Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 14 March, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 14, at the French Institute, a presentation by Sothik Hok, protagonist and co-author, with Marie Desplechin, of Sothik: a stolen childhood, a book published last year by L’Ecole des Loisirs, about his childhood under the Khmer Rouge, followed by a book signing. From 6.30 pm.
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On Wednesday 15, from 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence presents The Object(s) of Collecting, a exhibition made up of items from the collections of Cambodian arts collectors “to share their love, passion, taste, and their (hi)stories […] promoting collectorship, patronage, and art appreciation.”
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On Wednesday 15, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery is holding an evening workshop: rubber stamping for beginners. 6.30 pm start.
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And also on Wednesday 15, from 7 pm, the monthly meeting of the Literarti Society of Phnom Penh will take place at The Plantation, St 184, featuring readings and socialising.
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On Thursday 16, from 6 pm, Meta House hosts People in the City, a new exhibition by German photographer Astrid Schulz, along with the launch of the book Phnom Penh: Capital City, “a collection of enticing insights into homes and workplaces spanning rich and poor, younger and older generations, migrants and those who have lived there all their lives and helped shaping the city.”
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Also on Thursday 16, from 6.30 pm, Sticky Fingers Gallery/Space Four Zero (#40, St 118) presents Yesterday Once More, an exhibition of paintings and collages by Julien Poulson (founder of the Cambodian Space Project), images in preparation for a music theatre production of the same name, based on the disappearance of Golden Era singer Pov Vannary.
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On Saturday 18, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery is holding a three hour workshop, Basics of Calligraphy with Xavier Dupre, from 1 pm.
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On Sunday 19 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four Religions of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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On Sunday 19, 8 pm at Meta House, The Piano Shop Classical Music Concert Series will see performances by Iwo Jedynecki and Karolina Mikolajczyk (Poland), Tamara Licheli (Georgia), Lestari Scholtes and Gwylim Janssens (Netherlands) and Kai Han (China/USA), winners of the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition, of works by Frédéric Chopin, Olivier Messiaen, Maurice Ravel, Bela Bartok, Franz Liszt and Jean Paderewski. $10/$3.
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Coming soon:

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 14, 6.30 pm at the French Institute, a presentation by Sothik Hok, protagonist and co-author, with Marie Desplechin, of Sothik: a stolen childhood.
More info

Wednesday 15, 6.30 pm at Java Café Independence, The Object(s) of Collecting, a exhibition made up of items from the collections of Cambodian arts collectors.
More info

Wednesday 15, 6.30 pm, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery is holding an evening workshop: rubber stamping for beginners.
More info

Wednesday 15, 7 pm, the monthly meeting of the Literarti Society of Phnom Penh will take place at The Plantation, St 184, featuring readings and socialising.
More info

Thursday 16, 6 pm, Meta House hosts People in the City, a new exhibition by German photographer Astrid Schulz, along with the launch of the book Phnom Penh: Capital City.
More info

Thursday 16, 6.30 pm, Sticky Fingers Gallery/Space Four Zero (#40, St 118) presents Yesterday Once More, an exhibition of paintings and collages by Julien Poulson, images in preparation for a music theatre production of the same name, based on the disappearance of Golden Era singer Pov Vannary.
More info

Saturday 18, 1 pm, N o w h e r e art studio/gallery is holding a three hour workshop, Basics of Calligraphy with Xavier Dupre.
More info

Sunday 19, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four Religions of Phnom Penh. Reservations essential.
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Sunday 19, 8 pm at Meta House, The Piano Shop Classical Music Concert Series will see performances by winners of the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition. $10/$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.

Meta House presents Phnom Penh Champa, a photographic exhibition by Dutch photographer Michael Klinkhamer focusing on the Cambodian Cham minority on the Chroy Changvar peninsular between the Tonle Sap and the Mekong.
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At the French Institute, Studio Images et la francophonie, in which students of Studio Images, the Institute’s photography workshop, explore the concepts of the French speaking world.
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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.
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A new exhibition by Frederikke Tu, Deconstruct+ at The Insider Gallery Intercontinental Phnom Penh, based on observations of daily life in Phnom Penh. Runs until April 15.
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The FCC presents an exhibition by photographer Johan Bünger, The Soul of Cambodia, showing the daily life of the Cambodian people in all its diversity.
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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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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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