Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 16 August, 2016

Greetings,

On Thursday 18 at 7 pm, Meta House presents two short films on the subject of the New Khmer Architecture movement of the 1950s and 1960s: The Building (2011, 30 min) by Alnoor Dewshi and Concrete Visions (2008, 16 min) by Nico Mesterharm.
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On Thursday 18 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.
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The monthly Cloud street party will be held on Friday 19 from 7 pm. This event, a celebration of Cambodian hip hop culture, includes live painting, screening, rap concert and DJ set.
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On Sunday 21 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four Religions of Phnom Penh. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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On Sunday 21 at 7 pm, as part of the Cambodian War Widows Project, Meta House hosts a special theatre presentation by Matilde Nuñez Galleguillos (Chile) and Hugo Fonfon (France), which was recently premiered in Battambang. L’instant d’un rêve follows one night in the life of a Khmer Rouge widow. “A mix of circus, theatre, music and dance illustrates the reunion of two people from different worlds, who are connected by loneliness and anger.” Entry $2.
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On Monday 22Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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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…


Thursday 18, 7PM, at Meta House, two short films on the subject of the New Khmer Architecture movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
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Thursday 18 Design Kompany hosts Rooftop Philosophy in Phnom Penh, a guided conversation. RSVP required. Participation fee: $10. Contact Design Kompany here.
More info

Friday 19, from 7 pm, Cloud street party celebrating Cambodian hip hop culture, includes live painting, screening, rap concert and DJ set.
More info

Sunday 21, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four Religions of Phnom Penh. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 21, 7 pm at Meta House, as part of the Cambodian War Widows Project, a special theatre presentation, L’instant d’un rêve follows one night in the life of a Khmer Rouge widow. Entry $2.
More info

Monday 22, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud. Two hours with a life model for $3. Extra drawing class at 7 pm for $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, August 28.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Meta House presents an 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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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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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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One thought on “Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 16 August, 2016

  1. Thanks so much for sharing about Rooftop Philosophy, Fabian! Much appreciated! Excited to see new and different places and events popping up and am glad that you are sharing them with us. 🙂 🙂 If anyone is up for co-creating an event, give us a shout? We’re open to talking about ways to gather people in ways that are fun and intriguing, and a bit different from ‘the usual’. To be continued! –AS

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