Navin Rawanchaikul (Thailand)
Documentary from "Fon Panya", 1993
Book, bottle, photograph,
walking cane, and two
documentary photographs
100 x 100 x 50 cm.;
two photographs: 70 x 100cm.;
base: 50 x 100 x 20 cm.
Collection of the artist

Navin Rawanchaikul was born in 1971 in Chiang Mai,
where he continues to live and work. His work has been
shown throughout Thailand, as well as in Japan, and was
included in an exhibition near Atlanta, Georgia, organized
in conjunction with the Olympic Games.  Through
collaboration with thousands of residents of the Chiang
Mai area, he has been focusing on ideas of collective memory,
and the plight of traditional peoples in modernizing areas.

The "large triangle" gallery features work by the artist.
For There is No Voice (1993), Rawanchaikul interviewed
villagers around his native village of Chaing Mai and found
a sense of no longer belonging to the contemporary world.
He installs hundreds of glass bottles with photographs of
aged indigenous peoples like artifacts on display, thus
expressing the trapped situation of a people whose voice
is not heard.

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