Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 6 June, 2017

Greetings,

Bophana Center has announced a new contest for young Cambodian filmmakers to produce a short film of under ten minutes on the theme The Khmer Rouge Tribunal and Cambodia Today. An information session will be held at 4.30 pm, Wednesday 7 at Bophana; and applications can be made here.

The N o w h e r e Gallery now has a new location at No. 172z2 Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh [see the map https://goo.gl/maps/f2v8WsSiDt12], and their first event at the new spot is Rubber Stamp for Beginners, Saturday 10 from 9 am. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
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On Saturday 10 from 5.30 pm at Meta House, The Human Factor, an exhibition of art by students of the CIA FIRST school examining the question “what is human?”.

Saturday 10 at The L Bar, Spoken Word #10 featuring poets, writers, rappers and anything else spoken with Jenny and Morgan. From 7.30 pm.
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On Monday 12, from 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3, plus optional extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
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Java Tuol Kork is preparing for an exhibition, Creative Generation, for art students and young artists working in painting/drawing, photography, fashion, design and architecture – submissions open until June 10. For more details, email moengmeta@gmail.com.

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 7, 4.30 pm at Bophana Center, information session for a new contest for young Cambodian filmmakers to produce a short film of under ten minutes on the theme The Khmer Rouge Tribunal and Cambodia Today.

Saturday 10, 9 am at The N o w h e r e Gallery (new location at No. 172z2 Norodom Boulevard) Rubber Stamp for Beginners workshop. Bookings essential, spaces limited.
More info

Saturday 10, 5.30 pm at Meta House, The Human Factor, an exhibition of art by students of the CIA FIRST school examining the question “what is human?”.

Saturday 10, 7.30 pm at The L Bar, Spoken Word #10 featuring poets, writers, rappers and anything else spoken.
More info

Monday 12, from 7.30 pm, Drink at Draw at Cloud – two hours with a life model for $3, plus optional extra 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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Most Sundays (and occasionally Saturdays) Khmer Architecture Tours presents a range of the architectural wonders of Phnom Penh. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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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 Meta House, 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.
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The L Bar presents an exhibition of street photography by Miguel Jerónimo, Do you mind to feed your goats again?: street photography and the untruth of the captured image.   Until 18 June.
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At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation the exhibition Panta Rei by visual artist Karen Hartmann, based upon “the famous aphorism from Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In the Cambodian context, the phrase echoes with the Buddhist concept of anicca, impermanence, the idea that all is transient, in particular “everything born of eye-contact”.” Until 19 June.
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Bophana Centre hosts a new media exhibition as part of month-long American Arts Incubator workshops and community projects attempting to use such techniques as 360 virtual reality and augmented reality to support environmental health challenges. Until 16 June.
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SaSa Bassac at the White Building presents a group exhibition, On Attachments and Unknowns, featuring work by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena, Pao Houa Her, Chia-En Jao, Minstrel Kuik, Emily Phyo, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Sutthirat Supaparinya, Anocha Mai Suwichakornpong, Neak Sophal, Erika Tan and Yee I-Lann. The exhibition will run until 19 August.
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Java Independence presents 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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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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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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DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

 

 

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