Due to the new wave of COVID 19 pandemic, Gallery VER postponed exhibition 'The Tenebrous Spiral Staircase of the —' by Chitti Kasemkitvatana which initially scheduled for July 11 to August 28, 2021. The gallery will announce the new schedule later.
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The Tenebrous Spiral Staircase of the —
Chitti Kasemkitvatana is interested in whether different space-time concepts influence social structures and individual daily life and how these manifest themselves as dialogue or even in the form of a collision. Historical and contemporary sources of his research including passages of modernity in Thailand, scientific proposals and poetical measurement of space – time are brought together in exhibition as a space for thought. Each exhibition unveils the interconnectedness of current events and the wider tapestry of history in which they unfold. His created objects are devices for reconnecting life, art, environment, politics and the universe. Each are steps forming a spiral staircase that winds round and round through echoes and repetition, circling an empty core.
The Tenebrous Spiral Staircase of the —, his latest exhibition at Gallery VER juxtaposes recent events in Thailand’s social-political landscape against a backdrop of Siam’s modernisation, overseen by a forgotten contemporary-art duo from the 1980s and the archangel Cassiel from Wim Wenders’ Faraway, So Close! (1993). These are the characters on a stage on which items operate as devices to trigger each viewer’s own internal play. The exhibition transforms its audience into “directors” as they move from white cube to green-screen room. The Tenebrous Spiral of Staircase of — is an open-ended space for viewers to conjure meanings based on their own experience and background.
Excerpt from Phatarawadee Phataranawik’s Walking Chitti Kasemkitvatana’s Tenebrous Spiral Staircase of the — .
Chitti Kasemkitvatana (b. 1969, Bangkok) lives and works in Bangkok as an artist and an independent curator. A recipient of 2014 DAAD Artist-in-Berlin programme, he has shown in numerous institutions, among them: MOCA, Taipei; Ideas Platform, Sydney; The Art Centre Silpakorn University, Bangkok; Centre Pompidou, Paris; daadgalerie, Berlin; CEAAC, Strasbourg; Times Museum, Guangzhou and Le Plateau, Paris. He has also involved with independent projects from 1990s onwards: About Studio/About Café as curator (1997-9); VER Magazine as co-founder and co-editor (2001-3); Messy Sky/Messy Project Space as co-founder (2011-15) and encrypted/decrypted as co-founder (2021).
** Visitors who wish to visit are not required to make a reservation. The gallery must limit the number of visitors to 10 persons per round. All visitors are required to wear face masks. **
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