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November 22nd, 2012
The Jim Thompson Art Center - The Special Preview & Curator Talk (walk) ôSafe Place in the Future
The Jim Thompson Art Center cordially invites you to attend the special preview and curator talk (walk) “Safe Place in the Future(?)”
Thursday 22nd , November 2012 at 2.30pm
Opening Reception at 6.30 - 9.30pm
The Jim Thompson Art Center.
This program to inform and introduce core ideas and the curatorial approach to Safe
Place in the Future (?). Participating artists and curators will show the audience
their methods and ideas that contributed to the exhibition.
Participating Artists : SUPERFLEX (Denmark), Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong
(The Netherlands), Mella Jaarsma (Indonesia), Michael Lee (Singapore), Chris Chong
Chan Fui (Malaysia), Koh Sato (Japan), Thasnai Sethaseree (Thailand), Pattara
Chanruechachai (Thailand), Pisut Srimhok (Thailand), Piyasuk Ausup (Thailand) and
Bangkok Adaptive City (Thailand)
Curated by : Somsuda Piamsumrit and Worathep Akkabootara
Safe Place in the Future (?) is the exhibition to coherently emphasize the artists’
interpretation of core issues about the concept of ‘Safe Place’. In addition to the
actual exhibition, this event will include a lecture series, discussions, and film
events that are intended to broaden discussion and bridge dialogues between art and
This exhibit focuses on the overwhelmingly fragile circumstance that both put the
world at risk and brings about dangerous conditions. The response towards these
uncomfortable conditions is re-examined and re-interpreted in various positive
forms, including sculpture, interactive media, documentary films, photography and
more, by the artists. All 11 local and international artists participate to show
their strong visions by encouraging the interest of others in concerns about current
safe issues. They call upon the viewer to raise questions and awareness. The artists
seek to find ways to draw the audiences’ attention to current intricately complex
issues on unsafe conditions.Fragile, insecure or unsafe conditions summon up new
dialogues, and evoke ways to give an expression of hope and imagination towards
finding both creative and practical ways to arrive at a ‘Safe Place in the Future’.
The exhibition is a compellation of conscientious artistic perspectives and
interpretations on the core issue of ‘(un) safe place’. This message is articulated
and assorted into three chapters under the themes ‘dystopia now, utopia never’.
1.‘Ungovernable Power’ is a section that focuses on the after effects from the
unpredictable and unstoppable forces of natural disasters.
2.‘Invisible Structure’ The second chapter explores and concentrates on the
contemporary manmade crises.
3.‘New Hope’ the last chapter highlights alternatives and imagines of future
Exhibition will be held on 23 November 2012– 3 March 2013 Opening times: daily from
9.00 - 5.00pm
at The Jim Thompson Art Center 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama1Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok
For more information please contact The Jim Thompson Art Center
6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama1Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Tel. 02 612 6741 Fax. 02 219 2911
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thejimthompsonartcenter.org