The Answer is Blowing in the Wind and Unveiling Objects: Design Through Artistic Eyes
Opening of two exhibitions at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind: Artists: Tada Hengsapkul. Exhibition period: December 22, 2023 – March 3, 2024 and
Unveiling Objects: Design Through Artistic Eyes: Artists: Chavalit Soemprungsuk, Jakkai Siributr, Luck Maisalee, Navin Lawanchaikul, Tawatchai Puntusawasdi,
Thaiwijit Puengkasemsomboon, Torlarp Larpjaroensook, and Singh Intrachooto. Exhibition Period:
December 2, 2023 – February 18, 2024
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind, represents Tada’s determination to resist the tropes that have become common in contemporary art practice. His works in this exhibition gesture towards aspects of the present that feel like portents of the future, offering a glimpse into a world that is not easy, but one that is full of possibility and hope. The exhibition also highlights the widely lamented economic and political stagnation of the post-2014 coup in Thailand and the recent youth protests movement against the dictatorship. Tada Hengsapkul is known for his unique blend of photography, video, installation, and interactive elements, creating works that are both thought-provoking and emotional. In this exhibition, Tada continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art with a bold and brave exploration of the world around him. Using recognizable elements of daily life, Tada presents images of the extraordinary and unimaginable.
Unveiling Objects: Design Through Artistic Eyes: The principles guiding creators in fabricating objects of art and design have an undeniable impact on the characteristics of their works. Viewers often question the difference between art and design, wondering if there is a clear dividing line between the two disciplines. This exhibition aims to reveal the perspectives of creators from these differing realms by expressing the complexity of ideas behind their objects, whether they are mere personal items or part of a museum collection. The exhibition seeks to foster dialogue about the multifaceted history of art and design, aiming to stimulate curiosity and inspire questions about these fields whose definitions seem infinitely diverse and possible.