พ. 29 พ.ย.|
William Warren Library
ART BOOK READING PERFORMANCE
1PROJECTS cordially invites you to the ART BOOK READING PERFORMANCE "15,754 relatos entre dos despachos/15,754 stories between two offices/๑๕,๗๕๔ เรื่องเล่าจากสองหน่วยงาน" by Natalia Ludmila with guest artists readers Nakrob Moonmanas and Thailer Bangkok
Time & Location
29 พ.ย. 2566 18:00 – 19:00 GMT+7
William Warren Library, 10/1 Soi Kasem San 2, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
About The Event
1PROJECTS cordially invites you to the ART BOOK READING PERFORMANCE
"15,754 relatos entre dos despachos/15,754 stories between two offices/๑๕,๗๕๔ เรื่องเล่าจากสองหน่วยงาน"
by Natalia Ludmila with guest artists readers Nakrob Moonmanas and Thailer Bangkok
Date: 29 November 2023
Time: 6 pm - 7 pm
Venue: The William Warren Library, The Jim Thompson Art Centre
Organized by 1PROJECTS
With the generous support of The William Warren Library, The Jim Thompson Art Center,
and The Embassy of Mexico in Thailand
The book is part of a project in two stages by Natalia Ludmila initiated after living a decade in South East Asia. It covers seemingly random events that occurred for forty-three years in Thailand and Mexico, imitating classified diplomatic cables. They were sent over the mail from Bangkok to Mexico City, and all cable letters arrived at their destination. These letters were compiled into a book and published in collaboration with the independent publishing house S_Ediciones in Spanish, Thai, and English.
The reading of passages from the book will be performed in English, Thai, and Spanish. The artists hope to challenge readers' views about events in the two countries.
Natalia Ludmila (1980) was born in Mexico City and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice shifts between painting, drawing, video, and sound. Her work can be defined as studio-based research that points to the political—questioning forms of representation and the construction of false or biased narratives in the context of conflict. Natalia's practice is a tool to locate and highlight social imbalances. She sees in her work the means to start a conversation. Ludmila received a BFA from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and an MA from the University Of Canberra, Australia. She has exhibited in several solo and group shows across the world and was the Second Prize recipient in the XVIII Ibiza Biennale. Natalia has been awarded several grants for international residencies, spending time at Sàn Art/a.farm, Vietnam, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada. Cittadellarte, Italy and INSTINC, Singapore.
Nakrob Moonmanas (Born 1990) is a Bangkok-based visual artist/illustrator who works mainly with the medium of collage. His interest lies in historical memories, which he tried to reveal, play and question in several aspects. Through the pictorial archives across multiple times and places, His artworks are made by juxtaposing local and outlandish fragments of history and visual culture with the touch of present-day aesthetics to create an alternative narrative, which leads to a state of reexamining of the past.
Thailer Bangkok is a queer artist from the US who has lived and worked in Asia for eleven years. He was a founding member of Minneapolis Art on Wheels, a bike-based graffiti projection group where he planned hundreds of public interactive projections. This concept is still the focus of his art today as he continues to engage the public with new types of artmaking to create unique experiences and engagements in Asia. He has made interactive projections for events such as Awakening and BKK Design Week in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University. He also does public art events in Bangkok, including charity classes in Khlong Toey and community workshops using recycled and curated waste materials.
As an artist, he creates collages using both physical and digital mediums. The artist's use of Dada and surrealist collage techniques helps to bridge the diverse perspectives when working with a mixed group of audiences. Thailer Bangkok's physical work uses waste materials to react to a world overflowing with debris and packaging materials. Through his collages, Thailer employs the "power of collage" to create "Chaos Magic" and "detournement", which involves subverting mainstream cultural norms. His collage process enables him to capture current structures, ideas, and technology and reflect on how they can be combined or juxtaposed to create visual poems that address contemporary issues and evoke collective emotions.
1PROJECTS was founded by Charuwan Chanthop to organise Asian contemporary art projects and to promote and support emerging Asian contemporary artists locally and internationally at art fairs overseas and in Bangkok, Thailand. 1PROJECTS covers all aspects, from art advisory to sourcing works for collections and commissioning, as well as project management and coordination. Charuwan's projects have been featured in Thai PBS television, ChannelNewsAsia, as well as in publications such as Bangkok Post, Matichon, and Art Asia Pacific.