Thavibu Gallery presents "The Desires of Nonthok", the new series of intercultural paintings of Jirapat Tatsanasomboon.
Jirapat has reinterpreted the story of Nonthok, from the national epic Ramakien, and brought such issues as class, integrity and abuse of power to the forefront. The series is not only relevant to the continuing political crisis in Thailand, but also has universal themes.
The artist's re-reading of this politically-loaded subplot of the Ramakien focuses on the mind and desires of the servant-turned-enraged demon Nonthok _ who is later reincarnated as the 10-faced Thotsakan (Ravana), the arch-rival of Phra Ram (Rama).
The series makes clever use of Western elements in ways that mark a new phase in the artist's long-standing passion for intercultural experimentation.
The Desires of Nonthok will be on show at Thavibu Gallery from Feb 2 to March 2. A private viewing will be held on Feb 2 at 5pm. The gallery is located at Silom Galleria on Silom Road and opens daily except Sundays from11am to 7pm. Call 02-266-5454.
February 02, 2013 to March 02, 2013
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
11:00 to 19:00
Thavibu Gallery, 919/1 Silom Galleria, Silom Rd., Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2-266-5454
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