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AUPP Hosts Exclusive Picasso Tapestry Exhibition in Phnom Penh

The American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) is proud to host a unique exhibition in collaboration with Sra’Art Gallery, featuring an exclusive artwork by Pablo Picasso, the master of Cubism. We are excited to present the limited edition, 100% woolen tapestry reproduction of “Harlequin and Woman with Necklace” (1917), a celebrated work by Picasso.

This rare exhibit will take place on Thursday, February 8th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in our ground floor foyer.

This limited-edition tapestry, one of only 500 worldwide, showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of Delfotex, the officially licensed manufacturer of Picasso’s works. Made entirely of wool, it brings a new, tactile perspective to Picasso’s renowned cubist style, offering a unique experience of his artistic vision.

Prof. Joshua Wilwohl, an arts and culture educator at AUPP, has been instrumental in bringing this exhibition to our campus. He emphasizes the significance of this event: “This is a rare opportunity for our students and the community to engage directly with the work of a world-renowned artist, enhancing their understanding of Western art without leaving Cambodia.”

We are thrilled to collaborate with Cécile Eap, the owner of Sra’Art Gallery, who shares our vision of bringing this magnificent tapestry to a wider audience. Her enthusiasm and support have been pivotal in organizing this event.

“Harlequin and Woman with Necklace” is a notable work in Picasso’s artistic repertoire, marked by its innovative use of flat shapes, geometric slabs, and a limited color palette, a reflection of his time in Rome. This period was significantly influenced by Juan Gris’s detailed cutouts and Picasso’s collaboration with the Ballets Russes.

To enrich the exhibition experience, we will offer interactive elements such as guided tours and educational talks. These will provide deeper insights into Picasso’s artistic journey and the importance of this particular tapestry. Art experts and students will also share their perspectives, fostering a deeper appreciation of this artistic endeavor.

This exhibition is more than just a display of a legendary artist’s work; it is a dynamic platform for cultural exchange and educational enrichment. It offers an invaluable experience for anyone interested in Cubism, Western art history, and the fusion of traditional and modern art forms.

Venue: American University of Phnom Penh, Ground Floor Foyer
Date: Thursday, Feb. 8
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

About AUPP:
The American University of Phnom Penh is committed to providing high-quality education and cultural experiences to the Cambodian community. We actively seek opportunities to bring diverse and enriching events to our campus, supporting our mission of fostering global understanding and appreciation of the arts.

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