Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 October, 2015

Greetings,

Throughout October and November, the French Institute of Cambodia is running Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing), a series of events that will include conferences and film screenings and other happenings. The action starts tonight, Tuesday 6, at 6.30 pm, with the 2015 Architecture contest awards ceremony, with the exhibition of models created by students from six architecture schools in Cambodia on the topic The Immeuble-villa. On Thursday 8 at 6.30 pm architects Kang Hok, Ivan Tizianel and Yvon Chalm will discuss the history of the immeuble-villa concept, developed by Le Corbusier in the 1920s. Friday 9 from 5 pm, you can enjoy a double feature: Jacques Tati’s films Mon Oncle and Playtime. Finally for this week, on Saturday 10 at 10 am the screening of a documentary, Le Siecle de Le Corbusier, examining the architect’s life and work.
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This week for Bophana Center’s Cine Soiree, on Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8, present About My Father, the story of a civil party involved in the first ECCC trial in 2009, and Kbal Neakta, the head of our ancestors. Presentations are at 6.30 pm, entry by donation.
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Also on Tuesday 6, at 8.30 pm, Meta House presents Zaha Hadid – Who Dares Wins, a documentary about the Iraqi-British architect commissioned to design the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh.
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On Wednesday 7 from 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of an exhibition by visual artist, visual DJ and designer Antoni Grzybek, 288 Square Centimeters, featuring a series of aluminium plates with round corners.  “As a substitute for canvas, the Polish artist works on them, draws on them, paints on them, alters or scratches the surface. In its formal sophistication and atmospheric vitality, the work questions traditional painting even as it adheres to tradition. The result is a sketchbook of memories, day dreams and imaginative loop holes in the universe of Antoni Grzybek.”
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On Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8, from 7 pm, Meta House presents Polish Animation Now!, a mini-festival curated by Antek Grzybek, teacher of classic and experimental animation at Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn, Poland. “Over 60 shorts introduce you to the wicked world of Polish animation, from the first puppet-animated film ever by Wladyslaw Starewicz to contemporary Oscar-winners.”
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Lukasz Antoniak - INFINITE - 2013

On Thursday 8, from 6 pm, Phnom Penh Community College presents a two hour low light photography workshop with Leonard Reyes. Please bring a DSLR camera, Tripod if possible and a small flashlight. Beginners welcome. To register send email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
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On Friday 9, a double event at SaSa Bassac. From 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, on the rooftop of the White Building, Noise Hypnotising with Chinese musician and poet Yan Jun. “The audience is invited to bring their own earphones and join a sonic experience of rich, high frequency sound, which may make them sleep, wake up, or change their state of mind. The sound is improvised with and responsive to the sound of the environment and audience’s movement.” Afterwards, from 6.30 pm – 8 pm, SaSa Art Projects’ Pisaot artist-in-residence Clare Olivares will hold an open studio to share work and reflections from her four week residency.
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Bophana Center’s Cine Club on Saturday 10 at 2 pm features Our friends at the bank, a 1998 documentary about the World Bank and its relationship with the developing world. The film will be introduced by journalist and film maker Anne-Laure Porée.
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On Sunday 11 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, “a historical introduction to the urban planning of Phnom Penh and its colonial and religious architecture.” Reservations essential, contact@ka-tours.org.
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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 6, 6.30 pm, at the French Institute of Cambodia, the 2015 Architecture contest awards ceremony, with the exhibition of models created by students from six architecture schools in Cambodia. Official opening of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Tuesday 6 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center Cine Soiree presents About My Father, the story of a civil party involved in the first ECCC trial in 2009.
More info

Tuesday 6, at 8.30 pm, at Meta House, Zaha Hadid – Who Dares Wins, a documentary about the Iraqi-British architect commissioned to design the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh.
More info

Wednesday 7 from 6 pm, at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by a visual artist, visual DJ and designer Antoni Grzybek, 288 Square Centimeters, featuring a series of aluminium plates with round corners.
More info

Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8, from 7 pm, Meta House presents Polish Animation Now!, a mini-festival curated by Antek Grzybek, teacher of classic and experimental animation at Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn, Poland.
More info

Thursday 8, from 6 pm, at Phnom Penh Community College, a two hour low light photography workshop with Leonard Reyes.
More info

Thursday 8 at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center Cine Soiree presents Kbal Neakta, the head of our ancestors.
More info

Thursday 8, 6.30 pm, at the French Institute of Cambodia, architects Kang Hok, Ivan Tizianel and Yvon Chalm will discuss the history of the immeuble-villa concept, developed by Le Corbusier in the 1920s, as part of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Friday 9 from 5 pm at the French Institute of Cambodia, a Jacques Tati’s double feature, as part of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Friday 9, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, at SaSa Bassac, on the rooftop of the White Building, Noise Hypnotising with Chinese musician and poet Yan Jun.
More info

Friday 9 from 6.30 pm – 8 pm, SaSa Art Projects’ Pisaot artist-in-residence Clare Olivares will hold an open studio to share work and reflections from her four week residency.
More info

Saturday 10 at 10 am at the French Institute of Cambodia, the screening of a documentary, Le Siecle de Le Corbusier, examining the architect’s life and work, as part of Vivre Ensemble (Living Together: City, Architecture and Housing).
More info

Saturday 10 at 2 pm, Bophana Center’s Cine Club features Our friends at the bank, a 1998 documentary about the World Bank and its relationship with the developing world, introduced by journalist and film maker Anne-Laure Porée.
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Sunday 11 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations essential, contact@ka-tours.org.
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Ongoing….


At Bophana Center, an exhibition of photographs and archival materials by Prum Ero, Phnom Penh’s Corner Architecture, focusing on areas around the city’s markets.   Runs to 30 October.  
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Tuesdays, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at the Music Arts School (#14, St 360, BKK1) presented by Eric Ellul.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh presents Inside/Out, a group show featuring the work of eight artists: Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy, Frederikke Tu, Bernadette Vincent, Anna Sudra, Marcel Wanders, Christopher Bryce Morris and Ouk Chim Vichet, each tackling the theme in their own style. Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment.
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SaSaBassac hosts a new solo exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Svay Sareth, entitled I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals.
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Java Café Independence Monument presents In the City by Night, an exhibition of photographs by Sovan Philong.
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The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts the Kok Thlok Ensemble’s exhibition of shadow puppets, Lights & Shadows.
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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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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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