The past and the future, nature and technology, Eastern spiritual traditions and current global issues – all these co-exist in Korakrit Arunanondchai’s art.
Arunanondchai fills Kiasma’s fifth floor with his intriguing visual worlds, combining collective memory of the digital era, his family’s and his own personal experiences. The artist himself and his close relatives are often involved in works that absorb popular culture, technology, mythology, animism and geopolitics.
Korakrit Arunanondchai is fascinated with memory and archives. For him historical information is found everywhere: in pictures, objects, nature, the DNA in our bodies. Art is a process of ordering and bringing that archive to life. Underneath the wealth of motifs in his videos, installations and performances is a vision of humanity and the cycles of life.
Arunanondchai’s show at Kiasma features a new installation, with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4 (2017). The exhibition also includes a video installation, Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3 (2015).
Arunanondchai was born in Bangkok in 1986. He moved to the United States to study art, and he currently works in New York and Bangkok. In recent years, he has displayed his work in New York, Paris, Berlin and Beijing, among other places.