“The concept of self: On power, identity and labels” is a dissection of contemporary cultures and how they mold and alter individual lives, gender, social power, and the ideologies of class structures. It draws upon sociological theories and analyzes the processes through which societies as a whole and groups within them can deal with the challenges associated with membership and interaction within a culture.
Invited 9 artists: Alisa Chunchue (Thailand), Antonio S. Sinaga (Indonesia), Anon Pairot (Thailand), Chayanin Kwangkaew (Thailand), Chulayarnnon Siriphol(Thailand), Kitikun Mankit (Thailand), Patriot Mukmin (Indonesia), Theo Frids Hutabarat(Indonesia), Rega Ayundya Putri (Indonesia) to provide a conversation on the implications of macro and micro sociology of Southeast Asia as the self-concepts that emerged to distinguish a new age in Indonesian and Thai culture. Through various media such as photography, oil painting, video art and installation, the artists will explore the nuances in the expressions of identity and social interactions. Touching upon politics, superstitions, voyeurism, and self-analysis, this exhibition offers the necessary contrast and comparison to see how the individual is conditioned in this cultural shift.
The exhibition is a collaboration project by ARCOLABS (Jakarta) and Subhashok The Arts Centre (Bangkokg), and the opening reception will be on May 13th, 2017, 6 pm. Exhibition period will be from May 13th 2017– June 17th 2017.