UK-Thai Visual Arts Showcase
1-31 August 2006
The British Council in partnership with curator Ark Fongsmut, Bangkok University Gallery, Chulalongkorn University Art Centre and 100 Tonson Gallery, and supported by BNH Hospital and Jardine, proudly present Monologue/Dialogue, featuring artists from the UK and Thailand, and including works by Damien Hirst, Douglas Gordon, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Titchener and many more, showing throughout August.
Monologue/Dialogue includes 3 distinctive exhibitions from the UK and exhibitions by Thai and UK artists-in-residence in Bangkok.
The Last Supper
By Damien Hirst
4-30 August at 100 Tonson Gallery
Controversial winner of the prestigious 1995 Turner Prize, Damien Hirst is one of the most important and well-known artists of his generation. The Last Supper is a suite of 13 screen prints that mimic the graphic design of medicinal industry packaging using colours reminiscent of Hirst's ongoing Spot Painting series, inspired by commercial drug firm product catalogues.
Electric Earth: Film and Video from Britain
Featuring Adam Chodzko, Volker Eichelmann & Roland Rust, Folk Archive, Luke Fowler, Rob Kennedy, Torsten Lauschmann, Mark Leckey, Hilary Lloyd, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Paul Rooney, Stephen Sutcliffe, Szuper Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Titchner, Carey Young
By Douglas Gordon
3 August - 2 September at Chulalongkorn University Art Centre
Electric Earth is an exhibition of video-based works examining alternative ways of living and systems of belief. It journeys through the social landscapes of corporate commerce, fashion, youth and club culture, psychological rehabilitation, religious faith, dead end employment and the interconnected information flow of the 21st century city.
Douglas Gordon, who won the Turner Prize in 1996, works in a range of media, including photography, sculpture and writing. However, he's primarily known for his unique method of treating images in his installations. In 10MS- ¹ he has slowed slowed down a medical film from the First World War and spliced it into an endless loop, locking the injured man into a constant replay of his private struggle with his body.
1-30 August at Bangkok University Gallery
From July 2006, 3 UK artists Andrew Stahl, Eric Bainbridge and Nathaniel Rackowe will work alongside 3 Thai artists Sansern Milindasuta, Nipan Oranniwesna, Sathit Satavasart over a six-week period. From painting and sculpture to mixed media and installation, new works of art will be created especially for Monologue-Dialogue and exhibited at the new Bangkok University Gallery space.
At the same time, we have also invited Sophie Hope from B+B a famous curatorial studio from London to do a reseach on art scene in Thailand. She will spend 2 weeks as a curator-in-residence at the Bangkok University. At the end of the project she will give a talk on the contemporary art scene in the UK and also on the what she learns during her residency programme in Thailand.
There will be a fully illustrated catalogue available.
Existing or coming into being at the same period; of today or of the present. The term that designates art being made today.
A person who creates exhibitions or who is employed to look after and research museum objects.
The arrangement of elements or details in an artefact or a work of art.
A transparent, flexible plastic material, usually of cellulose acetate or polyester, on which light-sensitive emulsion is coated, or on which an image can be formed by various transfer processes.
An artwork comprised of many and various elements of miscellaneous materials (see mixed media), light and sound, which is conceived for and occupies an entire space, gallery or site. The viewer can often enter or walk around the installation. Installations may only exist as long as they are installed, but can be re-created in different sites. Installation art emerged in the 1960s out of Environmental Art (works of art which are three-dimensional environments), but it was not until the 1970s that the term came into common use and not until the late 1980s that artists started to specialise in this kind of work, creating a genre of ‘Installation Art’. The term can also be applied to the arrangement of selected art works in an exhibition.
Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.
A three-dimensional work of art. Such works may be carved, modelled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, relief, and made in a huge variety of media. Contemporary practice also includes live elements, as in Gilbert & George 'Living Sculpture' as well as broadcast work, radio or sound sculpture.
Images recorded on videotape or on optical disc to be viewed on television screens, or projected onto screens. The medium through which these images are recorded and displayed.
Thailand, Bangkok, Tonson Gallery
- 04 August 2006 − 30 September 2006
Thailand, Bangkok, Chulalongkorn University Art Centre
- 03 August 2006 − 02 September 2006