Bangkok Post reviews
The currency of money
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: October 30, 2013 at 8:12 am
An installation by Pornprasert Yamazaki.
Whitespace Gallery Bangkok will showcase "Currency Crisis", its first regional group show featuring a collection of existing artistic practices in the region on the shared topic of money.
The economic crisis screams at us every day in the media. The term apparently signals global panic and paranoia _ economies collapse and governments shut down.
Six artists from Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar will take viewers into the art world where they will see that money naturally becomes fiction and that it is made up of nothing more than printed paper and metal chips.
They will also find the answers to many questions. What is its real value? What can be exchanged for money? And what can we make (out) of its materiality?
In the witty hands of the six artists, the economic crisis only gets deeper, more eerie and funny, too. Money _ as both image and object _ is re-imagined and transformed.
Each artist questions the layers of meanings that currency stands for and, through radical action, alters its representations.
The participating artists are Latthapon Korkiatarkul, Pisitakun Kuntalang and Pornprasert Yamazaki from Thailand; Sai Huan Kuan and Green Zeng from Singapore; and Moe Satt from Myanmar.
'Currency Crisis' will be on display at Whitespace Gallery Bangkok from Nov 2-Dec 29. The opening reception is on Sunday at 6pm and includes a live performance. The gallery is on Sala Daeng Soi 1, Rama IV Road, and is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6pm. Call 02-235-2500.