Saturday, May 31, 2014

Witty Fruits

Thai artist Wit Primkanchanapong delivered his artist’s talk in Manila last April 13, at 98B, the Escolta based art collective. Witty Fruits looks at how his art originates from his close observations of the physical and contextual characteristics of a site. There is a great degree of playfulness in his works, as they intervene into existing spaces, reveal invisible structures and refresh the experience of the space. 

Transi(en)t Manila curator Dayang Yraola introducing the artist.

As this was Wit’s initial visit to the city, it would be interesting to see what sort of interplay between the spaces he would come up with for Manila Transi(en)t. 

Wit showing a slide from his Witty Fruits presentation.

Wit Primkanchanapong has previously participated in several internation exhibitions including the Yokohama Triennale (2005), Sharjah Biennale (2007), Singapore Biennale (2008), Asia Pacific Triennale (2009) and Aichi Triennale (2013). 

Monday, May 26, 2014

A Witty Welcome Dinner

Project Glocal is off to a rousing start! All hands were on deck as Trans(ie)nt Manila welcomed Bangkok-based Wit Primkanchanapong and  Jan Suphaphong with a dinner at Max's Malate last April 12. 

In this photo: co-curator Mayumi Hirano, 98B's Mark Salvatus, Project Glocal MNL curator Dayang Yraola, Project Manager Marika Constantino, Yukie Mitomi, Jan Suphaphong, and Wit Primkanchanapong.