Architectural Landscapes

June 16, 2015
Architectural Landscapes

inToAsia 2015_all logoArtist &lifier Curator Talk: Saturday, October 3, 1:30 – 3 pm
Opening reception Saturday, October 3, 3 – 5 pm
Film Screening: Sunday, October 4, 1- 5 pm

inToAsia: TBA Festival 2015 is organized by inCube Arts, a completely independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in New You are able to City. This is actually the second edition of inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2015 with concentrate on Asia-based new media artists organized by CHEN Wei-Ching, Joanne curated by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, WANG Chun-Chi and Carol Yinghua LU.

Architectural Landscapes: Ocean within the Forefront group exhibition, curated by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, is presented in the Queens Museum included in inToAsia: TBA Festival 2015.

As urbanization reconfigures areas of Southeast Asia (Ocean), natural landscapes have needed to adjust to synthetic architecture. Architectural Landscapes: Ocean within the Forefront not just looks to natural landscapes which are changed into urban spaces, but additionally concentrates on local architectural landmarks which are gradually vanishing, departing gaps within the cultural and social legacy of every country.

How can the performers as well as their towns connect with this modification? Architectural Landscapes: Ocean within the Forefront unravels these discussions by concentrating on four Ocean nations – Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore.

Kim Hak and Sok Chanrado within their digital works address the alarming rapidity of urbanization in Cambodia by engaging with local towns that either still live in or recall the legendary structures now being destroyed or repurposed. Prateep Suthathongthai and Chulayarnnon Siriphol correspondingly within their video and lightweight installations, reconfigure Thai history by using sacred geometry and symbols which have been adopted as Thai architectural emblems. Landscapes video installation by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Trinh Thi utilizes landscape pictures of present-day Vietnam that stand as quiet witnesses to history, while In to the Ocean 3-funnel installation offers Le Brothers’ social commentary around the transformation of natural landscapes in Vietnam like a cost to cover economic development. Through Donna Ong’s video and mixed-media installation we observe Singapore has accepted a thoroughly planned urbanization through the years thus changing its local towns and farms into gleaming highrises and freeways.

Architectural Landscapes: Ocean within the Forefront may also take advantage of a screening program in the Queens Museum theater where engaging functions by Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), and Khvay Samnang (Cambodia) will be provided on October 4, 1- 5 pm.

Taking part Artists:

Sok Chanrado was created in 1994 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In the video and digital works Sok has an interest becoming media and it is affect on public opinion with regards to concepts of freedom and transparency. He's presently studying film documentary at Bophana Center and media and communication at Pannasastra College, Phnom Penh.

Kim Hak is really a full-time digital photographer from Cambodia, whose work continues to be featured at photography festivals for example Photo Quai in Paris, France World Event Youthful Artists in Nottingham, Uk Singapore Worldwide Photography Festival Worldwide Multimedia Art Festival in Myanmar Photo Phnom Penh and Angkor Photo Festival &lifier Workshop in Cambodia. Also he's proven at Ballarat Worldwide Foto Biennale, in Victoria – Australia and Photo Bangkok. His photo taking essays address social and political problem concerning today Cambodia.

Le Siblings were born in Guang Binh within the northern a part of Vietnam in 1975. Following the reunification of Vietnam in 1975 under communist rule, the siblings gone to live in live and operate in Hue, Vietnam’s ancient capital, in southeast Vietnam. Torn through the awareness of the dual southern and northern identity, Le Siblings allow us their artistic practice according to engaging performances and video documentations that discuss the social and political challenges of developing Vietnam.

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