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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Tangle

"Iron Noodle” (Vatcharapong Tangpongpaiboon)

Date:

21 Oct - 30 Dec 2023

VS Gallery proudly presents “Tangle” an art exhibition by “Iron Noodle” (a.k.a Vatcharapong Tangpongpaiboon, winner of the Young Thai Artist Award in Photography category in 2012), which features sculptures made of metal wires. In “Tangle”, the artist reflects on his life as someone who grew up in a Thai-Chinese family, experience multiculturalism of living under Chinese family traditions while consuming pop culture media through Eastern and Western cartoons and movies, and also receiving news and other values of diversified cultures. Each of values has its own principles of truth, goodness, and beauty, which are both consistent and contradictory to the others. When we combine various beliefs and principles of living life together, there is some logics that have not overlapped and felt confusing.

The artist portray this phenomenon by using the technique of metal wire sculpture and his humor based on observing everyday life. The stories of characters Iron Noodle chooses to display in “Tangle” are diverse, ranging from godly characters from Chinese mythology, cartoon characters from Japan, also images from news and television programs. This exhibition will present all these interconnected subjects which might look complicated, but it well reflects an individual in the Thai-Chinese multicultural society of the new generation.

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