reviews

  • Nippan Oranniwesna, Lunar Eclipse (detail), 2018, coins, chain, golden frames, two elements, this one 10' 3 7/8“ x 1 1/2”.

    Nipan Oranniwesna

    Nova Contemporary

    “Neither Body nor Soul” was Nipan Oranniwesna’s first solo exhibition in his home country in six years. One of the most prominent Thai artists of his generation, Oranniwesna is appreciated for his minimal, ephemeral, and contemplative installations, which evoke the concepts of home, belonging, and displacement. His oeuvre is remarkably consistent and unmistakably distilled, but the quietness and subtlety of his work occasionally (and perhaps deliberately) obscure and undermine its political dimension. Since the mid-2000s, the artist has been working with city maps, traditional songs, and historical

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