Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 January, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 19 at 7 pm at Meta House, The Mekong Review and Monument Books present the launch of Deathpower: Buddhism’s Ritual Imagination in Cambodia, by Erik W Davis, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The book, the result of three years of intensive field research, explores Buddhist rituals of death in contemporary Cambodia.
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On Wednesday 20, the opening at the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation of Vincent Broustet’s new exhibition ROAM!, a collection of 15 charcoal drawings on craft paper, depicting the impromptu parties held by moonlight in the Cambodian countryside, near Kampot. 6.30 pm start.
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On Saturday 23 at Meta House, the Liger Learning Center presents an art exhibition and limited edition book launch for The Illustrated Guide to Wildlife of Cambodia, which includes 90 new watercolours of Cambodian wildlife created by student illustrators. Many of the illustrators and scientists involved in the project will be present, and original artwork will be on sale. The exhibition and launch starts at 4 pm, followed by a wine reception and art sale from 6 pm.
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On Saturday 23, Sophiline Arts Ensemble will present a concert of new and experimental dance and music at the Khmer Arts Theatre in Takhmao as part of their What Next series. Tompeang Snong Russey (Bamboo Shoots) features six dance pieces, “with the intention of developing creativity among a generation of highly accomplished performers and stimulating cultural vibrancy.” The performance commences as 7 pm at the Khmer Arts Theatre, #135, Street 115 (about 300 metres from National Road 2) in Takdol Village, Takhmao (see the map). $2.50 on the door.
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On Sunday 24, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a tour of The New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s, visiting sites built of Vann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most prominent architect, including the 100 Houses Social Housing project, university buildings and Olympic Stadium. $15 per person, 3 hours, transport included. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org. Meet at the Post Office, 2.30 pm.
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Also on Sunday 24, Drink and Draw is back at Show Box. $3 entry provides you 2 hours with a life model. BYO drawing materials. 7 pm start.
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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

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.


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 19 at 7 pm at Meta House, The Mekong Review and Monument Books present the launch of Deathpower: Buddhism’s Ritual Imagination in Cambodia, by Erik W Davis, a book on Buddhist rituals of death in contemporary Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 20 at 6.30 pm, the opening at the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation of Vincent Broustet’s new exhibition ROAM!, a collection of 15 charcoal drawings on craft paper.
More info

Saturday 23 from 4 pm at Meta House, the Liger Learning Center presents an art exhibition and limited edition book launch for The Illustrated Guide to Wildlife of Cambodia, which includes 90 new watercolours of Cambodian wildlife created by student illustrators. The exhibition and launch starts at 4 pm, followed by a wine reception and art sale from 6 pm.
More info

Saturday 23 at 7 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble will present a concert of new and experimental dance and music at the Khmer Arts Theatre in Takhmao as part of their What Next series: Tompeang Snong Russey (Bamboo Shoots) features six dance pieces (see the map).   $2.50 on the door.
More info

Sunday 24 from 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours offers a tour of The New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s, visiting sites built of Vann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most prominent architect. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 24 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box. $3 entry provides you 2 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 24.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

 Bophana Center hosts the Shifting Geographies exhibition, featuring the works of Lydie Jean-dit-Pannel, Kvay Samnang, Léa Le Bricomte, Daphné Le Sergent, Patrick Nardin, and Vandy Rattana.
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At Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly.
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Meta House hosts the exhibition Surabaya Beat by Swiss photographer Beat Presser.
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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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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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