Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 28 February 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 28 at 6 pm, Meta House hosts a photographic exhibition, Cambodia Reawakening – One Year After The Khmer Rouge by John Burgess, a record of his visit to Cambodia in April 1980. There will be an artist talk at 8 pm.
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Also Tuesday 28, at 7 pm, an artist talk at N o w h e r e art studio/gallery by Erin Gleeson, curator, writer and the co-founding artistic director of Phnom Penh-based non-profit exhibition space, reading room and resource center Sa Sa Bassac.
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Over three nights this week Meta House presents short film nights from the Berlin Interfilm international short film contest. Wednesday 1 features the best human rights shorts of 2016, Thursday 2 the best Chinese shorts of 2016, and Friday 3 all the category winners for 2016. 7 pm starts.
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On Thursday 2, the opening of a new exhibition by Frederikke Tu, Deconstruct+ at The Insider Gallery Intercontinental Phnom Penh, based on observations of daily life in Phnom Penh. “Deconstruct + produces a coherent creative immersion and importance of the people contributing to and coping with the rapid changes amidst a building boom and a city racing to meet the 21st century.” From 6 pm, runs until April 15.
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The Cambodian International Film Festival opens this Friday 3 a special outdoor screening and concert from 5.30 pm at Koh Pich, then continues through until Thursday 9 with over 160 screenings of films from more than 40 countries on many screens in Phnom Penh.
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On Friday 3, from 6.30 pm, Cloud hosts the opening of an exhibition of the paintings of Braeton Howard entitled KetaMind. “Through colors, mixtures and designs, I express my visions emotions as honestly as I can on canvas. I’ve had both, epiphanous and viciously intense experiences with psychedelic drugs. I believe in spreading awareness of the positive and negative results of drug use.”
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On Friday 3 at The Box Office, The Comedy Club Cambodia presents Comedic Stylings, a night of stand up comedy. Free entrance. From 8 pm.
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On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 at 7 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, the Phnom Penh Players present a production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters – a take on Macbeth. Tickets available from Box Office, Show Box, Eleven One Kitchen and Tusk.
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On Saturday 4, the FCC presents a new exhibition by photographer Johan Bünger, The Soul of Cambodia, showing the daily life of the Cambodian people in all its diversity. From 6 pm.
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On Sunday 5 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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On Sunday 5 at CloudDrink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Starts 7 pm.
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Coming soon:

  • spoken word open mic #7 at The L Bar, March 11
  • Two workshops at N o w h e r e art studio/gallery: self-portrait acrylic on canvas on March 11 at 1 pm and rubber stamping for beginners on March 15 at 6.30 pm.
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  • The Object(s) of Collecting opening at Java Café Independence on March 15

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…


Tuesday 28, 6 pm, Meta House hosts a photographic exhibition, Cambodia Reawakening – One Year After The Khmer Rouge by John Burgess, with artist talk at 8 pm.
More info

Tuesday 28, at 7 pm, an artist talk at N o w h e r e art studio/gallery by Erin Gleeson, curator, writer and the co-founding artistic director Sa Sa Bassac.
More info

Wednesday 1, 7 pm, Meta House presents the best human rights shorts of 2016 from the Berlin Interfilm international short film contest.
More info

Thursday 2, 6 pm, the opening of a new exhibition by Frederikke Tu, Deconstruct+ at The Insider Gallery Intercontinental Phnom Penh, based on observations of daily life in Phnom Penh.
More info

Thursday 2, 7 pm, Meta House presents the best Chinese shorts of 2016 from the Berlin Interfilm international short film contest.
More info

Friday 3, 6.30 pm, Cloud hosts the opening of an exhibition of the paintings of Braeton Howard entitled KetaMind.
More info

Friday 3, 7 pm, Meta House presents all 2016 category winnners from the Berlin Interfilm international short film contest.
More info

Friday 3, 8 pm at The Box Office, The Comedy Club Cambodia presents Comedic Stylings.
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Friday 3 and Saturday 4, 7 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, the Phnom Penh Players present a production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters.
More info

Friday 3, 5.30 pm, the Cambodian International Film Festival opens with a special outdoor screening and concert at Koh Pich. The festival continues until Thursday 9.
More info

Saturday 4, 6 pm, the FCC presents a new exhibition by photographer Johan Bünger, The Soul of Cambodia, showing the daily life of the Cambodian people.
More info

Sunday 5, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building.
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Sunday 6, 7 pm at Show BoxDrink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3.
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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.

Krama Spirit by Andre-Louis Becht at the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, 12 canvasses inspired by the traditional Cambodian garment and statement of Khmer identity, the krama.
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The French Institute presents the opening of From the studio to fine art, an exhibition by Sopheap Pich which features a partial re-creation of the artist’s studio inside the gallery space. Until March 18.
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Performing arts courses at Brighton International School (#79 street 310) for ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 11 – singing, dancing, acting, every Saturday.
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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 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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