The Bangkok Art & Culture Centre is proudly presenting the fifth edition of its Early Years Project exhibition. The project, an initiative that seeks to foster a network of up-and-coming and young artists, offers participants valuable opportunities to develop their creativity, artistic approaches, and skills through collaborations with organisations and groups within and beyond the art scene – ultimately paving the way to a full-fledged artistic career. Early Years Project #5 – based on the theme of “Fluidity of Change” – is the latest iteration of the project since its debut in 2016. Rising artists from all over the country are welcome to submit their works and challenge for the final eight spots in the project. The selected artists will receive funding to support their artistic practice under collaboration with the BACC Exhibition Department, offering them insights into collaboration with art and culture organisations as well as various stakeholders.
This year, the fifth Early Years Project is setting out on a distinctive path as applicants will have to create works of art that take into account aesthetic, temporal, and environmental factors in the context of the future of our planet. Coordinated movements in artistic and environmental matters have proven to be a significant challenge not only for artists but also the general public as we stand together in pondering matters such as humanity’s way of life in the coming age or a new definition of beauty. The combination of these subject matters has become a trending issue for the 21st Century, and this edition of the project will encourage the audience to rethink and seek a new balance between mankind, nature, and interactions between each and every one of us. In addition to opportunities to create art, participating artists will also discover useful knowledge and skills for their future careers through interactions with professional artists along with art scholars, historians, critics, and experts from various branches. Each participant will be able to use this knowledge to build upon their creative works, gain a greater understanding into artistic collaborations, and develop skills necessary for a successful career.
The eight participating artists’ creations will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprising Michael Shaowanasai, Asst. Prof. Dr. Prapon Kumjim, Sanitas Pradittasnee, Asst. Prof. Dr.Supachai Areerungruang, Sureerat Leeswadtrakul and Suebsang Sangwachirapiban. Two winning artists will be chosen to receive mobility and residency funding to further build upon their experiences, creative tendencies, and conceptual thinking as they equip themselves for the art world.
For more information, please contact
Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8
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