UK-Thai Visual Arts Showcase

1-31 August 2006

The British Council in partnership with curator Ark Fongsmut, Bangkok University Gallery, Chulalongkorn University Art Centre and 100 Tonson Gallery, and supported by BNH Hospital and Jardine, proudly present Monologue/Dialogue, featuring artists from the UK and Thailand, and including works by Damien Hirst, Douglas Gordon, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Titchener and many more, showing throughout August.

Monologue/Dialogue includes 3 distinctive exhibitions from the UK and exhibitions by Thai and UK artists-in-residence in Bangkok. Monologue

The Last Supper

By Damien Hirst

4-30 August at 100 Tonson Gallery

Controversial winner of the prestigious 1995 Turner Prize, Damien Hirst is one of the most important and well-known artists of his generation. The Last Supper is a suite of 13 screen prints that mimic the graphic design of medicinal industry packaging using colours reminiscent of Hirst’s ongoing Spot Painting series, inspired by commercial drug firm product catalogues.

Electric Earth: Film and Video from Britain

Featuring Adam Chodzko, Volker Eichelmann & Roland Rust, Folk Archive, Luke Fowler, Rob Kennedy, Torsten Lauschmann, Mark Leckey, Hilary Lloyd, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Paul Rooney, Stephen Sutcliffe, Szuper Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Titchner, Carey Young

10MS- ¹

By Douglas Gordon

3 August – 2 September at Chulalongkorn University Art Centre

Electric Earth is an exhibition of video-based works examining alternative ways of living and systems of belief. It journeys through the social landscapes of corporate commerce, fashion, youth and club culture, psychological rehabilitation, religious faith, dead end employment and the interconnected information flow of the 21st century city.

Douglas Gordon, who won the Turner Prize in 1996, works in a range of media, including photography, sculpture and writing. However, he’s primarily known for his unique method of treating images in his installations. In 10MS- ¹ he has slowed slowed down a medical film from the First World War and spliced it into an endless loop, locking the injured man into a constant replay of his private struggle with his body.


1-30 August at Bangkok University Gallery

From July 2006, 3 UK artists Andrew Stahl, Eric Bainbridge and Nathaniel Rackowe will work alongside 3 Thai artists Sansern Milindasuta, Nipan Oranniwesna, Sathit Satavasart over a six-week period. From painting and sculpture to mixed media and installation, new works of art will be created especially for Monologue-Dialogue and exhibited at the new Bangkok University Gallery space.


At the same time, we have also invited Sophie Hope from B+B a famous curatorial studio from London to do a reseach on art scene in Thailand. She will spend 2 weeks as a curator-in-residence at the Bangkok University. At the end of the project she will give a talk on the contemporary art scene in the UK and also on the what she learns during her residency programme in Thailand.

There will be a fully illustrated catalogue available.