Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 2 January, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 2, at Mirage Siem Reap, the opening of Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973. “Their stories of hardship, perseverance and survival, and the renaissance of the dance, which is the spirit of Cambodia, form the core of this exhibition. Other images from the same period (1973-74) provide a backdrop to convey the feeling of the times.
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Friday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a light painting exhibition by Phnom Penh-based French artist Alias2.0, Lumiere D’Asie. “His permanent longing for transformation and variation of style is cultivated through extensive travelling as well as the search for environments and sceneries that inspire new artwork. His graphic style is rooted from the various of forms of graffiti and calligraphy existing in the world. His work oscillates between tradition and modernity. The result is an almost futuristic mix. It draws on the diversity of patterns and colors that he discovered during his travels. His creations exalt the vivacity of colors and abstract improvisations.”
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Saturday 6, 9 am – 11 am, a special Paint & Sip at Luna Restaurant, St 29. Parents and kids working on a painting together, with a complimentary drink. Limited places.
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coming soon:

  • January 11 at Meta House, a joint exhibition of photographs of Cambodian classical dancers by Colin Grafton and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, a selection of images from 1973 and the present day. “Grafton’s collection includes a rare series taken at the National Theatre in 1973, capturing some of the best dancers of the era. Marazzi Sassoon will show a series of photographs taken whilst following the Royal Ballet’s premiere in Hong Kong last year.”
  • January 12 at Bophana Center, Cambodian Artists’ work on Forced Marriage under Khmer Rouge, works inspired by an artist talk in September, one of many activities of the Phka Sla Krom Angkar Project.
  • January 12 at Chinese House, Changing Paradigms, paintings by Karen Hartmann. “Artists – quite like scientists – interpret the world in their own, special language. By processing new insights their work receives recognition and acquires significance.
    And then, every so often, they change paradigms.  The old conventions are no longer able to contain the creative process and so must be abandoned.  Dramatically new ways of looking at the world lead to striking new visual images; representations that declare a new paradigm.”

    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 2, at Mirage Siem Reap, the opening of Dancers, by Colin Grafton, photographs of Cambodian classical dancers taken in 1973.
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Friday 5, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a light painting exhibition by Phnom Penh-based French artist Alias2.0, Lumiere D’Asie.
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Saturday 6, 9 am, a special Paint & Sip at Luna Restaurant, St 29. Parents and kids working on a painting together. Limited places.
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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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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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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 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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