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Thai Pavilion. Thailand at 58th Venice Biennale of Art

The Thai Pavilion. Thailand at the 58° Venice Biennale of Art: the artists of the pavilion, the works, the times, the periods, the cost of the tickets and the exhibition venue.

Thai Pavilion. Thailand Biennale of Art
Thailand Pavilion at Venice Biennale of Art - In Paradiso 1260, Castello - Venice

Exhibition in progress from 11 May to 24 November 2019

The 58th Biennale of Art will open to the public on 11 May 2019. But starting from a few days before the opening there will be the various openings and side events that always suddenly animate the Venetian artistic life. The title of the 58 edition of the Biennale d'Arte is May You Live In Interesting Times.

79 artists are invited to exhibit at the 58th Venice Biennale of Art, with a prevalence of women. Among them the 2 Italians Ludovica Carbotta and Lara Favaretto. The first will make a site-specific work in Forte Marghera, inside the building known as the Austrian Powder Mill.

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Title of the Venice Biennale's Thailand is The Revolving World.

Artists: Somsak Chowtadapong, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Krit Ngamsom.
Curator: Tawatchai Somkong.
Commissioner: Vimolluck Chuchat, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Thailand.
Seat: In Paradiso 1260, Castello

Press Release Thailand Pavilion of 58th Venice Biennale of Art

The Revolving World Stories, truth and history are inventions related to reality. They are inseparable and interconnected. This art exhibition presents stories, truth and history related to the Kingdom of Thailand, on the interpretation of the three aforementioned creations. At its base are the social and cultural contexts, national discourse and dynamics of the relationship between Thailand and other countries.

Panya Vijinthanasarn installs a small room in the exhibition area. On the walls are Thai traditional paintings, duplicated from the murals of the Scripture Hall in Wat Bang Khae Yai, Samut Songkhram. The murals depict stories from the life of Buddha. It is the space of meditation, created from Buddhist stories and the social and political context of the contemporary.

Somsak Chowtadapong presents stories passed on through generations in Thai society. ‘Mae Nak Phra Khanong’ is a tragedy widely believed to be true, and happened in the reign of King Rama III. The story is reinterpreted and presented in an abstract painting placed in a light box. Chowtadapong reinterprets stories and history with an artistic perspective; and through tragedies that occurred at different time, and to different group of people who suffer the loss. However, they are connected by the truth of life.

Krit Ngamsom presents everything written in the history since the reign of King Rama V, along with materials symbolising the western world, in the ‘cabinet of history’. The piece represents cultural diffusion during the time. Based on the concept of binary opposition, the artwork presents two similar yet different perspectives that prompt the viewers to think of the same matter.

Stories, truth and history vary according to the social context at the time. Time is the composer that weaves everything together, and the present will become the past of the upcoming future. As long as the world keeps turning around, one could only witness the changes in silence.

Hours: Gardens from 10.00 to 18.00. Arsenale from 10.00 to 18.00 (from 10.00 to 20.00 on Friday and Saturday until September 30th). Closed on Mondays (except May 13, September 2, November 18).
Tickets: please visit the official website. On the web € 21.50 until 31 March 2019.
Phone: +39.041.5218711; fax +39.041.5218704
Web: Biennale of Venice

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