Curators: Yoichi Nakamuta, Stefano Casciani
Artists: Anon Pairot, Kawita Vatanajyankur + Guests: Invisible Designs Lab., Kwangho Lee + Magazine Lounge by Pon Ding Books & Gabriel Lichauco
The exhibition, in collaboration with the European Council of Art, presents Asian artist who have, like others of their generation, decided to live on a “nomadic” base, working in different countries and matching their skills with diffrent economical/social/cultural situations, globally. Their concentration on topics of representation/discussion of social, cultural, even scientific issues, makes them and their work a new point of reference for the art audience and general public.
The works shown at Alamak! Pavilion in Venice can be considered as “terraferma” – solid ground in the stream of liquid society, where people can stop, stand and understand their condition by looking at the meaning/significance of the world.
Kawita Vatajyankur investigates the condition and obbligation of women in contemporary society by videos with strong performances of female bodies engaged in difficults balancing acts. Anon Pairot looks deeper into the meaning of everyday objects with the parody full size model Changrai Ferrari car made out of rattan by skilled Thai craftsmen, or with the iconic rendering of rice sacks from his family memories. Invisible Designs Lab. plays with matter and sounds creatig an extraordinary living sculpture, Kwangho Lee matches materials and forms in unusual puzzling objects, and Gabriel Lichauco creates an outdoor “Magazines Lounge” taking inspiration from street markets culture.