A Silent Voice - Group Exhibition
12.18, 2019 - 01.30, 2020
Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok proudly presents a group show with works by artists from Southeast Asia. The exhibition offers a distinctive glance by six outstanding artists, providing the transformation and recent developments of new emerging talented artists originating from different parts of the world. Nowadays, media is available to anyone in a democratic way, people from all walks of life can not only access media as a recipient of messages, but can also directly transmit messages to the rest of the world. "The media experience has become universal" ("Understanding Media", McLuhan, 1964). Understanding the media, as McLuhan already observed in 1969, is the prerequisite for understanding the world.
This, more than a transformation, is a real revolution and the revolution affects art at the language level. Art language has dramatically evolved, in less than three decades we witnessed the transition from a multi-language and regional art world, toward a leveling of languages. The result is the birth of a common universal language: artists from different areas share a single aesthetic, and it is no longer necessary to refer to a socio-cultural context to decode a work.
There are no different aesthetics when aesthetic become unique and universal. As a result of this transition, art of any provenance speaks for itself and speaks to everyone. This new artistic language is a real common language that has definitely emancipated contemporary art scene from the cryptic linguistic babel of 30 years ago.
This exhibition gathers a new generation, who possess a general accent on an individual dimension. These six artists begin from personal experience, affirming the value of their perceptions and individual language. At last, the exhibition reveals private reflections and personal artistic visuals for viewers.
Michela Sena is an art historian graduated at Roma 3 University where she achieved her Master degree in Art History and published her research : “The evolution of cultural offer. From the public cultural system to the private cultural enterprises”.
In 2003 she worked to the dating of collection of Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Rome, (Francesco Crispi) dating and cataloguing Italian artworks from 1850 till 1970.
In 2004 she moved to Milan for working at “Acacia”, Italian art collectors association and in 2005 she curated her first art exhibition “the thin line” for contemporary art non profit space “Viafarini”.
In 2007 Michela Sena moved to Shanghai where she worked as editor for the art magazine “Visual Production”.
In 2008 she moved to Beijing to work as director of “Primo Marella Gallery Beijing”.
From 2013 she has been consulting for Chinese investmend funds on Western post war art masterpieces, until joining Tang Contemporary Art Gallery and been appointed Director of Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok. She is now an independent curator and researcher she keeps on developing research on semiotics and art languages.