Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 20 October, 2015

Greetings,

At Meta House tonight, Tuesday 20 at 6 pm, the opening of an exhibition by German artist Günther Uecker entitled Winds of the souls of the dead, for the Cambodian children, (“Wind der Seelen der Toten, für die Kinder der Khmer”), his response to visiting S21 and viewing the photographic record there. An interview with the artist, led by Dr Johannes Odenthal, of the Berlin Academy of the Arts, will be screened.
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Meanwhile, from 7.30 pm tonight, in Siem Reap, at Tim’s Greasy Spoon, Spoken Arts presents their (newly) weekly open mic night with a focus on (but not limited to) poetry and writing.
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Then later on still tonight, for something a little different, at Doors in Phnom Penh, a cross-over piano recital, featuring three pianists (Gabi Faja, Philippe Javelle and Metta Legita) playing 20 minute sets each: no scores, no notes, just whatever comes out. Starts at 8.30 pm.
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Opening at Java Café on Wednesday 21, at 6.30 pm, is Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, Thankfully the works were not destroyed in the recent fire in the buildings behind Java. Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, is an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy. This is his third solo exhibition.
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Also on Wednesday 21, the opening of David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes, at The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation. From 6 pm.
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On Thursday 22 from 7 pm, Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan. “The series depicts his artistic journey through the years and each work is the result of fun contemplation and experiments on trippy psychedelic music. His works are a parody of daily life, like black comedy films.”
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Saturday 24 at Bophana Center’s Cine Club, a special presentation and screening by Kavich Neang, a seasoned Cambodian filmmaker at the age of 26. 2 pm start.
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The date for the next Dipika Kohli-led Phnom Penh exclusive conversation salons has been set: Sunday 25. The theme is time: that which we have and do not have, that is making and that is passing.   Who’s this for? “Anyone interested in a change from the usual conversations in Phnom Penh, anyone who likes philosophy, anyone who is up for meeting new people in a light, fun partylike style but with real content.” RSVP by Wednesday 21.
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If you haven’t heard yet, the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival on the first weekend in November – a range of events featuring local and visiting writers, performers and the like. Check the website for the great range of sessions and presentations.
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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 20 at 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition by German artist Günther Uecker entitled Winds of the souls of the dead, for the Cambodian children, (“Wind der Seelen der Toten, für die Kinder der Khmer”), his response to visiting S21.
More info

Tuesday 20 at 7.30 at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, Spoken Arts poetry and writing open mic.
More info

Tuesday 20 at 8.30 at Doors, a cross-over piano recital, featuring three pianists (Gabi Faja, Philippe Javelle and Metta Legita)
More info

Wednesday 21, at 6.30 pm, at Java Café, the opening of Mé Maï, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Mil Chankrim, a graduate from Phare Ponleu Selpak, an especially talented young artist whose work draws inspiration from resilience and the emotional complexity of tragedy.
More info

Wednesday 21, from m6 pm at The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation, the opening of David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes.
More info

Thursday 22 from 7 pm, Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan.
More info

Saturday 24 at Bophana Center’s Cine Club, a special presentation and screening by Kavich Neang, a seasoned Cambodian filmmaker at the age of 26.
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Sunday 25, by RSVP, a conversation salon on the subject of Time. RSVP by Wednesday 21.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House, an exhibition by a visual artist, visual DJ and designer Antoni Grzybek, 288 Square Centimeters, featuring a series of aluminium plates with round corners.
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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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