Kamin Lertchaiprasert has worked in a variety of media including painting, installation, printmaking, and sculpture. Acquired by the Guggenheim in 2012, Sitting (Money) (2004–2006). Lertchaiprasert has had solo exhibitions at the Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (2000, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2017); Art U-Room, Japan (2002, 2005, 2009 and 2014). MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2016). Notable group exhibitions include the Sydney Biennial (1993 and 2012); Utopia Station, Venice Biennale (2003); Busan Biennial, South Korea (2008); Meta-question: Back to the Museum Per Se, Guangzhou Triennial, China (2011); Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia 1991–2011, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2011) and Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, France (2015). Lertchaiprasert’s interest in collaborative art led him to cofound the land foundation (1998)—which involved the conversion of rice fields into a place for artistic engagement. He found the 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit (2008)—which involved the conversion of body and mind into a place for artistic engagement (our body is our museum and spirit is art).
Lecture in the UMAA framework
“universal connection by spiritual fractal” and how to stimulate society by art from self-awareness to social awareness. I believe art is a process of learning to discover oneself, the society, and nature. My works are divided into two main categories – personal practice and social practice. Personal practice is the process of discovering the self through traditional forms of art, such as drawing, painting, and sculpting. The second category is social practice, in which I will be elaborating based on my direct experiences in working with art and the society.
Main research topics
I’m interested in “life specific” which means body and mind and express in all media under the concept “Timeless and Selfless” to use activity to provoke audience/participants realise and have self awareness/respect to their uniqueness and creativity.
31st Century Museum in Bangkok (the Land of Smiles), a coming up project which will be held on next year (2018), a collaborative project with Poh-Chang Academiy of Art, Bangkok is a sample to elaborate my quote above.
The key to a happy society is fostering relationships among its members. It starts from paying attention to the connection between people’s minds and what constantly happens around them. We can draw inspirations from positive energy narratives—I refer to them as the ‘ready-made culture—and the truth that transcends the conscious mind, and turn them into direct experiences through the process of self-discovery. A deep understanding of what lies within us can be manifested in the form of physical art that facilitates collaborative learning in the society.
kamin [at] thelandfoundation . org