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Hidden Nature Sopheap Pich at Crow Collection of Asian Art, opens Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

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Hidden Nature Sopheap Pich

June 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 979-6430
www.crowcollection.org

Image Credit:  Sopheap Pich, Rang Phnom Flower, 2015. Bamboo, rattan, metal wire, plywood, steel, metal bolts. 325 x 180 x 65 inches (825.5 x 457 x 165 cm) (approximate). Image courtesy of Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

The Crow Collection of Asian Art is pleased to announce the presentation of a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. This exhibition will feature his large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower (2015), his most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Twenty-five feet in length, its complex construction is composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo. The sculpture is that of the cannonball tree (“rang phnom” in Khmer), which in Southeast Asia is associated with the sal tree under which the Buddha was born. This tree is often planted near Buddhist temples; many can be found around the temples near Pich’s studio on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. In fact, the plant originated in the Americas and was introduced by Europeans to Sri Lanka, where it was soon revered for its resemblance to the sal tree, which does not grow in tropical climates. It was then brought to Southeast Asia by Sri Lankans, who were responsible for the revitalization of Buddhism in that region. Pich’s tree is created at enormous over-sized scale, which conveys the power of nature, but also brings forward the plant’s abstract qualities by using precise grid–like structure and geometric shapes, in order to consider concepts of scale, the natural and the industrial, and the large that can be found within the small.

Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich will be on view from June 24, 2017-January 7, 2018 in the Mezzanine.

About the Artist:

Sopheap Pich (b. 1971) is recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist.  Born in Battambang, Cambodia, he moved with his family to the United States in 1984, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.  In 2002, he returned to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he continues to be based.  Pich is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia and making sculptures that are inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, and abstract geometric structures.  His childhood experiences during the genocidal conditions of late 1970s Cambodia has had a lasting impact on his work, informing its themes of time, memory and the body.

His work has been featured in numerous international museum exhibitions and biennials throughout the world, notably Documenta 2012, and a 2013 solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich), which was the museum’s first solo show given to a contemporary Southeast Asian artist.  Major museum collections of his work include The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), M+ Museum for Visual Culture (Hong Kong), Singapore Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), and Cleveland Museum of Art.  Most recently, he has been selected to present in the main exhibition at this year’s 57th International Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia), Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel.

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SOLUNA at the Crow Collection: Struck’s Soundscape We Know You’ve Got Soul

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MAY 16 – JUNE 4 
We Know You’ve Got Soul

 

Henri Scars Struck’s meditative soundscape, entitled We Know You’ve Got Soul, is inspired by our current exhibition, Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, and the Crow Collection’s architecture.

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We Know You’ve Got Soul confronts traditional and contemporary art practice and Eastern and Western sensibilities.This project is co-commissioned by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family, SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

 

 

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Talavera and Ceramic Connections Symposium on Jan. 14

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Talavera and Ceramic Connections: East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas

at The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and The Dallas Museum of Art • All Day: Public $40, Members $30, Students and Educators $20, Morning Session Only: $15

WHEN:
Fri Jan 13 2017 6:00 pm — Sat Jan 14 2017 5:00 pm
WHERE:
The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and The Dallas Museum of Art
COST:
All Day: Public $40, Members $30, Students and Educators $20, Morning Session Only: $15
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Summer Block Party June 17 in the Dallas Art District

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June 17 | Dallas Arts District is closing the streets for our #free Summer Block Party 2016 with the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park, and Crow Collection of Asian Art. Participate in special activities including concerts, local brews, dance lessons, cinema, and much more!

http://www.dallasartsdistrict.org/events/dallasartsdistrict-summer-block-party-june-17/

 

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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART  Late Night programming

KLYDE WARREN PARK

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER  Nasher’s ‘Til Midnight event

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SPRING BLOCK pARTy March 18 in the Dallas Arts District

Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party

DALLAS – Dallas Arts District SPRING BLOCK pARTy is set for 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 18, at Pearl and Flora Streets in Dallas. The event, open to the public at no charge, will close the streets and celebrate everything the popular district offers.

Some highlights will include:

  • Crow Collection of Asian Art at 2010 Flora St.
  • Dallas Museum of Art at 1717 N. Harwood St.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center at 2001 Flora St.

Experience all three museums by participating in special activities, live concerts, guided tours, local brews, films and much more.

In addition, on-the-street performances will include:

  • Shakespeare Dallas get wild in the streets
  • An acoustic David Bowie tribute by the Thin White Dukes
  • Danielle Georgiou Dance Group – DGDG plots the Ides of March
  • Swing dancing with The Rhythm Room to Jackson Pollock’s favorite jazz records
  • Curbside karaoke with Mr. Rid
  • Beats and threads with Durty Laundry DJ truck
  • DMA presents “An American in Paris” (1951) on Ross Avenue Plaza
  • The Nasher presents a concert by Kurt Thurmond, followed by a special screening of “Edward Scissorhands” in the Nasher Garden
  • Goodnight Gorlinski at the Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • DJ Luxury Raps at Klyde Warren Park

Food and drinks, including local craft beers and libations from Alamo Drafthouse DFW, will be available. Fifteen gourmet food trucks will keep the party rolling.

DART Rail service runs until midnight, and enjoy Uber pickup/drop-off points in the district — $20 ride credit for new users using the code: “DalArts”

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/594762490675789/.

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