Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 20 September, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 20 at 6 pm at Meta House, an exhibition of arts and crafts put together by the Department of Fine Arts and Handicrafts at the Ministry of Culture, an annual showcase of works by artists and artisans from Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng and Phnom Penh.
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Also tonight, Tuesday 20, up in Siem Reap, Bambu Stage presents Temples Decoded at Tangram Garden, behind Wat Damnak. “Using a large interactive model, museum planner Nick Coffill creates a beautiful masterplan for a typical Cambodian temple that you can take as a mind-map to any location around the country.” The evening includes a set banquet at the Geographers Table at $25 (with discounts available). Starts at 6.46pm. Reservations essential: call 0977 26 1110.
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On Wednesday 21 at 2 pm at LOT 369, join Kismuth Books editor Dipika Kohli at LOT 369 for a conversation about digital publishing and readings from the new book, Breakfast in Cambodia.
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Staring Thursday 22 and continuing nightly until Wednesday 28 (note not Sunday), 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.
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On Friday 23 from 6.30 pm at Bophana Centre, the Young Women’s Leadership Network presents Photo’s Voice, a photographic exhibition that arises out of a competition held for young Cambodians, 15 – 25 years old, “to highlight the importance of women in the development of the economy, health and environment sector in Cambodia.”
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Friday 23 and Saturday 24 at 7 pm, 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.
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On Saturday 24 from 9.30 am, Lotus Center at Takhmau presents an all day workshop series and performance, The Vocal Body, facilitated by Australian vocal artist and therapist Trish Watts. Contact Trish 0962556527 or Eric 0972834395.
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Also on Saturday 24, at 10 am, 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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On Sunday 25 from 5 pm, Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
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On Sunday 25Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Microgallery N o w h e r e (#3, St. 312) is calling for submissions for a planned experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, to run from 26 October until 11 November. Deadline: 21 October.
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The Angkor Photo Festival has released its 2016 programme and it can be downloaded here.

Coming up 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

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In brief: new and returning…


Tuesday 20, 6 pm, at Meta House, an exhibition of arts and crafts put together by the Department of Fine Arts and Handicrafts at the Ministry of Culture, an annual showcase of works by artists and artisans from around the country.
More info

Tuesday 20, 6.46 pm, Bambu Stage presents Temples Decoded at Tangram Garden, behind Wat Damnak, Siem Reap. “Using a large interactive model, museum planner Nick Coffill creates a beautiful masterplan for a typical Cambodian temple.” $25, includes a set banquet Reservations essential: call 0977 26 1110.
More info

Wednesday 21, at 2 pm at LOT 369, Kismuth Books editor Dipika Kohli at LOT 369 hosts a conversation about digital publishing with readings from the new book Breakfast in Cambodia.
More info

Thursday 22Saturday 24, then Monday 26Wednesday 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.
More info

Friday 23, 6.30 pm at Bophana Centre, the Young Women’s Leadership Network presents Photo’s Voice, a photographic exhibition that arises out of a competition held for young Cambodians, 15 – 25 years old.
More info

Friday 23, 7 pm at the French Institute, Christopher Rompre’s documentary about the great Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann The Man Who Built Cambodia,.
More info

Saturday 24, 9.30 am at Lotus Center at Takhmau, an all day workshop series and performance, The Vocal Body, facilitated by Australian vocal artist and therapist Trish Watts. Contact Trish 0962556527 or Eric 0972834395.
More info

Saturday 24, at 10 am, 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. Free entrance but limited seating, please register your seat via mesterharm [at] gmx.net.
More info

Saturday 23, 7 pm at the French Institute, Christopher Rompre’s documentary about the great Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann The Man Who Built Cambodia,.
More info

Sunday 25, 5 pm at Romcheik Pram in Battambang, an exhibition by Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!).
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Sunday 25Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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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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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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