Bangkok curated by Brian Curtin


DOB Hualamphong Gallery will hold the art exhibition

/Bangkok/ curated by Brian Curtin

(Hanspeter Ammann, Luke Cassady-Dorion, Tintin Cooper, Gergo Gacsi, Khaisri Paksukcharern, Be Takerng Pattanopas, Ohm Phanphiroj, Kata Sangkhae, Jakkai Siributr, Pim Sudhikam, Jibby Yunibandhu)

From January 25 to February 28, 2011 (Opening Reception on Tuesday, January 25 from 18.30)

2010 was a tumultuous year for Bangkok as on-going political and social discontent segued into violent and deadly protest. The international media paid close attention with a near-senseless proliferation of apocalyptic images of a city besieged. After the protests ended, the Thai government sponsored a campaign that called on this country to unite in view of the publicized fissures.

The title of this exhibition employs a device from the discipline of semiotics in order to communicate ideas of signification rather than representation: the forward slashes of /Bangkok/. In this respect, Bangkok can be considered as the subject of variable meanings and not an entity to be strictly defined. From the recent media images of protest to pervasive views of this city as a symbol of excess to tourist notions of Thailand as halcyon, Bangkok’s current global image appears to be the object of competing interpretations. /Bangkok/ explodes this sense of competition by insisting on the idiosyncratic and the provocative as the basis for any understanding of the city in terms of place, space and representation. /Bangkok/ provides new insights, challenges normalized perceptions and gives value to unpredictable knowledge.

The artworks range from the coolly subjective to the emotionally redolent and from skewed topologies and aggressive realism to surreal analogies.

DOB Hualamphong Gallery requests for your support to kindly promote the upcoming exhibition.
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