SIGN PROJECTS: in collaboration with Sathit Sattarasart, 2012
For this exhibition, I was asked to help artist Sathit Sattarasart to complete his pieces. The first piece being, an all-black advertisement on the side a busy subway platform in downtown Bangkok - the second piece was to be a broadsheet of a list of yet-unrealized ideas for future art works.
My first job was to write a kind of artist statement for these works, as if I were him, but all the while knowing I could not possibly be him. It was a conceptual exercise in which we created a new piece out of the idea of how to create art in the first place.
For the broadsheet piece, I decided to write questions/considerations for the future work ideas. In the resulting work, Sathit erased his original concepts completely from the text the broadsheet became a series of my categories and my questions.
For more specifics about the show, see below:
10 November – 9 December 2012
Opening: 10 November 2012, 6 – 8 PM
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre & Advertising Banners around BTS Stations (Siam – Victory Monument)
all(zone), Orawan Arunrak, Pattara Chanruechachai, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Disorn Duangdao, Suwicha Dussadeewanich, Supapong Laodheerasiri, Noon Passama, Pratchaya Phinthong, Vipash Purichanont, The Reading Room, Miti Ruangkritya, Pathompon Tesprateep, Sathit Sattarasart & Julia Schwadron
Curator: Chitti Kasemkitvatana
Assisting Curator: Mary Pansanga
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre presents “Temporary Storage #01”, as part of BACC Experimental Project 2012, curated by Chitti Kasemkitvatana.Temporary Storage #01 is a project-based exhibition, which is trying to explore the possibility of creating multi-platform for contemporary art exhibitions. Focusing on the process of transmitting research work, artwork and idea produced by artists and those who are in related fields to the public. Works included in this exhibition are from artists who are based in both Thailand and abroad, Orawan Arunrak, Pattara Chanruechachai, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Disorn Duangdao, Suwicha Dussadeewanich, Supapong Laodheerasiri, Pratchaya Phinthong, Miti Ruangkritya, Pathompon Tesprateep, Sathit Sattarasart & Julia Schwadron; and also from an architects’ group, all(zone); a jewelry designer, Noon Passama; an art historian/independent curator, Vipash Purichanont and a not-for profit organization, The Reading Room.
Temporary Storage #01 is an overlapping platform for intervention and participation of both the artists and the viewers and also a platform for future project. This exhibition/project does not present the whole idea as a single narrative but rather to provide the possibility of readings, interpreting and perceiving the presented works in relation to the context of time and place and to emphasize the viewers’ experiences.
Temporary Storage #01 features, firstly, “Temporary Architecture” a temporary exhibition unit designed and constructed by all(zone) in collaboration with Suwicha Dussadeewanich. Located on the 5th floor at BACC, this unit will function as an exhibition space, a small library, a meeting point and a temporary workplace for the participants and the viewers.
Secondly, three issues of broadsheet, entitled “Temporary Storage #01” will be published during the exhibition period. This publication is considered as a space for presenting ideas and research based works including Orawan Arunrak’s drifting map of Bangkok, Miti Ruangkritya’s photographic observation on urban tectonics, Mary Pansanga’s article about cinematic experience, Vipash Purichanont’s historical account on the use of Bangkok’s public space in contemporary art and Sathit Sattarasart’s unrealized works. The broadsheets will be on display and be available for the public on the 5th floor at BACC and other places around the country.
Thirdly, “Temporary Storage #01” on advertising banners, exhibiting works by all(zone), Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Disorn Duangdao, Supapong Laodheerasiri, Noon Passama, Pratchaya Phinthong, Vipash Purichanont, Miti Ruangkritya, Pathompon Tesprateep, Sathit Sattarasart & Julia Schwadron. These banners are located on road islands and along the BTS Sky Walk from the Pathumwan intersection to the Victory Monument intersection.
Finally, “Bangkok Book Map” by The Reading Room. This project is aimed at creating a reading network in Bangkok City. The Reading Room has created a Bangkok library and Bookshop Map. Gathering basic information about both private and public libraries and independent bookshops, as information for bookshop and library owners and also for the general public to have a complete and easily accessible resource. This Book Map will be available on the 5th floor at BACC as a publication for the interested general public and also as an online map, which focuses on the participation of the public to provide information regarding their own community reading platform.
Temporary Storage #01 is operated by BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
For more information, please contact:
Media and Public Relations Dept.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 # 519