Sopheap Pich: Compound

March 28 - April 18, 2013
8am - 6pm

Winter Garden

Compound is a large-scale installation that speaks to the recent, aggressive construction boom and the resulting depletion of natural resources in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Comprised of eighty-three voluminous bamboo and rattan grids and tubular modules, Compound’s reticulation echoes modern architecture while its natural materials and transparency create a meditation on the idea of city itself.

Compound is presented in collaboration with IN RESIDENCE, the visual art program of Season of Cambodia: A Living Arts Festival and Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

Season of Cambodia lights up New York City’s cultural landscape in April and May, with more than 125 artists from Cambodia for a major celebration of the country’s arts, culture, and humanities. Distinctive works from master and emerging artists and scholars – in ritual, music, visual art, performance, dance, shadow puppetry, film, and academic forums – will be presented by 30 of New York’s most renowned arts and educational institutions, marking an unprecedented citywide partnership to celebrate one of the world’s most vibrant and evocative cultures. Season of Cambodia is an initiative of Cambodian Living Arts. Leading cultural and educational institutions as varied as Asia Society, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Parsons The New School for Design, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Arts Brookfield will participate in Season of Cambodia

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