Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.
Jim Thompson Art Center
August 22nd, 2013- February 22nd, 2014
Curator & Artist Talk
Time 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue William Warren Library
Lecturer Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and participating artists Misao Tusbaki (JAPAN), Jin Sook So (KOREA/SWEDEN) and Korakrit ARUNANONDCHAI, Vachiraporn LIMVIPHUVADH, Hatairat MANEERAT, Ataphol SUJRAPINYOKUL and Kris YENSUDJAI
The Jim Thompson Art Center will be opening it’s show; Mnemonikos: Art of Memory in Contemporary Textiles , this Wednesday in Bangkok, curated by World Shibori Network President and Slow Fiber Studios founder, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada.
The exhibit’s text reads:
In this exhibition, 28 artists from Southeast Asia and beyond, explore a
wide range of artistic expression. Mnēmonikos means “remembering” in
Greek. What unifies them is their enthusiasm for the tactile and dimensional
possibilities inherent in cloth and fascination with the idea that cloth holds
the memory of actions performed on it. Cloth can be animated by draping,
crumpling, and folding; compressing, pleating, and tucking; staining,
painting, and dyeing; cutting and tearing; sewing and embellishing.
Cloth can record gestures, occasions, and ownership. Textile objects open a
window onto the daily life experience of those who created them and reveal
the perspectives of all those involved in their genesis and transformation.
The agent of transformation is the artist, who senses the life inherent in
the material and actualizes it through the application of human touch,
knowledge, and vision, thus revealing the memory embedded in it.
Contemporary artists are tapping into ancient knowledge and skills and
revitalizing our shared cultural heritage to create opulent, and sometimes
provocative, textiles in the name of art. Their works reflect personal emotion,
social and environmental awareness, cultural values, and technological
Guest curator Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is a long-time exponent of traditional
and sustainable practices in fashion and textile production. She travels
throughout the world giving lectures and workshops, and participates in
conferences to build greater insight into the world of fiber arts. She is
president of World Shibori Network and founder of Slow Fiber Studios.
The show features the following both international and Thai artists:
24. Korakrit ARUNANONDCHAI (Thailand)
25. Vachiraporn LIMVIPHUVADH (Thailand)
26. Hatairat MANEERAT (Thailand)
27. Ataphol SUJRAPINYOKUL (Thailand)
28. Ek THONGPRASERT (Thailand)
29. Kris YENSUDJAI (Thailand)
The gallery is beautifully designed by allzone Co. ltd.
For more information and calendar of exhibition events and workshops, visit the Jim Thompson Art Center online.