Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is hosting "Connected Creativity", an exhibition of global collaboration showcasing the outcome of workshops with children in more than 30 countries.
Connected Creativity will be on show at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from Jan 4 to 10. The opening reception is on Jan 5 at 5pm. The art centre is located on Pathumwan intersection and opens Tue-Sun from10amto 9pm. For more information, call 089-524-5108 or visit www.cre8foundation.org.
It is presented by the CRE8 Foundation, a community of artists and collaborators who have been inspiring and uniting children around the globe through art since 2008.
The foundation started a collaboration early this year with the Thaillywood artist residency in Nong Ket Yai, Chon Buri, conducting workshops with children at the local school.
The children's work, alongside that of others from around the world, will be on display at the upcoming exhibition. The artist in residence will be Ole Ukena, a conceptual artist well known for interweaving a variety of media including text, video, photography, drawing and sculpture.
His diverse work takes different forms, but is bound by a common thread of complex simplicity.
On show will be drawings from "The Most Realistic Alien" competition, photographs revealing the perspectives of children around the world, drawing, animation and sound from the DAS Project which enables children to learn about each other's culture while contributing to a one-of-a-kind animated film.
The exhibition also includes "Ping Pong" paintings, a metaphor for collaborative art. Each painting has been made by two creators, each adding to whatever was drawn last by the other person.
During the exhibition, there will be a workshop for local kids.
A silent auction of 10 selected art pieces will be held, with all proceeds going directly to the foundation, allowing it to reach more kids.