RUPTURE: Red shirts crisis, April May 2010, Bangkok Thailand.
A Collective Photographic Exhibition Curated by Olivier Pin-Fat (Wolfgang Bellwinkel, Agnes Dherbeys, Piyatat Hemmatat, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Olivier Pin-Fat)
15 000 visitor at the first Venue: The Bangkok Art and Culture Center. 9th Floor (25th November 2010 – 9th January 2011)
Music: The Reindeer Courtesy of Limousine
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Words by by Olivier Pin Fat, curator of the BACC exhibition (nov - dec 2010), Bangkok Thailand:
RUPTURE is a non-affiliated visual enquiry that reflects and expresses unique visions into the recent unrest in Bangkok. We look at the human & national tragedy as opposed to addressing and entangling ourselves with the polarized political debate. We transcend the colour codes (Red and Yellow) and the media bias. We look deeper and further. We feel it’s of vital importance to create a form of Remembrance – lest we forget - and not to shy away from these traumatizing events. By facing our past, we hope to facilitate dialogue - the prerequisite to peace and progress for our future.
This exhibition explores photographically five very different perspectives on recent events that blistered and then erupted in Thailand. All five visions when placed together - although installed separately - provide the viewer with a jarred, broken and yet ‘rounder’ (but certainly unwholesome) experience. It parallels and expresses what has happened, what could still be happening, and what could easily happen again, outside the safety of these gallery walls.
In a very broad sense, and only to simplify, the exhibition can be divided into three very rough parts. CONTEXT, AFTERMATH or (after-thought/reflection), and NARRATIVE.