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Momento Mori

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Period:25 Sep 2015 - 23 Oct 2015

Address: Soi 1, Charoen Rat Rd., Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 19:00-21:00

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Contemporary photo exhibition “Momento Mori”, which starts on Friday, suggests that eternal rest (death) comes in many forms and not all of it too savage for our eyes.

On display are 26 images captured in snapshot style by photographer/curator Dhanainun Dhanarachwattana. The exhibition is his first solo one, after his previous two co-exhibitions — the first at the Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC) in 2008 and the second, the rave-reviewed “Inhabition” displayed at Speedy Grandma in December 2013.

Among photos on display are stylistic snapshots of road-killed creatures that he took randomly. Dhanainun says he thought of funerals when choosing a theme. He has always paid attention to scenes of dead animals on streets and has been documenting those images for a lengthy period of time.

The exhibition, the artist explains, is a way of reminding us how precarious life is. Through the displayed images, he encourages the audience to question whether the deaths of little critters on roadsides are really meaningless, so void of definition that they become uncomfortable to us.

The artist’s message is: death is death, whether it happens to a hero, a warrior, a coward, or an animal, but as for these little road-killed creatures, are they worthy of our consideration?

Are they a grave reminder of our fate? Would they have made a conqueror tremble when realising his death is inescapable?

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‘Momento Mori’ photo exhibition.

Contemporary photo exhibition “Momento Mori”, which starts on Friday, suggests that eternal rest (death) comes in many forms and not all of it too savage for our eyes.

On display are 26 images captured in snapshot style by photographer/curator Dhanainun Dhanarachwattana. The exhibition is his first solo one, after his previous two co-exhibitions — the first at the Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC) in 2008 and the second, the rave-reviewed “Inhabition” displayed at Speedy Grandma in December 2013.

Among photos on display are stylistic snapshots of road-killed creatures that he took randomly. Dhanainun says he thought of funerals when choosing a theme. He has always paid attention to scenes of dead animals on streets and has been documenting those images for a lengthy period of time.

The exhibition, the artist explains, is a way of reminding us how precarious life is. Through the displayed images, he encourages the audience to question whether the deaths of little critters on roadsides are really meaningless, so void of definition that they become uncomfortable to us.

The artist’s message is: death is death, whether it happens to a hero, a warrior, a coward, or an animal, but as for these little road-killed creatures, are they worthy of our consideration?

Are they a grave reminder of our fate? Would they have made a conqueror tremble when realising his death is inescapable?

The opening party will have free flow wine from 7pm to 9pm and lively entertainment by two metal bands, Acidmoon and Auddukorn Auswhad.


- “Momento Mori” will be displayed from Sept 25 to Oct 23 at Jam cafe, Soi Rong Nam Khaeng (Charoen Rat Soi 1). 

- Call 089-889-8059.

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Soi 1, Charoen Rat Rd., Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

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