Sutthirat Supaparinya: Disc is Dead, Disco is Alive!
Installation Art Exhibition
12 January – 8 March 2011
WTF Gallery presents Chiang Mai based artist Som Sutthirat Supaparinya’s first major exhibition in Bangkok since 2004. Acclaimed for her video installations and inter-active arts, Sutthirat’s work reports on encounters and situations that she renders into artistic metaphors. The exhibition is politically inspired and underlines the adverse social impact derived from the rapid development of technology and media. Whether it is the lack of freedom of expression, the distorted content of news and media influenced by government during Thailand’s last political crisis, or the sore-eyed bombardment of advertising in the public arena, Sutthirat reflects her acute sensitivity to politics and contemporary society into a conceptual engagement, through installation art techniques.
Born in 1973, Sutthirat is a curator and visual artist working and living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.? She graduated with a Master Scholar of Media Arts from Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany. She is a guest lecturer in the “Thai and Southeast Asia Studies Program”, Payap University and Media and Communication Technology at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. Acclaimed for VDO and installation artist, her works have been shown in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Korea, Australia, and Italy. She has also participated in the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial in China.
The exhibition comprises five installations all created during 2005-2011. Two of the works will premiere at WTF gallery, portraying the interplay between the medium and the message, the mutation of meanings thereof, mediated by context.
The exhibition is supported by Chic39 Bed & Breakfast (www.chic39.com), Jim Thompson Art on Farm, Vodka Stolichnaya and Canon.
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 3-10pm
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110