The exhibition presents Asian artists who have, like others of their generation, decided to live on a “nomadic” base, working in different countries and matching their skills with different economical/social/cultural situations, globally. Their concentration on topics of representation/discussion of social, cultural, even scientific issues, makes them and their work a new point of reference for the art audience and general public.
The works shown at Alamak! Project in Venice can be considered as “terraferma” – solid ground in the stream of liquid society, where people can stop, stand and understand their condition by looking at the meaning/significance of the world.
Kawita Vatanajyankur investigates the condition and obligations of women in contemporary society, by videos with strong performances of female bodies engaged in difficult balancing acts. Anon Pairot looks deeper into the meaning of everyday objects, with the parody full size model Changrai Ferrari car, made out of rattan by skilled Thai craftsmen, or with the iconic rendering of rice sacks from his family memories. Invisible Designs Lab. plays with matter and sound creating an extraordinary living sculpture, Kwangho Lee matches materials and forms in unusual puzzling objects, and Gabriel Lichauco creates an outdoor “Magazines Lounge” taking inspiration from street markets culture.