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Paolo Canevari

October 2018 – February 2019

[dip] contemporary art presents Italian artist Paolo Canevari, one of the most internationally renowned artists of the his generation, in Bangkok, Thailand for a solo show.
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THE ARTIST Paolo Canevari is an Italian artist, born in Rome in 1963. He works and lives between Rome and New York and is one of the most internationally renowned artists of the his generation. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions, public commissions and publications throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. His work is collected by major museums throughout the World, including Museum of Modern art MoMA, New York. Paolo Canevari’s work stems from thoughts and reflections on the transient nature of art and on the significance of artistic sculptures in modern society. While wondering on the value and origin of the most intimate aspects of memory, the artist develops his own personal language where symbols, pop culture, historical knowledge and politics are intertwined in a new interpretation of daily life.

 

THE VENUE (to be confirmed)

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is a mid-town facility for contemporary arts. BACC aims to create a meeting place for artists, to provide cultural programmes for the community giving importance to cultural continuity from past to contemporary. It is intended as a venue for cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, giving Bangkok an operational base on the international art scene.

Central Embassy is Bangkok’s newest luxury mall located on the most exclusive intersection where the prestigious Wireless Road meets Ploenchit Road. Its grandeur is awe-inspiring, with contemporary architecture displaying influences of Thai art and culture whilst reflecting the cosmopolitan features of the country’s capitol.

Thukral & Tagra

June – July 2018

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present the first exhibition in Thailand by internationally acclaimed artists Thukral & Tagra.

Indian artists Thukral & Tagra work collaboratively in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, installation, video, graphic and product design, interiors and fashion.

 

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THE ARTISTSThey are unlike any artists you may have met in the millennium. Irreverent, humorous and comically dark, their works — paintings, sculptures, installations and a series of ingenious games — are designed to be entertaining but underlined by a social, spiritual or environmental message. As artists blurring the lines between fine art, pop culture and product placement, they have faced their fair share of criticism. However, their deeply aesthetic creations, reflecting the concerns of our times and backed by mountains of research, have also found tremendous following. Their work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s with eight figure price tags, been picked up by art collectors like Frank Cohen and pop star Elton John, and also been placed alongside international contemporaries like Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami and American multimedia artist Matthew Barney”. Giorgina Maddox, The Hindu.

THE VENUE Central Embassy is Bangkok’s newest luxury mall located on the most exclusive intersection where the prestigious Wireless Road meets Ploenchit Road. Its grandeur is awe-inspiring, with contemporary architecture displaying influences of Thai art and culture whilst reflecting the cosmopolitan features of the country’s capitol.

KindOfART

 

Profound believers in the interdisciplinary nature of the arts, the collaboration between Kindof and [dip] promotes the mash-up of elements, procedures and opportunities, to create limited editions of art and design objects, setting up differing projects, stagings and installations with a unique and sole fil rouge: the rebar. An object which – in the hands of artists and designers – assumes varied aspects, always differing and transitioning.
KindofART is an open project, with the objective, through the collaboration of designers and eclectic artists, of developing industrial products of different styles, freeing the artistic creativity of the creators, always remaining loyal to the concept behind Kindof.
[dip] contemporary art will act as coordinator, organising the involvement of artists and looking after Kindof’s communications on this level.

Contemporary art at Agno Airport

 

Starting from September 2017, [dip] contemporary art and Lugano Airport SA have begun a collaboration on an art project with the goal of presenting to a wider public some artworks by acclaimed international contemporary artists, improving the travelling experience of the airport clients.
The first artist, exhibiting from September 10th, 2017, is Melik Ohanian, the 2015 winner of the Prix Marcel Duchamp and also of the 56th Venice Biennale Leone d’Oro  for best participation at the national collective exhibition.
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Melik Ohanian’s creative endeavour explores the pictorial world and the allegorical power of images, constantly returning to recurring themes such as desert areas, the working class, the end of utopias, science, history and society. Space and time are the two essential cores of his artistic concept.
At Lugano Airport are exhibited two large photographs in unique edition from the series “Portrait of Duration – Cesium Series”, which reveal state changes of Caesium 133 (the element whose radioactive decay has been used to tick off the universal second in atomic clocks since 1967) during its process of transformation from solid to liquid state. In this representation of time by matter, each photograph records the appearance of the latter at a time T. The image produces “a portrait of time through the representation of the matter that defines it” and the result, he says is a kind of “photographic tautology”. Indeed, instead of just telling time, it shows it. It is “a quest for a state of consciousness,” he explains; an oscillation between cosmic and mental landscapes. Unexpectedly, they recall the Surrealist landscapes of Max Ernst.