Unsinn im Sinn is Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch’s first solo ceramic exhibition in Thailand since 2014. For the past decade, his full-scale ceramic exhibitions have only been shown in Europe. In this exhibition, Supanichvoraparch traces his memory and practice from the starting point of his ceramic training and career to the present.
‘Unsinn im Sinn!’, (English: Nonsense in mind), is what was said to Supanichvoraparch by his ceramics teacher during his first year. Everyone was fooling around, but he was the only one who got told off. These words are something he has never forgotten. Fortunately, a year later, another teacher, who was more encouraging, revealed to him the fascination of art and showed him that everything is possible. This period was the first time he discovered the simple happiness, joy, peace, and freedom that comes from feeling clay in his hands and working freely with it. Although these reminiscences were not the reason he decided to be in ceramics, they were the turning point that started to shape his life as a ceramist.
In this exhibition, memories, good and bad, are reinterpreted. Former teaching and practice are assessed and presented through each art piece. Supanichvoraparch explores various issues from the definition of ceramics, the division of art and craft, ceramic technology and traditional teaching, and visual perception and its inferences. Supanichvoraparch also questions and challenges what is considered a norm or typical perception and understanding. This is based purely on his natural curiosity as he wants to see all the possibilities.
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