Japan Print Association Executive Committee and Japan Print Association will present an international prints exposition, "Prints Tokyo 2012" for our 80th anniversary of the foundation of the association.

Nipan ORANNIWESNA Thailand

" Pebbles Are Believed To Grow Into Boulders "

2012
Hand Pierced on Paper
100 cm × 70 cm




Nominators
中林忠良 / Tadayoshi NAKABAYASHI

Comment
最近インスタレーションで活躍しているタイの若手作家。東京芸術大学へ留学中のある日、タイ米を粗悪品とした日本人の偏見と出会ったことから、国情と国境への関心を深めるようになった。そうした世界観を下敷きに、国家というものを盲人(大衆)を導く点字になぞらえて、原初的な手法で提示した。

Nipan Oranniwesna has been active in installation work in Thailand. When he was in Japan to study at Tokyo University of the Arts his interest in national and international issues grew deeper; at that time the Japanese media was commenting negatively on the quality of Thai rice which had to be imported after a crop failure hit Japanese farms. In this context the artist wrote the national anthem in Braille, showing how it is a tool to lead the “blind”; blindness such as nationalism in people.

 

Born in 1962

EXHIBITION
2012 The 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
2011 City-Net Asia 2011, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

AWARDS
1999 Prize for The Hungarian Foundation, International Biennial Drawing and Graphic Arts, Gyor, Hungary
1996 Prize, 11 Deutsche Internationale Grafik-Triennale , Frechen, Germany
1993 Prize, 10 Deutsche Internationale Grafik-Triennale , Frechen, Germany