Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 December, 2016

Greetings,

On Wednesday 7, 5 pm at Meta House, the opening of an exhibition, Khmer Rouge Genocide and the Cham, featuring the work of American installation artist Pam Bowman, photographers Germain Priour (France), Anders Jiras (Sweden) and Luke Hunt (Australia). Followed at 7 pm by the premiere of Marc Eberle’s documentary The Cham Rebellion Of Svay Khleang, made in collaboration with Cham students. Cham researcher Alberto Pérez Pereiro will speak, and there will be a performance of traditional Cham music by the band Pleng Ong Marn.
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On Thursday 8, from 6 pm, the Insider Gallery at the Intercontinental Hotel presents the opening of Abstract Mandala, an exhibition of paintings by French artist Alexandre Drey. A little background here.
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On Thursday 8 at the French Institute, a photographic exhibition by students of Studio Images entitled Let’s Dance!   From 6:30pm, show runs until 31 December.
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Also on Thursday 8, at 6.30 pm, Sa Sa Bassac presents a performance by contemporary dancer and choreographer Yon Davy, in creative and generative dialogue with Yim Maline’s on-going exhibition Decomposition, to be followed by a discussion with Davy moderated by Chey Chankethya. In Khmer with English translation.
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At Meta House on Friday 9, from 9 pm, English writer John Gartland will read from his latest books, the poetry collection Blanc et Noir and novel Resurrection Room, accompanied by Chris Minko, of Krom.
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On Saturday 10 from 1 pm, N o w h e r e presents a three hour workshop on the basics of calligraphy, hosted by Xavier Dupre.  Bookings essential.
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On Sunday morning, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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The L Bar hosts a special fundraising afternoon on Sunday 11 for the conservation of a small population of fishing cats in south west Cambodia. The event will include music, spoken word, comedy, open mic and lots of information about the fishing cat.   Kicks off at 2 pm, going late.
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On Sunday 11, Russian Ballet Cambodia, Phnom Penh’s newest dance school, will hold its first performance EUPHORIA – Get High On Dance at Black Box Theatre, ISPP. A matinee at 3.30 pm will be followed by an evening gala at 7 pm.
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Sunday 11, 7 pm at Show Box, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3.
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The 1961 Co-Working and Art Space in Siem Reap is currently hosting a photo exhibition, The Mirage Collective, featuring the work of five street photographers, running through to December 19. On Sunday 11, a Q&A will be held to discuss what makes a winning photo, and the wider world of street photography. 7.30 pm start.
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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…


Wednesday 7, 5 pm at Meta House, the opening of Khmer Rouge Genocide and the Cham, a multi—artist exhibition, film screening, talk and musical performance.
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Thursday 8, 6 pm, the Insider Gallery at the Intercontinental Hotel presents the opening of Abstract Mandala, an exhibition of paintings by French artist Alexandre Drey.
More info

Thursday 8, 6.30 pm, at the French Institute, a photographic exhibition by students of Studio Images entitled Let’s Dance!
More info

Thursday 8, 6.30 pm, Sa Sa Bassac presents a performance by contemporary dancer and choreographer Yon Davy, based on Yim Maline’s on-going exhibition Decomposition, followed by discussion in Khmer with English translation.
More info

Friday 9, 9 pm at Meta House, English writer John Gartland will read from his latest books, accompanied by Chris Minko, of Krom.
More info

Saturday 10, 1 pm, N o w h e r e presents a three hour workshop on the basics of calligraphy, hosted by Xavier Dupre.  Bookings essential.
More info

Sunday 11, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo.
More info

Sunday 11, 2 pm, The L Bar hosts a special fundraising afternoon for fishing cats in south west Cambodia, to include music, spoken word, comedy, open mic and lots of information.
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Sunday 11, 3.30 pm and 7 pm, Russian Ballet Cambodia, Phnom Penh’s newest dance school, will hold its first performance EUPHORIA – Get High On Dance at Black Box Theatre, ISPP.
More info

Sunday 11, 7 pm at Show Box, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3.
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Sunday 11, 7.30 pm, as part of the photo exhibition, The Mirage Collective, at The 1961 Co-Working and Art Space in Siem Reap, a Q&A will be held to discuss what makes a winning photo, and the wider world of street photography. More info


Ongoing….


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.

Bophana Center presents a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps, featuring the work of Stefan A. Ellis.
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The 1961 Co-Working and Art Space in Siem Reap hosts a photo exhibition, The Mirage Collective, featuring the work of five street photographers, running through to December 19. On December 11, as part of the exhibition, a Q&A will be held to discuss what makes a winning photo, and the wider world of street photography.
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Java Café Independence
presents Striving, by photo realist style painter Chov Theanly. “In this new body of work he constructs contemporary narratives of everyday lives and individual pursuit of success and beauty in contradiction with a neglected and failed environment.”
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The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation hosts Another time, Another train, a photographic exhibition by South African Bruce dv exploring the lost railways and locomotives of Cambodia.
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At Sa Sa Bassac, is Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
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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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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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