Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 27 September, 2016

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 27 from 6 pm at Meta House, a photographic and poetry exhibition by the Filipino artist Arvin Mamhot. “Capturing life in a tenth of a second, the common becomes beautiful as you look into these moments that we often miss.”
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Tonight, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28, the last chances to see The Phnom Penh Players’ presentation of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at Le Grande Palais near Psar Thmei. Tickets on-sale 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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N o w h e r e (#3, St. 312) has announced the resumption of their fortnightly Sketch Circle commencing Wednesday 28. BYO materials, or $2 for using theirs. No artistic background required.
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This weekend Phnom Penh Community College returns to an artistic offering with double art workshops on Saturday 1. Life drawing with charcoal in the morning, and portraits with oil pastels in the afternoon. The workshops are aimed at people with little or no experience. $35 each of $60 for both. Registration essential.
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On Saturday 1 from 8 pm, Bangkok based performing arts and media company Signal Flare presents a spoken word event, Look Out Phnom Penh, featuring local and imported poetry, comedy, rap and more, at Hops Brewery and Craft Beer Garden (St 228). $10 entry with a free drink.
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On Sunday 2, Khmer Architecture Tours offers Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Also on Sunday 2, Grand opening of The L Bar at the Lakeside will feature poetry readings, workshops, Exploration, an art exhibition by Flori Green, music and more. Starts 2 pm and goes into the evening.
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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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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

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…


Tuesday 27, 6 pm at Meta House, a photographic and poetry exhibition by the Filipino artist Arvin Mamhot.
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Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28, The Phnom Penh Players’ presentation of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at Le Grande Palais near Psar Thmei.
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Wednesday 28, Phnom Penh Sketch Circle at N o w h e r e (#3, St. 312). BYO materials, or $2 for using theirs. No artistic background required.
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Saturday 1, morning and afternoon art workshops at Phnom Penh Community College. Registration essential.
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Saturday 1, 8 pm, at Hops Brewery and Craft Beer Garden (St 228), Signal Flare presents a spoken word event, Look Out Phnom Penh, featuring local and imported poetry, comedy, rap and more, $10 entry with a free drink.
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Sunday 2, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 2, from 2 pm, Grand opening of The L Bar at the Lakeside will feature poetry readings, workshops, Exploration, an art exhibition by Flori Green, music and more.
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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. 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 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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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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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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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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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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