Seven Thai contemporary artists
Sutee Kunavichayanont, Tawatchai Somkong
Arin Rungjang, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan
Kritsada Duchsadeevanich, Lek Kiatsirikajorn and Piyasuk Ausap.
Curator : Worathep Akkabootara
Opening : Saturday April 6, 2013 6pm.
Period : April 6, 2013 – May 18 , 2013
Memories, remembering and forgetting are important intellectual mechanisms to organize events and individuals, in addition to identify limited relationships between humans and results from abilities to remember. Remembering does not mean an ability to recall the past and to create an imprint from the past to articulate the present. Indeed, remembering demonstrates direct and indirect nexus in terms of distance in time-space among humans.
Human seek to collect, imprint, recite and recall their memories through media. The blurring or fading graduation and furtive emergences are progressively assembled, in addition regularly causes memories to disappear. From prehistoric human’s artifacts, cave painting, inscriptions, until the modern collective memory managements use throughout history textbooks, the collectibles, museums, archives, online and offline knowledge banks, etc. All forms of memory illustrate deeper human desires to categorize things, retain them and ensure their survival into the future. Despite the shortfalls, partialities and distortion of memories throughout time, they reveal the memory making and manipulation process to put order to the past and clarify survivals from the past with curiosity.
Graduated Emergence is an exhibition to present contemporary art by means of interpretation and depiction of emerged and graduated memory related perspectives. The exhibition display works by the artists who ponder over both concrete and intangible forms found in everyday surroundings such as collectibles, stories, family and those near-and-dear people’s portraits and journeys, happiness and fulfillment, curiosity, bliss and agony. Memories are more than a sum of their imprints or a construction of partially personal histories. They are some slack closures at seams or even gaping holes. Memories invite us not only to reexamine and recount individual stories from the past. They requires
investigations on socio-cultural level as memories and remembrance emerged and expanded as collective memories, understood and shared as public intelligence assets. Collective memories are transmitted perceptions
and they are taken for granted through spoken and written languages, photographic image and visual evidences circulating in the contemporary culture such as collectibles, photographs, scriptural evidences; namely chronicles, fictions and oral histories. Memories are the interlocutory mediator to fill and to bracket empty spaces for perceptions. To reconstruct fragments of ‘private’ memories and ‘public’ memories. Human can use them as a key to endless answer and new inquire at the same time.
Graduated Emergence is curated by Worathep Akkabootara. The show exhibits paintings,photography
,mix media and installation from seven leading Thai contemporary artists; namely, Sutee Kunavichayanont,
Tawatchai Somkong, Arin Rungjang, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, Kritsada Duchsadeevanich, Lek Kiatsirikajorn,and Piyasuk Ausap.