Arin Rungjang. Ravisara, 2019. Film still, multi-channel video installation. Commissioned by Toronto Biennial of Art with support from DAAD. Courtesy of the artist.

Ravisara

Arin Rungjang

Curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien

September 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Bill Boyle Artport
FREE
Hours

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As part of the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art, Arin Rungjang will present Ravisara, a newly commissioned multi-channel video installation. In its debut, Rungjang explores every-day strategies of resistance and postcolonial discourses through storytelling and oral histories of contemporary minority groups in Germany and Canada.

Artport Gallery & South Passageway
September 21 – December 1

South Vitrines
September 21 – January 5

Part of the Toronto Biennial of Art

Part of Nuit Blanche

Artist Profiles

Arin Rungjang is a pioneer of installation art in Thailand whose practice is deeply intertwined with Southeast Asian histories, symbols and memories, and addresses ways that social, economic and political transformations affect individuals’ lives. He is known for deftly revisiting historical material, overlapping major and minor narratives across multiple times, places, and languages. His interest lies in lesser-known aspects of Thai history and their intersection with the present in the sites and contexts of his practice.

Arin’s work has been featured at: documenta 14, Athens/Kassel (2017); CAPC—Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux (2015); Satellite 8, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015); and he was a finalist for the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize (2014). He represented Thailand at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), and participated in numerous other biennials.

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