Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 1 December, 2015

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 1 at 6 pm, a FAM (film, art and music) night, at Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei). Sense will showcase short films from the Cambodian Film Exchange Programme, in collaboration with Project Accessible Hollywood, and also feature musical projects. An interactive live painting constructed on October 28 at Mito Hotel will be auctioned off at 8 pm.
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On Wednesday 2 from 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey. “The works are pen and ink, water color, and collage using old “found” photographs. I want to convey a sense of mystery, linked to occult pop culture orientalism–a view of Asia as a place of mystery, but also of death and power and spectacle.
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Also on Wednesday 2, at 7 pm Meta House hosts the launch of King Norodom’s Head, by Steve Boswell, a compilation of the strange and mysterious off-guidebook stories of Phnom Penh. A Q&A will be held.
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In Battambang on Wednesday 2 at 7 pm, at Phare Ponleu Selpak, a performance of Un Oeil Une Oreille (One Eye, One Ear), a collaborative project involving shadow puppetry, dance, music and drama created by Phnom Penh’s Kok Thlok and the French group Compagnie l’Aurore. Next weekend there will be performances in Phnom Penh at Lycee Descartes and the French Institute, ahead of a tour of France.
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On Thursday 3, Meta House presents the opening of Dignity – Surviving Domestic Violence a photographic exhibition by Mona Simon.  The Dignity Project is a commissioned artistic work by the NGO CEDAW, aiming to raise awareness about the need of more protection for survivors of domestic violence. The official reception will be held from 6 pm; the works will be displayed from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 12.
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Also on Thursday 3, ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia. The reception commences at 6 pm, with an artists’ discussion at 7 pm.
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Kicking off on Friday 4, the Cambodian International Film Festival hits cinema screens across Phnom Penh (including Legend, Bophana Center, the French Institute, outdoors at Koh Pich, and Chaktomuk Theatre) through to Thursday 10. Highlights include a Japanese cinema retrospective, a selection of contemporary Malaysian films, a special in-conversation with Rithy Panh and young Cambodian filmmakers, the premiere of long awaited Srey Chantthy/Cambodian Space Project documentary Not Easy Rock’n’Roll, and classic Czech animation presented for both adults and children. Download the full programme here.
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Up in Siem Reap, the eleventh edition of the Angkor Photo Festival begins Saturday 5, continuing through to Saturday 12. Workshops, exhibitions, public art and events celebrate regional and international photographers and their work. The daily schedule is available here.
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Meanwhile, back in Phnom Penh, on Saturday 5 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Royal University of Fine Arts, an exhibition of comparative street life studies of Sydney, Australia and Phnom Penh by students of the University of New South Wales and RUFA.
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On Sunday morning, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a two hour public architecture walking tour around the Front du Bassac, including Chaktomuk Theatre and the White Building. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Please remember the Java Arts Fire Relief Fund, raising money for artists hit by last month’s fire at the rear of the café, and Amrita Performing ArtsNext Steps for the establishment of a residency for young Khmer choreographers.

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 6 pm, a FAM (film, art and music) night, at Mito Hotel (formerly Mittaheap Hotel, Monivong Blvd, near Wat Koh, south of Psar Thmei). Sense will showcase short films from the Cambodian Film Exchange Programme, and also feature musical projects.
More info

Wednesday 2 from 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
More info

Wednesday 2 at 7 pm Meta House hosts the launch of King Norodom’s Head, by Steve Boswell, a compilation of the strange and mysterious off-guidebook stories of Phnom Penh.
More info

Wednesday 2 at 7 pm, at Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang, a performance of Un Oeil Une Oreille (One Eye, One Ear), a collaborative project involving shadow puppetry, dance, music and drama created by Phnom Penh’s Kok Thlok and the French group Compagnie l’Aurore.
More info

Thursday 3 from 6 pm, Meta House presents the opening of Dignity – Surviving Domestic Violence a photographic exhibition by Mona Simon.  The works will be displayed from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 12.
More info

Thursday 3 from 6 pm, ARTillery Café (St 240 ½) presents Daily Life, a showcase of lithography by student artists from the Royal University of Fine Arts, depicting their views of daily life in Cambodia. Artists’ discussion at 7 pm.
More info

Friday 4 – Thursday 10, the Cambodian International Film Festival at multiple venues. Download the full programme here.
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Saturday 5 – Saturday 12, the eleventh edition of the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap. The daily schedule is available here.
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Saturday 5 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Royal University of Fine Arts, an exhibition of comparative street life studies of Sydney, Australia and Phnom Penh.
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Sunday 6 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a two hour public architecture walking tour around the Front du Bassac. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 7.30 pm at Tim’s Greasy Spoon in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
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Every Tuesday, 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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Meta House hosts the opening of War Remnants of the Khmer Rouge, a photographic exhibition by Maureen Lambray.
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Samai Distillery and on-line art gallery laäsai presents Wat Tu (Object), by Thai contemporary artist Jitti Jumnianwai.
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At the French Institute, a photographic exhibition featuring the works of students of Studio Images, mixing portraits and architectural subjects.
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At Bophana Center, a photographic exhibition opening for A Century Artist, a book celebrating the life and work of legendary Royal dancer Neak Krou Em Theay. The show will run until December 15.

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.
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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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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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