Siamese Connection 2011: Rediscover marks the second-year running for New York’s foremost multidisciplinary Thai arts exhibition held by Thai Artists Alliance. The exhibition features a total of 31 Thai artists and designers working in painting, sculpture, photography, design, installation, and film.
This year’s show will feature a selection of works from special guest artists including the Siamese Connection 2011: Rediscover jurors: Goil Amornvivat (architect/interior designer), Sarasin Chatwichitkoon (mixed-media artist, president of Thai Artists Alliance), Prawat Laucharoen (professor, printmaker), Keith Schweitzer (independent curator, photographer), Sutthirat Supaparinya (video/installation artist), as well as the work of renowned London-based illustrator, Pomme Chan.
This year’s theme of “rediscover” was selected to prompt artists to take another look at themselves, their identity and their surroundings, finding new meaning, significance, and perspective in familiar or forgotten things. One featured artist, Intiporn (Inti) Rojanasopondist, explores the body’s rediscovery of space as it interacts with her site-specific, installation, “Suspension”, made of hand-crocheted rope. In photographer Udom Surangsophon’s “Self-Portrait”, he rediscovers boldness and a sense of humor while confronting his life-long affliction with shyness by baring down to his briefs to re-create the packaging on a pair of Calvin Klein underwear.
In the short film “Homework” filmmaker Kanin Koonsumitawong tells the story of a Thai-American boy, who, having never set foot in Thailand himself, must rediscover his ethnic roots when he is given a school assignment to present an essay about his native country.
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Thursday, July 28
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.