Russamee Rungjang “Mother”

Artist: Arin Rungjang
05 March 2016 - 01 May 2016

Lyla Gallery proudly presents Russamee Rungjang “Mother” by Arin Rungjang, a Thai artist whose works are outstanding and internationally renowned. The opening ceremony of the Russamee Rungjang “Mother” Exhibition will be held on March 5, 2016 at 6.30 pm onward.

Russamee Rungjang “Mother” (2015) is Arin’s latest work, which he explores and investigates his 72-year-old mother, Russamee Rungjang’s memories. Russamee, who has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease, tells her memories about the loss of her husband 38 years ago. Prayong Rungjang, the husband and father of two children, was attacked by a Neo-Nazi group while he was traveling in Hamburg. He worked as an engineer for a German shipping company at the time. He passed away six months later. Not only did Russamee’s memories point out the fragility of life, but they also retraced history to the consequences of World War II.

Neo-Nazism was the movement of a group of people who wanted to revive Nazi doctrine in the post-World War II era. The movement took place in many countries in Europe and Latin America. Most policies were about racism, homophobia, and admiration of Adolf Hitler. Prayong’s assault was a result of racism which eventually caused his death.

Arin mostly works in relation to memories, time, and the overlap of time including the issues on history. In Memories of Russamee Rungjang “Mother” (2015) is another artwork relating to Arin’s and his close family members’ memories. The exhibition features video installation, 35mm film, and the letters that Russamee wrote to Arin.

The Russamee Rungjang “Mother” Exhibition by Arin Rungjang will be on view from 5 March to 1 May 2016. The opening reception will be held on 5 March 2016 at 6.30 pm onward. For more information please email info@lylagallery.com or call 091-8570618.

 

** Russamee Rungjang “Mother” is supported by Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Raw Material Company, Gallery Ver, and Lyla Gallery

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