My artwork Great Soul will be on display as part of Field Trip Project Asia: Thailand at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre this April and May 2019.
Field Trip Project/ Field Trip Project Asia is a transnational traveling art exhibition and adjunct activities that intervenes with issues particular at destinations both affected and unaffected areas by natural disasters in recent years in Asia. The works of art in the project, transformed into by over a hundred international artists linked to Asian countries, are Randoseru, Japanese elementary school backpacks originally sent as relief supplies for the Great East Japan Earthquake of March, 2011. Each Randoseru, as a metaphor of learning and growing filled with childhood memories, is a solo exhibit (Space) that is mobile and interacts with local community at each destination (Places), creating multiple layers of new meanings (Cultural Productions).
Exhibitions and activities at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre: Tuesday, 9th April – Sunday, 5th May
Mid Exhibition Reception: with remarks and performance art presentations by Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Wilawang Wiangthong : Tuesday, 30th April 2019 18.00 – 20.00
Public Discussion: “ Thailand Public and Cultural Policy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”: Tuesday, 30th April 2019 16.45 – 17.45
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Tentacles in collaboration with Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC) will open a showcase exhibition, Field Trip Project Asia – Thailand on April 30th, 2019, featuring 80 ‘backpack’ artworks by Thai artists; Lee Anantawat, Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Chumpon Apisuk, Eakchayong Pornkajornkijkul, Sareena Sattapon, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Wilawan Wiangthong, Yingyod Yenarkarn, alongside with many International artists.
The mid exhibition reception will showcase some performance art presentations by Thai artists and remarks by some key personals to celebrate Thai artists’ involvements in both local and global concerns, and also to remind us that this project will continue its trip across Asian countries in order to bring as many social awareness by using arts.
Field Trip Project Asia, formed in 2014 by Asian and Asia based or related artists, has been traveling in Asia up to the present date. The main characteristic is that its programs at each destination have been designed and customised by local co-curators to meet specific local contexts and interests. Destinations in Asia include; Singapore’s National Institute of Education (NIE) Art Gallery, Philippines’ UP Vargas Museum in Manila and Baguio and Leyte both affected by natural disasters, Indonesia’s Aceh Tsunami Museum in Banda Aceh and Ruangrupa in Jakarta, Hong Kong’s Oil Street Art Space, and participated in the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Biennale at Malaysia’s National Art Gallery. After the BACC, the project is scheduled to travel to Myanmar’s the Japan Foundation, Yangon. Co-curated by Tentacles, Thai artists with their original artwork will join in the middle of the exhibition period with their specific local contexts.
Great Soul (2014) is a travelling sculpture created within a randoseru (a traditional Japanese children's backpack). It has travelled to exhibitions in Hong Kong, Manila, Aceh, Jakarta, Singapore and Tokyo. As part of the travelling process, it is worn by local individuals who journey with it to its next exhibited location.
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Field Trip Project Asia – Thailand is made possible with the support from the Japan Foundation, Bangkok and the BACC, and Co-curated by Tentacles and Daisuke Takeya