Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 27 October 2015

Greetings,

Beginning tonight, Bophana Center, in collaboration with the French Institute, the Centre for Khmer Studies and UNESCO, presents a series of screenings to mark the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage entitled Archives at Risk: Protecting the World’s Identities – Memories of Indochina. On Tuesday 27, Bophana hosts Princesse d’Angkor (1939, 24min) and La Cité engloutie (1947, 16min), with a lecture by Dr. Henri Locard, from 6 pm. Further screenings continue through to Wednesday 4.

Tonight – and every Tuesday – at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night encourages writers and readers to share performance of created or borrowed work. From 7.30 pm, down Soksan Road.
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Wednesday 28 at 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Netflix and Chill, in which Nathan LaFrenais Vidler “investigates social boundaries, the influence of technological advancements on relationships, and how the anonymity one is granted when making the transition from the real world to the virtual world influences behaviour.”
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Also on Wednesday 28, from 6.30 pm, Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events.  “Guests are encouraged to interact and participate in a live painting in response to the displayed works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet […] to highlight the strengths in both traditional and contemporary art. The collaborative painting will be auctioned once completed, with a portion of proceeds to be donated to Java Arts following the loss of works of local artists in the recent fire.   RSVP here.  Exhibition continues until 28 November.
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Also on Wednesday 28, Java Café’s monthly Open Stage poetry and writing night features Nguon Sivngim and Ramon Stoppelenburg, with open mic to follow. From 7 pm.
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Thursday 29 at 7.30 pm at The Exchange Restaurant on Street 47 in Phnom Penh, the official media launch of the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival. From 6 pm the venue will be open presenting an exhibition of limited edition art prints by Sticky Fingers, with a performance by Julien Poulson.
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On Friday 30, brand new arts venue/gallery Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet. A range of artists around the world have contributed to the exhibition. Lop Loy aims to be “a unique voice in the community by furnishing a gallery and performance space geared toward emerging homegrown talent and its connoisseurs. Exhibitions vary in style as the gallery strives to showcase the diversity of the contemporary art scene.
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This Saturday 31 Phnom Penh Community College presents double bill painting workshops with Chelsea Middendorf – a morning session of still life oil painting followed in the afternoon by abstract oil painting.   Registration – for one or both – is essential: send email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
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The Cambodian International Film Festival, to be held December 4 – 10, is calling for volunteers to assist in the organising and running of the event in areas from ticketing to communication to interpretation/translation to tech support. Deadline for application is November 13.

Seismopolite, a Norwegian-English quarterly promoting dialogue between the arts and politics is calling for papers on the politics of south east Asian contemporary art for an upcoming issue. Proposals required by November 12, final deadline December 6.

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 27, Bophana Center hosts Princesse d’Angkor and La Cité engloutie, with a lecture by Dr. Henri Locard, as part of Archives at Risk: Protecting the World’s Identities – Memories of Indochina. Further screenings continue through to Wednesday 4.

Tuesday 27, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Wednesday 28 at 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Netflix and Chill, by Nathan LaFrenais Vidler.
More info

Wednesday 28, from 6.30 pm, Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei), presents Art Night: The Bridge, the third of Remy Hou’s series of artistic events, featuring collaborative live painting and the works of Cambodian artists Din Borin and Ouk Chim Vichet. RSVP here. Exhibition continues until 28 November.
More info

Wednesday 28 from 7 pm, Java Café’s monthly Open Stage poetry and writing night features Nguon Sivngim and Ramon Stoppelenburg, with open mic to follow. From 7 pm.
More info

Thursday 29 at 7.30 pm at The Exchange Restaurant on Street 47, the official media launch of the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, with an exhibition of limited edition art prints by Sticky Fingers.
More info

Friday 30 at 6 pm, Lop Loy (Street 182, near Psar Orussey, entrance off Street 107) celebrates its opening with an international group show Species Spaces, that examines the idea of relationships between species as shared inhabitants of our planet.
More info

Saturday 31 Phnom Penh Community College presents double bill painting workshops with Chelsea Middendorf. Registration – for one or both – is essential: send email to info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com with your name and contact details.
More info


Ongoing….


Meta House presents 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.
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At Java Café, 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.
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The Lotus Pond Art Gallery of The Plantation hosts David Richard’s latest exhibition Yangon in Transition: Past & Present, featuring over 60 paintings of Burmese heritage buildings and contemporary life scenes.
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Samai Distillery presents Psychedelic Jungle, featuring works by emerging Indonesian contemporary artist SONI Irawan.
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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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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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