng Maly, Chhoeng Mola, Hourt Vuthy, Khiev Kanel, Keo Sangva, Ou Vunnarun, Sarun Dina, Soun Sayon, Thorng Vuthy, and Ung Ratha.
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Also on Thursday 3, Meta House hosts a Cambodian filmmaker night with Davy Chou, who will screening his short film Cambodia 2099 (2014) as well as the 2011 documentary Golden Slumbers, resurrecting the heyday of Cambodian cinema in the 60s and 70s. From 7 pm.
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On Friday 4 at Bophana Center, from 6 pm, a cocktail reception for their on-going exhibition Crossed Views on Cambodia, a collaborative exhibition featuring works of Ricardo Casal and recent Royal University of Fine Arts graduates Im Pesey, Sou Kimsan, Thun Dina, Nhem Sopheap, Seng Visal, Tep Chanty and Tola Morm. The show continues until September 27.
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SaSaBassac’s Vann Molyvann Project Summer School 2015 concludes on Saturday 5 with a reception from 5 pm to 8 pm, with presentations to mark the closing of the research and work of architects, students and others over the last three months.
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Also on Saturday 5, Meta House presents a special pre-screening of Gilles Sainsily’s Enchanted by Cambodia, a documentary built on aerial footage of the Kingdom. There will be a Q&A with the director after the screening.
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On Sunday 6 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw returns to Show Box – $3 entry gives you two hours with a life model, BYO materials as the spirit moves you.
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Note that as of yesterday, the long running LadyPenh.com guide has relaunched itself as PhnomPenhWeek – listing a broad swathe of Phnom Penh activities, from comedy to yoga to popcorn to restaurants.

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 1, at 7.30 pm and 9 pm, Sundance Riverside (79 Sisowath Quay), premiere screenings of a new short film, Quicksand, produced by students of Limkokwing University Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 2 from 6 pm, The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition Lights & Shadows, with a 25 minute puppetry performance from 7.30 pm.
More info

Thursday 3 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents The Mysterious Art of the Portrait, the culmination of a series of photographic workshops conducted by French photographer William Ropp with students from Studio Images, the Institute’s photography arm.
More info

Thursday 3 from 7 pm, Meta House hosts a Cambodian filmmaker night with Davy Chou, screening Cambodia 2099 and Golden Slumbers.
More info

Friday 4, 6 pm at Bophana Center, a cocktail reception for the on-going exhibition Crossed Views on Cambodia, a collaborative exhibition featuring works of Ricardo Casal and recent Royal University of Fine Arts graduates.
More info

Saturday 5, 5 pm – 8 pm, SaSaBassac’s Vann Molyvann Project Summer School 2015 concludes with a reception and presentations.
More info

Saturday 5 at 7 pm, Meta House presents Gilles Sainsily’s Enchanted by Cambodia, a documentary built on aerial footage of the Kingdom, with Q&A.
More info

Sunday 6 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box – $3 entry for two hours, BYO materials.
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Ongoing….


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.
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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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