Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 18 April, 2017

Greetings,

Wednesday 19 at The Plantation, the monthly gathering of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh will feature a range of readers and styles both formal and informal. From 7 pm.

Thursday 20, from 6 pm, Meta House hosts the opening of a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
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Thursday 20 from 7.30 pm at Roots & Burgers, their monthly stand up comedy open mic, open to all comers, hosted by Comedy in Cambodia.
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Friday 21, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, an artist talk by American artist, Michael Kuetemeyer, who is in Phnom Penh for one month to lead the American Arts Incubator in Cambodia, to lead workshops that combine art and technology skills ( such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) to address the effects of climate change and deforestation.
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On Saturday 22 from 10 am at the French Institute, a stop motion animation workshop led by Sarah Richardot, in partnership with Fotokino Association. Registration: $10, via melanie.laraque [ @ ] institutfrancais-cambodge.com.
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On Saturday 22 at Justice Café and Library, an event of Coffee and Conversation with Thavry Thon, young Khmer author of A Proper Woman. “This is the true story of a young Cambodian woman who has challenged her country’s social and cultural norms throughout her life and as a consequence has become an ambassador for female empowerment.” 2 pm – 5 pm.
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Saturday 22 from 4 pm – 10 pm, Spoken Word in the Garden at Cloud promises a range of readers and performers. Free entrance.
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On Sunday 23 Khmer Architecture Tours presents 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork (incl the White Building in Bassac). 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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Sunday 23 at Meta House, as part of their regular Green Day, an exhibition by John K Melvin , Curbing Entropy, investigating the relationship between nature and culture, featuring photos of a recent installation at 1961 in Siem Reap. “The artist hopes to direct our attention to the danger of plastic pollution on all our oceans.” 2 pm start.

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 19, 7 pm, at The Plantation, the monthly gathering of the Literati Society of Phnom Penh will feature a range of readers.

Thursday 20, 6 pm, Meta House hosts a street art exhibition by Alias 2.0, a French artist based in Phnom Penh since 2016. “He has eagerly committed himself to examining new ways of composing abstract graffiti and calligraphic ways of expression.”
More info

Thursday 20, 7.30 pm at Roots & Burgers, their monthly stand up comedy open mic, open to all comers, hosted by Comedy in Cambodia.
More info

Friday 21, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, an artist talk by American artist, Michael Kuetemeyer, on the American Arts Incubator in Cambodia, to lead workshops that combine art and technology skills to address the effects of climate change and deforestation.
More info

Saturday 22, 10 am at the French Institute, a stop motion animation workshop led by Sarah Richardot. Registration: $10, via melanie.laraque [ @ ] institutfrancais-cambodge.com.
More info

Saturday 22, 2 pm at Justice Café and Library, Coffee and Conversation with Thavry Thon, young Khmer author of A Proper Woman.
More info

Saturday 22, 4 pm – 10 pm, Spoken Word in the Garden at Cloud promises a range of readers and performers. Free entrance.
More info

Sunday 23, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork (incl the White Building in Bassac). Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 23, 2 pm at Meta House, an exhibition by John K Melvin , Curbing Entropy, investigating the relationship between nature and culture, featuring photos of a recent installation at 1961 in Siem Reap.


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 National Museum, reBIRTH reVITALISE reGENERATION, an exhibition by an informal collective of Cambodian contemporary artists to illustrate what a National Art Gallery might look like.   Featuring work by Chan Vitharin, Chhan Dina, Chuop Sopheak, Chhim Sothy, Em Riem, Heng Monyphal, Leang Seckon, Nou Sary, Ouk Chimvichet, Ouk Socheathy, Prom Vichet, Sam Sophonn, Sous Sodavy, Soeung Vannara, and Tith Veasna.
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The Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery
(St 242) presents Waterworks, an installation by Phe Sophon. “Sophon fuses plastic water bottles together into larger than life water drops, elliptical shapes and flowing vessels echoing argyle-esque motifs awoken from Khmer script.”
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At The Plantation, Wednesday 29, Hospitality, an exhibition by the Yamada School of Art. “Hospitality? “The shade of the forest after hard work in the sun.” “The blue and green pool of an urban resort. “A sleeping beauty seen from above, relaxed and safe.” “A piano awaiting someone to sit in front of it and play.” “The visual gift of the world from a hotel room”… 9 young Khmer artists and their tutor in a stimulating art show.”
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Bophana Centre presents the opening of Phnom Penh Before the Fall: Snapshots from a Beseiged City, an exhibition by Colin Grafton made up of photographs from the city in 1975. From 6.30 pm.
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Cloud presents At the market, an exhibition by Svenja Burgwinkel, a German photographer living in Phnom Penh, inspired by Phnom Penh markets Psar Orussey, Psar Thmei and Psar Chas.
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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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At Chinese House, Sticky Fingers Gallery 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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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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