“Body as Encounters” Group Exhibition | Chiang Mai Photo Festival 2017
For the second edition of Chiang Mai Photo Festival 2017, I have been invited to curate a group exhibition titled “Body as Encounters”. This folder documents the exhibition and other related events of the festival.
“Body as Encounters”
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (Surat Thani)
Nap Jamir II (Manila)
Erik Prasetya and Ayu Utami (Jakarta)
Dansoung Sungvornveshapan (Bangkok)
Samantha Tio (Singapore / Bali)
Nurul Huda A. Rashid (Singapore)
Adrian Mulya (Jakarta)
Nguyễn Uyên Minh (Saigon)
Curated by Zhuang Wubin
Venue: Chiang Mai University Art Center
3 to 12 Feb 2017
Since the inception of photography, practitioners have been directing the camera on the human body. This group exhibition features eight bodies of work made in Southeast Asia from the 1970s to the present moment, marking photography’s transition from an analogue practice to the selfie age. The featured practitioners explored the possibilities of the body and portraiture/self-portraiture in their works. Through their varying practices, the body becomes a site of collaboration and performance, a vessel of obscured memories and narratives, and a medium of experimentation and communication.