Artists: Yunizar, Marina Cruz, Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit, Kristoffer Ardena, Gongkan
Curator: Michela Sena
09.24 - 10.20, 2020
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.
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.