Retrospective Utopia

Artists: Yunizar, Marina Cruz, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Kristoffer Ardena, Gongkan

 

Curator: Michela Sena

09.24 - 10.20, 2020

Bangkok

 
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Tang Contemporary Art is proud to present “Retrospective Utopia,” a group exhibition featuring the works of acclaimed Southeast Asian artists: Yunizar, Marina Cruz, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Kristoffer Ardena and Gongkan. Curated by Michela Sena, the exhibition will be on view at Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok from 24 September - 20 October 2020.

 

The exhibition evokes the nostalgia of a past era, in which the world was more in sync with nature. Through different techniques and various perspectives, the artists reconstruct this lost world, using art, the most honest way to express, to explore the relationships between humans and their natural existence -  their connection to nature and the authentic world.

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Curatorial Statement

 
Macan Di Hutan Anggrek (Tiger in the Orchid Forest)

Macan Di Hutan Anggrek (Tiger in the Orchid Forest)

Yunizar Acrylic on canvas 200 x 270 cm 2020

Singa dan Matahari (Lion and Sun)

Singa dan Matahari (Lion and Sun)

Yunizar Acrylic on canvas 200 x 270 cm 2020

Hutan Sumatra II

Hutan Sumatra II

Yunizar Acrylic on canvas 200 x 240 cm 2019

Horse

Horse

Yunizar Cast Bronze 153 x 144 x 15 cm 2015 Edition: 1/3 + 2 AP

Singha Jantan (Male Lion)

Singha Jantan (Male Lion)

Yunizar Cast Bronze 66 x 44 x 118 cm 2014 Edition: AP 2/2

Those Lines Remind Me of School

Those Lines Remind Me of School

Marina Cruz Oil on canvas 182 x 101 cm 2020

Bangkok by Night

Bangkok by Night

Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit 55 x 65 cm Oil on canvas 2004

Samsara B

Samsara B

Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit 120 x 140 cm Oil on canvas 2010

Samsara C

Samsara C

Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit 130 x 150 cm Oil on canvas 2010

Rest

Rest

Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit 160 x 200 cm Oil on canvas 2011

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Dumaguete Love Stories

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Dumaguete Love Stories

Kristoffer Ardena 238 x 211.5 cm Acrylic on PVC coated fabric 2018

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): A View of Apo Island from an Overpriced Lot for Sale to Foreigner

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): A View of Apo Island from an Overpriced Lot for Sale to Foreigner

Kristoffer Ardena 208 x 301.5 cm Acrylic on PVC coated fabric 2018

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): CD-R King Wall with Graffiti

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): CD-R King Wall with Graffiti

Kristoffer Ardena 238 x 215 cm Acrylic on PVC coated fabric 2018

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Kabalen

Ghost Painting (Cracked Category): Kabalen

Kristoffer Ardena 240 x 211 cm Acrylic on PVC coated fabric 2020

Confinement to Expectations: Lovers

Confinement to Expectations: Lovers

Gongkan Embroidery, acrylic on canvas 150 x 200 cm 2020

Confinement to Expectations: Father and Son

Confinement to Expectations: Father and Son

Gongkan Embroider, acrylic on canvas 150 x 200 cm 2020

Confinement to Expectations

Confinement to Expectations

Gongkan Digital video, sound 10'44" 2020 Edition: 1/3 + 2 AP

 
Curator

Michela Sena

Michela Sena is an art historian, who received her Master’s Degree in Art History from Roma Tres University.  In 2003, Michela Sena began working at the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Rome (Francesco Crispi), dating and cataloguing Italian artworks from 1850 to 1970.  She later moved to Milan to work at Acacia, an Italian art collectors’ association, and in 2005, she curated her first art exhibition, “The Thin Line”,  for a contemporary art nonprofit space, Viafarini.  In 2007, Michela Sena moved to Shanghai where she worked as editor for the art magazine, Visual Production, and later became director of Primo Marella Gallery Beijing in 2008.

 

Since 2013, she has been consulting for Chinese investment funds on western post-war art masterpieces, until joining Tang Contemporary Art as director of Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok.  She is now an independent curator and researcher with focuses on semiotics and art languages.

 
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D06, 798 Art District,

No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road

Chaoyang Dst. Beijing, China

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Chaoyang Dst. Beijing, China

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Bangkok

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River City Bangkok,
23 Soi Charoenkrung 24,

Bangkok, 10100, Thailand

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