ANOTHER SIDE Contemporary Artists’ Dreams
Curated by Brian Curtin
LaLanta Fine Art, Bangkok March 13 – April 30, 2010
Opening Reception on Saturday 13th 5-7pm
Laurence Causse-Parsley/Top Changtrakul/Martin P. Collins/Michael Croft/Flora Cruells Benzal/Jonathan Gent /Chaisiri Jiwarangsan/Ing K./Ralph Kiggell/Kriangkrai Kongkhanun/Justin Mills/Thunska Pansittivorakul/Be Takerng Pattanopas/Steven Pettifor /Ohm Phanphiroj/ Pim Sudhikam/Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch/ Henry Tan/Audrey Tulimiero-Welch/Sujin Wattanawongchai
LaLanta Fine Art is very pleased to announce an international exhibition of contemporary art that explores visual artists’ understanding of the unconscious as it can be expressed by dreams. Another Side is an exhibition of 20 artworks that have been produced by the individual artists in response to one of their dreams. And all the artworks have been created especially for this exhibition. Another Side thematically explores notions of the unconscious in terms of visual representation that addresses unpredictability and the non-linear, questions of esoteric symbolism, and issues of how the personal can be accounted for publicly. Most provocatively, Another Side skews conventional critical and historical frameworks for interpreting the contemporary artwork. Instead, this exhibition celebrates the irrational, the atypical in terms of an artist’s oeuvre, and a resistance to easy categorizations in terms of given theories and pervasive perceptions. Another Side will showcase painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography, offering a contemporary view of ideas that were radically explored by the 20th century Western art movements of Dada and Surrealism, among other examples. Against these precedents, however, and in the face of critical issues of globalization, Another Side explores the continuing artistic importance of forms of resistance to canonical norms.