New York

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Village and Elsewhere: Thai Villagers and Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes, 2011, ink-jet print, 28 3/4 × 38 3/4".

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Village and Elsewhere: Thai Villagers and Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes, 2011, ink-jet print, 28 3/4 × 38 3/4".

New York

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves Street
January 25–March 30, 2015

Curated by Ruba Katrib

Although long popular with curators on the international biennial circuit, Thai artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s work has only rarely been shown on this side of the globe. Expect her understated but compelling videos to be the showstoppers of her first North American retrospective. In preparation for this overview, SculptureCenter is restoring fifteen of her videos from 2001–13, which will be projected onto suspended glass panels. By filming unlikely juxtapositions of art and daily life—for example, the unself-conscious commentary of Thai farmers looking at Jean-François Millet’s The Gleaners—Rasdjarmrearnsook frequently returns to the same basic question: How do we, as humans, make sense of the world around us? Also featuring photographs and sculptures, the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by the curator and scholar Arnika Fuhrmann.