Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 April, 2016

Greetings,

On Wednesday 6 from 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac presents the opening of Poetic Topographies, a two-person exhibition of new work by emerging artists Eng Rithchandaneth and Kong Dara, curated by Vuth Lyno.  “With Inside Out, Daneth turns to the symbolic material of earth – a fertile source of life and the site of conflict. A puzzle-like formation lies on the floor; its pieces resemble geographic fragmentation. […] In a separate series, Sareirak, (Organism), Dara interprets his direct observations of behavior and affection among straight and gay passengers on public transportation in Bangkok.”
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Also on Wednesday 6, from 7.30 to 9 pm,  n o w h e r e art studio/gallery on St 312 is hosting a sketch circle, where participants will be set a series of art challenges. All levels welcome to this free event. BYO materials and share.
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On Thursday 7 from 6 – 7.30 pm, Ragamuffin is hosting a Women’s Moon Gathering, a ritual of movement and artistic expression led by Carrie Herbert and Mia Savage.   By donation. Please RSVP at ashtangaunderground [@] gmail.com or 015 856 960.
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Also on Thursday 7 at Cloud, the Kok Thlok Artists’ Association presents an exhibition of shadow puppets (sbek), to be introduced by actor and Kok Thlok director Kompheak Phoeung. Starts at 7 pm.
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On Friday 8 at 7 pm at Meta House, a screening of the Marc Eberle’s documentary Not Easy Rock’n’Roll, on the evolution of the Cambodian Space Project. A Q&A with Marc Eberle and Srey Thy following screening.
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On Sunday 10 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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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…


Wednesday 6 from 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac presents the opening of Poetic Topographies, a two-person exhibition of new work by emerging artists Eng Rithchandaneth and Kong Dara, curated by Vuth Lyno.
More info

Wednesday 6, from 7.30 to 9 pm,  n o w h e r e art studio/gallery on St 312 is hosting a sketch circle. BYO materials and share.
More info

Thursday 7, 6 – 7.30 pm, Ragamuffin is hosting a Women’s Moon Gathering led by Carrie Herbert and Mia Savage.   By donation. Please RSVP at ashtangaunderground [@] gmail.com or 015 856 960.
More info

Thursday 7 at 7 pm at Cloud, the Kok Thlok Artists’ Association presents an exhibition of shadow puppets (sbek), to be introduced Kompheak Phoeung.
More info

Friday 8 at 7 pm at Meta House, a screening of the Marc Eberle’s documentary Not Easy Rock’n’Roll. A Q&A with Marc Eberle and Srey Thy will follow the screening.
More info

Sunday 10 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] 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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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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Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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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, April 24.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

ShowBox Gallery presents Portraits, featuring a collection of works of portraiture by local artists curated by Greg Balster and Conrad Keely. Until the 10th of April.
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At Bophana Center until end of April, Dancers 1973, a collection of photographs taken by Colin Grafton of a rare Khmer classical dance performance in the early 1970s.
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At FCC Mansion, a painting exhibition by Theo Vallier entitled Phnom Penh Streets.
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Sunday afternoons until July 4, Romcheik 5 collective in Battambang presents Repairing My Memories by Mil Chankrim.
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At the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel, Drawing the Golden Thread, a joint exhibition by Chhan Dina and Frederikke Tu celebrating the beauty and fragility of the natural world. Until 17 April.
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At Java Café Independence Monument, Body of Work, featuring fashion portraiture by Alan James Flux, “a selection of images and sketches that characterize the artistic intent behind the works and how they challenge the aesthetic traditions of the fashion industry.” Until 30 April.
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The Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation present the opening of 36 Views of Phnom Penh, an exhibition by Laurent Villate, celebrating the motley collection of pavements, streets and buildings in the city.

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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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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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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