Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 7 February 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 7 at 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Into The Dark: Human Costs Of The Southeast Asia’s Ice Epidemic, an exhibition by German photographer Benjamin Haselberger on the underworld of crystal methamphetamine in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines. From 8 pm, an artist talk, presentation and screening of documentaries on meth abuse in the region.
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On Wednesday 8 at the French Institute, a special presentation by Romain Puértolas, author of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe. From 6.30 pm.
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On Thursday 9 at 6 pm, Meta House presents a photographic exhibition and book launch by Omar Havana, Endurance, on the impact and consequences of the Kathmandu earthquake in 2015. A selection of photographs will be exhibited and the book will be on sale. Omar will hold a talk from 7 pm.
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Also on Thursday 9, from 7 pm Sophiline Arts Ensemble will perform on the helipad on the top of the Canadia Bank building. 100 tickets are available for $50 inclusive of food & soft drinks, and can be purchased at Java Café Independence, The 240, and Canadia Tower information counter.
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On Friday 10, Sa Sa Bassac commences a three month programme, READ, aimed at highlighting and activating their by-donation reading room, both in their exhibition space and online. Reception from 6 pm to 8 pm.
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At Meta House on Saturday 11, from 7 pm, Chaktomuk Film Insight 2017, a presentation of new Cambodian short films, from the Chaktomuk Short Film Festival. The screening will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers.
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On Saturday 11 from 7.30 pm, spoken word #6 at The L Bar – all comers encouraged to read, perform, tell a joke, or be good audience.
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On Sunday 12 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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Monday 13, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Special additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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Coming soon:

From the studio to fine art, an exhibition by Sopheap Pich opening at the French Institute on February 16.

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…


Tuesday 7, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of Into The Dark: Human Costs Of The Southeast Asia’s Ice Epidemic, an exhibition by German photographer Benjamin Haselberger. From 8 pm, an artist talk, presentation and screening of documentaries on meth abuse in the region.
More info

Wednesday 8, 6.30 pm the French Institute, a special presentation by Romain Puértolas, author of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe.
More info

Thursday 9, 6 pm, Meta House presents a photographic exhibition and book launch by Omar Havana, Endurance, on the impact and consequences of the Kathmandu earthquake in 2015.
More info

Thursday 9, 7 pm, Sophiline Arts Ensemble will perform on the helipad on the top of the Canadia Bank building.
More info

Friday 10, 6 pm, Sa Sa Bassac commences a three month programme, READ, aimed at highlighting and activating their by-donation reading room.
More info

Saturday 11, 7 pm at Meta House, Chaktomuk Film Insight 2017, a presentation of new Cambodian short films plus Q&A with filmmakers.
More info

Saturday 11, 7.30 pm, spoken word #6 at The L Bar.
More info

Sunday 12, 8.30 am Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo.
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Monday 13, 7.30 pm at CloudDrink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Special additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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.

At the Insider Gallery at the Intercontinental Hotel, the opening of an art exhibition by Grace H. Gutekanst, Enigmatic.
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At the Lotus Pond Gallery, Plantation urban resort & spa, Sampot civilisé, an exhibition by Chan Dany, examining the role and uses of the Cambodian silk garment sampot.
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Java Café Independence presents There’s A Ghost In My House, Drawings and Paper Cuts by Philip Faulks.
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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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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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