A New exhibition at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre will make visitors look twice

Artist Chitti Kasemkitvatana curates new art exhibit at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre



Bangkok’s Art and Culture Centre is the flagship art venue but it’s semi-spiral design makes it awkward sometimes for curators to exhibit artworks inside rooms that have an unusual layout and obstructive poles.

Chitti Kasemkitvatana accepted an invitation to curate an exhibition there and immediately came up with an idea of running his group show in the basement plaza in front of the library.  “With its adjacent window panel, this site corresponds to our thematic concept of transparency”, said Chitti of the largely unused area.

Chitti chose to not only exhibit his own commissions but became curator and asked Mary Pansanga to be his assistant. This exhibit became a coming together of young artists with a variety of educations and working backgrounds. It comprises renditions from more than a dozen artists and curators. Pratchaya Phinthong brings his calligraphic drawings, Noon Passama show her gaudy brooches, Vipash Purichanont displays his abstract posters, while The Reading Room Library, an art related group, launches its own map of Bangkok book venues as part of the show.

Suwicha Dussadeewanich’s semi-architectural skeleton is a highlight.  The eight other projects are arranged inside Suwicha’s wooden structure, which is transformed from the pillars of an old Thai house.

“Some think that my projects are always about ambiguities, but it’s my intention to explore those doubts to bring about a dialogue. I aim to find an arena of contemporary issues, and the “Temporary Storage’ series originated with this purpose, to be the storage of discourse of people today,”Chitti concludes.

original news article: Bangkokpost.com




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