WOW: Two Planets/Villages and Elsewhere
Six years ago, I picked up a two dollar painting in a market in Myanmar. I rolled up the canvas and carried it with me. I tied it to my backpack with a bungee cord, and made the cross continent commute. But it’s the piece of art, that now hangs in my house, in a frame I paid more than two dollars for, that connects me to that place.
“Two Planets/Village and Elsewhere is about the village (the here) and elsewhere (the there) and how stories link people across continents, cultures and even time-periods. Rasdjarmrearnsook brought some visitors from elsewhere to her village in northern Thailand. The visitors came in the form of unfamiliar paintings and they told stories from long ago and far away: of dances in Parisian cafés, nude picnics and haymaking. These paintings by Renoir, Manet, and Van Gogh prompted the villagers to share their own stories.” via Kholl