Gimpel Fils is delighted to announce the second in a series of occasional free talks, offering a unique opportunity to hear exhibiting artists discuss issues in contemporary art.
Acclaimed Thai film maker Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook will discuss her exhibition The Village and Elsewhere, exploring issues of storytelling, translation, and cross-cultural exchange. Continuing her investigation into whether it is truly possible to comprehend other cultures, The Village and Elsewhere includes films and photographs made during a trip to Japan. In Japan, Rasdjarmrearnsook, positioned as an outsider recorded Japanese Buddhist monks interacting with works by Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman. Japanese, Thai and American cultures and sensibilities overlap: interpretations, places and memories become layered one upon the other, to deny any definitive starting point.
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook is a Professor of Fine Art at Chiang Mai University, Thailand and represented Thailand at the 51 Venice Biennale in 2005. Solo exhibitions include: In This Circumstance, the Only Object of Concern is the Betrayal of the Moon, Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok (2009); The Two Planets Series, Gimpel Fils, London (2008); and Why Is It Poetry Rather than Awareness? National Gallery, Bangkok (2002). Her work can be seen in the group exhibition The Museum as Pretext, currently touring Spain, and Video, An Art, A History 1965 – 2010: A Selection from the Centre Pompidou and Singapore Art Museum Collections, Singapore Art Museum, until 18 September.
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook in conversation with Alice Correia Saturday 9th July 2011 2-3 pm Free, but booking essential. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org subject: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook Talk