Curated by Suebsang Sangwachirapiban
From the success of Crossover: The Unveiled Collection
in 2005, the first exhibition in which Bangkok Art and Culture Centre presented a collection of Thai artworks by Thai and foreign collectors. The show had a significant impact and generated awareness of the importance of art collecting in the Thai art ecosystem, which is vital in propelling the Thai art industry.
In 2022, the BACC proudly presents " CROSSOVER II: The Nature of Relationships"
in collaboration with the Thai Art Collector Association (TACA). The exhibition aims to build continuity on similar subjects and emphasises the importance of art collection by Thai collectors. Presenting modern Thai artworks with environmental motifs depicts social issues and the environment in each era through collections of public and private organisations and Thai individual collectors. Furthermore, the exhibition explored the myths surrounding the artworks, the artists' perspectives on the tangible and ethereal spatial surroundings, and the relationships between the artists and surrounded context.
This exhibition discusses a triangle of relationships between Art – Artist – Environment
through the research of Thai modern art in a transitional period - from 1945, at the end of World War II, to 2000, the year of the Tom Yum Kung financial crisis (before Thailand entered the state of the contemporary phenomena). All works in the exhibition represent the relationship between the three elements mentioned above.
CROSSOVER II: The Nature of Relationships
is curated and presented artworks in the art collection of organisations and private collections that connects with an environmental issue, urban, challenging situations, impression in various angles during different periods of Thai history. With more than 70 works, the exhibition is categorised these visual phenomena into six distinct groups: Scenery, Site of Beliefs, A Part of Mind, Surrealism, The Nature in Abstraction, and Social Criticism.
In addition, CROSSOVERII receives cooperation and generous support from our lenders, the public and private organisations, including Kasikornbank Public Company Limited, TMBThanachart Bank Public Company Limited, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), Toshiba Thailand Company Limited, TISCO Financial Group Public Company Limited, TISCO Securities Company Limited, PTT Public Company Limited, Rama IX Art Museum Foundation, Bualuang Foundation Bangkok Bank, The Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art Foundation, Student Christian Center, The Art Centre Silpakorn University.
And the following individual art collectors:
Dr Thitipong Navalertporn, Mr Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala, Mr Piriya & Ms Kornkamol Wachajitpan, Mr Pongchit Ekaraphanich, Mr Samphan Mankarnchok, Mr Sermkhun Kunawong and his daughters, Mr Akkarawat Chantadansuwan with special thanks to Mr Kittishote Haritaworn, Dr Somratch Hiranyawasit, MD., and Mr Kittiporn Jalichandra.
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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