Date : 24 June - 25 June 2017 Location: Room No.506, 5th Floor, Volve Hotel, Sukhumvit 53
Organized by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
BACC Main Sponsor by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
Artist: Komkrit Tepthian
Curator: Narongsak Nilkhet
EARLY YEARS PROJECT @ Hotel Art Fair is the special project that aims to present the artists’ work developing from the Early Years Project 2016 initiated by BACC Exhibition Department. The objective of this project is to encourage the development of the young artists’ work and also to foster the collaboration between private and business sectors in promoting young artists.
This special project presents the work of Komkrit Tepthian - one of artists of the project. By applying iconography, Komkrit’s sculpture and site-specific installation deals with interrelationship of space, people, beliefs, memories, and superimposing historical events that reside in Thonglor area where the project is hosted. The work would conceptually take audience back to the past with the narrative of the current social context and space-based imagination to speculate upon the future.
An initiative conceived to foster the talents of fledgling artists, the program initiated and operated by Exhibition department of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre selects participating works from a range of public submissions with the goal of encouraging the young artists to climb the career ladder and seize opportunities available in Thailand and overseas. The project’s long-term goal is to develop a support base for one generation of artists for a certain period of time while also offering artists of various origins and styles the opportunity to learn new skills and gather experiences that will feed into their career progression. The project offers includes funding to support their creation, spaces to display works and opportunities to exchange experiences and develop art-making processes. Aimed to expand the artists’ attitudes of art itself through insightful analysis, discussion on the concept and its social value, Early Years Project also drives the artists towards a more mature experience in the international arena.