Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 9 May, 2017

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 9, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. “Flower, in a subtle way, challenges the well-established notions of feminine identity in Cambodian society.” Until June 25.
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Wednesday 10, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, in collaboration with Sa Sa Bassac, the launch of a new book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey by Zhuang Wubin, with a panel discussion featuring the author, Neak Sophal, and Sovan Philong.
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On Thursday 11 at 6.30 pm, Logos International School presents their Secondary Showcase for grades 6 – 12, including hand chimes, percussion ensemble and choir.   House #928,  Street 1015, Phnom Penh Thmei. Tickets are $1.

On Saturday 13, from 5 pm to 10 pm, Cloud hosts A Nook for Rhyme Crooks: “a dead-poets society-esque safe space dedicated to creative expression, non-judgmental acceptance, and the culture of listening. It is where all lovers of expression are welcome to share anything they feel fit. Poems, prose, stories, rhymes, lyrics, spoken word, performances, etc., in all languages are encouraged and welcomed.”
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On Sunday 14 Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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Phnom Penh resident and ambient composer Warren Daly has recently released a new four track EP in collaboration with Philip Wilkerson, River Mixes, and an accompanying video for the track Kiss her once for me. The EP available now on Bandcamp.

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 9, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, Flower, new works by Neak Sophal. Until June 25.
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Wednesday 10, 6.30 pm at Java Independence, in collaboration with Sa Sa Bassac, the launch of a new book, Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey by Zhuang Wubin, with a panel discussion.
More info

Thursday 11, 6.30 pm, Logos International School presents their Secondary Showcase for grades 6 – 12.   House #928,  Street 1015, Phnom Penh Thmei.

Saturday 13, 5 pm – 10 pm, Cloud hosts A Nook for Rhyme Crooks: an evening of free expression. Poems, prose, stories, rhymes, lyrics, spoken word, performances in all languages are encouraged and welcomed.
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Sunday 14, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by cyclo. Reservations essential.
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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.

At Romchiek 5 in Battambang, Deep in the wood (the eyes of the forest) by Bor Hak and Hour Seyha, artists who live and work in Battambang as part of the Romcheik 5 collective. Ten scenes juxtapose hand-carved wooden sculptures with large acrylic and enamel compositions. Until 29 May.
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At Footprint Cafe, Siem Reap, Cambodia reawakening: a year after the Khmer Rouge, a photo exhibition by US author and former journalist John Burgess in collaboration with education NGO Anjali House. Cambodian teenagers react – with poems, stories or personal reflections – to photographs of their country in 1980. Until May 17.
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At the French Institute, the opening of Architectures et paysages (Architectures and Landscapes) by Christian Milovanoff, former teacher at Ecole de la photographie d’Arles, and Studio Images. “He is one of the greatest French photographers of today. With the Studio Images students, he will attempt, in Siem Reap, an original and unexpected approach of the city.” Until June 3.
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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.”
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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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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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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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