Exhibition by Kimmo Kauko decoding depression, fame, American politics, social media and symbolism through Kanye West.
OPENING PARTY DETAIL
6:30pm - Midnight, Thursday 20 December 2018
Music by DJ Do & Pill Collins
HOW 'YE DOING? — Artist Statement by Kimmo Kauko
The second most polarizing and opinion-dividing celebrity today (after president Trump) is arguably Kanye West. It seems like there's not a day that goes by without West saying or doing something that stirs controversy and by him not being able to articulate his thoughts clearly, has let to misinterpretation.
For the past two years, I have been following Kanye almost daily in the news and social media and have come to the conclusion that everything written about him is all about interpretation and how much the confusion says about the times we are living in. This exhibition is about trying to understand Kanye's ideas and the topics that they cover.
“How ‘Ye Doing?” is an art installation that will be set in four sections: Depression, Symbolism, Social Media and Free Thought.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1980. Kimmo Kauko is a Visual artist based in Bangkok, Thailand. Kauko’s passion for cinema and arts started at a very young age, but it wasn’t until moving to Bangkok in 2012, that sparked his artistic career. His well-known projects are The Friese-Greene Sessions, Between Lost and Found, and Last days of Lumpinee. Kauko mostly works in mediums of film and photography. He is known for his provocative and fresh style, he hints at hidden narratives exploring the human sub-conscious. His work is driven by questions rather than answers, approaching projects more open-minded with room for the unexpected, whether it be a documentary, fine art or fiction Kauko keeps his approach the same. His work features in two upcoming books: Between Lost and Found (2019) and Last Days of Lumpinee (also with photographer Paul Lukin), (2019). Kauko is a co-founder and Photography instructor at Bangkok Creative Center as well as Curator at Scene Gallery at Whiteline.