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EXHIBITION
CAMBODIAN RATTAN: THE SCULPTURES OF SOPHEAP PICH
Curated by John Guy
February 23 – July 7, 2013
Artist: Sopheap Pich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition presents ten works by the contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich. He 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 which are largely defined by their graphic character. Pich’s art consciously embodies the artist’s memories of culture and place. The exhibition will be installed in three spaces in the Asian galleries, including integrated into historical displays, and is part of the Museum’s contribution to the New York-wide Season of Cambodia.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Astor Forecourt, Khmer Sculpture Gallery, and Indian Exhibition Gallery
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm;
Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

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