Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 September, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 6, from 6 pm at Meta House – in fact in front of Meta House Made Elsewhere an installation by Taiwanese artist Li Kueipi will be unveiled.
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The media launch party for the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival will be held on Wednesday 7 from 5 – 7 pm at The Exchange. Come get a taste of what’s on offer at this year’s festival, to be held 3 – 7 November; some very special guests indeed.
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On Wednesday 7 at 6 pm, the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Cutting Edge, an exhibition of lithography that arose out of the 2011 visit of a team from La Ceiba Gráfica, a prestigious lithography and etching centre in the Veracruz hills to the Royal University of Cambodia. Kong Vollak has curated the exhibition, which includes works by many Cambodian artists and students.
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On Wednesday 7 at 6 pm, N o w h e r e (St 312) offers a workshop on rubber stamping for beginners run by Lolli Park, a visual artist from Seoul. $40 per person, with a maximum of six people for the three hour session.
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On Wednesday 7, the commencement of a series of acting classes hosted by Common Sole, guided by Eric Ellul.  The first semester will run through to January, with a second semester from February to June next year. Open to all levels, from beginners to experienced performers (minimum 12 years old). English, French and Khmer languages catered for. 6.30 pm – 9 pm.
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On Friday 9 from 10.30 am at Brown on Norodom, Kismuth Books presents “a small, light breakfast-time conversation and short reading of The Village Report: Breakfast in Cambodia. Free event, but numbers limited to ten – please RSVP.
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On Sunday 11 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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On Sunday 11 at 11 am, a piano matinee as part of the Classical Music Concert Series. Kheng Hoe Low from Malaysia will play works by Chopin, Liszt, and Beethoven. $10/$3 includes a bowl of hearty German lentil soup.
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On Sunday 11Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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On Sunday 11 at Meta House, from 6 pm, a combined photo exhibition opening and poetry night, E-motion. Photographer and poet Choun Sopheap is joined by Nou Hach Literary Association members Loch Chantha, Yeng Chheangly, Salvadorian beat poet Antonio Pineda and many more.
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Drunk Nude, the Heng Ravuth exhibition at Java Independence, has been extended through to October 16. You can view the catalogue here.

Coming up later this month:

  • Friday 16, spoken word open micat The L Bar
  • Thursday 22 – Wednesday 28, The Phnom Penh Players present A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at Le Grande Palais near Psar Thmei. Tickets go on sale at locations to be advised soon.
  • Friday 23 and Saturay 24, the French Institute will host the first public screenings of Christopher Rompre’s documentary about the great Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann The Man Who Built Cambodia, with Q&A to follow. Tickets will be limited, on a first come, first served basis, and only available from the French Institute on the day of the screening.

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 6, 6 pm at Meta House, the unveiling of Made Elsewhere, an installation by Taiwanese artist Li Kueipi.
More info

Wednesday 7, 5 pm – 7 pm, the media launch party for the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival at The Exchange.
More info

Wednesday 7, 6 pm, the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Cutting Edge, an exhibition of lithography that arose out of the 2011 visit of a team from La Ceiba Gráfica, a prestigious lithography and etching centre in the Veracruz hills to the Royal University of Cambodia.
More info

Wednesday 7, 6 pm, N o w h e r e (St 312) offers a workshop on rubber stamping for beginners run by Lolli Park. $40 per person.
More info

Wednesday 7, 6.30 pm – 9 pm, the commencement of a series of acting classes hosted by Common Sole, guided by Eric Ellul. Open to all levels, from beginners to experienced performers (minimum 12 years old).
More info

Friday 9, 10.30 am, at Brown on Norodom, Kismuth Books presents “a small, light breakfast-time conversation and short reading of The Village Report: Breakfast in Cambodia.
More info

Sunday 11 at 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 11 at 11 am, the Classical Music Concert Series presents Kheng Hoe Low from Malaysia playing Chopin, Liszt, and Beethoven. $10/$3 includes a bowl of hearty German lentil soup.
More info

Sunday 11Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info

Sunday 11, 6 pm, Meta House presents a combined photo exhibition opening and poetry night, E-motion, featuring Choun Sopheap, Nou Hach Literary Association members Loch Chantha, Yeng Chheangly, Salvadorian beat poet Antonio Pineda and many more.
More info


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.

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.”
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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.”   Until September 19.
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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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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 16 October.
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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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