Baby you can’t drive my car [Thailand]

“The Thai Ferrari, made from woven rattan by Chiang Rai locals, will park at the Venice Biennale this year.

“It can’t run, obviously,” said Anon Pairot of his rattan sports car. “The curator once remarked that somehow it was like Thailand. We build things, but we don’t really go anywhere.”

The 57th Venice Biennale begins on May 13. The once-every-two-year rendezvous of curators, collectors and global art enthusiasts taking place around the lagoon city is considered one of the world’s most prestigious art events. This year — besides the national pavilion hosted by the Thai government — two young Thai artists have been curated by Alamak!, a private project created by Yoichi Nakamuta and Stefano Casciani. Put together under the theme “Islands In The Stream”, the show features Anon’s rattan Ferrari and Kawita Vatanajyankur’s splashy-coloured and feminist-minded video art that lays bare the role of women in the home.”

Read the full article on The Bangkok Post.

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