You are cordially invited to the artist-in-residence project "ART WORMs" exhibition organized by the Department of Fine Arts (FMIAS), the School of Architecture, Art, and Design (AAD). King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). The exhibition will be held from January 15–26, 2024.
• Monday, January 15, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, January 19, 2024, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 11:00 to 16:00.
Workshop by Chalitapon Yamoon and Ruangsak Anuwatwimon
Registering for the workshop is available at: https://forms.gle/NoKwFTnfoX3eN3uu9.
The ART WORMs COLLECTIVE's Research-Based Art exhibition is a component of the Mekong Fulcrum Project, an extended project initiated by artist Ruangsak Anuwatwimon. Through his creations, he addresses environmental issues under the concepts of Post-Colonialism, Anthropocene, and Geopolitics, challenging the legitimacy of structural power and man-made mythology. Ruangsak, therefore, invited the Department of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Art, and Design, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang to launch such a project that has artists participating internationally, including a group of department students, in line with his vision to broaden the collective awareness about environmental issues.
As part Artist-in-Residency Programme of the Department of Fine Arts, ART WORMs COLLECTIVE team members, Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Chalitaporn Yamoon, Anusorn Tunyapalit, Worathep Akkabootara, Kelsey Merreck Wagner, Pietro Lo Casto, and Natthaphon Chaiworawat including the group of students from the department of Fine Arts; Kannawin Ampornsangtong, Treerat Leena, Natchanon Chaowarat, Wannisa Chaimongkol, Yanapat Jitngoen, Pearnual Pankam and Pam Emradee, conducted on-site explorations of Pak Chom District, Loei Province, and other provinces in the Mekong River Basin. These explorations have included talks with locals about how the Mekong River’s changes have impacted their way of life. From a sociocultural perspective, micro-stories, which are not recorded in canonical history, are akin to the identity that embodies the significance of art and culture from bygone eras. The artists involved in this project created these micro-stories through their creative processes, reflecting current issues and raising questions about what might happen to the Mekong River Basin in the future.
The group of students participating in the project gained direct experience from artists. As an assistant artist and assistant art manager and from the workshop activities. The Department of Fine Arts anticipated that the launch of the Art Worms project would act as a structure for the department as it developed a more watchful Art in Residency program to assist artists globally as a component of the educational landscape and to make the institution's capacity to cultivate talent and transfer students' potential more widely known.
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