Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 3 January 2017


On Thursday 5 at 6 pm, the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel presents the opening of a new exhibition by painter Chhan Dina, On the verge of extinction, inspired by the natural world, in particular the exotic birdlife of Cambodia.
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Also on Thursday 5, at 6.30 pm, Cloud presents Nature, an exhibition of oil paintings by Chhim Sothy. “Mankind evolves with Nature sometimes conforms to it, sometimes hates it.” Until 1 February.
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On Sunday 8 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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Sunday 8, 7 pm at Show BoxDrink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3.
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Coming later this month:

  • Sampot civilisé, an exhibition by Chan Dany, at the Lotus Pond Gallery, Plantation urban resort & spa opens January 11.   More info
  • in Siem Reap, at the new 111 East Gallery, an anniversary art show featuring a book launch & illustration exhibit by Brian Wood – two nights only, January 11 and 12.  More info
  • Lakhaon Khaol Youth of Cambodia, performers of ancient male mask contemporary dance forms, will present a dance piece called Kouchery Kouchereng, based on a Ramayana story, at the Secondary School of Fine Arts on January 15.
  • Ashes, by Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul at The French Institute on January 12 has been cancelled, but the selection of full-length and short film screenings from January 13 to January 15 in presence of the artist will proceed as scheduleMore info
  • L Bar Spoken Word #5 on January 14. More info
  • N o w h e r e art studio/gallery presents a class on rubber stamping for beginners on January 21. More info

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.
Fabian Hipp



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In brief: new and returning…

Thursday 5, 6 pm, the Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Hotel presents the opening of a new exhibition by painter Chhan Dina, On the verge of extinction.
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Thursday 5, at 6.30 pm, Cloud presents Nature, a new exhibition of oil paintings by Chhim Sothy.
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Sunday 8, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations essential.
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Sunday 8, 7 pm, at Show BoxDrink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3.
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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 The Green Net, an exhibition by photographer Sophal Neak and researcher Chea Kesorphearom, on the working and living conditions of female construction workers in Cambodia.
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The FCC hosts Resilience, a photographic exhibition featuring the work of Tim Page, George Nickels and John Rodsted, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement, in collaboration with Constable Gallery at Large and the Cambodia Peace Museum project. Show runs until the end of January.
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Bophana Center presents a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps, featuring the work of Stefan A. Ellis.
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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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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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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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 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com



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