Cambodian Rattan - The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich - Metropolitan Museum of Art



Date: 02/23/13 through 07/07/13
Ages: All
Address:
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
New York, NY
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Description: This exhibition presents ten works by the contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich (born 1971), who lives and works in Phnom Penh. Pich works principally in rattan and bamboo, constructing organic open-weave forms that are solid and ethereal, representational and abstract. Much of his work is inspired by elements of the human anatomy or plant life. His constructions combine his training as a painter with the spatial conceptualization of a sculptor, creating three-dimensional objects that are largely defined by their graphic character. Pich's art consciously embodies his memories of culture and place. The exhibition will be installed in three spaces in the Asian galleries, including an integration into historical displays, and is part of the Museum's contribution to the New York-wide Season of Cambodia.