Speedy Grandma Pavilion
As part of Bangkok Biennial 2018, Speedy Grandma would like to present one of the amazing artist from Mexico/Taiwan, Pedro Hernandez. "No measure of time with you will be long enough. But let's start with forever." will be showing from August to September, 2018.
Speedy Grandma* was founded in August 2012 by Lee Anantawat and Thomas Menard, aiming to encourage and support dynamic of Thai contemporary art enthusiasts. Entering 2015, Pisitakun Kuntalang and Judha Su united the team, so we started to position ourselves as “alternative space” more seriously. Right now we came back to the basic of original 2 members after our 2 new partners went on their own journey though the support is still always there.
Our main idea from the beginning is just to have fun and create the space to exhibit the work we want to see it happen. We did have some artist talk, screening, workshop apart from our monthly exhibition. Most of the artists exhibit here are young and emerging artists whether local or international.
Our granny truly believes in a transformative power of art, youthful spirit, and non-hierarchical relationship; Art should not be condemned to an isolated or exclusive universe, so our main mission is to advocate for the dynamic and critical role of art in the society. We see the experiment as a mode of inquiry is necessary if we are to insist on a constant, probing and generous interaction with reality. (Judha Su wrote this, not granny that's why the language is so nice)
If you are having any daring and risk-taking idea, and believe we could collaborate, just contact us; the granny with a restless soul is always available for you. (Judha Su again)
- The name “Speedy Grandma” was from an urban ghost legend. A Grandma riding a motorbike in Bangkok was cut in two pieces by a string stretched in a small street. The legend says that if anyone rides too fast in that small street, he will see in his wing mirror the upper half Grandma’s body crawling after his vehicle… As an urban legend can be spread out quickly, the “Speedy Grandma” space aims at popularising art and intend to promote a new generation of talented and ambitious artists. The name also reveals the character of the team, quirky (Of course it is Judha Su again ha ha ha)
This is granny
Please see Pavilions 2018