Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 25 October 2016

Greetings,

Microgallery N o w h e r e’s  experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, opens on Wednesday 26, from 6 pm. A variety of artists have contributed to the exhibition, exploring our individual strangenesses. Until 11 November.
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Thursday 27 at Sa Sa Bassac, from 6 pm, the opening of Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
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On Sunday 30 at The L Bar, a closing party for the Flori Green exhibition, open at 2 pm with a DJ set at 4 pm.
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On Monday 31, Java Café Independence hosts the opening of Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey. From 6.30 pm.
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Next week, on November 3, ARTillery Café’s Easels in the Alley returns with a sketch edition, hosted by Laura Emily of Lau Le Miray Art,  Get signed up soon for the early bird special.

The Kampot Writers and Readers Festival descends on Cambodia for the weekend 3 – 7 November. A comprehensive list of the many visitors to the KWRF is now available on-line, and the schedule is being progressively released. Expect readings, discussions, panels, workshops, music, screenings and more. A general call is going out for a Saturday afternoon event, My Favourite Poem, hosted by Tree Bernstein – if you would like to contribute a reading and a few contextual comment about the poet and the poem, please contact Tree [treebernstein@gmail.com] for more information.   Raffles Le Royale is hosting a pre-festival event, An Evening with the Writers, on Thursday 2 from 4 pm.

On the same weekend, 3 – 7 November, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, entitled SHAKESPEARE 400, will feature music, songs and poetry from the Renaissance to mark the 400th anniversary of the English writer’s death. The programme is on-line now.

Also on the same weekend, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents return performances of the groundbreaking A Bend in the River, choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, featuring an original score by Him Sophy, puppets by Pich Sopheap, costumes by San Vannary and sets by the artists of Char RUFA. Friday 4 to Sunday 6 at 7 pm at the Khmer Arts Theater, Street 115, Takhmao. (Roundtrip bus service available from Phnom Penh for $2.50 per seat.)   Entry at the door: $2.50

Later in the month, on November 20, Ragamuffin Cambodia is offering a one day workshop, Writing from the Heart, on story making, poetry and letters.

Phnom Penh based ambient composer Warren Daly has released a new lush, spacey four-track EP, Spiralling Continuum, on Bandcamp. Check out the promotional video here.

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…


 

Wednesday 26, 6 pm, the opening of N o w h e r e’s  experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, exploring our individual strangenesses. Until 11 November.
More info

Thursday 27, 6 pm, at Sa Sa Bassac, the opening of Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

Sunday 30 at The L Bar, a closing party for the Flori Green exhibition, open at 2 pm with a DJ set at 4 pm.
More info

Monday 31, 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence hosts the opening of Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey.
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. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Cloud presents Exodus, a photographic exhibition with film screenings based on the refugee crisis on Lesbos in 2015, featuring the photography of of Isabelle Serro, Juan Carlos Mohr and Cèsar Lopez Balan. Until November 2.
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Constable Gallery at Large in Siem Reap hosts Resilience, a photographic exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Cambodian civil war.
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The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Tioulong, Echoes from a Golden Past, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak uncovering the lost villas of the village of Tioulong in Kirirom National Park.
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At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, 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.
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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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The French Institute hosts an exhibition, For those who are no longer here, by Phnom Penh born artist Sera, focusing on the preparation of a Khmer Rouge memorial that will be constructed near the French Embassy. Run through to November 3.
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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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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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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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