Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 9 August 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 9, 7 pm at microgallery N o w h e r e (St 312) there will be an artist’s talk by Lomorpich Rithy, aka YoKi Cöcö, independent filmmaker, director/founder of Plerng Kob, a collaborative arts community, and a highly active participant in the arts in Cambodia, about her artistic journey and the future of the arts in this country. Seating limited – $3 per person, with proceeds to Sovannaphum Arts Association.
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On Wednesday 10 from 6 pm, Meta House presents a new exhibition by Cambodian painter Chhim Sothy, YEAR 41, a reflection on his survival of the Khmer Rouge years and subsequent efforts to overcome trauma and contribute to the on-going reconciliation process in Cambodia.
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On Wednesday 10, ARTillery Café’s evening workshop series Easels in the Alley will be presented by Kosal Khiev.   Spaces limited – $35 a head includes all materials, tapas and a glass of wine. 7 pm start.
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At Sa Sa Bassac (#18 E2 Sothearos Blvd, near Wat Ounalom) on Thursday 11, from 6 pm, a lecture by Vera May entitled The Apsara as the Symbol of the Region: Shui Tit Sing and the Ten Men Art Group in Cambodia. Shui Tit Sing was a member of the Ten Men Art Group, a group of Chinese artists based in Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s, who visited Cambodia in 1963. The lecture is part of an on-going exhibition, Singapore Art Archive Project. Khmer language event with English interpretation.
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On Friday 12 from 6 pm, Cloud (St 9) presents MONSTA MASH, a pop up show from first year students of the professional design program at LIMKOKWING University. “Working with broken and discarded toys & figures appropriated in local thrift stores, students will present their reconstructed creations in the form of spray painted stencils, illustrations and photos; alongside the original toys themselves.” Runs until Saturday night.
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On Saturday 13 at 10 am, Meta House presents a performance of The Courageous Turtle, the educational theatre project to enhance knowledge and awareness of the Khmer Rouge years in Cambodian classrooms. In Khmer with English subtitles. Free entrance, but limited seating: please register via mesterharm [@] gmx.net.
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On Sunday 14 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Also on Sunday 14N o w h e r e (St 312) offers two workshops (rubber stamps for beginners and brush lettering for beginners) and an artist talk. At 11 am Syahrulfikri Salleh presents Quit Your Job, Travel the World & Make Art.  Workshops follow at 12.30 pm – 3 pm and 4 pm – 7 pm.
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Also on Sunday 14Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. BYO materials.
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And finally on Sunday 14 at 8 pm, the Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House presents Schubertiade: Art-songs and piano works by Franz Schubert and poetry readings of the Weimar Classic and German Romanticism, featuring lyric baritone Ong Wei Shen Keane, pianist Serene Koh, and students from the Goethe Language School. $10/$3. Reservation and additional information: 077 787038 / 016 985828
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This month Design Kompany hosts Rooftop Philosophy in Phnom Penh, a guided conversation and chance to meet to talk about things that aren’t boring. RSVP required. Participation fee: $10. Full details by contacting Design Kompany 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

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In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 9, 7 pm at N o w h e r e (St 312) an artist’s talk by Lomorpich Rithy, aka YoKi Cöcö, independent filmmaker, director/founder of Plerng Kob, a collaborative arts community. Seating limited – $3 per person.
More info

Wednesday 10, 6 pm, Meta House presents a new exhibition by Cambodian painter Chhim Sothy, YEAR 41, a reflection on his survival of the Khmer Rouge years.
More info

Wednesday 10, 7 pm at ARTillery Café, evening art workshop Easels in the Alley will be presented by Kosal Khiev.   Spaces limited.
More info

Thursday 11, 6 pm at Sa Sa Bassac (#18 E2 Sothearos Blvd, near Wat Ounalom), a lecture by Vera May entitled The Apsara as the Symbol of the Region: Shui Tit Sing and the Ten Men Art Group in Cambodia. Khmer language event with English interpretation.
More info

Friday 12, 6 pm, Cloud (St 9) presents MONSTA MASH, a pop up show from first year students of the professional design program at LIMKOKWING University.
More info

Saturday 13, 10 am, Meta House presents a performance of The Courageous Turtle, the educational theatre project to enhance knowledge and awareness of the Khmer Rouge years in Cambodian classrooms. Limited seating: please register via mesterharm [@] gmx.net.
More info

Sunday 14, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 14, 11 am at N o w h e r e (St 312), an artist talk by Syahrulfikri Salleh: Quit Your Job, Travel the World & Make Art.
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Sunday 14, 12.30 pm – 3 pm, N o w h e r e (St 312) offers a workshop on rubber stamps for beginners.
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Sunday 14, 4 pm – 7 pm, N o w h e r e (St 312) a workshop on brush lettering for beginners.
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Sunday 14Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. BYO materials.
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Sunday 14, 8 pm, the Classical Music Concert Series at Meta House presents Schubertiade: art-songs and piano works by Franz Schubert and German poetry readings. $10/$3. Reservation and additional information: 077 787038 / 016 985828
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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, August 14.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

SA SA BASSAC (#18 E2 Sothearos Blvd, near Wat Ounalom) presents Singapore Art Archive Project: Koh Nguang How and Shui Tit Sing, with curators Vera Mey and Mélanie Mermod, “which positions Cambodia and the archive of Shui Tit Sing of the Ten Men Art Group as a focal point to unfold the multidirectionality of modern artistic movements in the region we have come to know as Southeast Asia.”
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Java Independence hosts Heng Ravuth’s exhibition Drunk Nude, continuing the artist’s use of the nude, here using self portraiture to create a “collage-like texture and surface”. The show runs until 30 September.
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Meta House presents Upcycling, a photographic exhibition by French filmmaker and activist Julien Thomas, who leads ecological projects for school children in Cambodia and Vietnam.
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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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