15.10 - 27.11.2016
Dream Property is a major solo exhibition by Miti Ruangkritya. This show interrogates Bangkok’s rapid urbanization, specifically the nature of property development and it’s affect on the city. This show includes 3 series of works from Dream Property, a project that Ruangkritya started in 2014, focusing on the transformation of the Bangkok’s cityscape, parallel to the development of its mass transit systems. ROOM represents the culmination of this frenetic rate of expansion and explores how newly-built interior spaces which are pending occupation, are transformed in relation to the current landscape of the city. EXCERPTS TAKEN FROM BANGKOK REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING mirrors the (presumed) aspirations of aspiring apartment owners in a collection of glossy and over exuberant advertising in English text. EMPTY LOT reflects upon the transience of nature in the context of an ever-expanding Bangkok cityscape. Dream Property also features 3 new site specific works made in response to the location of the gallery in Sathorn; in which Ruangkritya references the district’s abandoned ‘ghost’ tower, the expensive Sukhothai Residence property sitting within Sathorn’s central business sector, and his own elementary school.
Miti Ruangkritya (b.1981, Bangkok) work focuses on an issue or topic surrounding his life, with the city often surfacing as a dominant subject. After returning to Bangkok in 2010, Ruangkritya noticed the city’s increasing urbanization and started documenting its rapid changes. Notable works from Ruangkrity includes Imagining Flood (2012) and Thai Politics (2006-2014), both of which have been shown in international exhibitions and festivals. In 2014, Ruangkritya started working on DREAM PROPERTY, an on-going project that examines the nature of property development and its relationship to the city.