• Artist: Arin Rungjang
  • Medium: Video Installation
  • Project Type: Major Institutions
  • Neighbourhood: Waterfront

This multi-channel video installation explores everyday strategies of resistance and postcolonial discourses through storytelling and oral histories of minority groups.

Location

Harbourfront Centre, Artport Gallery

  • Address: 235 Queens Quay W.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

The Project

As part of the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art, Arin Rungjang will present “Ravisara,” a newly commissioned multi-channel video installation. In this debut, Rungjang explores everyday strategies of resistance and storytelling for minority groups in Germany and Canada. Arin Rungjang is a pioneer of installation art in Thailand whose practice is deeply intertwined with Southeast Asian histories, symbols and memories. His works, “Ravisara” included, address ways that social, economic and political transformations affect individuals’ lives. Rungjang is known for deftly revisiting historical material. He’s also skilled at overlapping major and minor narratives across multiple times, places and languages. Rungjang’s interests lie in lesser-known aspects of Thai history and their intersections with the present in the sites and contexts of his practice—in this case, Toronto. “Ravisara” is commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art and presented in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre. It is curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien.

The Artist

  • Arin Rungjang , Bangkok, Thailand

Arin Rungjang’s work has been featured at documenta 14, Athens/Kassel (2017); CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2015); and Satellite 8, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015). He was a finalist for the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize (2014). Rungjang represented Thailand at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and has participated in numerous other biennials.

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