Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 July, 2016

Greetings,

Starting today, Tuesday 19, in Battambang, and running through to Sunday 24, the Battambang Digital Arts Festival at the Zan-A-Key Artspace will feature a wide range of activities and participants (artist-o-nauts) – indeed, the call for proposals and ideas from artists and researchers stays open until the end of the festival.
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On Wednesday 20 at Meta House, human rights activist Chea Vannath launches her autobiography A Cambodian Survivor’s Odyssey, “a fascinating account of her survival of the Khmer Rouge regime and Cambodia’s subsequent emergence from decades of turmoil.”
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On Saturday 23N o w h e r e (St 312) hosts an Adobe Illustrator/vector painting workshop by Syahrulfikri Salleh. 1 pm to 5 pm, $40. 20% discount for under 21s.
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Also on Saturday 23, Cloud presents a special spoken word night, featuring a wide range of local poets and writers, including Kosal Khiev, Nathan Thompson, and visiting poet Cat Brogan.
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On Sunday 24, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s, from 2.30 pm. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
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On Monday 24Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm.
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Planning has commenced for the 2016 Kampot Writers & Readers Festival, to be held on the first weekend of November, and the organisers are calling for people to assist. “Last year’s inaugural event was made especially successful through the efforts of an incredible team of contributors – not least KWRF sponsors and our dedicated team of festival volunteers.” Contact julienpoulson [ @ ] hotmail.com. More info here and here.

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 19 to Sunday 24, the Battambang Digital Arts Festival at the Zan-A-Key Artspace featuring a wide range of activities and participants.
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Wednesday 20, 7 pm at Meta House, human rights activist Chea Vannath launches her autobiography A Cambodian Survivor’s Odyssey.
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Saturday 23, 1 – 5 pm at N o w h e r e (St 312) an Adobe Illustrator/vector painting workshop, $40. 20% discount for under 21s.
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Saturday 23 from 8.30 pm, Cloud presents a special spoken word night, featuring a wide range of local poets and writers.
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On Sunday 24, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s, from 2.30 pm. Reservations required, email contact@ka-tours.org.
More info

On Monday 24Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class from 7 pm.
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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 31.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Meta House presents 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.
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Bophana Center is hosting 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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At The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation is T’banh (Woven), a collection of works produced by members of The Plantation staff in a series of art classes and workshops. 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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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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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. Until 20 August.
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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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