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Strata is this year’s pop-up exhibition project by PhotoBangkok to unveil a transformation from being simply a copy of nature into an artistic form and to reflect on contemporary social structure. In this project, 7 artists with 5 exhibitions represent a wide variety of photographic techniques. Check out this group exhibition of Thai and foreign photographers at Room 237 (2nd fl.) from August 17 to September 29. Free entry.
About the Exhibition:
Immersed within this artistic formation are layers upon layers, running between reality and imagination, personal and historical context, objectivity and subjectivity, spatial and temporal stages. Photography has transformed from being simply a copy of nature into an artistic form, representing a creator’s aesthetic, cultural message and, frequently, social agenda.
Strata is this year’s pop-up exhibition project by PhotoBangkok, to reflect on contemporary social structure. In the current complex socio-political climate, nothing is as it seems. In this project, 7 artists, 5 exhibitions represent a wide variety of photographic genres and techniques, each with multifaceted elements and discourse, a diffusion of information and negotiation.
Representing the European stratum, Luis del Amo, Madrid in Black and White, gives us a glimpse into Madrid’s glamorous past. In Expanse, Suzanne Moxhay construct a staged environment that negotiates the boundary between outside and inside.
I love Thailand presents the work of Naraphat Sakarthornsap and Charinthorn Rachurutchata, who show Thai society through their fresh, yet critical mindsets. “What a wonderful world?” by Tetsuya Kusu and John Hulme, presents socioeconomic strata of the marginal in the United States and Thailand. Ekkarat Punyatara shows another side of Bangkok in Interlude, a metropolis presented through its emptiness.
These artists present works that reflect on the complexity and layers of life from diverse realms and circumstances as a means of self-representation and open conversation. Nothing is neutral; all are politics of thought and action. What we see in front of us and what we ascertain, can be challenging and ambiguous.
Charinthorn Rachurutchata (Thailand), Ekkarat Punyatara (Thailand), John Hulme (Scotland)
Luis del Amo (Spain), Naraphat Sakarthornsap (Thailand), Suzanne Moxhay (England)
Tetsuya Kusu (Japan)
Curator Nim Niyomsin
I love Thailand by Charinthorn Rachurutchata & Naraphat Sakarthornsap (Thailand) Room 237, River City Bangkok
“What a wonderful world?” by John Hulme (Scotland) & Tetsuya Kusu (Japan) Room 240, River City Bangkok
Madrid in Black and White by Luis Del Amo (Spain) RCB Photographer’s Gallery 2
Expanse by Suzanne Moxhay (England) RCB Photographer’s Gallery 2
Interlude by Ekkarat Punyatara (Thailand) 1PROJECTS, Charoenkrung soi 28
RCB Photographer’s Gallery 2, Room 237 and 240, River City Bangkok and 1PROJECTS, Charoenkrung soi 28
1PROJECTS: Saturday 3 August 2019 at 6-9pm
RIVER CITY BANGKOK: Saturday 17 August 2019 at 6-9pm
Artists talk Saturday 17 August 2019 at 4:30-6pm (River City Bangkok), Register at 4pm