Mode of Liaisons
Albert Samreth, Arie Syarifuddin, Au Sow Yee, Buka Warung, Ho Rui An, Ign. Susiadi Wibowo - LabTanya, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Mark Teh, Miyagi Futoshi, Nattapon Sawasdee, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) , Rirkrit Tiravanija, Roslisham Is
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
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.
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.
Event Date: 31 March - 09 July 2017
Location: Main Gallery, 8th floor
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.
Support: Embassy of Japan in Thailand
Main sponsor: Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
Project sponsors: Fine Paper Takeo (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
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