A house in Suttisan - Huaikwang area with artist residency program.
Participating Artists : Michaël Harpin
Pavilion's curator : Maëlys Moreau & Ekarat Tosomboon
Curatorial Statement : No exhibition @ Hong HUB but we have other things
Connecting the dots
Living between the two cities, we have been asking ourselves these questions : How can artworks exist outside of exhibition ? How can we show artworks without sacralizing the object ? How can serious subjects be addressed in a more enjoyable way ? So we started this idea of creating penpalship between Thai and French artists so they can talk, exchange and show their finished and in process works. At the same time, we try to answer these questions with an outdoor installation in a non-arty district to see how can artwork can find a way to exist with people's everyday life ?
Outdoor installation by Michaël Harpin
Invited by Hong HUB for the "Baby Steps program" Michaël Harpin comes back to Bangkok to finish his two years commitment project with the residency. After his research stay in 2017, he comes back to the Huaikwang - Sutthisan district to make an permanently evolving outdoor installation.
About the artist
Lives and works in Rennes, France
As part of the project "Connecting the dots" by Hong HUB, Michaël Harpin returns to Thailand to finish his 2 years commitment residency program.
Dates of pavilion : From July 2018 - ...
Opening Hours of the Venue/Pavilion : Permanent / Outdoor installation
Blind Dates - คลุมถุงชน
We invite Thai (Bangkok) and French (Rennes) artists to couple up and write e-mails, send photos and videos to each other. Using meetic-like method, the artists just need to sign up and answer some questions then we will match them up with an artist from another continent. Get to know and learn from each other's artistic practices.
The penpalship will be going on for several months and we will organise many surprising events. As the result of these learning processes, we will co-curate an exhibition at la Ferme de Quincé (Rennes, France) in September 2018.
About Hong HUB
WHAT IS HONGHUB?
Our goal is to learn from the exchange between people from different creative fields. We are a host, a network centre, and the bridge between many specialisations.
A place where : the journeyer(s) can stay, the host welcomes and gives them some tips. Put away the guide book, the wayfarer should get in touch with the real local culture. It does not really matter what is the objective of the trip, we can always talk and learn from each other.
HungHUB is not a hostel nor are we a “production” residency program. Maybe what is more important than the creation is to learn from being away from the usual environment. More crucial than the creative talent is the mental development born within the sharing of perspectives.
“BABY STEPS PROGRAM” FOR ARTISTS AND OTHER CREATIVE FIELDS.
In order to facilitate the learning aspect of our residency, we have decided to transform the artists’ first trip to Bangkok into a discovering experience. No more pre-conceptualized imported projects. No art work producing, just go out and meet people. The project would only be carried out on the year afterward.
The selected artist(s) would need to accept a two years commitment. One learning/research trip and one working trip.
Email (public): email@example.com
Pavilion social media page(s): www.facebook.com/hong.hub.bkk
Instragram : www.instagram.com/honghub
Contact Person: Ekarat Tosomboon (กเลอ)
Please also see Pavilions 2018