KRUNG THEP BANGKOK | Thai Pavilion | InParadiso Gallery – Venice, Giardini della Biennale
Pavilion of Thailand at the
57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
Once again, Concilio Europeo dell’Arte, in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC) – Ministery of Culture (Thailand) and the Royal Embassy in Rome is proud to present the Thai Pavilion at InParadiso Gallery at the Giardini della Biennale.
KRUNG THEP BANGKOK
13th May – 26th November 2017
by Somboon Hormientong
Opening Reception: 12th May 2017, at 16 p.m.
Official Opening: 13th May, opening hours 10 a.m. – 16 p.m.
Somboon Hormtientong, an abstract artist whose work is widely recognized by the local and international art scene, represents Thailand at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, with KRUNG THEP BANGKOK. Curated by Numthong Sae Tang, with the support of the Thai Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), the exhibition at the Thai Pavilion presents Hormtientong’s installation, sculpture, drawings, and videos.
Hormtientong’s Bangkok differs from the perception commonly held by tourists or those unfamiliar with the city. Seeing beyond the surface of urbanization and the capital’s skyscrapers, the artist looks deeply into the narratives in the ordinary people’s social life. He examines their ways of life through mundane items of different functions and backgrounds, which underline the beauty disguised in each object in his installation.
For further information, please visit the official website: www.thaipavilion2017.com