Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 December, 2017

Greetings,

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 20, at Sa Sa Art Projects, there will be a reading performance by artist Yu Ji (currently living and working in Shanghai and Vienna), Half Peel Half Pulp, which “can be regarded as an experiment on reflection of her walking, her thinking, her practicing into the city.” Door opens from 6 pm, performance starts at 6:30 pm and lasts about 20 minutes with party to follow. In English and Khmer.
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Interfilm, one of the most important short film festivals in Europe, showcases the tremendous diversity of international short film. Festival Director Heinz Hermanns presents a selection from last year’s programme on Wednesday 20 in Kampot at Ecran (4 pm) and Couch Potatoes (8 pm) and on Saturday 23 in Phnom Penh at Meta House (7 pm).
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Saturday 23 from 6.30 pm at Cloud, the opening of My City, a collaborative exhibition with paintings by Rena Chheang and photographs by Miguel Jeronimo.  “A poetic approach to the theme of inequality in Phnom Penh, its rich personal stories, the contrasts and struggles that emerge from the life in the city.”
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Between now and Christmas,  N o w h e r e Gallery is offering personalised Christmas portraits – $8, A5 size.
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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

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 20, 4 pm, in Kampot at Ecran, then at Couch Potatoes at 8 pm, a selection of short films from last year’s Interfilm programme.
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Wednesday 20, 6 pm, at Sa Sa Art Projects, a reading performance by artist Yu Ji (currently living and working in Shanghai and Vienna), Half Peel Half Pulp. In English and Khmer.
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Saturday 23, 6.30 pm at Cloud, the opening of My City, a collaborative exhibition with paintings by Rena Chheang and photographs by Miguel Jeronimo.  “A poetic approach to the theme of inequality in Phnom Penh, its rich personal stories, the contrasts and struggles that emerge from the life in the city.”
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Saturday 23, 7 pm at Meta House, a selection of short films from last year’s Interfilm programme.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House, a photographic exhibition entitled The Women Who Build Cambodia about women working on building sites in Phnom Penh.
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At Java Tuol Kork, Abandoned Pieces, a group exhibition by architecture students from the National Technical Training Institute, focusing on the works of architecture students that have been left behind, and reflecting on the learning and creative process.  Runs until 31 December.
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At The Plantation, a collaborative exhibition titled Afloat. Afloat is a collective exhibition which focuses on the water and imagery of the sea as a vital element for life. The exhibition highlights the role plastics and rubbish plays in transforming our surroundings, as well as the consequences of our modern societies on individuals.” 
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Java Independence hosts Reverie, an exhibition by paper cut artist Lauren Iida. “Lauren transforms the flat surface of paper to a multi-dimensional sculpture, constructing layers, textures and accentuating the play of light and shadows.”   Runs to 4 January.
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At Sa Sa Art Projects,When the River Reverses, a mixed media exhibition by Chu Hao PeiHsu Chia-WeiPiyarat Piyapongwiwat and Than Sok, taking “environmental ecology as a means and metaphor to navigate and explore intersections of various forces” using the direction-changing Tonle Sap as an example.
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Every Saturday at 5 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Saturday. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
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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.

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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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 Gallerieslocated 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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