Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 4 October 2016

Greetings,

Wednesday 5 at 1 pm at the National Museum, the latest of the Histories of the Future Talk Series events, The Art of Storytelling, featuring artists from the Jorng Jam project: Kong Vollak, Neak Sophal, Kim Hak and Neang Kavich. Jorng Jam is a collaborative artistic project unlocking the history of Cambodians through their family archives, which has held exhibitions in Phnom Penh and in Brisbane, Australia, and it now has a website: you can check it out here. Note the talk is free but there is an entry free for the Museum.
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On Wednesday 5 at 6 pm, the FCC presents Kambuja, by Em Riem, a new series of works inspired by Cambodian portraits from the early twentieth century, produced on burlap.
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Beginning on Thursday 6 at 6.30 pm, and continuing until Saturday 8, the French Institute hosts an exhibition, conference and live art performance of the works of Phnom Penh born artist Sera, including the preparation of a Khmer Rouge memorial that will be constructed near the French Embassy. The exhibition, For those who are no longer here, will run through to November 3.
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On Friday 7 at the Phnom Penh Post Office, corner Sts 13 and 102, the opening of Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square. 6 pm – 8 pm. A reception will follow on Thursday 13 at the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242.
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On Saturday 8 Phnom Penh Community College is presenting a double art workshop – life drawing with charcoal in the morning, and portraits with oil pastels in the afternoon. Bookings essential. These workshops are suitable for people with very little or no experience in art. $35 each or $60 for two.
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On Saturday afternoon, N o w h e r e (#3, St. 312) offers a block printing on fabric workshop. Places strictly limited, and only open to people who have completed the rubber stamp for beginners class.
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On Saturday 8, 7 pm at Meta House, Performance Exchange of London presents Homage to Beckett, a memorial theatrical performance in honour of Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize winning author and the great chronicler of time, lost time, memory, laughter, longing and despair. Admission Fee: $7.
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On Sunday 9, Khmer Architecture Tours offers Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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On Sunday 9Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Sunday 9 at 8 pm at Meta House, the Classical Music Concert Series presents Homage To Astor Piazolla: L’Histoire du Tango-Latin American with Anton Isselhardt (Flute) and Pongpat Pongpradit (Guitar); $10/$3, reservations and additional information 077 787039 or artplusfoundation [ at ] gmail.com.
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On Monday 10Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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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:

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Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
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In brief: new and returning…


Wednesday 5, 1 pm at the National Museum, the latest of the Histories of the Future Talk Series events, The Art of Storytelling, featuring artists from the Jorng Jam project: Kong Vollak, Neak Sophal, Kim Hak and Neang Kavich. Note the talk is free but there is an entry free for the Museum.
More info

Wednesday 5, 6 pm, the FCC presents Kambuja, by Em Riem, a new series of works inspired by Cambodian portraits from the early twentieth century, produced on burlap.
More info

Thursday 6 at 6.30 pm, at the French Institute, Sera, passer on of the Cambodian memory, on the artist’s work and the design of a memorial .
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Thursday 6, 7.30 pm, at the French Institute, the opening of an exhibition, For those who are no longer here, by the artists Sera. Runs through to November 3.
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Friday 7, 6 pm at the Phnom Penh Post Office, corner Sts 13 and 102, the opening of Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed university students to re-design the future for the square. A reception will follow on Thursday 13 at the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242.
More info

Saturday 8, 9 am, Phnom Penh Community College presents a double art workshop – life drawing with charcoal in the morning, and portraits with oil pastels in the afternoon. Bookings essential.
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Saturday 8, 12 pm, N o w h e r e (#3, St. 312) offers a block printing on fabric workshop.
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Saturday 8, 4.30 pm, at the French Institute, a live art performance by artist Sera.
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Saturday 8, 7 pm at Meta House, Performance Exchange of London presents Homage to Beckett, a memorial theatrical performance in honour of Samuel Beckett. $7.
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Sunday 9, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
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Sunday 9, 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
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Sunday 9, 8 pm at Meta House, the Classical Music Concert Series presents Homage To Astor Piazolla: L’Histoire du Tango-Latin American with Anton Isselhardt (Flute) and Pongpat Pongpradit (Guitar); $10/$3, reservations and additional information 077 787039 or artplusfoundation [ at ] gmail.com.
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Monday 10, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 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. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

The L Bar presents Exploration, an art exhibition by Flori Green.
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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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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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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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