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A picture of humanity and creativity

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As curator, UK-based artist Gerard Mermoz will present the activities of a man living on a bridge in Bangkok who produces remarkable objects for his personal use, which he then discards. 

Unlike professional artists who aim to achieve international recognition, this man, from the margins of society, invites us to reflect on the place and use-value of creativity for the individual before cultural elites appropriate it and turn it into polite, rarefied cult objects for the few.

Drawing from his experience as an artist, a historian and a curator, Mermoz presents four "works" in "A Man on A Bridge _ Bangkok", staging them as interpretive fictions _ floating traces and relics of uncharted personal rituals _ without seeking to provide a "truth" about them.

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