Alamak! Pavilion – Islands in the Stream


Alamak! Project launches for the opening of the 57th Art Biennale in Venice a group of young Asian artists with the multimedial exhibition "Islands in the Stream", curated by Yoichi Nakamuta and Stefano Casciani, in collaboration with the Concilio Europeo dell'Arte.

Arsenale Docks, Venice

Free admittance

10.00 - 18.00

13 May - 24 September 2017

Inauguration Thursday 11 May 2017, at 15.00

The Exhibition

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.

The Artists

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.

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