Korakrit Arunanondchai

Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3
03.04 - 05.06.2016

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Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3 is Bangkok’s premier of Korakrit Arunanondchai’s third video piece of this series: an epilogue to the previous two made by the artist between 2011-2015.  This piece centers around a conversation between the ‘The Denim Painter’, a representation of the artist, and ‘Chantri’, an omniscient spirit. Within his intimate letter to the latter, fragments of Arunanondchai’s thoughts on spirituality, technology, and geopolitics fuse to narrate his views towards contemporary society.  Here, reality, fiction and fantasy blend in with one another as Arunanondchai ruminates on Buddhist and Animistic beliefs, and furthermore the implications of being a Thai artist in today’s society.  The exhibition features site-specific installations of several evolving artworks that Arunanondchai has produced since the conception of this body of work.

Korakrit Arunanondchai

b.1986, Bangkok, Thailand

Lives in New York, USA.  Works in New York and Bangkok

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