Pattern & Signs convey historical, cultural as well as social structures. To be aware and reflect their correlation is a fundamental prerequisite for the lifelines and quality of human coexistence. The exhibition project “Pattern & Signs” deals with this task. It derives from a cross-generational network of artists coming from Thailand, China, India, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany. The artists live and work between the continents; they act “in transit”. In their works they question their state of being “in between” and reflect on an intercultural dialogue and its aesthetic means of expression against the background of their own cultural roots. The exhibition “Pattern & Signs” at Jamjuree Art Gallery, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, was opened on January 25 in 2011, at 6 pm. It was a great evening with many interesting guests. We received about 100 visitors.
Alfred Banze, Germany: Crossing the Line, Media Installation – Surachai Ekphalakorn, Thailand: Brush Rhythm, Print Media – Christine Falk, Germany: Symbols, Paintings - Doris Hinzen-Röhrig, Germany: LifePerformance, Installation of Paintings – Petra Jung, Germany: What We Carry With Us, Objects + Drawings – Katharina Koch, Germany/Romania: We are Girls but…, Video – KOTKI Visuals: Dilmana Iordanova + Mihaela Kavdanska, Bulgaria/Romania: Cross Reality, Video Installation – Ute Lehnert, Germany: Moments, Installation of Paintings – Lisa Lisha, China: Patterns of Everyday Life, Objects – Jerome Ming, GB/Cameroon: Rooted Identity, Photography + Installation – Varsha Nair, India/Thailand: Body Language, Drawings + Installation - Joanne Richardson, Romania/USA/Germany: Urban Unconscious, Video
On 26 January we made a workshop with students of Surachai Ekpalakorn, partizipating artist of the exhibition:
– Circle, Triangle, Square – Doris Hinzen-Röhrig suggested cartoon-like collective drawings using the 3 basic forms.
– Patterns + Characters in Outside Space – The visualization of structures outside with chalk drawings, with Christine Falk
– Sampling MBK – Alfred Banze gathered with students short AV loops on the theme of the individum in public space, at MBK Shopping Center
– Fairy Tales, Legends, Superstition – Talks with Petra Jung about these phenomen in childhood and every days life.