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ARTIST CONVERSATION: Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Curator Khai Hori

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9 Lock Road, #03-21, 9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, (S)108937

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Join us for an artist talk with artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert and curator Khairuddin Hori, to accompany the launch of an upcoming solo exhibition by Kamin Lertchaiprasert titled “ ”


Artist Conversation: 28 July 2018 (Saturday), 15:00 - 16:00

Exhibition Launch: 28 July (Saturday), 16:00 - 19:00

Exhibition Duration: 28 July - 2 September 2018


DISINI presents an exhibition that follows on from a series of work called Emptiness which Kamin has been working on over the last three years. The artist states that, “emptiness is not a state of mind, but is the essence of the mind.” For Kamin, art is a ritualistic practice aimed at the achievement of a greater understanding of oneself, nature and the world as a whole. This exhibition showcases paintings, sculptures, a video work and works on paper.


The exhibition also relates to Kamin’s outdoor artwork, The Ground, that is presented as part of DISINI. It consists of three papier-mâché sculptures in transparent cases stacked atop each other, which stand in a quiet and meditative corner of Malan Road in Gillman Barracks; occupying a height of close to eight meters. The man in mediation reflects Kamin himself, accompanied by a life-sized elephant and tree with bare branches. The sculptures were created purely using the artist’s personal paper waste, amassed over more than 18 years. It speaks of an interdependence between man and nature, as excessive consumption disrupts the natural order and contributes to a hollowed human existence.

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Artist Bio:

Kamin Lertchaiprasert (b. 1964) was born in Lopburi, Thailand and lives and works in Chiang Mai. He graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Silpakorn University in Bangkok in 1987 and garnered the Young Artist of the Year award in the same year. He then moved to New York where he attended The Art Student League of New York from 1989 to 1992. Following a trip to Bangkok in 1990, Kamin briefly became a Buddhist monk and continues to practice Buddhism at present. He returned to Thailand in 1992 and moved to Chiang Mai in 1996. Along with fellow artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, he co-founded ‘the land foundation’ in 1998 - an initiative which converted rice fields into sites for art and architectural projects, workshops and residencies. His interest in collaborative art led to the founding of the 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit in 2008.

Kamin recently participated in a year-long exhibition, Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s, at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia that runs through August 2018. He also presented The Timeless Present Moment - a solo exhibition and survey of his artistic practice at the MAIIAM museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2017. Selected exhibitions include Secret Archipelago at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France (2015); After Utopia at the Singaore Art Museum, Singapore (2015) and Anthropos at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York, USA (2014). He participated in the 2013 Singapore Biennale titled If the World Changed with the Sa-tan-ni station at the Singapore Art Museum; Meta-question: Back to the Museum Per Se at the Guangzhou Triennial, China (2011), Utopia Station at the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Sydney Biennial in 2012 and 1993. His work is held in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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