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Period:23 Jul 2016 - 10 Sep 2016

Address:87 (near Indian Temple), Pan, off Silom road Rd., Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

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Leading photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom will display his new photographs and videos during the "Fear" exhibition at Kathmandu Photo Gallery from this Saturday to Sept 10.

The collection comprises 10 new series and two video works that portray the consequences of the protracted political problems following the removals of two governments by military interventions in a decade and the major recurring street protests that have brought to the fore critical questions of a malfunctioning democracy with corporate interests and corruption afflicting the electoral process.

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An exhibition to fear

Leading photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom will display his new photographs and videos during the "Fear" exhibition at Kathmandu Photo Gallery from this Saturday to Sept 10.

The collection comprises 10 new series and two video works that portray the consequences of the protracted political problems following the removals of two governments by military interventions in a decade and the major recurring street protests that have brought to the fore critical questions of a malfunctioning democracy with corporate interests and corruption afflicting the electoral process.

While this contemporary context is not entirely unprecedented in the history of Thailand’s fraught process of nation-building, Manit regards the current moment as producing a creeping sense that there is little light ahead.

The exhibition metaphorically addresses this darkening future of his home country, with no perception of an end in sight. The works were produced between Thailand’s last election in 2011 and the recent solar eclipse of early March this year.

In 2014, the reigning National Council for Peace and Order staged their coup d’etat. The iconography in this exhibition includes references to the three pillars of the Thai nation — nation, religion and monarchy — and the depiction of crowds and queues.

It quietly suggests that in the current climate, all manner of signs and gestures become profoundly politicised, across the continuum of a fractured society. What once may have been celebrated or even treated with indifference has now become ominous as the people of Thailand continue to grapple with questions of Thailand’s future.

The exhibition will concurrently be running at H Gallery on Sathon 12 and Tang Contemporary Art at Silom Galleria.

Kathmandu Photo Gallery is on Pan Road and opens Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-7pm.

Call 02-234-6700.

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87 (near Indian Temple), Pan, off Silom road Rd., Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

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