Until June 17
This group show, featuring Thai and Indonesian artists, draws upon sociological theories and analyzes the processes through which societies as a whole, and groups within them, can deal with the challenges associated with membership and interaction within a culture. Social issues in contemporary Thailand and Indonesia are moved by a similar current of cultural transitions: redefining what it means to be a Southeast Asian. Introspection into the ever-changing society is prompting questions of “who decides what is normal?”, and “how long does a cultural moment matter?” On the verge of a new regional structure, Thai and Indonesian societies are still finding and asserting what roles their cultures will play in the ASEAN community. The nine artists in this show include Alisa Chunchue, Anon Pairot, Chayanin Kwangkaew, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, and Kitikun Mankit (all from Thailand), alongside Antonio S. Sinaga, Patriot Mukmin, Theo Frids Hutabarat, and Rega Ayundya Putri (the Indonesian contingent). Using various media, such as photography, oil painting, video art, and installation, the artists explore the nuances in the expressions of identity and social interactions—touching upon politics, superstitions, voyeurism, and self-analysis.
Subhashok The Arts Centre
Soi Phrom Chit, Sukhumvit 39 | Tel: 02 662 0299 |
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