The exhibition, Monologue Dialogue 3, continues an important conversation initiated 8 years ago in Thailand by a group of British and Thai artists. It was held at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from 27 June - 24 August 2014.
The exhibition resulted from a residency and exhibition at Bangkok University and two years later in London supported by the British Council. The group of artists participating in the third exhibition evolved organically from the original group to include new artists that are interested in this kind of diverse, international and unpredictable dialogue.
The key words here are fragility and monumentality. This show is not an illustration of a theory or concept; it embraces the poetic, and uncertainty will sometimes surface. The show does not ask for simple conclusions but places the work on a platform for discussion. Much of the work reveals itself slowly; it does not contain an overriding manifesto but a rich multilayered complexity or soup of possibilities. Failure and ‘nothingness’ are key words in art and ones that can be embraced resulting in fragile and unexpected visions. Monumentality however is about presence, and can be about the awkwardness of being.
Andrew Stahl, Atsuko Nakamura, Be Takerng Pattanopas, Eric Bainbridge, Jedsada Tangtrakuwong, Miranda Housden, Nathaniel Rackowe, Neil Jeffries, Nipan Oranniwesna, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Tintin Cooper, Tuksina Pipitkul
The exhibition was widely covered in newspapers and magazines including:
- Bangkok Post interview with Andrew Stahl (‘Monologue/Dialogue 3 at the BACC’); Kaona Pongpipat;
- Bangkok Art Map(August Highlights);
- BK Magazine; Fine Art, ‘Fragility & Monumentality’;
- Expression Magazine;
- Vogue Thailand;
- Today Express;
- Art 4D November 2014 -Major review under ‘Views’ section
- L’Officie; November 2014 Discussing A Dialogue 8 pages of article combined with images by Julie Camdessus;
- World Sculpture News, November/December 2014 Steven Pettifor;
- Asian Art News November/December 2014 Steven Pettifor
On the day of the opening the exhibition was covered by a number of news channels. Over the next few days there followed a considerable number of TV and online interviews Here are some examples: