Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 1 March, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 1, the French Institute presents Café Elephant, an exhibition of work by Czech cartoonist Jiří Slíva, to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Cambodia. The opening reception includes gypsy jazz from Corde et Lame. From 6.30 pm.
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On Wednesday 2 from 6 pm at Bophana Center, the opening of an exhibition by Erick Gonzalez entitled The Altered Mirror: Reflections from Guatemala and Cambodia, in which the Franco-Guatemalan artist draws on links and his journey between the two countries. The show runs until the end of March.
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Commencing  Wednesday 2 and continuing weekly in March, Phnom Penh Community College presents a series of evening art workshops on the fundamentals of drawing, featuring artist France Damon. Bookings essential.
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Also on Wednesday 2, from 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw returns with the special theme of 50s pin ups. $3 for two hours.
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On Thursday 3 from 6 pm, Romdeng Restaurant hosts the launch of Cambodia Captured: Angkor’s First Photographers In 1860’s Colonial Intrigues, a new book by Jim Mizerski. The book is available from all Friends ‘N’ Stuff retail outlets, and from Monument Books and Toys Cambodia and other Monument Books outlets.
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On Saturday 5, Meta House hosts the launch of The White Building: a broken utopian dream, by Guy Singer, from 7 pm. Before the launch, a walking tour of the Bassac frontage area, including the White Building itself, starts at 4 pm – RSVP as numbers are limited.
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On Sunday 6 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building.   Booking essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Later on Sunday 6, Drink and Draw at Show Box. $3 entry provides you two hours with a life model. Starts at 7 pm. B.Y.O drawing materials.
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Finally on Sunday 6, from 8 pm, Meta House hosts the latest in the Piano Shop Classical Concert series, with Spanish pianist Luís Avendaño, from the Royal Academy of Music in London, playing Chopin, Mompou, Albeniz and Ginastera.
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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 1 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents Café Elephant, an exhibition of work by Czech cartoonist Jiří Slíva, plus gypsy jazz from Corde et Lame.
More info

Wednesday 2 at 6 pm at Bophana Center, the opening of an exhibition by Erick Gonzalez entitled The Altered Mirror: Reflections from Guatemala and Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 2 Phnom Penh Community College presents a series of evening art workshops on the fundamentals of drawing, featuring artist France Damon. Bookings essential.
More info

Wednesday 2, at 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw with the special theme of 50s pin ups. $3 for two hours.
More info

Thursday 3, at 6 pm, Romdeng Restaurant hosts the launch of Cambodia Captured: Angkor’s First Photographers In 1860’s Colonial Intrigues, a new book by Jim Mizerski.
More info
Even more info

Saturday 5 at 7 pm, Meta House hosts the launch of The White Building: a broken utopian dream, by Guy Singer, from 7 pm.
More info

Sunday 6 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building.   Booking essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 6 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box. $3 entry provides you two hours with a life model.
More info

Sunday 6 at 8 pm, Meta House hosts the latest in the Piano Show Classical Concert series, with Spanish pianist Luís Avendaño, from the Royal Academy of Music in London, playing Chopin, Mompou, Albeniz and Ginastera.
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, March 6.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Meta House hosts an installation by Berlin based artist Alfred Banze: Public Colors, Private Lines, based on experiences at the soon-to-close Sammaki Artspace in Battambang.
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Community Art Gallery at The Asia Foundation (St 242) presents of Silhouettes of Tomorrowland by Kong Vollak, using installation and printmaking to portray urbanisation and the development of Phnom Penh.
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At Sa Sa Bassac, Futurographies: Cambodia – USA – France, a multi=disciplinary exhibition with works by Yim Maline, Marc Eberle, Studio Revolt/Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano, Stuart Isset, Pete Pin, Roland Neveu, Binh Danh, Eng Rithchandaneth, Dave Kyu and Chath Piersath.
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The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
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At Romcheik 5 Artspace in Battambang, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sin Rithy, Endlessly.
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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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