Contemporary Art Exhibition
Project directors and curators: jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai)
Assistant curator: Suphitchaya Khunchamni
Project manager: Penwadee Nophaket Manont
History advisor: Warawut Srisopark
Opening on Wednesday 4 April 2018 , at 18:00hrs.
This Bangkok Layers art exhibition is part of the Topography of Mirror Cities project, conducted by Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo as chief curator, and is funded by the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan. The project chief curator has invited curators from 6 countries to mirror the “Place” of each capital city to be a study platform of visual and contemporary art exhibition. The 6 curators consist of:
1. Lian Heng Yoeh, Malaysia, project title: History-Community-Identity, Kuala Lumpur
2. Vuth Lyno, Pen Sereypagna, Cambodia, project title: Geo-body, Phnom Penh
3. Ade Darmawan, Indonesia, project title: Mass Rapid Mobility, Jakarta
4. Jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai), Thailand, project title: Bangkok Layers, Bangkok
5. Mahbubur Rahman, Bangladesh, project title: City of the Book, Dhaka
6. Manray Hsu, Taiwan, project title: Herbal Urbanism, Taipei.
This exhibition aims to focus on the interpretation across the boundary of sociological phenomenology knowledge in relation to place, time and mainstream history associated with complexity between past, present and future projection through contemporary art process that achieved over research methodology, in order to reflect the process of reconstructing a knowledge as alternative representation of the existing knowledge. Questions and contradicted statements emerge through dialogues to challenge expectation from both audiences, artists/researchers who created works. It also presents visions and perspectives in multi facets of forms and methodologies under the subject. It builds and lights up learning experience and opening the gate that is overlapped multi-layers of meanings of the mainstream knowledge, including the aim to seek micro thinking order in the society by way of redefinition in an interdisciplinary visual art space that merges various fields of approach within the role of artistic production1, a catalyst that provokes social interpretation2. This is the knowledge system that fluidly transforms and inconstantly develops itself under diversified conditions unlike continuous chain loop. As a result, the relationship among distinctive factors within each phenomenon is essential to study, especially that of reactions able to deliver an understanding of the logic that inhibited in the phenomenon directly.3 Creating an open-wide understanding will enhance the interpretation potentiality. It often enables artists/experts and audiences to collaboratively participate in forming the method of moderating the variableness that frequently occurs in education field of sociological structuralism study which is subject to certainty of knowledge, division and rejection of otherness.
Opening Live Performance: Chintana Klaiprayong
Closing Forum: Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo, jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai)