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Specializing in Thai & Asian Contemporary Art

Exhibitions

METAMORPHOSIS AND FLUX

Lynne Avadenka (US)/Peter Bellars (UK/Japan)/Nancy Campbell (UK)/Maung Day(Myanmar/Thailand)/Stephen Eastaugh (Australia/Argentina)/Bess Frimodig (Sweden)/Jacqueline Gribbin (UK/Australia)/Ralph Kiggell (UK/Thailand)/ Likay Bindery (Thailand)/Karen Helga Maurstig (Norway)/Pen Pakata (Thailand)/Sarita Sundar (India)/Prabda Yoon (Thailand/US)

Organized by the Bangkok-based British artist Ralph Kiggell in collaboration with curator Brian Curtin, H Project Space is very pleased to announce Metamorphosis and Flux: An International Exhibition on Translation. Including artists’ books, film and works on paper, Metamorphosis and Flux explores text and ideas of interpretation during the year that Bangkok has been designated a UNESCO World Book Capital.

Art is premised on translation and communication: from sense to concept and from thought to action and expression.Metamorphosis and Flux brings together an international selection of artists whose works grapple with the very idea of translation: how language, meanings and beliefs mutate as they move from one form to another. In a globalizing world, we are more aware than ever of the pressing but often fraught terms of exchange between different linguistic histories and contexts.

The artists in Metamorphosis and Flux are bilingual, multilingual, or students of foreign languages. Some are émigrés or have been influenced by cultures much different from their own. Through text and image, this exhibition explores and celebrates the slippages, distortions, misunderstandings and humorous oddness that can emerge from the process of translation. At the heart of the metamorphosis and flux that occurs, we will inevitably find new ways of thinking about the world as we experience it. Works will include English, Greenlandic, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Thai, Spanish, Burmese and asemic texts and voices.

 

An International Exhibition on Translation
March 7 – May 26 2013