Saturday, May 10, 2008

Apichatpong receives $10,000 prize from Carnegie exhibition

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is this year's recipient of the Fine Prize from the Fine Foundation, which honors an emerging artist in the annual Carnegie International show. The prize carries a $10,000 cash award.

The theme for the 2008 Carnegie International is "Life in Mars", and asks the questions: "Are we alone in the universe? Do aliens exist? Or are we, ourselves, the strangers in our own worlds?"

These are questions that I think Apichatpong can answer with authority.

At the Pittsburgh museum, Apichatpong is showing a four-screen video installation called Unknown Forces. Here is more about it from the Carnegie Museum of Art website:

The four-screen installation Unknown Forces (2007) functions as an indirect account of Thailand's shifting demographics and work practices. Consisting mostly of a static shot of the back of a sun-baked pickup truck as it carries a group of nomadic laborers, it gives voice to a "voiceless" workforce through storytelling, humor, and dance.

Check out the exhibit's webpage and read the comments.

The 55th Carnegie International opened on May 3 and continues until January 11, 2009.

(Via ArtNet, Walker Art)

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