Still Away

3 November – 3 December 2005

Artists: Phaptawan Suwannakudt (Australia), Michael Shaowanasai (US), Navin Raiwanchaikul (Japan)

Still Away was a complimentary parallel event to a major Thai contemporary art exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). The exhibition at AGNSW featured a large cross section of the vibrant contemporary art movement that was developing in Thailand. This exhibition was produced by AGNSW with 4A as part of our ongoing partnership philosophy. The two exhibitions focused on diasporic elements of Thai contemporary art.

It appears to be a peculiar phenomena of Thai contemporary art that whilst most of its practitioners have travelled and studied overseas, most seem to base their practice back in Thailand. In the complementary exhibition at 4A, the artists involved addressed what it means to be Thai while remaining outside of Thailand.