Artist talk: Arin Rungjang

Arin Rungjang will introduce two of his most recent works Golden teardrop 2013 and Mongkut 2015 A work composed of a video and an intricate sculptural installation of teardrop-shaped brass, loosely but carefully, Golden Teardrop layers the history of the sugar trade and personal narratives of Thai, Greek, Portuguese, and Japanese individuals in the fifteenth, seventeenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with the traditional Thai egg-yolk dessert thong yod (literally, golden drops) as the starting point, presenting a reexamination of collective histories and memories and their formation. Mongkut puts one of...

Arin Rungjang

Arin Rungjang (born 1974 in Bangkok) lives and works in Bangkok. His practice involves different media, mainly video and site-specific installations. As he dives into the depths of history and day-to-day experiences, he skillfully dissects his material to propose a reinterpretation of major events, seen through the prism of more minor ones. By multiplying temporal and spatial references, he expects his public to reconstitute these different layers. After spending a year at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in Christian Boltanski’s studio in 2000, Rungjang graduated from Silpakorn University with a visual...