Curator's Introduction to The Ground by Kamin Lertchaiprasert
17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
6.30 - 7 PM
The launch of a new sculpture titled The Ground by Thai artist, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, will be happening as part of the Second Wave of DISINI Festival. This includes an introduction to the artwork by Artistic Director and Curator, Khairuddin Hori, will take place beside Block 37, Gillman Barracks (37 Malan Road, Singapore 109452) at 6.30pm on 17 March 2018 and the artist will be present. It is the newest addition to eight outdoor artworks that formed the first wave of DISINI, inaugurated on 26 January 2018.
The Ground is made up of three papier-mâché sculptures in transparent cases stacked atop each other, occupying a height of eight meters. The sculpture of a man in meditation that crowns this monumental installation reflects Kamin Lertchaiprasert himself. This is accompanied by life-size elephant and tree sculptures below them, all created using the artist’s personal paper waste amassed over more than 18 years.
Born in 1964, Kamin Lertchaiprasert lives and works in Chiang Mai. Devoted to Buddhist beliefs, he views art as a meditative practice allowing for better understanding of the self and environment. His recent exhibitions include The Timeless Present Moment (2017) at the MAAIM Contemporary Art Museum, Thailand and Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s (2017) at the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia.
DISINI is a nine-month-long outdoor visual arts festival consisting of events, exhibitions and engagements with unconventional ideas. Spurred by its locale, it is a ground-up initiative borrowing its name from the Malay adverb di sini, meaning ‘over here’. More information on the festival can be found at the official website for DISINI: www.disini.art