Thailand | Co-curated by Tentacles

 April 9 – May 5, 2019

Introduction

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About the hosting organization: Tentacles

Tentacles is an art initiative founded in 2014 focuses on providing platform for emerging and experimental creative practitioners by  hosting regular exhibitions and residency program for artists and researchers looking to spend time in Bangkok, to focus on their  practices, as well as engage with local communities. Tentacles also act as a venue for collaboration and exchange of ideas in the wider  social and cultural fields, by organising events such as seminars, artist’s talks, screening. Tentacles collaborates with partner  organisations in Thailand and overseas, to facilitate cultural exchange programmes. Tentacles collaborates with partner organisations in  Thailand and overseas, to facilitate cultural exchange programmes, with past projects including;
2015 K.Mutt Space Residency programin Ratchaburi in collaboration with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

2016 Support 5 Thai Artists to join Taichung ASEAN Square Cultural Exchange programme in Taiwan

2016 Tentacles co-organised ศิลป์ อย่เู ป็น – The Art of Surviving in the Arts education programme by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Director

Henry Tan is interested in the erosion of individual beliefs and understandings with regard to contemporary  technologies and communication. How can individuals make sense of artistic practices in an era of endlessly  circulated memes and ever-shifting boundaries and cultural contexts? Bangkok-based Henry Tan possesses a long  history of provocative contributions to local and regional art scenes, alternately subtle and flagrant. His  performances for KAOS! night at the now defunct Raindogs Bar & Gallery in Bangkok are legendary and he has  created critical interventions at the Hong Kong International Art Fair and Art Stage Singapore. Henry’s exhibitions  include the Chongqing Youth Biennale in 2011 in China and RADiATION at Dagc Gallery in Manila, 2012.

Researcher and Project Manager

Pakchira Chartpanyawut, an art manager and researcher based in Bangkok. she also part of Tentacles, an  alternative art space in Bangkok that focus on providing platforms for emerging and experimental creative  practitioners by hosting regular exhibitions and residency program for them. According to working in art industrial  a few years ago, After graduating from art school where she just only focuses on making artworks made she  realize not just only that, can propel our industry in this stage. And she started to learn art managing, archiving,  marketing and try to learn from cases studies in other Southeast Asia countries and interested in how our art  ecosystem can be developed systematically.

 

Reviews & Articles

Field Trip Project Asia – Thailand (Bangkok Art & Culture Centre)

 

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Newly Joined Artists

 

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Exhibitions And Activities at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Tuesday, 9th April – Sunday, 5th May 2019

 

Mid Exhibition Reception: With remarks and performance art presentations by Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Wilawang Wiangthong

Tuesday, 30th April 2019 18.00 – 20.00

 

Public Discussion: “ Thailand Public and Cultural Policy in the age of Artificial Intelligence” with Dr. Pandit Chanrochanakit

Tuesday, 30th April 2019 16.45 – 17.45 

 

The race to the forefront of AI technology and massive investment by world leading countries define the importance of AI. What is the reality of AI application on a national scale and what could be a barrier from AI to fully show its capability? Public policies proposed by Thai political parties have been overlooked by Thai citizens before an election in March 2019. What if AI could be a solution to injustice or unfair policy-making processes. What if AI collects data from people and propose policies that most suitable and benefit Thai people. If the Thai Government want to design an AI to replace human policy maker and decide the policies for our country. What are the frameworks we need to consider and what are difficulties in realising this vision?

*The discussion will be in Thai language.

Pandit Chanrochanakit is assistant professor at the Department of Government, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science and a certificate of International Cultural Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. His research interests focus on visual politics, contemporary Thai Art, and Thai politics and constitutions. Pandit has been the editor of Vibhasa, a magazine on humanities, social science, and culture since 2006. He also engages with Thai art community by curating exhibitions and contributing essays to art exhibitions. He co-curated Navin Rawanchaikul’s exhibition at Thai Pavilion for the 54th Venice Biennale 2011.

 

Voluntary Advisors/ Special Thanks in Bangkok

Penwadee Nophaket Manont was born in 1973, California, The United States of America and lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. Penwadee was part of curatorial team at The Jim Thompson Art Center (2007-2012). After becoming an independent curator, her practices have shifted to focus on socio-political issues. Her experiences include Mekong Art & Culture Project, a research & traveling exhibition series (2007-2008), Twist and Shout Contemporary Art by Forefront Japanese Contemporary Artists (2009), Poperomia/Golden Teardrop, an exhibition at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2013), The Exhibition History in Thailand from the 1970s to the Present, a research & archiving project (2015), Condemned To Be Free exhibition (2017). From 2016 onwards, she’s started doing practice-led researches on PATANI’s contemporary art & socio-cultural practice, as well as initiated [R]Ejecting Mantra, a research & archive-based exhibition series project aiming to reflect over consequences of the compulsion of Nationalism ideology, myth and discourse presently impact Thailand. Penwadee is currently an Independent Art Curator, Cultural Worker, Founder of Rai.D Collective and Managing Director at Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC).

Nigel Power is a British-born and Bangkok-based artist designer and academic. His research investigates: 1) the  intersections of design, modernity and everyday life; and, 2) creative practice as a form of inquiry. His own creative  practice explores variously questions of historical memory, the creative and semantic potential of archival and found  materials, and algorithmic approaches to image creation and manipulation. Power leads the MFA in Visual  Communication at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

Wayla Amatathammachad decided to leave his full-time career in marketing and advertising and began his new career path in art & cultural management. In 2010 he started to work as a print coordinator and projectionist of the World Film Festival of Bangkok, and in 2012 as the assistant manager of Pichet Klunchun Dance Company (2012-2016). 2016, Wayla expanded his work position to be the head of cultural management and business development at Thong Lor Art Space (2016-2019). And now he is Director of The International Low Fat Art Fest Vol. 3, together with being an independent contemporary performing art management researcher. He is developing his own art network project called ‘Prayoon for Art’ that focusing on creating alliance network to promote and support contemporary art, connecting Thai contemporary art scene to international, and supplying the idea of contemporary art appreciation to Thai society.

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