Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 11 July 2017

Greetings,

On Thursday 13, the three-venue launch of Scott Bywater’s latest volume of poetry, pepper and silk, honey and lime: 6.30 pm at Meta House, 8 pm at Tacos Kokopelli and 9.30 pm at Oscar’s on the Corner – a worldwide/one night/bicycle powered (weather willing) tour of Phnom Penh with readings, sales and signings at each venue.
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At Meta House on Friday 14, from 4 pm, Just I 2, a mixed media exhibition by art and design students from Zaman University exploring the changes in Cambodian society. Until Sunday 16 only.
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Bophana Center hosts a photographic exhibition by Jessica Austin, Fulbright Scholar 2016/17, and the Roung Kon Project: Spectral Memories of the Screen: the After-Life of Cambodia’s Heritage Cinemas. “Photos taken inside old cinemas in Kampong Cham, Battambang, Kampot, and Kratie invite the viewer to enter these public spaces that have had many lives and now exist between memory and obliteration.”  The reception on Friday 14 from 6.30 pm will include a presentation by Jessica Austin.
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Korean sound artists TENGGER, electronic psychedelic/drone music and traveling family, play twice this weekend, on Friday 14 (8 pm) at N o w h e r e Gallery and Saturday 15 (9 pm) at Meta House.
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The N o w h e r e Gallery (at new location at No. 172z2 Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh, see the map https://goo.gl/maps/f2v8WsSiDt12) repeat their popular Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas workshopSaturday 15 from 1 pm. Bookings essential, spaces limited.   Note new workshop Multicolour Monoprint on Saturday 22.
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On Sunday 16 at 5 pm, a concert at Chaktomuk Hall by the Geochang Youth Wind Orchestra from Korea and the Marching Band of Phnom Penh, featuring film, classical, pop, Korean and Khmer music.
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On Monday 17, 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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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

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In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 13, from 6.30 pm, the three-venue launch of Scott Bywater’s latest volume of poetry, pepper and silk, honey and lime: 6.30 pm at Meta House, 8 pm at Tacos Kokopelli and 9.30 pm at Oscar’s on the Corner.
More info

Friday 14, 4 pm at Meta House, Just I 2, a mixed media exhibition by art and design students from Zaman University exploring the changes in Cambodian society. Until Sunday 16 only.
More info

Friday 14, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, a photographic exhibition and presentation by Jessica Austin, Fulbright Scholar 2016/17, and the Roung Kon Project: Spectral Memories of the Screen: the After-Life of Cambodia’s Heritage Cinemas.
More info

Friday 14, 8 pm, at N o w h e r e Gallery, Korean sound artists TENGGER, a electronic psychedelic/drone music ensemble and traveling family.
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Saturday 15, 9 pm at Meta House, Korean sound artists TENGGER, a electronic psychedelic/drone music ensemble and traveling family.
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Saturday 15, 1 pm, N o w h e r e Gallery a Self Portrait Acrylic on Canvas workshop.
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Sunday 16, 5 pm, a concert at Chaktomuk Hall by the Geochang Youth Wind Orchestra from Korea and the Marching Band of Phnom Penh.
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Monday 17, 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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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 the Insider Gallery at the Intercontinental Hotel, an exhibition of photographs by Steve Porte, Salt 2017, documenting the work of salt farmers in Kampot Province.

Bophana Center hosts a photographic exhibition by Jessica Austin, Fulbright Scholar 2016/17, Spectral Memories of the Screen: the After-Life of Cambodia’s Heritage Cinemas. “Photos taken inside old cinemas in Kampong Cham, Battambang, Kampot, and Kratie invite the viewer to enter these public spaces that have had many lives and now exist between memory and obliteration.”
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At Meta House, an exhibition by Berlin-based painter Ernst Altmann, Evergreen Apparel, a new series of drawings and gouaches reflecting on Cambodian garment workers and the social imbalances he witnesses. “Can one paint Cambodian female factory workers in their grace and dignity when their living conditions are so tough that the only reasonable reaction would be anger? How can we show our solidarity?”
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At Java Independence, painter Oeur Sokuntevy’s triumphant return to Phnom Penh with the exhibition Upside Down, new paintings produced since moving to Berlin. “Unlike her previous work, this series has more similarities to documentation than storytelling. There is a distance from the subjects that has allowed Sokuntevy, with her observant-eye, to define moments through colour and movement – an intuitive narrative that is felt rather than known.”
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At Cloud, In the endless jungle of Phnom Penh, an exhibition of sculpture, photography and mixed media by DEBKA.   Runs through to 14 July. “This exhibition portraits the city’s urban jungle in its main aspects: From the chaotic traffic, sounds, human flow, and its resulting waste to the survival of the fittest and the rise of creative and artistic ideas as a mean to adjust.
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At the Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation, the Penh to Paper exhibition by Stuart Croxford, illustrations of Phnom Penh’s historic architectural landmarks.
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At the new Sa Sa Art Projects space (#47, Street 350 off Street 95), the opening of Where Is My Land?, an exhibition comprising three-channel video installation and photography, by visual artist Khvay Samnang with dancer Nget Rady. Until 18 August.
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At the French Institute, Kbach Roam (Dance Pattern), an exhibition of historic photographs documenting the postures and poses of the Cambodian Royal Ballet, by George Groslier, long time director of the National Museum of Phnom Penh. The glass negatives dating from 1917 have recently been restored and digitised. Runs until September 7.
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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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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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