Tintin Cooper and Piyarat Piyapongwiwat


12 May - 23 Jun 2024

TARS Unlimited presents WipVIP, a show bringing together two artists, Tintin Cooper and Piyarat Piyapongwiwat within a new installation created for this occasion. The installation serves as a backdrop for the artworks, fostering a dynamic conversation among participants about growth, expansion, and the changing nature of art as a commodity.

Our gallery, located in a historic cultural heritage area, invites visitors to explore the juxtaposition between the old and the new, the static and the dynamic. The new structure, with its exposed beams, unfinished walls, and visible signs of ongoing construction, reflects a sense of perpetual expansion. This setting is a metaphor for the ever-growing landscape of contemporary art, where boundaries are constantly being pushed and redefined.

As you walk through this space, you’ll encounter a selection of artworks by Tintin Cooper and Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, which challenge the boundaries of art, society, and architecture, while also engaging with broader themes of economic growth, social mobility, and the complex role of the art market in modern society. Each artwork, displayed in this setting, gains new meaning, emphasizing the tension between art as a form of expression and art as a luxury asset.

The two artists in this exhibition, each with their own narrative, display their pieces against the backdrop of this expanding gallery, inviting us to consider how art is valued and what it means to acquire, own, or collect it.

The impact of social and economic expansion and the larger forces of gentrification and development are also explored in this exhibition. It serves as a poignant reminder that expansion, while often a sign of progress, can also lead to displacement and loss of cultural heritage.

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