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Korakrit
Arunanondchai

Exhibition catalogue published by KALEIDOSCOPE on the occasion of Korakrit Arunanondchai’s solo exhibition at Museion, Bozen (2016).

The first monograph by Thai-born, New York-based artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, this publication is the first extensive presentation of the artist’s video trilogy Painting with History, which ambitiously addresses a digital native’s relationship with art history, spirituality, globalization, technology and self-promotion.

How does a young artist, a digital native, engage with issues like art history, history in general and spirituality on one hand, and globalization, technology and the need to self-promote on the other? Hailing from Bangkok, Korakrit Arunanondchai tackles these questions from the perspective of an emigrè, culturally transplanted from Thailand to the United States, in a large installation based on the —entirely fictitious—figure of the denim painter.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Painting with history 3 or two thousand five hundred and fifty nine years to figure stuff out,” Museion – Museo d’arte contemporanea di Bolzano, June–September 2016, the texts features texts by Letizia Ragaglia, Flora Katz, Carol Yinghua Lu, and James Leary (English/German/Italian/Thai).

Korakrit Arunanondchai (born 1986 in Thailand, lives and works in New York) left Bangkok to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (2009) and Columbia University (2012). After having partaken in numerous group exhibitions (Sculpture Center, New York; ICA, London), Korakrit Arunanondchai conceived his own personal exhibitions notably at MoMA PS1 (New York, 2014), the Mistake Room (Los Angeles, 2014), and Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2015).

Installation views of Painting with history 3 or two thousand five hundred and fifty nine years to figure stuff out , curated by Letizia Ragaglia at Museion, Bozen, 2016.

Still life images: T_Space Studio, Milan.

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