Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 5 July, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 5, from 6 pm, the German-Cambodian Cultural Center Meta House and the Embassy of Mexico present a photographic exhibition, Frida And Diego: Complicities, a collection of portraits of 20th century artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera by both anonymous and well known photographers. Followed at 8 pm by Frida Still Life, a 1983 documentary about Kahlo’s life and work.
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Also tonight, from 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Between Tradition and Modernity, an exhibition by photographer Mélina MacDonald, a French student with Khmer family connections. “The country is going through a transitory period, caught between tradition and modernity. One just needs to take a walk through the capital city to see this illustrated. My project is to show these two worlds living side by side.” Runs until 1 August.
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Wednesday 6 at 6 pm, The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents T’banh (Woven), a collection of works produced by members of The Plantation staff in a series of art classes and workshops facilitated by Janneke Hoogstraaten, Chelsea Middendorf & Corinne Tan. Featured artists are Lim Vichea, Sos Fary, Chan Borey, Sek Sorphorn, Keut Sokchamroeun, Toun Sophea, Munos Marie, Ouk Channa, Koeut Socheat, Touch Lida and Mao Tongsin.
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Also on Wednesday 6, from 7 pm 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.
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On Saturday 9 from 10 am to 3 pm, N o w h e r e host a block print workshop with Lolli Park. Limited to four seats and only available for those who have attended the rubber stamp for beginners class only.
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On Sunday 10, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo, leaving the Post Office at 8.30 am. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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The Histories of the Future exhibition continues at the National Museum. In the accompanying talk series this Sunday 10, the next speaker is architecture historian Darryl Collins, with an address entitled From Palace Workshops to International Exhibitions: New Nagas Rising – Cambodian Arts in the Making. Free entrance. Starts at 6 pm.
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On Sunday 10 from 7 pm, Meta House presents a selection of Cambodian entries in Tropfest South East Asia 2015, part of the world’s largest short film festival. Among the films to be screened are first prize winner Ly Polen’s Colourful Knots (2014, 7 min) and third prize winner Somchanrith Chap’s A Fistful Of Pebbles (2014, 7 min).
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Also on Sunday 10, at 8 pm, downstairs at Meta House, the latest in the Classical Music Concert Series is Vivaldissimo: A Baroque Serenade, focusing on the work of Antonio Vivaldi. Featuring mezzo soprano Ai Iwasaki, violinist Zoe Dayan and pianist Giovanni De Cecco. $10/$3. Reservation and additional information: 077 787038 / 016 985828.

On Monday 11Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Beforehand, at 7 pm, an additional drawing class for an extra $1, Sarah Marcni will provide some tips on portraiture and face structure sketching.
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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.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

 


In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 5, from 6 pm, at Meta House, a photographic exhibition, Frida And Diego: Complicities, a collection of portraits of 20th century artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Followed at 8 pm by Frida Still Life, a 1983 documentary.
More info

Tuesday 5, from 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Between Tradition and Modernity, an exhibition by photographer Mélina MacDonald, a French student with Khmer family connections.
More info

Wednesday 6 at 6 pm, The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents T’banh (Woven), a collection of works produced by members of The Plantation staff in a series of art classes and workshops facilitated by Janneke Hoogstraaten, Chelsea Middendorf & Corinne Tan.
More info

Wednesday 6, from 7 pm at ARTillery Café (St 240 ½), the regular two hour tutorial and painting session Easels in the Alley is hosted by New Zealand artist Bruce Hutchinson. Bookings at ARTillery, or by email at info [@] artillerycafe.com.
More info

Saturday 9 from 10 am to 3 pm, N o w h e r e host a block print workshop with Lolli Park. Limited to four seats and only available for those who have attended the rubber stamp for beginners class only.
More info

Sunday 10 from 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 10 at 6 pm, the next in the Histories of the Future Talk Series at the National Museum: architecture historian Darryl Collins will speak on From Palace Workshops to International Exhibitions: New Nagas Rising – Cambodian Arts in the Making. Free entrance.
More info

On Sunday 10 from 7 pm, Meta House presents a selection of Cambodian entries in Tropfest South East Asia 2015, part of the world’s largest short film festival.
More info

Sunday 10, at 8 pm, downstairs at Meta House, the latest in the Classical Music Concert Series is Vivaldissimo: A Baroque Serenade, focusing on the work of Antonio Vivaldi. $10/$3. Reservation and additional information: 077 787038 / 016 985828.
More info

Monday 11, Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Beforehand, at 7 pm, an additional drawing class for an extra $1.
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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 17.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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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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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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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