Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 13 September, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 13N o w h e r e (St 312) presents an art talk by Siev Phin Chong, young Cambodian independent filmaker and founder of PEACE Films, and a member of the Plerng Kob community, a collaborative group of individuals passionate about the arts, who will share his journey and dreams for future Cambodia arts and creativity. Entrance is free but seats are limited. 7 pm start.
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On Friday 16 at 2 pm at the National Museum, as part of the Histories of the Future exhibition talk series, Anida Yoeu Ali and Leang Seckon will address on Constructing an Artistic Vocabulary. Curator Dana Langlois will also conduct a guided tour of selected artworks.
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Friday 16 from 6 pm, The L Bar at Boeng Kak is hosting a spoken word open mic, hosted by Jenny and Morgan. All forms of spoken word performance are welcomed.
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Up in Siem Reap on Friday 16 Bambu Stage presents SNAP! 150 Years Of Photography In Cambodia, featuring projections of rare and unusual images dating from the first photographs of Angkor Wat in the 1860s. The show includes a set banquet afterwards at the Photographers Table for $25 (with discounts available). Starts at 6.46 pm with a free welcome drink. Call 0977 26 1110 to reserve a seat. Bambu Stage performs at Tangram Garden, behind Wat Damnak, Siem Reap.
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The Cloud block party, a monthly celebration of hip hop culture, this Friday 16 at the bottom of St 9. The event will include a live painting performance by Venks. From 7 pm.
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Also on Friday 16, from 7 pm, downstairs at Meta House, a performance of Meta’s educational theatre project The Courageous Turtle that aims to enhance Cambodian students’ knowledge and awareness of history of the Khmer Rouge. English subtitles provided. Free entrance but limited seating, please register your seat via mesterharm [at] gmx.net.
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This weekend, Khmer Architecture Tours offers two tours, Four Religions of Phnom Penh on Saturday 17, and Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building on Sunday 18. 8.30 am starts. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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On Sunday 18 at 1 pm, N o w h e r e (St 312) offers a three hour shadow puppet making workshop in a collaborative effort by several independent artists in Phnom Penh in support of Sovanna Phum Art Association. The workshop will be run by Sovanna Phum founder Master Mann Kosal. $60 per person, maximum eight people per session. Discounts available for Cambodians and under 21s. For booking call: 085 402 712 (Ajin).
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On Sunday 18 at 7 pm, Meta House presents Australian classical guitarist and composer Chris Kotchie in concert. His compositions explore Australia’s history and landscapes, ancient inventions and art. $10 entrance.
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On Monday 19Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3; additional drawing class from 7 pm for $1.
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Coming up later this month:

  • Tuesday 20 in Siem Reap, Bambu Stage presents Temples Decoded
  • Thursday 22 – Wednesday 28, The Phnom Penh Players present A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at Le Grande Palais near Psar Thmei. Tickets are on-sale now, from Box Office, Flicks 1, and Le Grand Palais. $10 each. Proceeds from the shows will support the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre.
  • Friday 23 and Saturday 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 13, 7 pm, N o w h e r e (St 312) presents an art talk by Siev Phin Chong, young Cambodian independent filmaker and founder of PEACE Films, on his journey and dreams for future Cambodia arts and creativity. Entrance is free but seats are limited.
More info

Friday 16, 2 pm at the National Museum, as part of the Histories of the Future exhibition talk series, Anida Yoeu Ali and Leang Seckon will address on Constructing an Artistic Vocabulary, plus guided tour of artworks by curator Dana Langlois.
More info

Friday 16, 6 pm, The L Bar at Boeng Kak is hosting a spoken word open mic, hosted by Jenny and Morgan.
More info

Friday 16, 6.46 pm at Tangram Garden, Siem Reap, Bambu Stage presents SNAP! 150 Years Of Photography In Cambodia, including a set banquet. Call 0977 26 1110 to reserve a seat.
More info

Friday 16, 7 pm, the Cloud block party at the bottom of St 9, including a live painting performance by Venks.
More info

Friday 16, 7 pm, downstairs at Meta House, a performance of Meta’s educational theatre project The Courageous Turtle with English subtitles. Free entrance but limited seating, please register your seat via mesterharm [at] gmx.net.
More info

Saturday 17, 8.30 am, Four Religions of Phnom Penh by Khmer Architecture Tours. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 18, 8.30 am, Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building by Khmer Architecture Tours. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 18, 1 pm, N o w h e r e (St 312) offers a three hour shadow puppet making workshop with by Sovanna Phum founder Master Mann Kosal. For bookings call: 085 402 712 (Ajin).
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Sunday 18, 7 pm, Meta House presents Australian classical guitarist and composer Chris Kotchie in concert.
More info

Monday 19Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3; additional drawing class from 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, September 25.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

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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Meta House hosts a photo exhibition opening, E-motion, by photographer and poet Choun Sopheap.
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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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