Saturday, April 18, 2009

Experimental Video Art Exhibition, Thai - European Friendship Project

EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ART EXHIBITION 2004-2011, THAI-EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP

The Experimental Video Art Exhibition is an annual presentation of new video art from Thailand and Europe, which started in 2004. The exhibition focuses on artistic video practices to reveal new media’s important position and versatile use in contemporary art that differs from traditional art media such as painting, sculpture, and print making. Video art uses new technology, computer calculation and engineering practices for artistic expression and generates results in close proximity to our increasingly technological living environments. In Thailand video art and its emphasis on technology has not been widely presented, yet.
The Experimental Video Art Exhibition 2004-2011 Thai-European Friendship installment of this video art series intended to show current styles and modes of video practices in Thailand will be featured from eight participating universities such as Bunditpatanasilata Institute in Bangkok, Decorative Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Fine Art Faculty at ChiangMai University, Fine Art Faculty at Burapa University and Fine Art Department, Department of Fine Art, Architecture Faculty, at King Mungkut’s Institute of Technology in Ladkabang, Bangkok. Banditpatanasilata Institute, Bangkok University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok.
The purpose of the annual project is to showcase a diverse international group of students from various universities and artists working in video art each year to stir up new concerns, methods of practice, art theory and discourses of meaning about global influences of new media on social behavior, perception and artistic expression. We invite many artists from Europe who currently live and work in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, England and other countries. Each artist’s style and individual work process contributes to the diversity of the exhibition project providing insights into their cultures, roots and customs, personal interests and issues that tackle concerns about place, time and simulation.
Through the participation of artists from various backgrounds we intend to create a network that enhances understanding of different cultures through artistic practices and opens up an international platform for discussions. Additionally, we focus on building academic partnerships within Thailand as well as establishing academic exchange programs with foreign universities and institutes that already include the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (Germany), and others.
Our specific goal is to improved fine art education and academic regulations in Thailand. Science technology is nowadays an important area of study in the arts and projects should be made available for students at their academic institutes. The Experimental Video Art 8 Exhibition is a project that extends knowledge of new media for students and the general public through organized video screenings and receptions at various universities in Bangkok. The cooperation among artists from Thailand and abroad proved to be very successful in the past few years opening up future communication between nations around the world.
Objectives
1. Building strong work relationships between art teachers at faculties of all six Thai academic institutions that are mentioned above.
2. Enhancing international academic and professional exchange between local and foreign art students and artists including artists from Thailand, Germany, Austria, England, Italy and other countries.
3. Extending knowledge and understanding of video technology, science technology and individual artwork for students, instructors and the general public.
Heightening acceptance and understanding of cultural differences through embracing and presenting cultural diversity in video works.
Aim
1. Open to students and instructors from 8 institutions such Bunditpatanasilata Institute in Bangkok, Decorative Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts Faculty at Silpakorn University, Fine Art Faculty at ChiangMai University, Fine Art Faculty at Burapa University and Fine Art Department, Architecture Faculty, at King Mungkut’s Institute of Technology in Ladkabang, Bangkok
Banditpatanasilata Institute, Bangkok University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok.
2. Open to students and artists from each institution who are interested in the project (50 per institution, max. 300 total)
Staff and Organizational Information
1. Organized by Fine Art Department, Architecture Faculty, King Mungkut’s Institute of Tecnology, Ladkabang, Bangkok
2. Coordinated by Komson Nookiew, instructor in the Fine Art Department, Architecture Faculty, King Mungkut’s Institute of Tecnology Ladkabang, Bangkok.
3. All other instructors are responsible for the presentation of the exhibition at their institution
Program Description
The exhibition aims to bring together contemporary video works from Europe including such countries as Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovenia, and others, and video works created by Thai artists and students enrolled at the six institutions mentioned above. The video presentation will take place at each venue in the order as follows:
Bunditpatanasilata Institute one week
Decorative Faculty, Silpakorn University one week
Fine Art Faculty, ChiangMai University one week
Burapa University one week
Painting Sculpture and Graphic Art Faculty, Silpakorn University one week
Architecture Faculty, King Mungkut’s Institute of Technology one week
Banditpatanasilata Institute one week
Bangkok University one week


Goals

1. Strengthen cooperation and education of new media art among the six participating institutions and among art instructors from Thailand and abroad in order to achieve an exchange of ideas and creative experiences regarding different cultures, religions and nations
2. Improve knowledge and understanding of new media and its technology among students between
3. Increase support of new media art in Thailand
Sumbitted by
Komson Nookiew
Fine Art Department, Architecture Faculty, King Mungkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkabang, Bangkok
Fine Art Department Tel: 02-7392151
Mobile: 08-37705209
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