Pichaya Aime Suphavanij
Aung Myat Htay
Bayu Genia Krishbie
Au Sow Yee
Ho Rui An
Ign. Susiadi Wibowo - LabTanya
Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)
Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) in collaboration with Parking Project Superfriends
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the Japan Foundation Asia Center present “Mode of Liaisons” exhibition as a part of "Condition Report", a collaborative art project with curators from Japan and Southeast Asian countries with the objectives to incubate young curators through working in collboration with senior curators. The Condition Report Project is composed of 2 parts of the curatorial works under the main theme “What is Southeast Asia?”. The first part is 4 exhibitions curated by the senior curators in 4 cities: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Bangkok to demonstrate their concepts, phenomenons, and contents of contemporary art as well as to employ the exhibition as an opportunity to train young curators. The second part is 14 separated exhibitions curated independently by young curators.
The last version of exhibitions by senior curators is in Bangkok under the title of “Mode of Liaisons”. Curated by senior curator Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, the concept is rooted from biological standpoint selecting the works of art from the senior curators’ previous selections in other cities, and stemming out with the new artworks selected specifically for Bangkok to reach the conceptual whole. Mode of Liaisons aims to look at the meaning which is not only embedded in the artworks, but also the ecosystem in which the artworks are originated. It can be identified as the roots of the artists, the communities where the works were conceived, and the network systems that branch, maintain, and transfer the artworks in relation to time, space, and people. This concept views a work of art as a living organism with appendages that move and adapt the meaning of its existence. Moreover, it aims to explore the essence hidden in the interaction between networks of each different works which can be led to the exploration of further meaningful relationships.
As Mode of Liaisons focuses on collaborations of meanings rather than individual interpretations, it combobulates the perspectives within Southeast Asia through perceptions of curators and artists in the field of visual arts that address local complexities as well as the transnationality of cosmopolitans. Included in the exhibitions are the artworks of various media such as painting, sculpture, film/video, installation and performance. The project will also present specifically the projects by four young curators, Nakamura Fumiko, Aung Myat Htay, Bayu Genia Krishbie, and Vittavin Leelavanachai which program number of activities that will be held in the form of the independent project, workshop and written material. as well as performing lecture, theater performance throughout the exhibition period. The project will host a highlight events, “the Curators Forum”, to be held as part of the opening events on the 1st of April from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm at BACC, 1st Floor, Multi-function Room.
Mode of Liaisons is supported by Embassy of Japan in Thailand, sponsored by Fine Paper Takeo (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.. All events are at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) located on 939 Rama Rd. Pathumwan Junction, Bangkok Thailand. The centre opens from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am – 9:00pm. For the latest updates about the exhibition and the activities, visit the Mode of Liaisons Facebook event page (www.facebook.com/ModeOfLiaisons
), BACC Page (www.facebook.com/baccpage
) or call the Exhibition Department at BACC at +66 (02) 214 – 6630 ext 533.
The exhibition by BACC Exhibition Department
For more information, please contact:
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8 ext. 533
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Tel. 02 260 8560 - 4 Fax. 02 260 8565
ABOUT THE JAPAN FOUNDATION ASIA CENTER
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. The Asia Center, established within the Japan Foundation in April 2014, is a specialized unit with the goal to connect people, expand networks, and develop cultural programs across Asia. Through projects in such diverse fields as music, theatre, film, sports, Japanese language education and other academic exchanges, the Asia Center, in cooperation with the Foundation’s overseas offices, pursues and supports various forms of activities between Asian communities.
ABOUT BACC EXHIBITION DEPARTMENT
BACC exhibition department as a part of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) programmes for art exhibitions, creative disciplinary projects, and cultural/educational events. It aims to create a crossing ground for diverse views from curators, artists, scholars, art practitioners and audience, to stimulate critical thinking as well as learning experience. Through art programmes for the community to art educations, it is intended as a platform for cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, opening up new landscapes for cultural dialogue, net working, to create new art and cultural resources.