Distorted Landscapes, Future Ruins and Spirit Houses
By Gareth Proskourine-Barnett
Opening Night 24 September, 5.00PM
Exhibition open 25 – 29 September
CU.Museum (Chulalongkorn University)
Brut-Kok is an exhibition of new mixed media work by London based artist Gareth Proskourine-Barnett, completed over a four-month artist residency at Chulalongkorn University. The work explores the urban landscape of Bangkok, the development of contemporary cities, and a sense of place.
The exhibition features blue prints of street sculptures, urban tags that recall various walks through the city, manipulated landscapes that dissolve and melt between picture postcard views and dystopian ruin, and alternative spirit houses that celebrate the ruin of buildings such as the Sathorn Unique.
The process of construction and destruction in the city fascinates Proskourine-Barnett, for him it is as important as a completed piece of architecture. He says, “What becomes apparent as you explore the city of Bangkok is that you donʼt need to go to Ayutthaya to see the ancient ruins; they are already looming over you. The buildings of today are the ruins of tomorrow".
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Look forward to seeing you at the opening night.