Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 January, 2016

Greetings,

Wednesday 6 at 8 pm at Meta House, a special concert by American avant-garde musician and composer Bob Ostertag, that will feature two sets – the first of abstract electronic sound played with a gamepad connected to a laptop, and the second a piece entitled Sooner or Later, written after a period working in El Salvador at the end of the 80s.
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In Battambang on Thursday 7 at 5 pm, the opening of a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly, at Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang.
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On Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac gallery at the White Building presents an Open Studio with artist-in-residence Tran Minh Duc, sharing work in progress based around a Vietnamese proverb, buông màn nhiếp chính (release the curtain, hold the power), exploring “the entangled and complicated histories of Cambodia and the region […] Tran presents images of political figures from Cambodian history books, which are increasingly grainy and degraded due to their repeated reproduction as inexpensive photocopies. These are presented in contrast with bright pink curtain lace purchased at Orussey Market.”
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Also on Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of a new exhibition, Surabaya Beat, by Swiss photographer Beat Presser, which “takes the viewer on a unique journey from Sulawesi via Zanzibar all the way down to Madagascar travelling with boats and ships on the Indian Ocean”.
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On the evenings of Friday 8 and Saturday 9, Java Café Independence and Meta House present twin events Latino Queer Media Arts & Film: (In)habited Identities, Performance, Pleasure, and Violence, with film screenings introduced by Mexican scholars. At 6.30 pm on Friday at Java, a film screening and talk by Dr Liliana Gallegos, featuring Rigoberto Pérezcano’s newest film, Carmin Tropical. Then at 6 pm on Saturday at Meta, Dr Jose Cesar del Toro introduces three films about dancers, which will be followed by a Q&A with Prumsodun Ok, a Cambodian Classical dancer, teacher and community leader and subject of Robert F. Douglas’ film From The Heart Of The Brahma.
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Saturday 9 at Phnom Penh Community College, a double photography workshop with Jarel Roxas, an American documentary and lifestyle photographer/videographer from southern California.   Morning and afternoon sessions Book via info [at ]phnompenhcommunitycollege.com.
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Khmer Architecture Tours have a full calendar for January, the next is Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo on Sunday 10. $15 per person, reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org. Further tours are scheduled for Sunday 17 and Sunday 24, and on Saturday 30 a brand new tour, Four Religions of Phnom Penh.
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The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress.  Next event, Sunday 10.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

On Sunday 10 at 7 pm, the regular Drink and Draw at Showbox – $3 entry gets you two hours with a life model. BYO drawing materials.
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Coming up at the end of the month, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31Lotus Centre in Ta Khmau is running a Moving Voice Intensive workshop. Activities, led by facilitators in dance, voice, theatre and movement, will include voice and movement explorations, vocal improvisation, contact improvisation and body music, singing, moving, stillness, and meditation, in English, Khmer and French. No experience required.
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The Boat floating arts centre project continues its crowdsourcing campaign. “We want to create the most exciting and creative venue Phnom Penh has ever seen! A place where everyone can come to meet, drink and experience art in unexpected ways. A place where artists, dancers, musicians and filmmakers can create and showcase new work.  A place where everyone can discover something new.” Lots more exciting information and a range of perks over at the Indiegogo page.

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

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.comand ask to be added to the venue/artists list.  We are only as good as the information we receive.

 


In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 6 at 8 pm at Meta House, a special concert by American avant-garde musician and composer Bob Ostertag.
More info

Thursday 7 at 5 pm, the opening of a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly, at Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang.
More info

Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac gallery at the White Building presents an Open Studio with artist-in-residence Tran Minh Duc.
More info

Thursday 7 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of a new exhibition, Surabaya Beat, by Swiss photographer Beat Presser.
More info

Friday 8 at 6.30 pm on Friday at Java, a film screening and talk by Dr Liliana Gallegos, featuring Rigoberto Pérezcano’s newest film, Carmin Tropical, as part of the twin events Latino Queer Media Arts & Film: (In)habited Identities, Performance, Pleasure, and Violence.
More info

Saturday 9 at 6 pm on Saturday at Meta House, Dr Jose Cesar del Toro introduces three films about dancers, which will be followed by a Q&A with Prumsodun Ok as part of the twin events Latino Queer Media Arts & Film: (In)habited Identities, Performance, Pleasure, and Violence.
More info

Saturday 9 at Phnom Penh Community College, a double photography workshop with Jarel Roxas.   Morning and afternoon sessions Book via info [ at ] phnompenhcommunitycollege.com.
More info

Sunday 10 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours present Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo on Sunday 10. $15 per person, reservations required, email contact [at] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 10 at 7 pm, the regular Drink and Draw at Showbox – $3 entry gets you two hours with a life model. BYO drawing materials.
More info


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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Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
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The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress.  Next event, January 10.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

Wednesday 23, 9 am at Bophana Centre, the My Community photo exhibition, featuring works elicited by the NGO Building Community Voices. Exhibition runs until January 10.
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SaSa Bassac presents Landscape of Time by Vandy Rattana.
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The D22, on the 22nd floor of Phnom Penh Tower, in association with Laäsai Art, presents This is My Town, the first Cambodian exhibition by Thai artist GEE (Jirawat Pramphet), using street dogs and cats to illustrate the machinations of human society.
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The Plantation presents the opening of The Klondike Collection, an art installation by collector Jean-Pierre Klondike, in the Lotus Pond Gallery.
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The French Institute presents Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel. The exhibition traces the artistic journey of the work, on the occasion of the release of the third volume in the trilogy.
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Java Café Independence Monument presents The Disappearance, new works by Nicolas C. Grey.
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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.
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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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