Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

When 25 Jan 2015 - 30 Mar 2015
Where SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
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Opening Event: Saturday, January 24, 5-7pm
Public Program: Ecofeminism and the work of Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: March 17, 7pm

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, the Thai artist’s first major retrospective in the United States.

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook is one of the most prominent artists working in Southeast Asia. The exhibition will showcase over 20 artworks spanning two decades of the artist’s career, and will include video, sculpture, photography, and some of her better-known works, as well as those that have rarely been viewed, especially in the United States. Rasdjarmrearnsook is also producing new sculptures for the exhibition.

Working with psychologically rich materials, Rasdjarmrearnsook considers a wide range of subjects that have existed in marginal spaces’ including women, the deceased, the insane, and animals. She creates complex narratives that confront societal structures of power and pedagogy. Concerned with systems of language and communication, Rasdjarmrearnsook makes earnest attempts to converse with subjects who don’t speak in languages that are comprehended by or even acknowledged by mainstream society. For the past 25 years, her videos and installations have been regularly shown throughout the world.

Rasdjarmrearnsook represented Thailand at the Venice Biennale in 2005, and has been featured in many international exhibitions including Documenta 13, the Sydney Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale, the Istanbul Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial and the Carnegie International. Rasdjarmrearnsook is also a respected professor in Thailand’s leading art program in Chiang Mai University, where she has recently spearheaded one of the first media and theory departments in the country.

The exhibition is curated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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