Aesthetic of Collective
February 10 – April 23, 2024
at 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit, Chiangmai
Official Opening on February 10, 2024; 2 pm.
ATTA Gallery is pleased to invite you to “Aesthetic of Collective”, the sixth exhibition in Self Enquiry project by Kamin Lertchaiprasert in collaboration with ATTA Gallery. The exhibition is held at 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit (office) in Chiangmai.
This exhibition will present documentaries of past works and activities in the form of art installations. It tells about the projects that Kamin has been involved in founding and creating, such as the land foundation project, Umong Silpadhamma, Art for Air, and the 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit, a space for learning and sharing love and kindness with each other. The exhibition will bring viewers back to finding answers to the question of what is the core philosophy of collaboration.
The official opening of the exhibition will be held in the form of a conversation in Thai, titled “Aesthetic of Collective” on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 2 p.m. with Mr. Chatchawan Thongdeelert (Chairman of the Chiang Mai Breath Council), Mr. Prue Odochao (Pwakanyaw village philosopher and ethnic social activist), Rirkrit Tiravanija (artist and co-founder of the land foundation) and Kamin Lertchaiprasert as moderator, after which it will be open for viewing the work together until 5:00 p.m.
The exhibition runs from February 10 – April 23, 2024 at 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit (office), 100/6 Moo 10 Soi Wat-Umong, Suthep Road, Amphoe Muang, Chiangmai 50200. (Office hours : every Saturday-Tuesday, 1-5 pm)
Aesthetic of Collective
The art of putting yourself in others’ shoes and
Thinking of others’ needs and feelings is
To become one with problem.
We are both the cause and the effect of the problem because
We are actually part of one another,
In our essence, and can never be separated.
Only when we are the problem can we address it.
Only when we are the problem can we truly understand it.
Because this is the problem for all humankind.
Greed, anger, ignorance, and selfishness
Lead us to look at each problem fragmentally,
Derailing us from understanding the root cause.
Society can never be separated, just like
The sky, river, and earth. Because they are nature.
In fact, we cannot own nature,
Even our bodies are not our own.
When the time comes, we shall return to nature,
Becoming earth, water, wind, and fire.
Living without collection consciousness is
The main cause of massive ecological destruction and wars.
With anthropocentric perception
Comes the loss of balance, and human will cease to exit. Yet,
If we understand ecocentrism,
The balance will be restored,
Giving rise to the beauty of collectiveness.
As we see the noble truths,
We finally realize that,
We can never claim possession of anything, because
Nature owns everything, and
We all return to emptiness.
15 March 2023
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Founded in 2010, ATTA Gallery is the first gallery in Thailand to specialize in Contemporary Art Jewelry.
In 2022, ATTA Gallery has broadened its scope to offer a variety of distinctive contemporary art, craft and design, with a special interest in materiality of art, made by local and international creators. Curatorial program at ATTA Gallery aims to create dialogues between different types of contemporary art, craft and design objects exhibiting together in exhibition settings, dialogues between local and international artists, as well as dialogues between the viewers and the pieces shown. ATTA Gallery assists visitors to the gallery in connecting with collectible pieces of contemporary art, craft and design that are expressive of their unique identities so that they can add them to their houses and make their home environments reflective of how individualistic they and their lifestyles truly are.