Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 2 February 2016

Greetings,

In February Phnom Penh Community College will be running a series of evening art workshops – from 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm – on the fundamentals of drawing, featuring artist France Damon. Classes begin Wednesday 3 with self portrait, with subsequent weeks covering still life in the Khmer tradition, figure drawing, and drawing a landscape from a photograph.
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On Wednesday 3 at Meta House, a night of animated films. At 7 pm, the documentary 25 Frames to Move (2009, 18 min) follows the first career steps of Cambodian animator Poi Chhunly, which will be followed screening of some of his works. Then at 8 pm the screening of animated shorts by French filmmaking couple François Leroy and Stephanie Lansaque, passionate about Asian cultures, with a Q&A to follow.
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Also on Wednesday 3 at Java Café, the regular (now quarterly) Open Stage event for local and visiting writers from 7 pm. Readers this month are Australian performance poet Myley Rattle, Phina So from PEN Cambodia, and musician/writer/artist Conrad Keely. Works will be on sale at the venue.
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On Thursday 4 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects hosts an artists’ talk by Enzo Camacho and Amy Lien (Manila/Berlin/New York), artists who work collaboratively in multiple locations, overlapping diverse research methodologies with experimental and conceptual play. “The artists will present Leak Light Time Heat, a project that was developed in Manila and exhibited in a solo exhibition at 47 Canal gallery in New York City in 2014. Research for the project centred on call-centre workers in the Philippines, who typically work night hours in order to service American customers during US daytime.”
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On Saturday 6 at 7 pm, Meta House presents an actors’ talk by German television and film actor Tilo Prückner, followed by the screening of the Finnish-Australian-German science fiction comedy Iron Sky (2012, 94 min).
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On Sunday 7 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a two hour walking public architecture tour of Front du Bassac, including Chaktomuk and White Building. Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Drink and Draw is back this Sunday 7, 7 pm at Show Box. $3 entry provides you with two hours with a life model.   B.Y.O drawing materials.
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Next week, The Phnom Penh Players will present The Vagina Monologues, with three performances: Thursday 11, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February at Meta House. Tickets are $5 and on sale at The Box Office, Willow Boutique Hotel, Garden Cafe & Bar and Meta House. All proceeds go to SHE Investments organization.
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The crowdfunding appeal for The Boat floating arts centre in Phnom Penh has been extended – contributions will be accepted for another 17 days.

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…


Wednesday 3, 6.15 pm at Phnom Penh Community College the first of a series of evening art workshops on the fundamentals of drawing, featuring artist France Damon.
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Wednesday 3, 7 pm at Java Café, Open Stage for local and visiting writers featuring Myley Rattle, Phina So and Conrad Keely.
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Thursday 4 at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects hosts an artists’ talk by Enzo Camacho and Amy Lien (Manila/Berlin/New York), artists who work collaboratively in multiple locations, overlapping diverse research methodologies with experimental and conceptual play.
More info

Saturday 6 at 7 pm, Meta House presents an actors’ talk by German television and film actor Tilo Prückner, followed by the screening of the Finnish-Australian-German science fiction comedy Iron Sky (2012, 94 min).
More info

Sunday 7 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents a two hour walking public architecture tour of Front du Bassac, including Chaktomuk and White Building.   Reservations required, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 7 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box. $3 entry provides you with two hours with a life model.   B.Y.O drawing materials.
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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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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, February 7.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Carly Nugent (cnfrizzle [at] gmail.com).

The French Institute presents Adorned body, transformed body, the work of Cambodian photographers Khun Vannak and Sun Vanndy.
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Meta House presents IN/VISIBLE, an exhibition by French/German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl, as part of a long-term project on women who have been attacked by flame or acid burns. 

Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation hosts Vincent Broustet’s new exhibition ROAM!, a collection of 15 charcoal drawings on craft paper.
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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.
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At Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly.
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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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