Artist In The House: "Passage to Little India" with Navin Rawanchaikul


Meet the artists whose artworks are featured in Once Upon a Time in Little India and learn more about their works, their inspiration and their views on Little India!

Join us for an "Artist in the House" session with artist Navin Rawanchaikul as he talks about the making of Passage to Little India, his artwork which will be first displayed at IHC's Once Upon a Time in Little India exhibition.

About the Artist

Born in 1971 in Chiang Mai, Navin Rawanchaikul is an internationally recognised Thai artist of Indian descent who has developed a unique and vast body of works that rely heavily on team spirit and collaboration. Questioning modern systems of artistic production and presentation, Rawanchaikul seeks for ways to put art in touch with the lives of everyday people. His work is often produced under the banner of Navin Production Co., Ltd., his production company that founded in 1994 launching the first product of bottled polluted water from a canal in Chiang Mai. In 1995, he initiated his landmark project Navin Gallery Bangkok, in which an ordinary Bangkok taxicab was transformed into a mobile art gallery. Its great success prompted several versions of the Taxi Gallery around the world including Sydney, London, Bonn and New York.

Embarking upon more international presentations of his work, Rawanchaikul started to engage in a process of exploring the negotiation between local circumstances and trends of globalisation. The artist is best known for dynamic art practices that involve direct public interventions, social commentary, and an innovative style of integrating community or individual experiences into eccentric fictional tales featuring recurring characters.

In addition to a series of community-based art projects that he has continually presented in his home country, Rawanchaikul has held solo shows at prestigious institutions including New York's P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (2001), the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2002), Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok (2006) and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2009) among being included in several international art exhibitions and festivals. His works are housed in the collection of international museums and art centers including Asia Society in New York, Foundazione Sandretto Re Rebaundengo per L'Arte in Italy, FRAC in France, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan, Pinchuk Art Center in Ukraine, Moderna Museet in Sweden and Inhotim in Brazil.

Event Timeline
  • Venue was changed to "Indian Heritage Centre, Activity Room". Diff 2016-10-17 06:30:20
Sat Oct 22, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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Indian Heritage Centre, Activity Room
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