We are pleased to announce that Lyla Gallery will feature works by our outstanding artists, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat among the featured 19 artists from Southeast Asia countries at the Art Stage 2016’s Southeast Asia Forum, Seismograph: Sensing the City _ Art in the Urban Age during 20 January – 24 January 2016.
The inaugural Southeast Asia Forum is titled Seismograph: Sensing the City – Art In the Urban Age. Comprising two symbiotic parts – an exhibition and a talk series, it is centred on the theme of urbanization and explores the role of artists as seismographs of society’s pulses, casting light on Southeast Asia’s rapidly urbanising landscape. Its exhibition component features 19 projects by artists who relate to issues and sentiments of rapid urbanisation in their own countries.
messages from nowhere to nowhere, 2015 is Piyarat Piyapongwiwat’s latest project. The project was initiated and executed in Pattaya city and the surrounding area near Banglamung district, Chonburi province where Piyarat spent 3 months as an artist in residency program. Piyarat’s work often engage contemporary issues, especially in the field of Sociology and Anthropology by utilizing the ideas, theories and concepts as the main framework in her art practice. In messages from nowhere to nowhere, 2015, Piyarat works in the field of diverse culture in age of globalization. The idea of ‘translocality’ was taken from the book Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization by a contemporary anthropologist, Arjun Appadurai.