Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 19 June, 2018

Greetings,

Tonight, Tuesday 19 at Meta House, from 6 pm, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Monk Life, by Dutch photographer Michael Klinkhamer, who has been documenting daily temple life at the Areyaksat pagoda in Phnom Penh since 2013.
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Thursday 21, at 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents a lecture by Malaysian art critic Lee Weng-Choy, The Exemplary and the Exceptional: Thinking about Performance Art.  English language event with Khmer interpreter. The event is part of the current exhibition, Stride, by Khun Vannak which runs until 14 July.
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Also on Thursday 21 at 6 pm at Chinese House, the opening of The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
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And also on Thursday 21 from 6 pm at FACTORY Phnom Penh, the launch of a new book, Diving Deep, Going Far: stories of the women leaders forming Cambodia’s future, by Menno de Block and Chan Kunthea. The event will include a presentation and panel discussion.
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Friday 22, 7.45 pm at Cloud, the regular Feminist Voices spoken word night. All forms of spoken word are encouraged.
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On Saturday 23, at 3 pm at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), as part of the photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, there will be a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk moderated by Meta Moeng, Creative Producer of Creative Generation.
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Saturday 23 at Garage Bar, Phnom Penh based poet Scott Bywater launches his new selection of poetry, the thematic/seasonally appropriate Some of the many rains of Cambodia, with proceeds of sales to go to the family of Kak Channthy. Musical diversions will be provided by singer-songwriter Clay George. From 7 pm, readings sprinkled through the evening.
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At the French Institute, Saturday 23 at 7.30 pm, a concert by 60 Cambodian percussionists from the Department of Performing Arts.
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At Meta House, Sunday 24 at 5 pm, The Piano Shop classical concert series continues with a programme of Rachmaninoff’s piano music.
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At Cloud on Monday 25, a drink and draw masterclass with live model, hosted by Sarah Marcni. $5 per person. From 7.30 pm.
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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…


Tuesday 19, 6 pm, at Meta House, the opening of a photographic exhibition, Monk Life, by Dutch photographer Michael Klinkhamer.
More info

Thursday 21, 6 pm, Sa Sa Art Projects presents a lecture by Malaysian art critic Lee Weng-Choy, The Exemplary and the Exceptional: Thinking about Performance Art.
More info

Thursday 21, 6 pm at Chinese House, the opening of The Standing Rubble, an exhibition by Rena Chheang showcasing Phnom Penh’s characteristic colonial buildings.
More info

Thursday 21, 6 pm at FACTORY Phnom Penh, the launch of a new book, Diving Deep, Going Far: stories of the women leaders forming Cambodia’s future, by Menno de Block and Chan Kunthea.
More info

Friday 22, 7.45 pm at Cloud, the regular Feminist Voices spoken word night.
More info

Saturday 23, 3 pm at Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), as part of the photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, there will be a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk.
More info

Saturday 23, 7 pm at Garage Bar, Phnom Penh based poet Scott Bywater launches his new selection of poetry, the thematic/seasonally appropriate Some of the many rains of Cambodia, with performances by singer-songwriter Clay George.
More info

Saturday 23, 7.30 pm at French Institute, a concert by 60 Cambodian percussionists from the Department of Performing Arts.
More info

Sunday 24, 5 pm at Meta House, The Piano Shop classical concert series continues with a programme of Rachmaninoff piano music.
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Monday 25, 7.30 pm at Cloud, a drink and draw masterclass with live model, hosted by Sarah Marcni.
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Ongoing….


At Meta House, Going all city!, a contemporary street art exhibition collaboration from two Phnom Penh Resident artists Venk and Macmillan.
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At The Plantation, The City is a Playground, a mixed-media exhibition exploring the layers of Phnom Penh. Until 18 July.
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At Cloud, Vital Bodies, a group exhibition featuring Mirabelle Yang, Phayine Phung and Ken Dichi, including photographs, drawings and sketches.
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At Java Creative Café Tuol Kork (St 337), a photographic exhibition, Staircases, by Khiev Kanel, inspired by the history of the White Building in Phnom Penh.   On 23 June there will be a walkthrough with the artist and artist talk moderated by Meta Moeng, Creative Producer of Creative Generation.
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At the French Institute, New Works by Thang Sothea.   “Thang Sothea reveals through a careful set up made from traditional materials – such as hemp, wood, stones and palm leaves – forms that bring us back to a child’s imagination (kites, garlands, abacus), in which the relationship between volume and space is explored, highlighting Sothea’s first interest and field of study: architecture.  Until July 12.
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At Meta House, an exhibition, Humans of Cambodia, a project inspired by Humans of New York, a photoblog and book by Brandon Stanton that collects stories of New Yorkers and others from all over the world. The photographs and stories in this exhibit were captured by six Liger Leadership Academy students, ages 11 to 13, in Phnom Penh.
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Bophana Center presents Phnom Penh Cyclo Drivers – Kings on the Streets, a photographic exhibition by Japanese expatriate Eiichiro Hayashi, taken during the period 1996 to 1999.
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At Sa Sa Art Projects, Stride, Khun Vannak’s first solo exhibition, “which brings together two bodies of his work, marking the artist’s developing practice in photography and performance making. Stride presents a journey of an artist in learning about oneself and his relationships with others through the body and actions. Until 14 July.
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At Java Independence, Drunk Nude II, an exhibition of paintings by Heng Ravuth. “For the first time in several years he departs from the use of his own body as a model. He works with images of both male and female bodies and composes them in various positions of intimacy as well as social physicality.”
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In the garden of the French Institute, Art in the Park, featuring works from a recent exhibition at the French Embassy by seven Cambodian artists. “These 7 artists of very different aesthetic registers have in common their questioning of identity. Their own, first, and on a wider scale, the one of the community to which they belong. Their answers inextricably mix tensions between cultural traditions, contemporary reality and recollection of their own personal mythologies.” Until June 30.
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New Cambodian Artists in Siem Reap present weekly performances of contemporary dance every Saturday.
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At ARTillery, These Walls by Jenna Hang, a look at the walls of Phnom Penh.
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At For Art’s Sake at Thaddeus Gallery, Siem Reap, Decomposition, an exhibition of work by Maline Yim: cardboard, with graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic pencil.
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At The Kampot Art Gallery (located on the corner of the salt workers roundabout), a collection of works from the Battambang gallery Romcheik 5.
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SaSaBassac presents a new solo exhibition by Tith Kanitha, Instinct.   The exhibition “brings together sixteen steel wire sculptures of varying sizes and distinctive, biomorphic forms. The artist has playfully staged them as characters throughout the exhibition space in both conventional and surprising ways – they hang, drape and dangle at different levels from the ceiling and walls, and rest on or slightly off open-ended pedestals.”
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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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