P ROX IMITY: An art exhibition of distance and relativity
Arnont Nongyao, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Pan Pan Narkprasert, Pathompon Tesprateep, Preechaya Siripanich, Taiki Sakpisit, Tul Suwannakit, Ukrit Sa-nguanhai, Viriya Chotpanyavisut
Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, Bartlomiej Otocki
inSPIRACJE International Visual Art Festival '13 MUZ'
P ROX IMITY: An art exhibition of distance and relativity: Starting from the same origination, the project will have two parts; the first part as the works of Thai artist presenting in a ‘PROXIMITY’ exhibition at National Museum in Szczecin in June, 2014 and the second part will be the works of Polish artists at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in 2015. The co-existence of the works of art from different cultural areas in two exhibition spaces at different time will carry varying messages to audience. It aims that the outcome from the project will be an effective communication to expanded audience and become a further opportunity to explore alternative aspects to connect artworks of artists on the international scene in the flux of the contemporary.
One of the most essential and fundamental decisions to be made by the curators is to determine the character of the exhibition and the scope of its influence on the typical audience. In view of the cultural contrast between Poland and Thailand an especially enticing seems to be to organise a show rich in informative and purely cognitive values. This would mean, however, to shock to some extent with the exotic, which does not seem uneasy in view of the comparison of the cultural heritage of the two such different countries. The climatic, demographic, historical and religious differences cause an almost automatic formation of the spectacular comparisons based on the simplest contrasting values, boiling to the antonym of ours-yours. As the idea of the exhibition ‘PROXIMITY’ it proposes, however, a slightly different view on the differences between both countries and societies. It purposefully chooses rather detailed and unconventional issues looking for such works of art that describe with local complexities and at the same time communicating universally as possible. In other words, it is to focus on the works with an open interpretation structure that do not prejudge on the character of a given phenomenon, refrain from cheap moralising or trivial findings.
Event Date: 29 June - 07 September 2014
Location: National Museum in Szczecin, Poland Thai Contemporary Art in Poland
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