Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

Village and Elsewhere / Two Planets

January 12, 2012 — February 25, 2012


ENLARGE

Village and Elsewhere: Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith Beheading Holofernes, Jeff Koons' Untitled, and Thai Villagers, 2011

video, 19:40 min., edition of 7

photography, 28 x 41 in. (71 x 104 cm), edition of 9

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Village and Elsewhere: Jeff Koons' Untitled, Cindy Sherman's Untitled, and Thai Villagers, 2011

video, 14:25 min., edition of 7

photography, 28 x 38 in. (71 x 96 cm), edition of 9

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Village and Elsewhere: Jeff Koons' Wolfman in Pakoitai Market and Sunday Market, 2011

video, 9 min., edition of 7

photography, 20 ½ x 35 ¼ in. (52 x 89.5 cm), edition of 9

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Village and Elsewhere, 2011

single channel video

25:30 min.

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Village and Elsewhere: Thai Villagers and Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 2011

digital pigment print

28 ¾ x 35 ¼ in. (73 x 89.5 cm)

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Village and Elsewhere: Thai Villagers and Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith of Holofernes, 2011

digital pigment print

28 ¾ x 38 ¾ in. (73 x 98.5 cm)

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Two Planets: Manet's Luncheon on the Grass and the Thai Villagers, 2008

video, 15:53 min., edition of 5

photograph, 29 ¾ x 29 ¾ in. (75.5 x 75.5 cm), edition of 9

ENLARGE

Two Planets: Millet's The Gleaners and the Thai Farmers, 2008

video, 14:43 min., edition of 5

photograph, 29 ¾ x 29 ¾ in. (75.5 x 75.5 cm), edition of 9

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Two Planets: Renoir's Ball at the Moulin de la Galette and the Thai Villagers, 2008

video, 10:52 min., edition of 5

photograph, 29 ¾ x 29 ¾ in. (75.5 x 75.5 cm), edition of 9

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Two Planets: Van Gogh's The Midday Sleep and the Thai Villagers, 2008

video, 18:18 min., edition of 5

photograph, 29 ¾ x 29 ¾ in. (75.5 x 75.5 cm), edition of 9

Two Planets: Renoir's Ball at the Moulin de la Galette and the Thai Villagers, 2008

photograph, 29 ¾ x 29 ¾ in. (75.5 x 75.5 cm), edition of 9

ENLARGE

Installation View of "Two Planets / Village and Elsewhere" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, January 12 - February 25, 2012

 

 

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Installation View of "Two Planets / Village and Elsewhere" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, January 12 - February 25, 2012

 

 

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Installation View of "Two Planets / Village and Elsewhere" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, January 12 - February 25, 2012

 

 

Works

INSTALLATION VIEWS

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook is universally recognized as one of the leading video artists from Southeast Asia. For the past 25 years, her video, installation, and graphic works have been regularly shown in institutions in her native Thailand and throughout the world. Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to present Two Planets / Village and Elsewhere, the first solo show of her work in the United States, taking place at our gallery in New York from January 12 to February 25, 2012. The exhibition features the world premiere of her latest video, Village and Elsewhere: Jeff Koons’ Wolfman in Pakoitai Market and Sunday Market, as well as the first US showing of three other recent videos from her Village and Elsewhere and Two Planets series (Village and Elsewhere: Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, Jeff Koons’ Untitled, and Thai Villagers; Two Planets: Millet’s The Gleaners and Thai Farmers; and Two Planets: Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass and the Thai Villagers). A group of related photographs will also be included in the exhibition.

Araya’s video works have a meditative, ritualistic quality, and, like many of humanity’s important rituals, they are often focused on the idea of communication between different realms. Her earlier works, for example, have explored the connection between the living and the dead, between the insane and “normal” people, and between humans and animals. Over the past few years, Araya has focused on art itself and the way the viewer interacts with a work of art. In the videos she presents in this exhibition, Araya has placed framed reproductions of iconic Western artworks in settings that are radically different from the art museum, specifically in rural villages, markets, and Buddhist temples in Thailand, where she films groups of farmers or working class people discussing the artworks. The scenes are shot from the perspective of a member of the crowd, thereby incorporating the viewer into the flow of conversation. With the four videos screening simultaneously in the gallery, the various soundtracks seem to meld together as a constant barrage of different voices buzzes in the air, with English subtitles providing a selective translation of the Thai dialogue, suggestive of the artist’s own attempt to manage, organize, and make sense of the unfolding events. These videos show the meeting of two different worlds: “high art” and everyday life; the personal and private spheres; elite vs. mass culture; art and commerce; East and West. While issues of class and cultural differences, exoticization of the “other,” etc., are invoked, these videos also convey a sense of curiosity, humor, and joy that emphasize a common humanity.

Later this year, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, will present Araya’s first solo exhibition in a US museum (August 11 – November 18, 2012), and she will also be included in Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (May 18 – September 2, 2012). Her works have been shown in numerous international museum exhibitions on five continents, including the groundbreaking exhibition, Traditions/Tensions: Contemporary Art in Asia, organized by the Asia Society, New York, in 1996. In 2011 alone, her work was featured in group exhibitions at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; the Musée de l’Objet, Blois, France; the Zentrum für Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany; the Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway; the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy; MDE11 (Encuentro Internacional de Medellin), Medellin, Colombia; the Changwon Asian Art Festival, Gyeongnam, South Korea; and the Singapore Art Museum.

Araya’s work has been regularly featured in international biennials; she represented Thailand at the Venice Biennale (2005) and was featured in the Sydney Biennale (2010 and 1996), the Nanjing Biennale (2010), the International Video Art Biennial in Tel Aviv (2010), the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art (2010), the Incheon Women Artists Biennale (2009), the Taipei Biennial (2006), the Gwangju Biennale (2006), the Carnegie International (2005), the Istanbul Biennial (2003), the Johannesburg Biennial (1995), and the Asia Pacific Triennial (1993). She was also an artist in residence at Artpace, San Antonio (1998-1999). We are pleased to welcome her back to the US.

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

Artforum, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

May, 2012


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Art in America – International Review, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at Tyler Rollins

May, 2012


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The New York Times, Solo Show for Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at Tyler Rollins

February, 2012


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GENERAL PRESS

An Atlas of Mirrors An Endless of Beginnings

February, 2017


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Bangkok Post, Where time and space cease to exist

November, 2016


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Asia Society, In & Out of Context

March, 2016


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Artforum, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at the SculptureCenter

May, 2015


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Art in America, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at SculptureCenter

April, 2015


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The New York Times, SculptureCenter: ‘Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’

February, 2015


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Bangkok Post, Confronting social taboos through art

February, 2015


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The New York Times, East and West Meet, Checking Norms at the Door

February, 2015


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The New Yorker, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

February, 2015


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Interview Magazine, The Artist, one of the Others

February, 2015


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Blouin Art Info, Cadavers, Canines, and Koons at the SculptureCenter

January, 2015


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Artspace, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook on Lecturing the Dead, and the Art of the One-Sided Conversation

January, 2015


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Artforum, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at the SculptureCenter

January, 2015


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Blouin Art Info, Thai Artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook Emerges From the Shadows in Sydney

April, 2014


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Hofstra University Museum, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

2014


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Artshub, Thai artist’s overdue moment in the Australian sun

2014


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Dirge: Reflections on (Life and) Death

2014


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Artforum, 2013 California-Pacific Triennial

December, 2013


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Blouin Art Info, The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative’s “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia”

March, 2013


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The Nation, A new country conquered

March, 2013


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The Miami Herald, At the Bass on Miami Beach, the Renaissance lives on

February, 2013


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The New York Times, Acquired Tastes of Asian Art

February, 2013


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Art Asia Pacific, Araya at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

February, 2013


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Los Angeles Times, Orange County museum names 32 triennial artists from Seoul to San Francisco

January, 2013


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California-Pacific triennial, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

2013


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Miami New Times – Art

December, 2012


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Forbes, Dispatches From Miami Beach: The Best Break From Basel

December, 2012


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Blouin Art Info, Miami’s Bass Museum Blows the Lid Off Tradition With “Endless Renaissance” Show

December, 2012


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Paper Magazine, The Mega Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2012: Wednesday

December, 2012


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The Art Newspaper, The Endless Renaissance

December, 2012


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dOCUMENTA (13) The Guidebook, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

June, 2012


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Solo exhibition at the Walters Art Museum

2012


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Kaza Ana / Air Hole: Another Form of Conceptualism from Asia

2011


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Video, An Art, A History 1965-2010 catalogue

2011


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17th Sydney Biennale

2010


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Close Encounter exhibition catalogue

2010


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Asian Art Now, Politics, Society and the State

2010


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Art Asia Pacific, Dialogues With Difference

November, 2009


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Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

June, 2007


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Wind from the East exhibition catalogue, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

February, 2007


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Art Signal, Confronting Confrontation: An Interview with Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

2007


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2006 Taipei Biennial, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

2006


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51st Venice Biennale Catalogue, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

2005


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10th Biennale of Sydney, essay by Lynne Cooke

1996


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Traditions/Tensions: Contemporary Art in Asia, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

1996


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Southeast Asian Art Today, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

February, 1996


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54th Carnegie International

1994


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Asia Pacific Triennial Catalogue

1993


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