Venice - National Participation

Thailand

Giardini

09 May 201522 Nov 2015

At the Thailand Pavilion, the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC) has invited national artist Kamol Tassananchalee, who welcomes visitors to reflect upon the theme of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia “All the World’s Futures” with the exhibition Earth, Air, Fire & Water.

Known for his fusion of Thai cultural symbolism, concepts and techniques acquired from his education and extensive travels and life in his homeland of Thailand and adopted home, of fifty years, in Southern California, USA, Tassananchalee’s sculptures installed in the pavilion incorporate light, both natural and artificial, to illuminate their cut stencil elements, animating compositions representing the four fundamental elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. In the Manner of the ancient Thai Shadow Puppet, a recurring motif in the artist’s oeuvre, the sculptures attempt to invoke the imagination of the audience to envision themselves enveloped in this world of elements and “reflect on both the current “state of things” and the appearance of things”.

  • “Four Elements, Earth, Air, Fire & Water,” 2014, stainless steel, 5 by 23 by 4 feet. Courtesy Ministry of Culture “Four Elements, Earth, Air, Fire & Water,” 2014, stainless steel, 5 by 23 by 4 feet. Courtesy Ministry of Culture
  • “Four Elements, Earth, Air, Fire & Water,” 2014, stainless steel, 5 by 23 by 4 feet. Courtesy Ministry of Culture “Four Elements, Earth, Air, Fire & Water,” 2014, stainless steel, 5 by 23 by 4 feet. Courtesy Ministry of Culture

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Destination: Venice
Where: Giardini
Type: Opening

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Biennale Ticket

ADDRESS:
Giardini, Castello Venice, 30121 Italy