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Defining Southeast Asia
“Mode of Liaisons”, showing at the main gallery of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre until July 2, is a part of the Condition Report Project. Divided into 2 parts on the main theme “What is Southeast Asia?”, the first part consists of 4 exhibitions curated by senior curators in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Bangkok. The second part features 14 separate exhibitions independently curated. The artists and curators include Albert Samreth, Au Sow Yee, Ho Rui An, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Alex Gvojic, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sindikat Campursari, Arie Syarifuddin, Buka Warung, Nattapon Sawasdee, Tanaphon Inthong, Yingyod Yenarkarn, Tamura Yuichiro, Ukrit Sa-nguanhai, and Zai Kuning.
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Rati Wachira-anan and Soavalak Rittipan reflect on their differences in the exhibition “Different Preferences”, showing at People’s Gallery P1-P2 on the second floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre until April 30. The two artists make the point that despite not sharing the same views, they respect each other’s lifestyles.
From deep within
Also showing his work at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, this time in People’s Gallery P3, is Pattapont Mahaneeranont. His solo exhibition “My Art”, reflect his inner feelings. When there is pressure from outside, confusion, fear, paranoia, he interprets and transforms these feelings into the new art form, thus clearing his mind and coming to understand his psychoses.
Jiang Zhi brings “Love Letters”, a work that’s considered as one of his most important series, to the exhibition, “Empty Seat: Chinese Conceptual Photography” showing at Tang Contemporary Art in Bangkok until April 29. For the work, Jiang sprayed flowers with alcohol then set them on fire, photographing the open blooms as they burn in the flames. Other artists showing in the exhibition include Weng Fen, Ji Zhou, Yang Yong, Liu Yujia, Fan Xi, and Amelie. The gallery is on Rajdamri Road and open daily from 11am to 7pm.
Find out more at (02) 652 2732.
Everything is permitted
Meanwhile over at Tang Contemporary Art in Beijing, works by Ai Weiwei, Huang Yongping, Sun Yuan, Zhu Jia and Zhao Zhao are on show until May 13 in “Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted”. The title is taken from a motto handed down from the Order of the Assassins and the Crusaders and points to a crisis of macro-narrative structures and the contrived nature of established norms.
More details, visit www.TangContemporary.com/nothingistrueen