The most comprehensive publication to date on Korakrit Arunanondchai's practice.
Bangkok-born, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Korakrit Arunanondchai probes the thresholds of birth, decreation, and death through his video, painting and installation works. In his series Songs for Dying / Songs for Living, Arunanondchai processes personal tragedy in two video installations along with paintings and other pieces. Arunanondchai takes up canonical mythological references and symbols for grief—such as ghosts, shamans and a dying sea turtle—and investigates the social and political realities of Thailand.
his volume embodies the spirit of Arunanondchai's practice by complicating art book categories; part survey, part artist's book and part visual essay, the book contains a tripartite structure and boasts a dynamic cover design, full-bleed images and numerous critical essays.
Korakrit Arunanondchai (born 1986 in Thailand, lives and works in New York) left Bangkok to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (2009) and Columbia University (2012). After having partaken in numerous group exhibitions (Sculpture Center, New York; ICA, London), Korakrit Arunanondchai conceived his own personal exhibitions notably at MoMA PS1 (New York, 2014), the Mistake Room (Los Angeles, 2014), and Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2015).
Foreword by Heike Munder, Bettina Steinbrügge, Philippe Vergne.
Texts by Chrissie Iles, Tosh Basco, May Adadol Ingawanij; interview by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mark Peranson, Heike Munder, Bettina Steinbrügge.