If you are feeling adventurous and heading to Bangkok this month be sure to check out Shadow Play – Dharma by Chusak Srikwan which is showing at the ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art until May 30th.
“Shadow play” is a kind of the local play in the southern part of Thailand. It consists of many art techniques in which have been widely known and developed along with the lifestyle of local people. The performance uses the local dialect and the story line that parts of it was developed from the Buddhist teachings helps acknowledge people in a less serious yet very nourishing way. Chusak Srikwan, an emerging artist from Songkhla, is inspired by this teaching approach and therefore creates the exhibition “Shadow Play – Dharma” by applying together his carving skill on leather and performing the shadow figures.
Shadow Play – Dharma by Chusak Srikwan
April 27, 2010 – May 30, 2010
ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art