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Anthropos in Singapore

The works of eleven emerging and established Thai and Singapore artists feature in Anthropos, a selling exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore September 13 – October 13, 2013.


Tawan Wattuya, Papaya, Banana and Orange, 2013, acrylic and oil on canvas, 1.8 x 2.8 meters

Anthropos (Greek: human), investigates how boundaries between the physical and psychological spheres of the human body converge.In this exhibition, the body, which is subject to constantly shifting perceptions and social, cultural and political conditioning, is appropriated as a collective visual and intellectual motif. The participating artists present paintings on canvas, graffiti and mixed-media installations that address themes of identity, cultural belonging and social rituals.

The artists from Thailand: HARITORN AKARAPAT, a mid-career painter and sculptor whose tactile and free-form works capture the inner essence of the human being; KAMOLPAN CHOTVICHAI, a young artist who delicately hand slices her own image on paper; TADA HENGSAPKUL, an emerging photographer of thought-provoking images that reference Thai society and resonate with nostalgia; PIYARAT PIYAPONGWIWAT, a photographer, video and installation artist for whom culture and identity form a social commentary in her works; NINO SARABUTRA, a ceramist who uses the medium to explore human emotions and existence; TAWAN WATTUYA, who works in watercolor and oil depicting social phenomena in and outside Thailand; and PRASERT YODKAEW, an emerging mixed-media artist of surreal installations that suggest an other-worldly realm.

The artists from Singapore: JEREMY HIAH, a painter, installation and performance artist who addresses social issues based on personal experiences; ANA PRVACKI, a recent participant at Documenta 13 whose interactive performance pieces explore social anxieties; SUFIAN HAMRI @ TR853-1, a street-mural painter and designer, more commonly known as TraseOne, whose subversively playful practice deals with social and cultural behavior; and JASON WEE, the founder of the alternative art space and residency Grey Projects, and an artist, writer and curator.

Sufian Hamri @ TR853-1 (aka TraseOne) will stage a live graffiti performance during the show opening. Special guests will include the Ambassador of Thailand in Singapore.


Nino Sarabutra, What Will You Leave Behind?, 2012, unglazed porcelain skulls, dimensions vary

Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani is an independent curator and part-time lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts.

Anthropos. September 13 – October 13, 2013. Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore. 01-05 Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road, Singapore 108933. Buy a link to this page.


Author: Editor

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