THAI ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS TACKLE THE AMBIGUOUS “LAGOM”
Time 2 May – 2 June 2013
Where RMA institute
“Lagom is Best” art and design exhibition at RMA Institute starting May 2nd.
13 Thai artists and designers contemplate on the Swedish term “Lagom” (‘just right’, ‘just enough’) in “Lagom Är bäst” exhibition which showcases multidisciplinary art and design including fine art, ceramic,furniture, jewelry and textile design. All artists and designers are graduates from renowned Swedish art universities who have lived and worked in the land of the Vikings and exhibited internationally, the list includes Elle Decor award winning designer, Ploypan Theerachai and ASEAN Awards Thailandrepresentative in Arts & Crafts and
Chulalongorn University lecturer, Pim Sudhikam.
Many Swedes believe that “Lagom är bäst” (Lagom is best), it’s a way of living in moderation, having just enough, not too much or too little. Lagom mentality is similar to Aristotle’s “Golden Mean” and Buddhist “Middle Way”, it can be translated as “just the right amount”. It is said to describe the basis of the Swedish national psyche; its consensus process and equality. It has a sense of appropriateness; one should never be too popular, too good or too rich! The collective exhibition Lagom Är Bäst shows artists’ interpretation of the middle way into form of art and design, criticizing our culture of consumerism, questioning what is the “right” amount and if lagom is really the best.