Body Borders

By , September 17, 2011 11:17 am

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3-part exhibition

The Art Center
Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University
Body Borders: Anything Can Break
August 6 – September 2, 2011

H Gallery
Body Borders: Flying Cubes
August 6 – September 4, 2011

100 Tonson Gallery
Body Borders: Paintings
August 25 – September 25, 2011

An introductory panel discussion will take place on Saturday, August 6 at 1-4pm at The Art Center, followed by an opening party at H Gallery from 5pm.

There will also be a reception at 100 Tonson Gallery on Thursday, August 25, from 7pm.

Three of Bangkok’s most established contemporary art venues are very pleased to announce an ambitious collaborative showcase of Pinaree Sanpitak’s recent works. Two interactive installations and a series of paintings reveal new interests and developments in Pinaree’s on-going exploration of the symbolic and experiential dimensions of corporeality.

H Gallery will exhibit a large number of sculptural forms inspired by origami and woven from rattan. Viewers are invited to engage with these near-surreal motifs of cubes with wings. At The Art Center an installation of hanging forms will also engage the visitor’s body but with sensors that trigger especially composed soundtracks. While both these exhibitions encourage a reflection on our physical being in terms of movement, space and touch, Pinaree’s new paintings at 100 Tonson Gallery explore the plastic and metaphorical potential of her motifs as objects for the contemplation of existence.

Pinaree states, “The body, which has been a continuing focus in my work for the past 20 years – explores sensory experience and perception. Recently, my son’s interest in pursuing studies in fashion design has led me to look at the body through the ideas of adornment: How the body is epitomized or minimized. What matters to me is how the body becomes a site of transit, contemplation and understanding. The body – part or whole – ponders, wonders and challenges.”

Note: The artist will collaborate with Sarah Bond from Traill International School, Valerie McCubbin from NIST (The New International School of Thailand) and Nambun Namphenbun, storywriter and children’s television program director and host on a series of special educational programs with students and the visually impaired during the course of the exhibitions.

Pinaree Sanpitak was born in 1961 and is one of Thailand’s most visible artists internationally. She recently took part in Stealing the Senses at Govett-Brewster in New Zealand and in Here/Not Here at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

Body Borders : anything can break
Glass works by Dusit Pankamdej
Composed music by Jeffrey Calman, Avi Sills, Amir Efrat
Sound system by Nattavut Luenthaisong, Apinunt Luweera, be>our>friend
Exhibition display by Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimark, all (zone)

Body Borders : flying cubes
Wickerwork by Wirat Srivichai Chiang Mai.


The process of installation

Open Reception and talk by Pinaree Sanpitak with Chitti Kasemkitvatana Prapon Kumjim

Rachaporn Choochuey abouth “Body Borders”

Workshop Father Joe Meier’s Mercy Center 20 August 2011

Education Program [NIST] The New International School of Thailand Visit 25 August 2011

Workshop Bangkok School for the Blind 27 August 2011

Education Program Traill School Visit 1 September 2011


The Art Center

7th Fl, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University

Phyathai Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Tel: 02-218-2965, Fax: 02-218-2907


Facebook: The Art Center – Chula

Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm

Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

H Gallery
201 Soi 12 Satorn Road
Tel: 081-310-4428
10am-6pm Tuesday by appointment

100 Tonson Gallery
100 Soi Tonson, Phloenchit Road
Tel. 02-684-1527
Thursdays-Sundays 11am-7pm

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