#IMWTK: A solo exhibition by Chitti Kasemkitvatana

338 OIDA Gallery (Now closed) -

Ended 31 August 2014
Free
338 OIDA Gallery (Now closed)

Artist’s talk
Saturday 12 July 2014, 3-4.30 pm

#IMWTK is an abbreviation of the sentence ‘(hash-tag) Inquiring minds want to know’, which is widely used on the internet. It is usually placed after the question asked in status or post. This hash-tag system collects questions and makes it possible to retrieve them. The questions collected by #IMWTK are normally questions in general written by people who want answers, but sometimes they are just complaints or ridiculing comments about peoples’ daily lives.

The exhibition #IMWTK by Chitti Kasemkitvatana features newly produced work which is based on his related previous works recorded in the form of photographs, notes and memories, and the accumulation of this information goes through the process of translation and interpretation. This process is a transmission of knowledge that arises from the artist’s creativity and is not just limited to the work produced in the studio, which is the materialising and solidifying of ideas, but also includes studying from books and accessible articles, and also by looking and learning through moments of everyday life. The artist’s re-reading and re-interpreting of the past is not indulging in nostalgia, but is a recalling of past events in the premise that ‘no one can become what he cannot find in his memory’. The work this time is a compilation of information and the process of interpretation and revision, blended together with knowledge and current events clarifying present perspectives. It refers to the proverb ‘Knowledge is like a sword, the more often it is honed the sharper it becomes’.

About the artist
Chitti Kasemkitvatana, born in Bangkok, 1969, is an artist and independent curator. He received his BA in Fine Art from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 1995. His work has been exhibited at various places in both Thailand and overseas such as Linden Gallery, Melbourne; Project 304, Bangkok; About Café, Bangkok; Secession, Vienna; CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; PS1, New York; Art in General, New York; William Warren Library, Bangkok; H Project Space, Bangkok; Frac-Ile-de-France - Le Plateau, Paris; Level One, Paris and Times Museum, Guangzhou. His upcoming group exhibitions include “Seymour”, curated by Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel, at CEAAC, Strasbourg and “never odd or even”, curated by Esther Lu, at Taipei Artist Village, Taipei.

Regarding his curatorial work, Chitti Kasemkitvatana is a founding member of AARA - About Art Related Activities, a Bangkok-based independent art organization and the first curator of About Studio/About Cafe, an independent art space in Bangkok, 1997-9. In 2002, he was a founding member of Namdee Publishing Station and co-editor of an audio-visual magazine “VER”, 2002-3. More recently, he became a founding member and co-editor of the publication Messy Sky, which expanded into a project space in 2012.

Chitti Kasemkitvatana is a recipient of the 2014 Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (Artists-in-Berlin Program of the German Academic Exchange Service).

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