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The Play: Space Drawing

Admission free

Period:26 Nov 2016 - 25 Dec 2016

Address:33/2, Soi Sukhumvit 57, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel:+66959244555, +6622608560

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 14:00-21:00

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Thong Lor Art Space will see the first floor of its black box theatre turned into a gallery to showcase a monumental site specific installation by Paramodel, a group of Japanese multi-platform artists, during "The Play: Space Drawing" exhibition from Saturday to Dec 25.

Formed in Japan in 2001, Paramodel is an art collective comprising Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano. Their title is essentially a manifesto — fusing the words paradise, paradox and model. In addition, it plays upon the Japanese word puramoderu, which means toy plastic dioramas.

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Plastic paradise in Thong Lor

Thong Lor Art Space will see the first floor of its black box theatre turned into a gallery to showcase a monumental site specific installation by Paramodel, a group of Japanese multi-platform artists, during "The Play: Space Drawing" exhibition from Saturday to Dec 25.

Formed in Japan in 2001, Paramodel is an art collective comprising Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano. Their title is essentially a manifesto — fusing the words paradise, paradox and model. In addition, it plays upon the Japanese word puramoderu, which means toy plastic dioramas.

The duo produce photography, sculptures, paintings and videos, much of which is born out of large-scale installations that engage with different kinds of spaces and deal with the various polarities that exist in everyday life.

They often use familiar toys like blue plastic rails, miniature cars and plastic models as materials, as well as motifs, in order to create blueprints of paradise whilst underscoring life’s paradoxes, which can be seen in parallel as three-dimensional graffiti, diorama, drawing, mural or landscape.

For one month, Hayashi will be staying in Bangkok to draw the 3D spaces of Thong Lor Art Space with gigantic numbers of ready-made industrial pipes and plarails.

Their signature materials will bring a magnificent visual impact, which also invites viewers towards stretching their imaginations.

While the installation resembles a construction-site, it paradoxically offers a view of a paradise, or a multilayered network society. The opening ceremony is on Saturday at 4.30pm, followed by an artist talk and exhibition tour at 5pm.

The exhibition can be viewed Thursday to Monday from 2-9pm. There is no admission fee.

Contact Japan Foundation on 02-260-8560—4 or Thong Lor Art Space on 095-924-4555.

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33/2, Soi Sukhumvit 57, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

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