Life Boat #2551 - Thai Contemporary Artists Battling it out at Sea
For the next exhibition in Sydney at the Asia-Australia Arts Centre / Gallery 4A....
...Michael has come up with the peppy theme "Lifeboat", which I think sounds rather like a gay club-night. But actually it's even scarier- the idea is that he's going to throw in 12 random Thai contemporary video artists into one show and see how much it clashes.
Everyone in the show happens to be linked in some sort of way, the Thai art scene is totally incestuous. For example, Jim Brewer's showing one of his music videos for Momokomotion (my ex-flatmate who I play guitar for), Manit and I have been in about 6 shows together in the last 2 years, Michael is in our next exhibition "Face a Faces" which is also co-curated by Manit. Wit works downstairs with his team DuckUnit. Sakarin Krue-on, who made a massive rice field at Documenta last year is practically my uncle, and Som (Sutthirat Supaparinya) showed her work with us in a make-shift art-party-rave last year at our scummy artist house....
I wish we do the lifeboat thing for real!
Let's see how the legendary Thai passive-aggressiveness works out then!
Anyway I could really do with more gay, peppy exhibitions at the moment. Sometimes serious, intellectual, condescending art can get...well rather heavy (see *serious art exhibitions*, Divination III and ArtAids if you're feeling masochistic).