Pinaree Sanpitak

Hanging by a Thread

April 19, 2012 — June 1, 2012


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Hanging by a Thread, 2012

installation of hammocks made from traditional Paa-Lai printed cotton fabric

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Bare Silhouette, 2012

silk, printed polyester dress, embroidery

76 ½ x 48 ½ in. (195 x 123 cm)

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Flying Cube, 2012

silk, linen dress

74 x 49 ⅝ in. (188 x 126 cm)

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Feather Flow, 2012

silk, polyester, silk dress, feathers, embroidery

63 x 56 ⅓ in. (160 x 143 cm)

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Connecting, 2012

polyester, printed cotton dress, embroidery

78 ¾ x 55 1/8 in. (200 x 140 cm)

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Kaw Gra-shao - Purple, 2012

chenille, Thai Kaw Gra-shao blouse, embroidery

57 ½ x 55 11/12 in. (146 x 142 cm)

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Kaw Gra-shao - Blue, 2012

printed cotton, Thai Kaw Gra-shao blouse, embroidery

39 7/12 x 29 1/8 in. (100.5 x 74 cm)

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Kaw Gra-shao - Green, 2012

silk, Thai Kaw Gra-shao blouse, embroidery

26 25/32 x 28 ¾ in. (68 x 73 cm)

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 19 - June 1, 2012

 

 

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 19 - June 1, 2012

 

 

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Installation View of "Hanging by a Thread" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 19 - June 1, 2012

 

 

Works

INSTALLATION VIEWS

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

We are pleased to present Pinaree Sanpitak’s second solo exhibition with Tyler Rollins Fine Art, taking place from April 19 through June 1, 2012. Pinaree is one of the most compelling and respected Thai artists of her generation, and her work can be counted among the most powerful explorations of women’s experience in all of Southeast Asia. For well over twenty years, her primary inspiration has been the female body, distilled to its most basic forms and imbued with an ethereal spirituality.

Entitled Hanging by a Thread, the exhibition centers on a installation of the same title that is the artist’s response to the recent flooding in Bangkok, where she lives and works. Using traditional Thai printed cotton Paa-Lai fabrics of the type that were included in the royal sponsored relief bags, Pinaree has constructed a group of woven hammocks that will be suspended in the gallery from slender threads. These quite, cocoon-like forms evoke a sense of nurturing, refuge, and contemplation, as well as the precariousness of life. Pinaree explains that “the Paa-Lai hammocks represent the situation of precarious times balancing traditional and modern values. The hammocks are presence of the body, bare and contemplating. The body waiting to slow down. The body floating. The body just hanging by a thread. Thus a situation I believe we all share.” Also included in the exhibition is Bare Silhouettes, a new series of embroidered works on silk panels that reference Pinaree’s 1998-99 Womanly Abstract series through the bare female form of these simple patterns.

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, will present a solo exhibition of Pinaree’s work from October 10 to December 30, 2012, featuring her large-scale installation, Temporary Insanity. Also this year, she will participate in the 18th Biennale of Sydney (June 27 – September 16, 2012), with a major installation at the new wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The biennale announcement explains: “An expansive new double-height space will be dedicated to a work by Pinaree Sanpitak, one of Thailand’s few internationally recognized female artists. Sanpitak presents Anything Can Break (2011), an installation of hundreds of origami cubes and breast-shaped glass clouds suspended from the ceiling. Illuminated by fibre optics, the cubes and clouds are lined with motion sensors that trigger music in response to the audience’s movement.”

Pinaree’s work has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions in Asia and Europe during the past twenty years, and she has participated in major biennials in Australia, Italy, Japan, and Korea. She presented her first New York solo exhibition, Quietly Floating, at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in March 2010. In 2011, she participated in a number of group exhibitions at museums around the world, including: Here / Not Here at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; Roundabout at City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, and traveling to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and Negotiating Home, History, and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, 1991-2011 at the Singapore Art Museum. Her work was also featured in a solo exhibition, Body Borders, at the Art Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

GENERAL PRESS

Bangkok Post, The sex ceiling

September, 2015


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Prestige, Body Art

May, 2015


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Art Loft, Why Southeast Asian Art Now?

December, 2014


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The Blade, ‘Breast artist’ brings exhibit to the Toledo Museum of Art

November, 2014


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Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Collection+ Pinaree Sanpitak

September, 2014


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Artshub, The female breast inspires contemporary art

September, 2014


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The Straits Times, Art to smell and cuddle

August, 2014


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The Phnom Penh Post, An artistic tale of two cities

July, 2014


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The Wall Street Journal, Meet Thailand’s ‘Breast Artist’

January, 2014


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Singapore Art Museum – Sensorium 360°

2014


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Art Asia Pacific, Pinaree Sanpitak, Temporary Insanity

October, 2013


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Los Angeles Magazine, DO: ART: Look But Don’t Nap in These Hammocks

September, 2013


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Art Asia Pacific, Finding Balance: Interview with Pinaree Sanpitak

August, 2013


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Austin American-Statesman, Last week to catch ‘Temporary Insanity’

June, 2013


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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pinaree Sanpitak: Hanging by a Thread

June, 2013


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Austin Museum Of Art – Arthouse, Temporary Insanity, Pinaree Sanpitak

April, 2013


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The Huffington Post, 10 International Artists To Watch In 2013

January, 2013


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The Huffington Post, 2013 Art Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated Exhibitions Of The New Year

December, 2012


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The Sydney Morning Herald, Best-ever Biennale as record audiences engage with the unexpected

September, 2012


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Blouin Art Info, Sydney Biennale Highlights, From Interactive Architecture to Animated Aboriginal Paintings

July, 2012


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The Sydney Morning Herald, Titles will unlock Biennale’s beauty

June, 2012


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Moira Roth’s Gleanings, Gleanings #15: Pinaree Sanpitak

April, 2012


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18th Biennale of Sydney

February, 2012


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Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Thai Artists, Resisting the Age of Spectacle

2012


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The Examiner San Francisco, Modern ‘Buddha Presence’ at Asian Art Museum

September, 2011


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Art Asia Pacific – Questionnaire, Pinaree Sanpitak

September, 2011


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Art Journal, Art without History? Southeast Asian Artists and Their Communities in the Face of Geography

July, 2011


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C-Arts, Negotiating Home, History and Nation: 2 Decades of SE Asian Contemporary Art

March, 2011


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Treasures (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Magazine), Here/Not Here

January, 2011


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Roundabout exhibition catalogue

September, 2010


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Art in America, Bangkok Report

June, 2010


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Bangkok Post, Femininity on a Plate

March, 2009


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C-Arts, Pinaree Sanpitak: Art through the Breast

March, 2008


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Global Feminisms, Women Artists Then and Now: Painting, Sculpture, and the Image of the Self

2007


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Art Asia Pacific, Pinaree Sanpitak

January, 2006


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Temporary Insanity, Pinaree Sanpitak

2004


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Flavours – Thai Contemporary Art, Pinaree Sanpitak

2003


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Art Asia Pacific, Pinaree Sanpitak

June, 2002


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Artwise, Pinaree Sanpitak

2002


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Asian Art News – Thailand Feature, Making Offerings

November, 1999


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Art Asia Pacific, Body and Soul, Pinaree Sanpitak’s art of life

September, 1999


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Art in Southeast Asia 1997: Glimpses in the Future

1997


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Southeast Asian Art Today, Pinaree Sanpitak

1996


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