|Navin Rawanchaikul at the Venice Biennale 2011 (28.3.2011)|
||Congratulations to Navin Rawanchaikul for being Thailand's representative in the Venice Biennale 2011. |
Paradiso di Navin
Exhibition Date: June 4 to November 27, 2011 Paradiso di Navin opening event June 2 at 3.30pm
Curators: Pandit Chanrochanakit & Steven Pettifor
Location: Paradiso Gallerie, Giardini della Biennale, Castello 1260, in cooperation with Concilio Europeo dell' Arte
Venice Biennale 2011
Marking Thailand's fifth occasion at La Biennale di Venezia, the Office of Contemporary Art & Culture (OCAC) has invited artist Navin Rawanchaikul to establish the para-pavilion of Paradiso di Navin as the convening point to endorse global recognition for Navinland. Site-responsive to the historic locale of the Paradiso along the Giardini's waterfront, Navinland Pavilion is a multifaceted situational environment that challenges perceptions of identity and nationhood, through the trajectory of a borderless community. An extension of the Navin Party, a network connecting Navins of the world, at Paradiso di Navin, the public is asked to register support for the fledgling non-nation's first un- constitutional draft.
Born in 1971 in Chiang Mai, Navin Rawanchaikul is an internationally recognised Thai artist of Indian descent who has developed a unique and vast body of works that rely heavily on team spirit and collaboration. Questioning modern systems of artistic production and presentation, Rawanchaikul seeks for ways to put art in touch with the lives of everyday people. His work is often produced under the banner of Navin Production Co., Ltd., his production company that founded in 1994.
The artist is best known for dynamic art practices that involve direct public interventions, social commentary, and an innovative style of integrating community or individual experiences into eccentric fictional tales featuring recurring characters.
Rawanchaikul has held solo shows at prestigious institutions including New York's P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (2001), the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2002) and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2009). His works are housed in the collection of international museums and art centers including Asia Society in New York, Foundazione Sandretto Re Rebaundengo per L'Arte in Italy, FRAC in France, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan, Pinchuk Art Center in Ukraine, Moderna Museet in Sweden and Inhotim in Brazil.
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