2nd February - 31st March 2007
Streetworks: Inside Outside Yokohama
An exhibition of Australian video works
The Australian Embassy and Chulalongkorn University’s Art Centre proudly present the “Streetworks: Inside Outside Yokohama” exhibition, to be launched by Mr William Paterson PSM, Australian Ambassador to Thailand on Thursday 1 February at 6.30 pm. Also attend at the opening include exhibition curator David Broker and participating artist Craig Walsh. The exhibition will be on view until 6 March.
“Streetwork: Inside Outside Yokohama” is an exhibition of the works of two leading Australian video artists: Shaun Gladwell and Craig Walsh, whose works were a highlight at the International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama 2005. It is a lively and engaging exhibition which aims to strengthen artistic relations between Thailand and Australia, and to present to Thai people current contemporary video art practices in Australia.
While Walsh connects the gallery space to the outside urban environment, Gladwell works in reverse. In different ways both artists have produced work that generates a tension between gallery and the public street. Their emphasis on opposing values is highlighted in the exhibition which moves laterally around concepts of performance and documentation, high art and low art, sub-cultural and pop-cultural, staged and real.
David Broker and Craig Walsh will give a public talk on the exhibition, including the relationship between video / street culture at the Art Center at 1 pm onwards on Friday 2 February. Mr Broker is an arts writer, radio presenter and Director of Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces.
“Streetworks: Inside Outside Yokohama” is organised by Asialink and Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces and is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. After Bangkok, the exhibition will travel to Malaysia and Singapore.