Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 17 May, 2016

Greetings, and apologies for lateness.

Tonight, Thursday 19, from 6 pm, The Asia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Lane, a solo art exhibition by multi-media artist Meas Sokhorn, using a sculptural installation to critique the problems of Phnom Penh traffic.
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On Friday 20 and Saturday 21, Java Café and Meta House host a special event, Performance Exchange: Dialogues on the costs and conditions of performance, to discuss the state of live art and performance art. At Java Café on Friday from 6.30 – 8 pm, an open public panel discussion on performance with artists and producers with representatives from local and regional arts bodies, followed on Saturday morning at Meta House with a closed exchange for artists, curators and researchers.
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Sunday 22 from 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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On Sunday 22 at 3 pm at the iCAN British International School hall, Dance World Cambodia will perform their eight concert, featuring students in a range of styles from classical to modern, in preparation for their exam week with the Russian Ballet Society from the UK. Tickets $7 per person, available from Trunkh, Java & DWC Studio 1.
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On Sunday 22, Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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And finally on Sunday 22, at Meta House at 8 pm, the latest in the Classical Music Concert Series entitled The Viennese Heritage: Piano Delights with Mario Tonda. The Italian pianist will play works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven; $10/$3.
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The third edition of the Mekong Review, the new locally produced, regionally focused literary quarterly is now available at the usual locations.

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.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

 


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 19 at 6 pm, The Asia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery (#59, Street 242) presents Lane, a solo art exhibition by multi-media artist Meas Sokhorn, using a sculptural installation to critique the problems of Phnom Penh traffic.
More info

Friday 20 at 6.30 pm, at Java Café, Performance Exchange: Dialogues on the costs and conditions of performance an open public panel discussion on performance with artists and producers with representatives from local and regional arts bodies

Saturday 21 at 8.30 am at Meta House, Performance Exchange: Dialogues on the costs and conditions of performance, a closed exchange for artists, curators and researchers.
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Sunday 22 at 2.30 pm, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Bookings essential, email contact [ at ] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 22 at 3 pm at the iCAN British International School hall, a concert by Dance World Cambodia featuring students in a range of styles from classical to modern. Tickets $7 per person, available from Trunkh, Java & DWC Studio 1.
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Sunday 22 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Sunday 22 at 6 pm at Meta House, The Viennese Heritage: Piano Delights with Mario Tonda. The Italian pianist will play works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven; $10/$3.
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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, May 22.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

At Java Café, I Want to Get Married, an exhibition of drawings and video by Srey Bandaul. The title I want to get married is a metaphor for understanding each other and compromise.
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At Bophana Centre, a group exhibition of paintings, objects and sculpture by eight Cambodian artists led by Japanese artist Takakazu Yamada, Artinnovation CAMBODIA!. Featured artists are Thun Dina, Im Pesey, Seng Visal, Sou Kimsan, Nhem Sopheap, Sreang Pisey, Horn Samon, and Ven Phanna.
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Meta House presents Robam, a group exhibition by Chhan Dina, Chhim Sothy and Suos Davy celebrating Cambodia’s rich culture of dance. “This exhibition presents canvas, paints and sculptures portraying the elegance, determination, expression, and emotion of traditional Cambodian dancers.”
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Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation presents Psar Idyllic, a photographic exhibition by Cédric Delannoy, an exploration of Cambodian markets using photomontage techniques.
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The Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh hosts New Neighbours, a photographic exhibition by Steve Porte, superb portraits from his travels around Cambodia.
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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. Until June 4.
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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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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 Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in 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 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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