Arin Rungjang · Claudio Zulian · Damir Očko · Daphné Le Sergent · Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza · Ismaïl Bahri · Natacha Nisic · Omer Fast

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“The second video will be a portrait of Woralak Sooksawasdi na Ayutthaya, King Mongkut’s great, great, great granddaughter. A master craftswoman of theater crowns, she is employed by Thailand’s current queen to propagate royal arts at the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, north of Bangkok, although her class currently has no students. As Sooksawasdi’s narrative shifts between family genealogy and the declining state of royal craft, the camera explores the studio awash with soft tropical light.[…] In the exhibition, one will find Sooksawasdi’s finished masterpiece, the 2015 replica of the 1861 replica of the original 1782 Chakri Royal Crown of Siam.” Erin Gleeson, curator.

 

Arin Rungjang, “Mongkut”, 2014, work in progress, documentation, video still. Courtesy of the artist © Arin Rungjang 2015

Arin Rungjang, “Mongkut”, 2014, work in progress, documentation, video still. Courtesy of the artist © Arin Rungjang 2015

Arin Rungjang, “Mongkut”, 2014, work in progress, documentation, video still. Courtesy of the artist © Arin Rungjang 2015

Arin Rungjang, “Mongkut”, 2014, work in progress, documentation, video still. Courtesy of the artist © Arin Rungjang 2015