Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 30 August, 2016

Greetings,

On Wednesday 31, Cloud presents an exhibition by self-taught painter Chan Ravy, Imagination Art. “Ravy is a dreamer, he loves to get lost in thought when he looks at a landscape. That’s why most of his painting seem to come out of a dream.”   Starts at 7 pm, runs to September 19.
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On Thursday 1, 6 pm – 8 pm, TINI (#57, St 450, Toul Tom Poung) hosts the launch of Kismuth Books’ new publication, Breakfast in Cambodia, by Dipika Kholi, the first in a series of books entitled The Village Report, “which chronicles the true story of abandoning a way of life and a set of ideals for ‘how things should be done’.” The launch will include games and a reading.
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On Thursday 1 from 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents a photographic exhibition, City by Night, by Chantal Stoman and students of Studio Images, examining Phnom Penh and its airport after dark. The show runs until the end of September.
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This week Cambodian Living Arts presents Jolana Jongjam II (Movement Memory 2), a four-day youth-oriented festival of contemporary dance. “The theme ‘Movement Memories’ invites the performers to use movement to explore memories, and the idea of memory itself.”  On Thursday 1 (American University of Phnom Penh) and Friday 2 (Pannasastra University of Cambodia), New Cambodian Artists will perform Bach/Tango, and Growing Up In Public, while Epic Arts will perform Krama, and Come Back Brighter. Then on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 at 7 pm at the National Museum, New Cambodian Artists present their newest work, Dance to the Moon, “A dreamlike show about memories of the future past.”
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Friday 2, Meta House presents The Silent Explosion, a photographic exhibition celebrating the rapidly emerging urban street art in Kathmandu, Nepal, by photographer Ali Al-Nasani. “Street Art is free. Works are never created to be sold. The only goal is to communicate – to the largest possible audience.” From 6 pm.
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On Saturday 3N o w h e r e (St 312) invites all comers to Muy Dollar Portraits, where Lolli Park and Syahrulfikri Salleh will draw you in caricature for $1. 11 am – 2 pm and then 3 pm to 5 pm.
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On Sunday 4 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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On Monday 5Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional short drawing class from 7 pm for an extra $1.
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Coming up later this month (22 – 28 September), The Phnom Penh Players present A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at Le Grande Palais near Psar Thmei. Tickets go on sale 5 September at locations to be advised soon.

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…


Wednesday 31, 7 pm, Cloud presents an exhibition by self-taught painter Chan Ravy, Imagination Art.
More info

Thursday 1, 6 pm – 8 pm, TINI (#57, St 450, Toul Tom Poung) hosts the launch of Kismuth Books’ new publication, Breakfast in Cambodia, by Dipika Kholi, the first in a series of books entitled The Village Report.
More info

Thursday 1, 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents a photographic exhibition, City by Night, by Chantal Stoman and students of Studio Images, examining Phnom Penh and its airport after dark.
More info

Thursday 1, 5.30 pm at American University of Phnom Penh, Jolana Jongjam II (Movement Memory 2) contemporary dance festival featuring New Cambodian Artists and Epic Arts.
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Friday 2, 6 pm at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Jolana Jongjam II (Movement Memory 2) contemporary dance festival featuring New Cambodian Artists and Epic Arts.
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Friday 2, 6 pm, Meta House presents The Silent Explosion, a photographic exhibition celebrating the rapidly emerging urban street art in Kathmandu, Nepal, by photographer Ali Al-Nasani.
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Saturday 3, 11 am – 2 pm, 3 pm – 5 pm, Muy Dollar Portraits at N o w h e r e (St 312).
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Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 at 7 pm at the National Museum, Jolana Jongjam II (Movement Memory 2) contemporary dance festival featuring New Cambodian Artists and Epic Arts.
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Sunday 4 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Monday 5Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional short drawing class from 7 pm 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, September 11.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

WaterLily (#37, St 240, next to The Shop) is hosting an exhibition of abstract paintings by Christine GauthierEncre & Sre Ambel.
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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 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 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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The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).

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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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