Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 28 June, 2016

Greetings,

On Thursday 30, from 6 pm, Meta House invites us to the Turtle Club. The educational theatre project The Courageous Turtle was proposed as a judicial reparation project to the ECCC (Khmer Rouge Tribunal) as a way to “trigger an inter-generational dialogue about the Khmer Rouge era and its legacy.” The evening includes a photographic exhibition and film screening.
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Opening Friday 1 at the National Museum, is Histories of the future, an exhibition curated by Dana Langlois showcasing Cambodia’s contemporary art links with Australia. Sponsored by the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh, the collection “places some of Cambodia’s most prominent contemporary artists in the National Museum of Cambodia. […] It is intended to celebrate the engagement between Australia and Cambodia through art and culture.”   The works include video, photography, sculpture, prints and installations. The exhibition will also feature a series of free weekly talks – the first is on Sunday 3 by Lyno Vuth: Facilitating the Contemporary: Artist Initiatives in Phnom Penh since 1990s.
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On the morning of Saturday 2, from 8 am to noon at the French Institute, French-Guatemalan artist Erick Gonzalez leads a graphic art workshop for ages 12 and up. The event will include slideshow and discussion of works, artists and their technique, presentation of traditional and modern techniques in contemporary art. Each attendee will create a print.
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On Saturday 2 at 7 pm and Sunday 3 at 5 pm, Cloud (#32, St 9) is hosting a French language improvised theatrical performance by the collective Les Effrontés entitled Mises en Pièces or Déclarations d’amour au théâtre. Reservations essential. $5, but free for children under 12.
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On Sunday 3Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Phnom Penh based poet Scott Bywater today announces the release of his latest volume of poetry, in voluntary exile. Launch details to be released soon, copies available now, email scoddy67[@]gmail.com.

Next week on Wednesday evening at ARTillery Café (St 240 ½), Easels in the Alley – the regular two hour tutorial and painting session – is hosted by New Zealand artist Bruce Hutchinson, and will focus on acrylic landscape painting. Bookings at ARTillery, or by email at info [@] artillerycafe.com – early bird special of $28 (includes all materials) by signing up by tomorrow, Wednesday 29.

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 30, from 6 pm, at Meta House, the Turtle Club exhibition and film screening for the educational theatre project The Courageous Turtle.
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Friday 1, from 8 am, at the National Museum, Histories of the future, an exhibition curated by Dana Langlois showcasing Cambodia’s contemporary art links with Australia.
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Saturday 2, 8 am to noon, at the French Institute, French-Guatemalan artist Erick Gonzalez leads a graphic art workshop for ages 12 and up.
More info

Saturday 2 at 7 pm and Sunday 3 at 5 pm, Cloud (#32, St 9) is hosting a French language improvised theatrical performance by the collective Les Effrontés entitled Mises en Pièces or Déclarations d’amour au théâtre. Reservations essential
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Sunday 3 at 6 pm, at the National Museum, a talk by Lyno Vuth, Facilitating the Contemporary: Artist Initiatives in Phnom Penh since 1990s as part of the Histories of the future exhibition.
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Sunday 3 at 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at Eurêka (#63, St 88) 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 third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
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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, July 3.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Meta House presents Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!), an exhibition by young Battambang artist Hour Seyha.
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The French Institute presents a photographic exhibition, Voyage into the heart of Cambodia, in collaboration with the Angkor Photo Festival, featuring 40 historic images from the French School of Asian Studies.
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The 1961, in Siem Reap, hosts a photographic exhibition,The Silent Explosion, by Ali Al-Nasani, exploring the rapidly emerging street art of Kathmandu. Show runs until July 14.
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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. Until 18 August.
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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. Until 30 June.
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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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