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100 Tonson Gallery: SPIRITUTAINMENT - 24 Mar 2011 to 15 May 2011

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24 Mar 2011 to 15 May 2011
Open Hours: Thursday - Sunday
11 am. - 7pm.
100 Tonson Gallery
100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini
Pathumwan
10330
Bangkok
Thailand
Asia
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Artists in this exhibition: Prabda Yoon, Pasut Kranrattanasuit, May-T Noyjinda, Sakareeya Amataya, Krit Ngamsom, Peggy Wauters, Kohei Nawa, Mai Miyake


SPIRITUTAINMENT
24 Mar - 15 May 2011

100 Tonson Gallery


100 Tonson Gallery and Japan Foundation cordially present SPIRITUTAINMENT, a group exhibition that includes artists of different nationals and religious backgrounds, curated by Prabda Yoon, raising the question of entertainment’s role in religious traditions.

The exhibition invites the artists to contemplate the relationship between religion and entertainment, as these two subjects are considered incompatible in some religious beliefs, while the facts, both historical and contemporary, show that entertainment does play a big role in religious practices. The artists then presents their reaction through newly created works. The first artist, also the curator of the show, is Prabda Yoon, a writer who has written, among others, the screenplay for the acclaimed films “Last Life in the Universe” and “Invisible Waves”. He won the S.E.A. Write Award in 2002 for his collection of short stories, Probability. Moreover, there will be new artworks by Pasut Kranrattanasuit, who makes conspicuous conceptual sculptures, May-T Noyjinda artist and guitarist for the top Thai alternative band Moderndog, Sakareeya Amataya, the S.E.A. Write Award winner of 2010 for his poetry No Women in Poetry , Krit Ngamsom, a young Thai contemporary artist who creates mixed-media work, Peggy Wauters, a Belgium artist who held her successful first solo show in Asia at 100 Tonson Gallery in 2008, Kohei Nawa, the most outstanding young Japanese artist who has numerous exhibitions around the world, and the Japanese artist Mai Miyake, whose art works are a fascinating combination of Japanese artistic traditions and contemporary imagery.



Activities :

· March 24th at 7 pm : A special talk on the history of the religion/entertainment relationship by Thanes Wongyanawa, a unique Thai scholar in political science and cultural studies and also an assistant professor at Facualty of Political Science, Thammasat University.

· March 25th at 7 pm : An artist talk by Kohei Nawa about SANDWICH project, art residency space in Osaka, to invite Thai artists who might be interested to explore and find new art experience in Japan.



The curator says: “The exhibition’s goal is to study, explore, contemplate, and question the role of entertainment in religious and/or spiritual practices, especially those that claim to forbid or condemn it, like Thai Buddhism, through interpretations by contemporary artists who have interest in this issue, with the hope that the result would reflect at least some dimensions of the state of the society we live in, and to inspire constructive debates and thoughtful reactions from the spectators”



For more information, please contact 100 Tonson Gallery at 02684 1527



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